The Source575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Wolfgang Puck's DC restaurant delivers modern Asian flavors, thanks to long-time Chef Scott Drewno. The sleek restaurant features a formal menu upstairs and a small plates "izakaya" in the downstairs lounge.
2.5 Stars (11/18/2015) — 2012 Fall Dining Guide
"With one eye on the heightened competition and another on his loyal clientele, chef Scott Drewno knew he had to refresh the menu of the modern Chinese restaurant next to the Newseum if he wanted to stay relevant in the age of Momofuku, the Dabney and the scores of other newcomers generating buzz and lines in Washington this year. … Revealed in September, the alterations are, for the most part, flattering. The ground-floor lounge and the dining room upstairs look like younger versions of themselves. … Food-wise, Drewno says he has changed about 75 percent of his menu, leaving just a few links to the past. …" See Full Review…»
No. 11 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"The turnaround-of-the-year award goes to Wolfgang Puck’s DC satellite, which got both a renovation and a serious jolt of energy in the kitchen, still overseen by longtime deputy Scott Drewno. The menu is now almost exclusively Asian fusion, and you’ll hardly miss the Kobe sliders. The duck for two is transcendent, with lacquered skin and tender meat served with bao buns and a bevy of condiments. To start, get dumplings in any and all forms …" See Full Review…»
Italic — Recommended
"A new Izakaya theme will make downstairs the place to be, well-executed Pan-Asian from a talented chef, cordial, attentive service."
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); $ Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).