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Tahoga in Georgetown

Jim Zurer | Jul 26, 2001 10:59 AM

We had Sunday dinner at Tahoga in Georgetown last week....and, while we enjoyed the food and ambience, it was somewhat underwhelming when you factor in the price and service. It falls into the category of "It was good, but we could have gone to Kinkead's".

There is a lovely garden in the back which is quite attractive; however by the end of the meal, the heat and mosquitoes had an effect on some in our party.

There is a limited menu...probably five or six appetizers, three or four salads, and a half-dozen main courses. Usually I find such a choice adequate, but there were only one or two choices in each category that appealed to me (and they were out of the main course tuna dish.)

Prices are on the high side for what I wanted...appetizers between $8 and $14 and main courses in the mid-$20 range. The wine list was also quite high end and heavily tilted to California wines, which disappointed me (I prefer French and Italian wines).

And the service was lackadasical...I think they were understaffed.

The food itself was quite nice...a nice appetizer tuna tartare, a well-cooked piece of salmon with a truffle scented sauce, a nicely presented lobster dish with orzo, and a tender and tasty duck breast.

But overall, the experience didn't encourage us to return. The bill came to $55 per person including tip; two drinks and three glasses of wine and no dessert.

Jim Zurer (who is going to Kinkead's tonight)
Washington DC

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