Rose’s Luxury: Burnt Romaine

Rose's Luxury Burnt Romaine

Rose’s Luxury on Barracks Row is raking in the accolades. On top of the small honor of winning a BTMMY award for Best New Restaurant, Rose’s Luxury just received a positive review from the Washington Post’s sometimes star stingy Tom Sietsema. The food is innovative, labor intensive, creative, global and for lack of a better word, full of pizzazz.

The menu changes often (bring back the crispy octopus!!!!), but that means all the more reason to visit frequently. One dish that made it through menu reincarnation number one is The Best Thing on the Menu: Burnt Romaine with Avocado, Poblano & Cotija Cheese. If you haven’t had grilled lettuce of any sort, you’re missing out. It’s delicious. The green pool on the plate is spicy and zesty, and the creamy cheese is all that’s needed to complete this standout dish.

DC diners are also going crazy for the Pork Sausage, Habanero and Lychee Salad, so get that too. The chef says that a table of four may be able to make their way through the whole menu. Do I hear a challenge?

Rose's Luxury

There are lots of adorable nooks and crannies to dine in inside Rose’s Luxury. Many look like Anthropologie exploded on them. But, the best seat in the house is at the bar looking into the kitchen, where you can check out Chef Aaron Silverman in action. He is a beacon of calm inside organized chaos.

You can see bits of the chef’s personality throughout the place, and especially on the menu. We particularly enjoy his claim that “all unattended or misbehaving children will be given a shot of espresso and a free puppy.”

Rose's Luxury Bathroom

Just in case you haven’t already seen the most Instagrammed bathroom in DC, here you go. A nice little mantra by the sink to get you through the holidays.

Burnt Romaine not your BTM? Post your favorites in the comments section.

2 thoughts on “Rose’s Luxury: Burnt Romaine

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  2. The entire experience – in a word – perfection. Every plate was spectacularly delicious and when the lowest ranked item is the fried chicken (which was still fantastic), you know it’s good!! Our fav was Marco’s gnocchi and a close runner up was the Pork and Lychee salad. Thankfully we asked our awesome server if we had missed any “can’t miss” dishes after our first round of ordering and she pointed out the salad. We sat by the kitchen and had heard a lot of orders for the “lychee” so clearly word is out about this incredibly complex but amazing dish. I could eat there every day. 100% worth the hype and the wait!

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