Okay, while this wasn’t a date with my other half, it WAS a date with my girlfriend for her birthday!
Compass Rose has long been on my list of places to try in D.C. and it absolutely doesn’t disappoint! It’s a place I definitely want to go to again and again – especially if I’ve got a hankering to travel to another country 🙂
Compass Rose’s menu is amazing – allowing you to sample small plates from all over the world, while being in an atmosphere that is reminiscent of any Western or Southern Asian countries. Bonus points for them bottling and serving their own FABULOUS rosé!
My suggestions on what to order, especially if you have a soy and/or gluten allergy like we do:
- Pasteles (El Salvador) – ask for a side of rice, as opposed to the sides listed on the menu
- Broccoli Rabe (Italy)
- Bhel Puri Chaat (India)
- Asado (Argentina)
For dessert, we ordered an orange creme brûlée from Catalan.
On a gluten-free friendly scale, this place is a 10. I definitely recommend making reservations for this highly busy place!