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Komi No Longer Washingtonian’s Top Restaurant in the D.C. Area

After four consecutive years in the No. 1 spot, Komi has been unseated by the Inn at Little Washington on Washingtonian's rankings of the area's top 100 restaurants. Critic (and Y&H alum) Todd Kliman tells us he's saving his explanation for his online chat on Tuesday.

There are plenty of other shake-ups, but notably missing on this year's list is the latest incarnation of Minibar. Last year, when the José Andrés spot was still a six-seat bar in the former America Eats Tavern/Café Atlántico space, it ranked No. 4.

Washingtonian does list Minibar among five "places to watch," but the magazine writes, "It's a tease for the diner, a denial of the simple pleasures of showing down. And the cost—$225 for food—makes it the most expensive dinner in the area."

This is the second recent snub for Minibar. Post critic Tom Sietsema gave it two stars (a drop from three and a half stars) in his December review.

Washingtonian's rankings aren't online yet, but you can check out the 100 Very Best Restaurants issue on newsstands now.

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  • tomaj

    I want to start a campaign to stop the Inn at Little Washington from showing up on DC food critic's lists.

    It is *not* in the DC area. It is well, well outside. Google maps puts it 69.1 miles away from the White House, a 1h 23m drive. Baltimore is much more in the DC area than little Washington, likewise Annapolis. We don't consider Hagerstown, MD or Fredericksburg, VA to be DC-area (striking distance, yes, not not DC-ish), so let's stop with little Washington. Are we including it just because it shares a place name?