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“I can confidently assure you that not since Jefferson was serving imported vegetables and the first ice cream at Monticello has there been more innovative cooking in those parts that at the C&O Restaurant.”

-William Rice, Editor-in-Chief, FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE

“Superb dining from a varied and versatile menu served by a knowledgeable staff.”

-Helen Worth, BON APPETIT

“Dining to make Mr. Jefferson proud.”

-William Rice, WASHINGTON POST

“At the C&O, I had felt part of the movie, or better, ballet, for the experience had been the result of a lovingly created, thoughtfully produced piece of choreography. It was an excellent experience.”

Jeanne McClow, FOOD AND WINE MAGAZINE

“The dishes we dined on were few but excellent.”

Craig Clailborne, NEW YORK TIMES

“A memorable dinner at the C&O.”

Phyllis Richman, THE WASHINGTON POST MAGAZINE

“The Chef is an artist.”

Bess Greenstone, L.A. HERALD-EXAMINER


“The service is excellent, the décor prestine, and the cuisine superb.”

TRAVEL AND LEISURE MAGAZINE

“The C&O Restaurant…is one of the best French-Continental places we have found south of Washington.”

PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER

“For the serious diner the production is as carefully orchestrated as a Sunday Mass, though fortunately not nearly as solemn.”

Melissa Vaughan, COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE

“The least prepossessing fine restaurant in America.”

THE WASHINGTON POST