Dining out in Washington can be thrilling – if you can get a reservation.
by Ann Mah
With a new proliferation of hot tables, Washington’s restaurant scene is suddenly buzz-worthy. But along with the great food comes long waits – sometimes it takes weeks, or even months, to get a table. Recently, I tried to reserve at some of the city’s most popular restaurants, discovering policies that ranged from inconvenient to downright draconian.
My request was simple: A table for two, on a Friday or Saturday evening at around 8pm. The shortest wait was at The Source (575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW), which offered an easy, efficient reservation policy as well as a wait of only one week. If only all my experiences were this easy.