Piggybacking on a Washingtonian inquiry, Ezra Klein asks commenters for the most overrated restaurant in DC. Ezra says Zatinya and Central; I have to admit I haven’t been to either, but how about Lauriol Plaza?
Sure — great atmosphere and quesadillas — but it’s Mexican food. Not gourmet, not creative, just standard Mexican food. There’s nothing wrong with that of course, but the way people talk about it you’d think the margaritas could cure death. Similarly, Bistro du Coin — though at least the food is better.
Place your picks in comments.
UPDATE: I don’t want to sound like I’m hating on Bistrot du Coin…I think it’s good, but I think anyone who has been there will tell you that without the jovial atmosphere, it wouldn’t be quite the same. (And for the record, it’s not that it’s bad, in fact, it’s definitely above average…but something doesn’t have to be bad to be overrated).