Bonjour, brasserie délicieux.
We don’t usually make our way to Bethesda (nothing against Bethesda, just simply lazy). So when we discovered an adorable looking French brasserie (one of Haley’s favorite food genres) named Duck Duck Goose (like Alli’s IG handle, @tucktuckgoose9), we thought it was a sign from above.
As you enter the eatery, you will be transported to a little Parisian gem. Bistro patio seating, long, white curtains, dim lighting, a kitchen on full display, and wine varietals for days. It is truly a cultural haven in occasionally banal Bethesda.
You can begin with a wide variety of cocktails prepared for you at the bar. We personally think you should stick to the theme and get the Duck L’Orange, Golden Goose, or Loosey Goosey for the vibes, but you can make that [bird] call on your own.
Enjoy your first sips all the while snacking on fresh French bread paired with butter churned by a french king. Now let us offer you a little visual “sneak-beak” of our entire meal:
The menu changes seasonally, but is guaranteed to satiate that empty place in your soul where warm french food goes. We would like to point out that the chef knows how to make angolotti (English pea or squash) and pieces of beef (Cote de boeuf and tournedos) like nobody’s business.
Next, as self described sea food fanatics we were obsessed with the clams and mussels. The broth made you want to get down to your skivvies, shrink yourself, and take a bath in it. The smoky scallop ceviche was presented with a lid of smoke that translates powerfully to the dish.
To top it all off, you better go for some dessert. Profiteroles fan? Just scroll straight down right now – they’re gorgeous.
All we can say is… duck yeah.
We waddled out of the restaurant, saying “surely we just ate Quack.”
So why don’t you fly on over?