Then & Again: Tom Sietsema revisits 15 local restaurants, including some old favorites and a few big-name kitchens under new leadership.
Changing tastes

Tom Sietsema's Spring Dining Guide

Like spring cleaners everywhere, I've recently been taking stock of my surroundings and making decisions about what's worth keeping and what's lost its value. Welcome, in other words, to the third annual "Then & Again" Spring Dining Guide, in which I return to restaurants that haven't been reviewed in a while to find out what they taste like in 2012.

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American
Bar Pilar U Street/Cardozo (DC) 1½ stars $$
Bartlett Pear Inn Maryland (MD) 2 stars $$$
Blue Duck Tavern Foggy Bottom (DC) 3 stars $$$
Cork Wine Bar Logan Circle (DC) 2½ stars $$
Founding Farmers Foggy Bottom (DC) ½ star $$
New Heights Cleveland Park (DC) 2½ stars $$
Trummer's on Main Fairfax County (VA) 2½ stars $$$
French
Le Vieux Logis Bethesda (MD) 2 stars $$
Greek
Mourayo Dupont Circle (DC) 2 stars $$
Pizza
Pizzeria Orso Falls Church (VA) 2 stars $$
Seafood
O'Learys Seafood Restaurant Annapolis (MD) ½ star $$$
Passionfish Reston-Herndon (VA) 1 star $$$
Spanish
Jaleo Chinatown (DC) 3 stars $$
Steakhouse
Ray's the Steaks Courthouse (VA) 2½ stars $$
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