Book Hill Bistro

Georgetown goes to great lengths to preserve its character, like banning the Metro, presumably because they don't anticipate him spending money at Vineyard Vines. For glorious eats born of the neighborhood's stringent restrictions, check out Mid-Town Cafe.

Originally planned as a deli before the Georgetown business community poo-poo'd the design, Book Hill Bistro decided the next best thing was a full-scale resto serving "innovative modern American cuisine with international influences", and's now set to open in a two story space rocking a back patio, an oak-trimmed granite bar, and pine floors/ rafters from "the original 1901 structure", which was also a store selling fashionable-yet-fairly priced cargo bloomers. Entrees run from a rack of lamb with roasted potato gratin/ garlic confit in a bitter lamb jus, to broiled lobster tail quinoa with endive and tarragon lobster cream, to a grilled tuna couscous with sautéed arugula and "preserved lemon", aka, a Pinto in a car bra. Lest the "cafe" part confuse you, they're mixing nine signature cocktails like the cranberry vodka/ Ouzo/ Chambord/ soda "Duvet Rouge", the vodka/ dry vermouth/ blue cheese olive/ caper juice "Dirty Politician", and the ginger/ lime/ syrup "Absinthe Minded", which also describes a professor who's always forgetting his pencil...in another dimension!!!

And for those not supping or boozing, they've got a full lunch menu with the likes of a truffle tremor cheeseburger on a brioche bun, and a smoked paprika/ black olives pasta with lobster, which ought to feel right at home if anyone's wearing those shorts.