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TenPenh Restaurant

About.com Rating 3.5 Star Rating

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The Bottom Line

TenPenh (located at 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave) is an elegant restaurant with a great atmosphere. It's a good destination for a business meeting or a gathering intended to impress. The food is nicely prepared and presented and there's a nice variety of dishes. Update: This Restaurant Closed in 2011

Pros

  • Upscale Asian inspired cuisine
  • Great location, convenient to all of Washington, DC's most popular attractions
  • Elegant and contemporary atmosphere
  • Attentive Service

Cons

  • Very Expensive

Description

  • Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20004
  • Phone: (202) 393-4500
  • Hours: Mon-Fri Lunch 11:30am-2:30 pm, Dinner 5:30-10:30pm, Fri Dinner 5:30-11pm, Sat Dinner 5:30-11pm
  • Prices: Lunch entrees $13-18, Dinner entrees $19-29
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Metro: Closest station is Archives/Navy Memorial
  • Valet Parking available for $7

Guide Review - TenPenh Restaurant

The menu at TenPenh offers a variety of Asian-inspired dishes, with ingredients from Thailand, Vietnam, China, The Philippines, Malaysia, and Japan. Appetizers include items such as Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Spicy Calamari Salad and Thai Style Coconut & Chicken Soup. Signature main course dishes include Crispy Whole Fish with Cucumber Salad and Tamarind Dipping Sauce; Szechuan Greens Beans; and Red Thai Curry Shrimp (a traditional curry from South Vietnam) with Golden Pineapple and Jasmine Rice, and Five Spice Chili Tea Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Kimchee-Noodle Cake, Korean Chili Hollandaise. There's an extensive wine list with selections from France, New Zealand, Australia and United States. Save room for dessert! TenPenh offers some unusual desserts such as Hazelnut Coffee Semifreddo, Coconut Orange Ricotta Cheesecake, and Warm Upside-down Banana Cake.

The décor is contemporary with Asian accents including abstract paintings, custom-made teak chairs and tables, silk wall coverings, and a life size Buddha. The main dining room seats 166 and is nicely divided into sections that provide a cozy atmosphere. There is a large bar that is shaped like an Asian gate, with seating for 24. Patio dining accommodates 40 in nice weather.

Reviewed September 2007 - All Prices are subject to change

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