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3529 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington , DC , United States
(202) 537-9250

The creation of former White House chef Frank Ruta, Palena showcases his own interpretation of American cuisine with an Italian- and French-influenced menu. The restaurant has a main dining room, which offers a prix fixe menu that changes daily to highlight seasonal ingredients, as well as the café, offering a la carte dining and a more relaxed atmosphere. Selections include slow cooked wild Alaskan salmon with Gaeta olives and garlic and red wine marinated lamb loin with braised kale and roasted kabocha squash.

Last updated 2012-08-07 18:31:42 UTC
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