"We were in Virginia Beach for a quick holiday getaway, and made reservations at the Cobalt Grille for Thanksgiving dinner. The menu was limited, as a result; we had the delicious she-crab soup, Caesar salad, turkey with all the trimmings, and apple pie. The food was far better than we expected for such a busy day, and the service was friendly and attentive. We also had cocktails and shared a grass of wine. Our only regret was that we didn't get a chance to experience a dinner from their regular menu. If they did as well on a limited holiday menu as they did, I'm sure their regular dinners would be outstanding. When we return to Virginia Beach you can be sure we'll return to the Cobalt Grille."
Dined on 11/28/2013
Special Features: good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
Visit DC's newest restaurant, Ancora, by acclaimed Chef Bob Kinkead. Just steps from the Kennedy Center, Ancora offers regional Italian dishes specializing in House-made Pasta, Salumi, Seafood, Meat and Game.
"We dine at Ancora before every Kennedy Center performance we attend. My wife had a favorite of both of ours - the grilled calamari; large tender rings formed into a log, topped with pesto, grilled crisp, on a bed of polenta and tomato sauce! Excellent. Bu I had the new menu item - fried soft shell Ipswich clams. Lightly battered and fried, they were wonderful. Unfortunately, I had to share in order to get a few bites of the calamari. They were too good to share. I had the veal chop, off the bone, served with beans and grapes - it was ok. My wife had the char, which she enjoyed, but not her favorite. As always, service by Tony was great. We'll return in January, hopefully, before they close for four months around that time for a renovation."
Dined on 11/09/2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem