Zentan – Washington DC
In the Donovan Hotel, Washington DC
Located in the Donovan House Hotel on Thomas Circle in DC, Zentan proved to be a great choice for dinner and a drink.
The bartender’s were true mixologists, I ordered a greenhat gin martini, which is from a local DC distiller. I also tried a drink the bartender had created for their new drink menu. It is called Wasabi Hypotenuse. It was interesting, bright, and a little fruity with a great red color. On top was “wasabi air” , a wasabi infused foam.
The food at this self described “Modern Asian” restaurant was good. I had the Hotate from the Robata Grill (scallop skewer), and the dino kale salad which was exceptional. I also had “goldeneye” Maki. It has sweet potato, seasonal mushrooms, taro root, crispy shallots and avocado dressing. It was a little moist, but had really good flavor.
The restaurant interior was well done (with the exception of the purple neon backglow coming from the “Cocktails” and “Rooftop” sign in the window). The bar was comfortable, with the sushi bar at the far end. The bartenders were great to talk to.
Donovan House is a Kimpton Hotel, which might become my new favorite hotel chain!