I was recently comparing notes on new restaurants with a friend, he's adventurous and probably eats out more than I do. I offered up Little Pearl (new to me) on Capitol Hill, but instead of an enthusiastic thumbs up it was met with a snarl, a pretty harsh, and perhaps unwarranted one at that.
Little Pearl is a cafe by day, wine bar at night. It's a beautiful restaurant on the grounds of The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, set-back among the trees behind the wrought-iron fence. The double moniker of cafe-wine bar might confuse some, expectations of what is in store, it's much more casual cafe than it is a wine bar, perhaps too much so. Run by Aaron Silverman of Rose's Luxury and Pineapple & Pearls, the menu is a mix of serious but playful, which shouldn't be a shock to anyone.Read More