View Photo Gallery: This week, Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema revisited a refreshed Westend Bistro and took an early look at a 14th Street newcomer.

For his dining column this week, Tom Sietsema visited Eric Ripert’s Ritz-Carlton restaurant , Westend Bistro, which has gotten a lift in the kitchen from new chef Devin Bozkaya. “Since his arrival in Big Washington in September,” Sietsema writes, “he has turned a venue that was cooking by rote much of the past year into a place that his mentor in New York, Ripert of the four-star Le Bernardin, should be happy to lend his signature.” Click through the gallery for a look inside the restaurant as well as a peek at Tom’s First Bite subject, the Drafting Table .