Forbes Travel Guide: D.C.'s Top Tasting Menus

All eyes are on Washington, D.C., right now, and not just because we’re inaugurating our 45th president. No, friends, foodies are looking at the nation’s capital as one of the country’s buzziest fine-dining cities, thanks to big-name chefs and local celebrities rolling out the red carpet with wow-worthy, tasting-menu-focused restaurants. These options are pricey but memorable — and perfect for date night.

Just outside of Washington, D.C., in Old Town Alexandria, chef Cathal Armstrong offers up a unique mix of French and Irish flair with his five- and seven-course tasting menus ($105 to $140; $75 to $105 extra for wine pairings).

For a memorable yet wallet-friendly alternative, there are shorter three-course menus with different themes available in the bar and lounge for $50. A lighter prixe-fixe menu is also offered at lunch.

via Forbes Travel Guide, McLean Robbins