Sunday, July 18, 2010
This evening, Jeff and I met up with friends (Stephanie, Beth, Emma, & Kris), and tried out a restaurant that just opened in our neighborhood. The restaurant, Estadio, is owned by the same people that own Proof, another DC restaurant we really like. Estadio has Spanish tapas. Considering that all but one of us at the table had spent a summer living in Spain, you’d imagine we’d be tough critics. However, we all really liked the restaurant. We ordered lots of different things to try. The selection of cheeses was very good. The tortilla (Spanish omelette) was a little bit spicy, which I really liked. The patatas bravas were well-done and authentic. The pan con tomate was good – particularly with the jamon and manchego. The halibut was nice, as were the mussels. The scallion dish was one of my favorites. The menu also has a section with bite-sized items – the jamon-wrapped fig was very good.
Their drink menu is almost as extensive as their food menu. They have some interesting cocktails, though I didn’t have a chance to try them. One thing I did really like was the selection of wine by the glass. They had options available for between $3 and $5 – very affordable!