Take a chic Parisian and a ten gallon-hat-wearing cowboy and blend for an improbable but oh-so-happy mix and you have Mintwood Place. This Western saloon-style space does Adams Morgan proud with its fun-loving, quirky feel defined by wood paneling, wrought-iron accents and a rooster- and wagon wheel-enhanced décor. Don't worry though, as this melting pot of American and French cooking is anything but hokey. Snack on deviled eggs and pickled rhubarb before digging into escargot hushpuppies, a glorious Franco-American meeting of the minds. Starters like goat cheese and beet mountain pie or duck pâté entice with French finesse, while entrées like shrimp and grits or smoked pork ribs are stick-to-your-ribs, Southern-style good. Key lime pie is perfection.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors