Temperatures are always rising at Fahrenheit–located in The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown–where some spicy dishes deliver a three-alarm fire in your mouth. Take the local crab cake roasted with a red pepper remoulade or the braised short ribs with vanilla celeriac puree and topped by a tangy horseradish sauce. Both are hot enough to make you beg for a fresh lime slice, the perfect remedy for calming the burn. Lack the steel stomach for such seasoning? Go for such tamer choices as pan-seared sea bass accompanied by pumpkin risotto, Brussels sprouts, and pomegranate seeds– definitely still worth shouting about.
3100 South St. NW
(202) 912-4100
www.ritzcarlton.com