Ahoy, mates! Captain Joel here to tell you about Hook, an impressive seafood restaurant in Georgetown. Sure, it’s been around for awhile, but better late than never, right?
This posh eatery provides a wee bit of upscale competition for neighboring Clyde’s in the strangely restaurant-scarce west-of-Wisconsin corridor on M Street.
You might be asking yourselves, what are we doing *not* reviewing something in the Atlas District? Just for the record, we here at DC Style is Real are all D.C., all the time. We heard glowing reviews of this place and had to see for ourselves.
The ambiance of Hook is warm and intimate. The walls are covered with fancy, blown-up photographs of various sea creatures. As far as the menu goes, it’s a bit more diversified and creative than the outstanding Sea Catch a few blocks to the west.
The beet salad offered a nifty spin on a small plate. The prosciutto-wrapped sturgeon, topped with shaved asparagus and paired with a creamy risotto, was so intensely delicious I wanted to lick the plate clean. However, since I didn’t want to embarrass myself I suppressed my urges.
The service was top notch and very professional. The wine list was slightly disappointing but manageable. Suggestion to management – add a few better reds by-the-glass.
Hook is a bit pricier (most entrees range from $28-40) but you will leave very satisfied.
If you’re a seafood buff, you won’t be disappointed.
Written by guest columnist Joel Church.