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800 Connecticut Ave NW · interesting places nearby
Oval Room information
The Oval serves standout food, generally of the American-hint-of-Mediterranean genre. The chef eschews heavy sauces in favor of allowing ingredients to hold their own intensity, such as foie gras with fig and vanilla, or bass laced with a delicate mix of fennel and toasted almonds. Condoleezza Rice agrees – this was her favorite restaurant in town when she was a Washingtonian.