Fabio Trabocchi's award-winning seafood menu is inspired by Italy’s coastlines—so you’ll find crudos, seafood towers, handmade pasta, and more. The signature "Carrello del Pesce" will be presented at your table, a seafood cart with the day’s catch from Italy and other shores. Fiola Mare’s windows give out on views of the Potomac waterfront and marina. With a sophisticated wine list and ambiance, many of Washington, D.C.’s power players lunch here.
There’s something so delicious about a plate of clams or mussels in their broth, accompanied by a crisp glass of white wine. Or a beautiful piece of sashimi plated just so, or the overflowing lobster roll, or an oyster waiting with its succulence for you to pay attention to it. There are so many wonderful ways that the sea feeds us—and the restaurant that focuses on this cuisine is a very special one. Here, we look at restaurants across the U.S. (but yes, often centered on the east coast where chilly Atlantic waters make for certain fish’s excellence, like the lobster) and give you our best of the best. Thanks, Ariel!