Last night I stopped by Tico
on 14th St., NW. It opened in June and while I love trying new restaurants, I also believe in allowing a restaurant to find it’s footing. Early reviews from a few locals weren’t stellar but the space is beautiful and I can never resist a taco.
Tico is the first DC restaurant from James Beard Foundation winner Michael Schlow
. He describes the concept as “an American restaurant with international influences”. The menu is divided into several sections: ceviches, small plates, tacos, a la plancha and entrees. I never made it past the ceviche and small plates which means I’ll definitely be returning for a taco! All of the plates I sampled where delicious and my favorite was the scallop ceviche.
Overall, I was impressed with the menu options, the quality of the dishes, the extensive wine/cocktail list and the service. Welcome to the neighborhood Tico!