The Oval Room
800 Conn. Ave. NW
Arguably one of DC’s finest restaurants downtown and certainly in walking distance from The White House - The Oval Room has perfected its critically-acclaimed menus under the guise of a modern American-Mediterranean influence. Led by Chef Tony Conte, The Oval Room has long been a favorite of distinguished guests, Heads of State and now highly recommended by Caypo.
Caypo was able to take advantage of DC’s Restaurant Week and in turn, sample the prix-fixe menu leading us to eagerly select: Starters of chilled pea soup with pearls of lemon-ginger and mint, and the “tatter-tots” of duck confit that moved us perfectly into our main course of pork shoulder with polenta-gnocchi, and finally finishing with the summer flavors of a modern interpretation of key-lime pie. Apart from the menu, The Oval Room maintains a setting of impeccable decor, class, and the apparent seasonal artwork that serves as a perfect analogy to the atmosphere of the dining room. Reservations are highly recommended. If you’re searching for that perfect “DC power dinner” in a restaurant with a moderately-priced menu, Caypo recommends you take a trip across the White House and dine in your own “Oval Room.”