Our editors' picks for the District's favorite daytime meal.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
Take a look around. What do you see?
The murals here will make you feel like you're looking out into the horizon where the sea and sky meet. But you're not in the Caribbean—you're in Adams Morgan at the cheerful Tail Up Goat. The design and the distinctive name are inspired by co-owner Jill Tyler's upbringing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The restaurant's color scheme consists of marine blues and pops of yellow, and there are wood accents throughout.
What's on the drink list?
Virginia wines, D.C. brews, and cocktails, including two different versions of the Dark & Stormy.
It's time to eat—what should we order?
You can't go wrong with anything bread-based: Einkorn sourdough with chicken-liver mousse, grilled strawberries, pickled mustard seeds, and turnip greens; or focaccia with meatballs, ricotta, heirloom tomato vinegar, and fresh horseradish. Round out your meal with a pasta, or an entree like whole fish stuffed with asparagus, aqua pazza, dandelion greens, fennel, and calabrian chile.
And how did the front-of-house folks treat you?
Tail Up Goat's co-owners hail from acclaimed area restaurants like Komi and Little Serow, and the level of service for which they're famous shines through here.
What’s the occasion for dining here?
Kicking off the weekend in style with a few friends and an order of crispy salt cod.
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