Monday, November 26, 2012

Eatonville, DC #3

Eatonville is a southern restaurant located in the U Street Corridor area of DC. I've reviewed this restaurant twice before so I won't spend a lot of time talking about the restaurant or decor. On this particular occasion, I wanted to try the new vegan items on the menu as they have yet another new chef.

I started with one of my favorite drinks -- the Grown & Sexy. I think I just like ordering this drink because of its name.  It is made with Grey Goose, pomegranate juice, and lemonade. Sweet and sassy!

For my appetizer, I wanted to try the vegan gumbo that has been on the menu for ages. This dish was huge, but delicious! It is a tomato-based stew made with okra, zucchini, yellow squash, corn, carrot, onion, and celery that is served with a mound of rice in the middle. The flavors meshed together so well and I loved how spicy it was. I had half of it wrapped up to go as this dish was the size of a regular lunch.

For my entree, I ordered the pan-seared tofu. It was interesting because I had expected there to be pan-seared tofu. Instead, I was served breaded tofu. That was fine, but it wasn't what I was expecting. The breading was perfectly molded around the tofu, which made the tofu have a fish filet look and taste. It was served with a chimichurri sauce that was incredibly flavorful along with a mushroom risotto. I really liked this dish, but, again, it was huge. It was one of those dishes that I finished, but later wished I hadn't.

Generally, I really enjoy eating at Eatonville. The atmosphere is nice, the service is good and the prices are reasonable. And, it is in a great area.  I hope they'll be adding more vegan dishes soon.

Previous reviews
Eatonville #1
Eatonville #2  

2121 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 332-9672

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