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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
6.0
8.7
$60
Inconsistent but honest country-Euro food in an amiable farmhouse setting

This neighborhood restaurant is a two-story hunting-lodge affair, complete with fireplaces and exposed beams, a covered terrace, and French country accents. By day, La Ferme looks like a wholesome brunch spot, while by night it’s candlelit and sweetly romantic. Diners are generally older, often regulars, and usually locals. Birthdays, engagements, and family occasions are frequently on display in the open dining room, elevating the mood and saving the restaurant from stuffiness.

While the service can seem fussy—with a dozen different… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
6.8
$15
If Rockville is the new Chinatown, this could be its City Hall

With DC’s ”Chinatown“ mostly reduced to a decorative gate and a few mediocre $4.95-lunch-joints sprinkled among chain restaurants sporting bilingual Chinese-English signage (just in case the disappointed Midwestern tourists who show up here speak only Chinese), seekers of authentic Chinese food must follow the actual Chinese population. And these days, Chinese people live in the suburbs. That’s why Bob’s Noodle 66 is located in a nondescript strip mall north of Rockville’s main drag, and it’s also why this inelegant, homey… [More]