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4.6 (136) $$$$ $$$$ Modern


Summary: An intimate 15-course tasting journey awaits.

Jônt in Washington is a fine-diner's paradise, offering a 15-course tasting menu that includes some of the world's most luxurious and rare ingredients. With only sixteen seats, all facing the kitchen, the focus is purely on the food and the culinary experience. Dishes feature extravagant items like Wagyu beef, foie gras jelly donuts, kaluga caviar, Miyazagi mango, and ishidai fish, promising an awe-inspiring meal. Seafood, particularly from Japan, stars in many dishes, such as Spanish mackerel with aged golden kaluga caviar and buttermilk koji sauce. Ratino's creations keep the palate excited throughout the meal, with canapes and intermezzo bites like pineapple with dashi and heart of palm. The dessert course, featuring options like amazake shaved ice with strawberry, jasmine, and torched meringue or a Mont Blanc with sweet potato and miso, concludes the dining experience on a high note. Despite the steep price for the premium wine pairings, the difficulty in securing a reservation indicates the value guests place on this exclusive and enchanting culinary journey.


2 Stars
La Liste
Score 93.5 / 100 2023
Ranked # 306 in the World 2023
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1904 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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