So who is Don Rockwell, and why should I trust his restaurant advice?
Each year, I visit over 700 restaurants in the Washington, DC, area, ranging from the highest-end fine dining to down-and-dirty carryout meals. I know hundreds of owners, chefs, managers, cooks, bartenders, servers, and have developed a unique knowledge of the local dining scene in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Five years ago, I founded donrockwell.com, which has become the most influential regional restaurant forum in the United States, with thousands of members, millions of page views, and in-depth coverage of every major restaurant in the Washington DC area. I was previously the wine columnist for Washingtonian Magazine, and have spent the past two decades dining, traveling, and serving as a judge and panelist for numerous food- and wine-related competitions and awards.
And now I'm offering what we all need when we travel: restaurant advice and guidance, custom tailored to your individual needs, all given by the area's foremost expert.
You won't get this expertise in a guidebook, nor will you find it online, no matter how many hours you spend searching. There is no reference, anywhere, that will give you the perfect dining program for your specific situation, and that is precisely what I'm going to do for you.
Whether you're coming into town for business or pleasure, all it takes is one misguided recommendation, and an entire evening is wasted. Why chance it? You don't need to waste your time chasing down recommendations that are outdated, or worse, just plain wrong. Instead, let me know a little bit about what you need, and you'll receive a personalized reservation itinerary suited to all your preferences.
So whatever you want to experience -- a top chef working the kitchen, a cutting-edge cocktail bar, a world-class steakhouse, an unforgettable ethnic meal, a quiet space for a business meeting, or a romantic dinner for two -- DC has it all, and I'll lead you to it.