Last month I attended the ground breaking ceremony for the Germantown Cohousing Project at Fifth and Taylor. About the same time, Rolf & Daughters, also in Germantown, was named one of the top ten best new restaurants in the country by Bon Appétit magazine.
Germantown is hopin’!
If you haven’t been to Germantown lately, get there already. Below is a list of a few of my favorite restaurants.
Silo is another recent addition to the ‘hood located at 5th & Madison on the ground floor of the Vista apartments. Working with regional farmers and producers, SILO serves up “sophisticated farm food” (hot chicken and sweet potato gnocchi share space on the menu!)
I love City House’s Italian cuisine, but the historic building presents some challenges. The downstairs is atmospheric but noisy; the quieter upstairs frumpy and isolated. The decision–to see and be seen or have a conversation with your dining companions! In either case, you’ll eat well!
The Germantown Café located diagonally across from Silo is a long time neighborhood establishment. I always order the coconut curry salmon. There are other yummy treats on the menu, but I don’t have any personal experience with them! Germantown Café is open for weekday lunch which the three previously mentioned restaurants are not.
Other neighborhood stalwarts include Monell’s for an old fashioned southern brunch, and The Mad Platter where Marcia cooks up a mean batch of eggs for my weekly Breakfast Club, but you’ll have to be satisfied with a delicious lunch or dinner.
And there is the Farmers Market for affordable, diverse cuisine. AM@FM, Chef Arnold Myint’s casual dining restaurant is a good lunch option there.