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Restaurants & Bars

David Craig Restaurant

Vance | Apr 2, 2006 11:28 AM

We tried this new restaurant last Sunday. It's on St. Elmo in Bethesda just off Old Georgetown Rd.

A friend was in town and had read about it in the Post. It is quite expensive, but he has some really great choices. I can recommend:

the oyster stew - filled with diced leeks - succulent

mushroom carpaccio - thinly sliced portabello with a delicate sauce and tiny puffs of gnocci covered with shaved parmagianno. A delight.

chicken two ways - a breast covered with fontina and a slice of proscuitto; the leg is stuffed with wild mushrooms; served with polenta and red cabbage. I had this and liked it a lot.

roast cod - baked in a white bean mix and very good.

risotto with lobster - very simple and rich.

A good wine list and if you sit in the back room you can see into the kitchen through a large window. We enjoyed watching Craig and two other cooks prepare the dinners. They have some 1/2 size dishes. Desert and coffee were also good.

Expensive: it was $198 for three before tip.

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