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Morrison-Clark Restaurant Review

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The Bottom Line

The Morrison-Clark Restaurant offers elegant southern-style cuisine in a unique setting in a small historic hotel located in the heart of Washington, DC.

Pros

  • Excellent southern-style cuisine
  • Romantic and intimate setting
  • Attentive service

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Limited menu choices
  • Street parking or a walk to a public garage

Description

  • Address: 1015 L Street, NW (between 11th St. & Massachusetts Ave.) Washington, DC
  • Phone: (202) 898-1200
  • Hours: Breakfast Mon-Sat 7-10:30am, Dinner Sun-Thurs 6-9:30 pm, Fri and Sat 5:30-10 pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-2:30pm
  • Price Range: Breakfast $12-19, Dinner entrees $24-36, Brunch $30-35
  • Reservations: Suggested
  • Closest Metro Stations: Metro Center and Mt. Vernon Square

Guide Review - Morrison-Clark Restaurant Review

The signature dish to be sure to try is the Bourbon Shrimp and Grits. It's on the menu as a starter but you can also request it as a main course. The shrimp are large and tasty with a Jack Daniel's glaze and the grits are smooth and creamy. Other starters include items such as Artichoke Soup, Oyster Stew and a variety of salads. Main courses include items such as a Duo of Lamb, Crab Cakes, Sea Scallops or Tenderloin. Each dish is artfully prepared with complementary seasoning and a nice choice of vegetables. For dessert there is a selection of items, but highly recommended is the Lemon Chess Pie with Blackberry Compote.

The dining room at the Morrison-Clark Restaurant seats just 75 people and is decorated with gilded mirrors, Italian marble fireplaces and soaring windows outlined by lace curtains. It's a romantic setting and an especially unique atmosphere for this part of the city. Al fresco dining may be enjoyed in the brick courtyard during seasonal weather.

The Morrison-Clark Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dates back to 1864. It was initially two homes and in 1923 was bought by the Women’s Army and Navy League and converted into an inexpensive place for American soldiers to stay while in Washington, DC. In 1987, the building was renovated and opened as the Morrison-Clark Inn.

Reviewed September 2007

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