Had a great meal at Chez Auntie Libe last week. This small, family run restaurant serves food from Senegal and Gambia in west Africa. We had terrific yassa, which is chicken with roasted onions and rice. In fact, all the entrees Ive ever had there have rich flavors and interesting combinations of ingredients. The fish is always fried lightly and well. Theres a soft drink with fresh ginger thats good but strong. But be careful with the hot peppers Auntie Libe brings freshly diced habaneros with the meal!
The décor is very simple, mainly pictures of Africa. The front window has a fun, silly diorama of Senegal with plastic toys and sand. And the owner is always friendly and warm. Its a great place to practice your French too!
Chez Auntie Libe
6115 Georgia Avenue, NW (at Rittenhouse)