Chef RJ Cooper and Pastry Chef Caitlin Kelly of Vidalia - Washington, D.C.

1990 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 659-1990
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm 5:30pm-10pm; Sat 5:30pm-10pm

It was here in this Spartan lime and white restaurant that 2006 DC Rising Star Chef and James Beard Award Winner RJ Cooper worked his magic when we first tasted with him four years ago, and here that you’ll now find his protégé Pastry Chef Nick Brust’s bold creations. Funky pairings like mango, rum, and Coke are daringly executed and beautifully plated, featuring unexpected strokes like avocado sorbet. Cooper may have moved on to planning his new restaurant, but sandwiches like his controversial Pork Reuben remain. Vidalia is the work of Bistro Bis Restaurateur Jeffrey Buben.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pork Reuben Sandwich
  • Caribbean Sunshine, Lemongrass Sponge, Mango Pudding, Fried Plantain, Avocado Sorbet, and Rum Cola Sauce
  • Parsley Root Panna Cotta, Hazelnut Praline Powder, Orange Chip, Orange Emulsion, Basil Fluid Gel, and Microbasil