Rising star Kelly Liken opened her eponymous restaurant in 2004, creating cocktails and dishes that reflect her passion for seasonal cuisine and local flavors (she sources many of her ingredients from local farms). The restaurant itself is on the small side, which lends itself to the cozy atmosphere and almost zealous attention from the staff. The potato-crusted trout filets are one of the signature dishes, with the potato designed to mimic the scales of the fish; the sticky bun sundae is a dessert worth consuming twice. If you’re working on a budget, visit the restaurant for a cocktail, which are created with as much attention to detail as the menu. Our current favorite is the Clementine Kicker made with fresh ginger and jalapeño peppers muddled with agave nectar, Svedka Clementine Vodka and fresh lime juice. You can also catch Kelly on the current season of Top Chef D.C.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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