Why do some restaurant locations just seem unlucky? No matter how good the food, the restaurant closes. Such has been the story of 2100 P Street NW. Let’s hope the luck has changed for the best. Scion, an American restaurant with an Asian flare, deserves a long stay in its convenient, easily accessible location.
Scion’s appetizers run the gamut from vegetable spring rolls to rock shrimp tempura to smoked salmon to honey glazed brie and much more. My dining companions and I recently sampled all of these items and found all of them to be delicious.
Appetizers were followed by entrees. Vegan or vegetarian, no worries–a delectable dish awaits. My sautéed shrimp and scallops over spicy white bean succotash was a tad spicy but absolutely delicious. One of my companions said her crab cakes with rosemary herb garlic fries melted in her mouth. The Syrah braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes had mixed results. One loved it, another found it slightly overcooked. Both agreed that the portion was enormous. Turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes was deemed unsuccessful, but the pumpkin goat cheese ravioli was a crowd pleaser.
Try and make room for dessert, because they are wonderful. We sampled the carrot cake, chocolate cake and the cheesecake. All were divine.
An extensive offering of wine, beer and cocktails, and friendly customer service round out a wonderful dining experience. Scion is a terrific addition to the DuPont Circle neighborhood and deserves to be a resident for a very long time.
2100 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20037 202-833-8899
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11 am to 11 pm, Friday – 11 am to midnight, Saturday – 10 am to midnight
Sunday – 10 am to 11 pm
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3:30 pm