Mar 22, 2010

Mie N Yu in Georgetown

Mie N Yu in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., is one of those restaurants that stay with you after you leave. The white tents flowing in the Moroccan Bazaar dining room, the yellow Chinese lanterns in the Tibetan lounge, the scarlet drapes in the Baroque room - each room is visually stimulating in their own right, but collectively, a design masterpiece. The food almost takes a back seat because the restaurant is so beautifully designed. 

The inspiration is the Spice Route - navigating through the Spice Islands, South Asia, Central Asia, North Africa, India and the Middle East. The aromas of cardamom, coriander, ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and mint permeate through each room. A deejay, cleverly perched above the bar, plays global lounge tunes. Leaving Mie N Yu was a struggle. A definitely must-experience next time you're in D.C.

Lounge seating in the Hong Kong Bar
Antique mirrors in the Venetian Bar & Lounge
The Buddha and the chandelier 
Mahjong pieces in the Hong Kong bar
The Moroccan Bazaar dining room
Candleholder in the Venetian Bar & Lounge
Glimmering yellow lanterns in the Tibetan Lounge
Tibetan Lounge banquettes
The Turkish Tent
The Bird Cage table
The Baroque Room
Chinese lanterns in the Hong Kong bar
The Buddha staircase
Casuarina chairs in the Baroque room
The tent
The deejay above the bar
Lamb Kabobs
Duck wraps
Good Fortune Dumplings
The entry to Mie N Yu