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Jim Zurer | Aug 18, 2002 10:38 AM

I had dinner last night with my wife and two friends at Corduroy...and it again sparkled. Food was enjoyed by all....and--for better or worse--the room was quiet, so conversation was comfortable and pleasant (a rare commodity these days).

This is the last week of their extended Restaurant Week promotion (until August 24)...lunch for $20.02, dinner for $30.02.(three courses picked from the entire menu of six choices per course--there are one or two dishes surcharged at $5.00). If you have IDine, you can use it Sunday through Thursday and get your 20% credit and you can reserve through Open Table.

The dishes included softshells (delicately fried and served with greens--available as an appetizer or main course), roast baby chicken cooked from scratch served with well prepared spinach, and Alaskan halibut--impeccably cooked--served with fresh corn and shitake mushrooms. Appetizers were an asparagus salad (beautifully presented), a lovely tomato soup, and a mixed green salad. Desserts were the signature chococate hazelnut confection, creme brulee, a knockout chocolate tart, and a so-so clafouti with berries (the special dessert).

Service was friendly and professional on the part of the waiter, less so from the not as well trained busboys.

The place was almost empty and several parties (we surmised that they were hotel guests) walked in, sat down, looked at the menu, and walked out...it is not the usual hotel dining room menu.

All in all, a wonderful dinner and, with the special dinner offer, a great deal.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

PS By the way, they are aware of Chowhound...the hostess greeted me and noted that she had read comments on the board.

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