(Editor's note: Our bad! While Maple Ave IS on Washingtonian's Best 100 list this year, our information is from their 2013 edition currently on their Web site. We'll update our story — with even more Vienna restaurants — later today. So stay tuned! And sorry for the error. Here is the update.)
The magazine lists Maple Ave on its "incoming" list and notes: "Maple Ave Restaurant, a Vienna dining room with an eclectic menu, is one of the area’s most exciting up-and-comers."
The article starts out by saying: "Who wouldn’t be skeptical of a suburban restaurant that charges upward of $20 for entrées and looks to be housed in a ’60s-era doughnut shop?"
Washingtonian says not to miss these items on Maple Ave's menu: Crème fraîche chicken wings with Korean chili paste; scallops with coconut-scallion risotto; braised beef cheek; whole branzino; beer-battered fries; chocolate dumplings; yuzu-lime pie; mochi.