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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.8
7.0
$45
Don’t fall for the antics—this unexciting Italian-American won’t have you doing backflips

Like play-actors in a terrible farce, the waitstaff at Trattoria Alberto don the costumes and mannerisms of servers at a restaurant with a wholly different caliber of food. These middle-aged men with Italianate complexions and brooding compositions make sure to seat the ladies before gents, recite a litany of specials, patronizingly come over to the table to grate fresh pepper (which has never been done within the borders of Italy during recorded history), and urge the host to inspect the… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
8.7
$15
Huge portions of nourishing, authentic Korean food are totally worth the wait

The law of supply and demand tells us that if 1) a place is making terrific, authentic Korean food in an area that has very little of that, and 2) there are only about 10 tables, then it follows that there will be a wait time. Bring a book or a friend to talk to and get right with your patience—you won’t be sorry. Squeezed between Cha Hair Salon and Fairfax Auto Parts is this tiny, sparse and, yes, very… [More]