Dickson

Dickson Wine Bar on U Street is a bit tricky to find…I walked right past it, even though I was specifically looking for it! But it’s worth the trouble all the way. I stopped in there for dinner and a glass of wine (a lovely Muscadet domaine de la Foliette 2008) and enjoyed every moment. The restaurant itself is small and narrow, with a few floors (3, I believe). My friend and I took a table on the middle floor by the bar. The place was dark and cozy, and on the night we went, it wasn’t very crowded. It was a nice change from the rowdy places I’ve been to in the vicinity. The service was attentive and nice.

Pictured above is the braised leek and goat cheese flatbread, my favorite dish of the evening. The leeks were absolutely delicious, sweet and simple. It came with a nice fresh green salad with a light vinaigrette.

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Arugula and pear salad with parmesan and vinaigrette. Another simple but wonderful dish! I love the idea of putting together the peppery flavor of arugula with fruits.

I loved this mini chicken pot pie, which came with a flaky crust. A lot of pot pies can become doughy and dry, but not so here. My only critique is that it was too small! ;)

Pork belly banh mi. Not really a banh mi, but a very good sandwich nevertheless. I think it was a bit of a mouthful, but I suppose that’s always a risk when you order a sandwich for dinner. This one came with a salad too.

Chocolate Pot De Crème. This was like a very thick pudding of sorts. Rich and very chocolately indeed! A sumptuous end to a well rounded meal.

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