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Italian

There's a reason people come dressed to impress at Mt. Vernon Square's Corduroy -- the upscale French-Italian cuisine needs patrons to match (and they have a strict no-shorts policy). The simple, dimply lit setting lets minimalist and artful presentation be the center of attention with dishes like Guinea Hen confit, charcoal-grilled pork, and prime beef strip tenderloin. Executive chef Tom Power knows his stuff, which is probably why most people let him pick their courses himself with the tasting menu.

strip steak on the grill
Washington DC

Corduroy

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There's a reason people come dressed to impress at Mt. Vernon Square's Corduroy -- the upscale French-Italian cuisine needs patrons to match (and they have a strict no-shorts policy). The simple, dimply lit setting lets minimalist and artful presentation be the center of attention with dishes like Guinea Hen confit, charcoal-grilled pork, and prime beef strip tenderloin. Executive chef Tom Power knows his stuff, which is probably why most people let him pick their courses himself with the tasting menu.