Mintwood Place Review

Photo ©2011 MINTWOOD Place; taken from their website,

I ate at Mintwood Place last night, so everything about this Adams Morgan favorite is fresh in my mind. Mintwood Place, an American bistro with a few European twists, is definitely a neighborhood spot, filled with regulars and young families. The outdoor patio is perfect for summertime dining, and the inside of Mintwood is hip and elegant. The first thing I noticed about Mintwood a few minutes after arriving was their impeccable service and waitstaff--all extremely helpful, alert, and attentive.

My surface impression of Mintwood was great, and the food didn't disappoint either. Small plates, nibbles, and cheese plates are the perfect size for sharing. They've got a great variety of fish dishes as well as heavier meat courses, so everyone in your party is destined to find something that they like on the menu. But just do me one favor--save room for dessert and order the brownie Sundae. It is childhood in a bowl and you won't be disappointed. With a moist brownie, luscious whipped cream, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, and rainbow sprinkles, this dessert is a home run.

Mintwood is decently pricey, but that's what you pay to dine at a restaurant where the chef was just crowned the "People's Choice of the Mid-Atlantic" by FOOD&WINE magazine. The average meal price per person will be a little over $50 dollars including food and drink.

My top 3 dishes:

1. Tagliatelle Bolognese -- A slightly spicy and unique spin on a classic
2. Brownie Sundae -- Rainbow sprinkles. That's all I have to say.
3. Cheese Plate -- Your choice of cheeses, apricot jam, nuts, and raisin bread

Visit Mintwood Place at 1813 Columbia Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20009 Mintwood Place on Urbanspoon

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