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The most expensive D.C. restaurant is also the first-ever D.C. eatery to achieve three Michelin stars


Receiving just one Michelin star is no easy feat. Achieving three Michelin stars is an honor bestowed to only the most refined culinary establishments in the restaurant world. In fact, there are only 14 three-star establishments in the United States.

The Inn at Little Washington not only successfully accomplished the rare feat of getting three Michelin stars, but it's also the most expensive restaurant in the area.

According to Eater, a five-course meal will cost you $228 per person. Yet, the menu is absolutely delicious.

Their wine list includes a Screaming Eagle, Oakville (2018) Sauvignon Blanc that costs $8,050 a bottle, and a bottle of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2008) that will set you back $22,700.

The menu boasts dishes like the A Tin Of Sin: American Osetra Caviar, Parsley Crusted Jamison Farm Loin Of Lamb, and Seven Deadly Sins which is a sampling of the restaurant's seven best desserts.

The culinary masterpiece lists its profile on TripAdvisor as American, contemporary, and international.

"A Michelin Three Star, Forbes 5 Star, AAA 5 Diamond country house hotel retreat, The Inn at Little Washington presents exquisite American Cuisine with a French influence in a charming and sophisticated dining room. The sumptuous award-winning cuisine is accompanied by a Wine Spectator Grand Award wine cellar with over 2,500 selections."

The quaint inn that houses the iconic eatery is located at 309 Middle St, Washington, VA. Which is situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 75 miles from Washington, DC.

Head Chef at The Inn at Little Washington

Patrick O'Connell is the head chef and the owner of the prestigious The Inn at Little Washington. He studied at the Catholic University of America and George Washington University.

Renowned food critic Anita L. Sherman wrote a glowing review of O'Connell's restaurant in 2017 and called it "Classic country coupled with creative cuisine: The Inn at Little Washington is the creme de la creme."

O'Connell's estimated net worth is $2.83 million dollars.

The Menu

If fine dining and visiting one of the elite fourteen three Michelin Star restaurants in the U.S. is on your bucket list, you may want to include The Inn at Little Washington.

Some of the dishes listed on their exquisite menu are Pan Seared Duck Breast with wild rice pilaf, seared foie gras, and poached Asian pear (pictured below). Or the Prosciutto Wrapped Loin Of Veal with ravioli, chanterelle mushrooms, and brussel sprouts

Pan Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Cipollini Onions and Duck Jus Perfumed with Thyme(Warren In the Weeds/WikiCommons)

Washington. D.C. residents, have you been to this restaurant? Does it deserve the Michelin three-star rating?

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