The other day, I had lunch at Jimmy's on K Street. (The food was generally OK, but at those prices, it should have been better.) Notably, the risotto was gloppy, with that gluey, reheated look. Where do you go for good risotto around here? I am not sure I have ever found it. I always like my own better, but is that because I make good risotto, or because I have never had good risotto to compare it against?
As for the lobster, I ordered a lobster salad with mango. It would have been far better if the mango hadn't completely overwhelmed the lobster. Between the sweetness of the mango sauce and the chunks of mango, the lobster was sort of lost. Not a well-conceived dish. Another pet peeve--when a server asks if you want ground pepper before you have had a chance to taste the food. Although this mango-with-lobster dish could have been improved by having the sharpness of the pepper cut through the cloying sweetness of the mango sauce, I could not have known that when I was asked about my pepper preference. When I said "I don't know yet," the waitress dashed away and I lost my chance.
It's a pretty, cozy place, but the sort of place you would only want to go on an expense account, I think. At least based on my experience. Maybe I should have tried one of those KC aged steaks, but steak for lunch? The lobster put me to sleep as it was.
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