Tom Sietsema's Spring Dining Guide May 2011

Then & again

Tom Sietsema revisits 15 local restaurants -- old favorites, recent flops and a venerable French classic.

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American
Silver Spring, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Chevy Chase, MD
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Chinese
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
Ethiopian
French
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Greek
Baltimore, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Culpeper, VA
2 Stars
$$
Italian
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
Fairfax, VA
2 Stars
$$$
Pizza
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
Seafood
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$$
Baltimore, MD
Greek
2 Stars
$$$
Chevy Chase, MD
American
2 Stars
$$
Culpeper, VA
Greek
2 Stars
$$
Fairfax, VA
Italian
2 Stars
$$$
Falls Church, VA
Silver Spring, MD
American
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
American
2 Stars
$$
Seafood
2 Stars
$$$$
French
2 Stars
$$
American
2 Stars
$$
Italian
2 Stars
$$$
Southern
2 Stars
$$
3 Stars
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
2½ Stars
Culpeper, VA
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Fairfax, VA
2 Stars
$$$
2 Stars
Silver Spring, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Baltimore, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$$
1 Stars
Chevy Chase, MD
2 Stars
$$
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
½ Stars
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$$
Silver Spring, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Baltimore, MD
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$$
Fairfax, VA
2 Stars
$$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Culpeper, VA
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
Chevy Chase, MD
2 Stars
$$
Falls Church, VA
2 Stars
$$
Washington, DC
2 Stars
$$
We combed The Post's archives for older reviews of these restaurants. Click the links in the "Then" column to see how they compare to this year's Dining Guide.
NAME
THEN
AGAIN
Bar Pilar
Cool food
2006 Review
Move over, Popeyes
2011 Spring Dining Guide
The Black Olive
WIndow-shop for dinner
2000 Review
Cashion's Eat Place
A comfort and pleasure
2008 Review
8407 Kitchen Bar
So sweet!
2010 Preview
Foti's
Greek for great
2005 Review
More homey, but no less tasty
2011 Spring Dining Guide
Kinkead's
Simple is terrific
2006 Review
Dining like it's 1999
2011 Spring Dining Guide
La Chaumiere
A dream of a French country inn
1988 Review
Still feels like France
2011 Spring Dining Guide
Meskerem
Ambitious menu, comfortable setting
2001 Review
Old Ebbitt Grill
Food needs more charm
2003 Review
Peking Gourmet Inn
Duck flies high
1980 Review
Persimmon
Tangy, sweet and not at all shy
2002 Review
Too much food, too little finesse
2011 Spring Dining Guide
Pizzeria Orso
Washington's best pizza
2010 Review
Ristorante Tosca
Soaring menu
2007 Review
Still for foodies
2011 Spring Dining Guide
Sou'Wester
Pretty pedestrian
2009 Review
Villa Mozart
Quiet pleasures
2007 Preview
A challenge to find faults
2011 Spring Dining Guide
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