i've been to Locolat enough now to say it is easily the best undiscovered gem in DC. For years i thought it was only a chocolate shop, and I heard nothing about it - even from chocoholics. Not only are the chocolates first rate (or better), but this is a great place for savory waffles.
The garlic waffle with asparagus is a great first choice because the simple topping really lets you appreciate the quality of the waffle. However, the flammande and the queen's delight (chicken and mushroom in a cream sauce) are thoroughly delicious. The escargot is superb on the green herb waffle. On special, the crabcake had a very nice kick of horseradish to it. Impressive.
Favorite chocolates so far have been the dark chocolate ganache with Himilayan pink salt, both the passion fruit and the banana creams, and the chocolate caramel with Hawaiian black salt (caution, this last one is very salty). Expensive but very hard to find better.
The look of the place is like a tabac, serving a limited selection of salads, sandwiches, and desserts.
1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
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