I'm finally having my first experience at Blue Duck tonight to celebrate my birthday. I've perused the menu online and I've read a bunch of comments about the food on CH. So much on this menu looks SO good I just have no idea what to order. This could be a place where I stare at the menu for a LONG time after my dining companions have made up their minds!
Here are the items that look really good to me:
Soft shell crab BLT
Bone Marrow (I read a lot of positive recommendations for this - I've only ever had it once - on a burger at Ray's, where I really didn't care for it. I'd love to try a bite, but I'm very nervous about ordering it, especially when so much else looks so good.)
Fois Gras (love this, but I also like to try new things)
I've read this place does meat very well, so I'm tempted - but while I'm certainly not a vegetarian, meat dishes often don't excite me. I'm leaning toward the scallops, fluke or whole fish as an entree. I 'm also considering ordering two or three apps and skipping the entree.
Several sides look good - how big are they? I'm going with one other person, so I'm thinking we should just find either a potato/grain side or a vegetable side to share.
Oh, and I MUST have this much-lauded apple pie for dessert! Would ordering it with ice cream be overkill?
So many great choices! What a wonderful problem to have!
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037