“What the Fearless Critic books and apps have that UrbanSpoon and Yelp don’t is a complete lack of bullshit.”
“I’ve spent years driving around with Zagat...but I think I’ll replace it with this Fearless Critic guide.”
–Leslie Brenner,
Dallas Morning News
Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.4
6.0
$25
The naan isn’t even that good, so only attempt the beyond with trepidation

You’d think the founders of a place named “Naan & Beyond” would feel some moral obligation to ensure that the restaurant’s namesake tastes good. We expect a supple, slightly browned flatbread with a light doughy flavor. But this two-location chain of quick Indian food fails miserably where it should excel: the limp, dry naan is reminiscent of a thin tortilla, with all the flavor of dried out pita bread. Not surprisingly, the rest of the food follows suit.

The problem… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
6.0
$20
It’s play time for adventurous eaters at this Eden outpost

How’s this for an Asian melting pot? This simple Falls Church roast-meat specialist has a row of Cantonese roast ducks hanging from their necks at the counter, in classic fashion, along with one of the area’s most extensive menus of authentic regional Chinese dishes. The thing is, the names of the dishes aren’t in Cantonese, but rather in Vietnamese. That’s because it’s in the Eden Center, northern Virginia’s Vietnamese mecca—on the older, otherwise less exciting side of the mall, Saigon… [More]