Del Campo – We Got What We Deserved!

777 I St NW

 

Located on the outskirts of Chinatown I enjoyed just about everything about Del Campo. The location maybe a little tricky for  folks because normally when you mention ‘I’ street in this town folks head towards foggy bottom. That’s what happened to CS who arrived a little late which caused me to move the reservation back twice. No worry, everyone was extremely accommodating and VH1 and I decided to hang out in the bar area for a little nosh and wine.

 

Del Campo - Anchovy tomato Crostini

Del Campo – Anchovy tomato Crostini

 

Del Campo actually has a happy hour with discount drinks which is not a given in DC so we scored a few before  finally moving over to our table. I arrived pretty early, about 5:30 and there was plenty of space to sit in the bar area but by 6:15 it was standing room only.

 

This space is very nice. The setting is very modern and sleek with dining areas sectioned into at least 3 distinct areas not including the main bar and a seating area that overlooks the gallery kitchen.

Del Campo

Del Campo

 

The dinner menu is anything but boring and it was a little challenging trying to make our choices. CS, VH1 and I decided to order 100 items (at least it seemed like it) and share -giggle. Here’s the list: (In no particular order)

  1. Grilled Lamb T-Bones
  2. Veal Sweetbreads
  3. Sweet Potato
  4. Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Smoked Honey
  5. Grilled Halibut, Spaghetti Squash, Black Garlic, Chorizo
  6. Empanadas Del Campo, Wagyu Skirt Steak, Caramelized Onions, Romesco
  7. Grilled Octopus Causa, Tuna Confit, Burnt Leeks, Potato, Grilled Avocado
  8. Lemon Cake French Toast
  9. Dulce de Leche Doughnuts

Hmmm, seems like I am forgetting something but we enjoyed everything! Well actually CS didn’t care for the Veal or Sprouts so VH1 and I have scheduled an intervention because clearly she needs her head examined. Its not our fault we ordered so much its who ever planned the menu. I think they have everything here except my favorite, Duck but they have 10 sides, eight types of steaks and five different choices of ceviches so please don’t come here if you are counting calories.

 

Del Campo - Grilled Halibutt, Spaghetti Squash, Black Garlic, Chorizo

Del Campo – Grilled Halibutt, Spaghetti Squash, Black Garlic, Chorizo

 

Del Campo - Grilled Lamb and Veal Sweetbreads

Del Campo – Grilled Lamb and Veal Sweetbreads

 

 

Del Campo - Empanadas Del Campo, Wagyu Skirt Steak, Caramelized Onions, Romesco

Del Campo – Empanadas Del Campo, Wagyu Skirt Steak, Caramelized Onions, Romesco

 

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My favorite was the, wow, just realized I was about to list half the list but I will just pick 2 things…..Sweet Potato and Grilled Halibut and the Crostini was hard to share.

 

Del Campo - Lemon Cake French Toast

Del Campo – Lemon Cake French Toast

The theme  is South American and Del Campo has an extensive selection of beef which we did not partake as  we wanted to leave something to look forward to on our next visit which can’t come soon enough!  While they are open for lunch and dinner there is no brunch, so I’ve started an online campaign  @NoshDC in the hopes that one day ……..

Its a short walk from either the metro green line at Mt.Vernon Square or red line at Gallery Place.

Let me know which dish is your favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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