ANYWAY, looks like someone beat us to the punch! Brand new DC-dining blog DC Dives covered El Chalan, and had this to say:
May 19, 2010
September 3, 2009
Note: Circle Bistro is just one of many area restaurants that are extending their Restaurant Week deals into next week, so don’t feel like you’ve missed out yet.
The Price: Again, until the 6th, a three course dinner is $35.09. An average three-course dinner without the special would come to around $45-$50.
The Good: The Restaurant Week menu is great — it’s the whole menu (I love when they do that), so the portions are generous and you don’t have to sacrifice preference for price.
The Not-So-Good: Circle Bistro is attached to a hotel, and so — not surprisingly — it does feel like you’re eating in a hotel restaurant. It’s good food and service, but the ambiance seems to be just a little bit off.
The Noms: 3 out of 5 Noms. Nom Nom Nom.
August 27, 2009
If you’re fan of the original Wasabi restaurant in Farragut North, with it’s awesome conveyor belt dining experience, you should at least try out the Wasabi To Go location at 2000 Penn in FoBo (they also evidently have an even smaller To-Go place inside of Duques Hall, at 22nd and G.)
The Price: Under $15
The Good: For a long time, the only sushi you could get “grab and go” for lunch in the FoBo were those chincy california rolls inside the Marvin Center (21st and H). Wasabi provides much higher quality sushi fresh and pre-made.
The Not-So-Good: The prices seem to be the same at both locations, so even though you’re paying the same price as you would in Farragut, you’re not getting the cool atmosphere and novel lunchtime fun. Also, if you’re ordering a specialty roll, expect it to take a bit longer.
The Noms: 3 out of 5 noms. Nom Nom Nom.