Del Campo

South American Grill

  • 83
  • 2015 Best South American
  • 2015 Best Steakhouse
Overview

This upscale Penn Quarter/Chinatown eatery from chef Victor Albisu offers an extensive selection of South American fare, featuring grilled meats and traditional Latin American street foods along with a robust list of regional wines and cocktails. Heavy chandeliers and South American antiques complete an earth-toned aesthetic evocative of a South American country home in a space with a dining room, bar and 9-seat asado bar with a view of the gallery kitchen’s open flame.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“If Peruvian food in this country needs a template for the future, Del Campo is surely one of the most exciting new restaurants of this era.” – Huffington Post

“There’s lots of smoke — but no mirrors — at Del Campo, chef Victor Albisu’s delicious salvo to his Cuban dad and Peruvian mom. Meat, then, dominates the menu of a restaurant that’s dressed to impress with wooden shutters and white-washed floors. Go for lamb stuffed in flaky braided empanadas, chicharones punched up with chilies and spicy peanuts in a riff on pad Thai, and dry-aged rib-eye. Sprinkled with sea salt, the meat is ferried to the table on a plank with a bulb of roasted garlic, silken peppers and bone marrow. Those who have a beef with meat can console themselves with fluffy fried yuca offered with garlic mayonnaise and the Italian-inspired pasqualina tart. Swollen with spinach, Swiss chard and bechamel and topped with a fried egg and grated Parmesan, the potpie ranks as one of Del Campo’s richest attractions…New to the list: Negronis smoked tableside and fugazzeta, a sauceless, thick-cushioned, onion-and-cheese pizza — pizza rethought by Argentina. Nothing escapes a brush with fire. Sí, those are grill marks on the carrot cake.” – Washington Post

“Leather-bound wine lists on the tables, cowhides on the wall, grill smoke in the air—the siren songs for meat lovers are loud and clear at Victor Albisu’s Latin steakhouse. And that’s before you even look at a menu. Steaks, from a hefty, full-of-flavor Piedmont Ridge rib eye to an easier-on-the-wallet hanger steak, are presented in a wonderfully rustic manner, on platters strewn with burnished heads of garlic and crowned with a long, marrow-filled bone. What’s surprising is that vegetarians can eat just as well on the lineup of well-balanced salads and brightly flavored sides…Don’t Miss: Octopus causa with grilled avocado; Wagyu-beef empanadas; burnt-vegetable salad with burrata, butternut squash, carrots, and sunchokes; bone-in short ribs; Peruvian chicken; canary beans with rice; Brussels sprouts with bacon and honey; tres leches “twinkies”; Limonada Sucia, with vodka and smoked simple syrup.” – Washingtonian

Accolades

  • Number 42: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • 100 Very Best Restaurants of 2015 – Washingtonian
  • Two and a half stars from the Washington Post, 2013
  • Three stars from the Washingtonian, 2013
  • Best New Restaurant, 2013 – Esquire Magazine
  • DC's Best South American Restaurants — Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 4.4 out of 5
  • DC: 3 Top Places to Drink Your Dinner 2016 - Table8

Menu for Del Campo

Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  • Hamachi Ceviche Avocado, Smoked Soy, Serranos, Mint
    $14.00
  • Smoked Tuna Ceviche Carrot - Ginger Dressing, Avocado, Almonds, Togarashi, Baguette
    $15.00
  • Ceviche Del Barrio Octopus, Corvina, Crab, Crispy Calamari Sweet Potato, Pickled Fresno Peppers
    $14.00
  • Grilled Octopus Causa Crab, Scallions, Potatoes, Piquillos, Grilled Avocado
    $19.00
  • Seared Scallops Burnt Red Chilis Sweet Corn Humita, Chorizo Oil, Black Raisin-Caper Vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • King Crab and Shrimp Empanadas Curried Squash, Cilantro, Mint, Peanut-Cabbage Slaw
    $12.00
  • Provoleta Seared Provolone, Blistered Shishitos, Country Bread
    $12.00
  • Wagyu Sirloin Empanadas Scallions, Olives, Salsa Criolla
    $10.00
  • Lamb Sweetbread Dumplings Ink, Seared Squid, Panca Pepper Miso, Candied Chilies, Smoked Ponzu
    $12.00
  • Fall Squash Salad Whipped Ricotta, Charred Squashes, Hazelnuts Butter, Burnt Pear
    $15.00
  • Chopped Salad Radish, Heart of Palm, Piquillos, Olives, Croutons, Cucumber, Quail Eggs
    $15.00
  • Burnt Beets Salad Caramelized Endive, Smoked Yogurt, Burnt Beet Vinaigrette
    $14.00

Grilled Seafood Smoke Box

  • King Crab, Spiny Lobster, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Chorizo Butter Oysters Horseradish Chimichurri, Spicy Ketchup, Aji Amarillo Aioli
    $72.00

Entrees

  • Lobster and Crab Fried Rice Smoked Trout Roe, Coconut Red Curry, Shiitake Mushrooms, Snap Peas
    $34.00
  • "Kung Pao" Prawns Smoked Prawn Heads, Calamari, Aji Limo, Steamed Rice, Yolk, Crispy Shallots
    $32.00
  • Salt Baked Chilean Salmon White Beans, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Burnt Escarole, Bagna Cauda
    $29.00
  • Chivito Sandwich Seared Ribeye, Mortadella, Ham, Olives, Provolone
    $22.00
  • Roasted Peruvian Chicken Crispy Yuca, Aji Amarillo Aioli, Green Chili Purée
    $24.00
  • IberIco Pork "Lomo SaLtado" Peruvian Stir Fry, Peppers, Onions, Cilantro, "chinatown" wide noodle, Eggs
    $29.00
  • Gnocchi a la Parisienne Fall Mushrooms, Burnt Broccoli Pesto, Parmesan, Black Truffles
    $24.00
  • Pasqualina Tart Swiss Chard, Spinach, Mushrooms, Parmesan, Fried Egg
    $22.00

Asado

  • 16oz Prime Bone-In Short Ribs
    $38.00
  • 10oz Prime Hanger Steak
    $31.00
  • 10oz Wagyu Bavette Sirloin
    $34.00
  • 18oz Dry Aged Prime Ribeye
    $55.00
  • 12oz Rolled Wagyu Skirt Steak
    $52.00
  • Veal Sweetbreads, Grilled Lemon
    $30.00
  • 48oz Prime Tomahawk Ribeye
    For 2 $120.00
  • Chorizo Crusted Lamb Rack
    $36.00
  • 10oz Smoked Lamb Shoulder
    $29.00
  • Thick Cut Smoked Bacon
    $12.00
  • Del Campo or Argentine Chorizo
    $9.00
  • Morcilla Blood Sausage
    $9.00

Sauces

  • Chimichurri Del Campo
  • Salsa Criolla
  • Smoked Citrus Hollandaise

Sides

  • Burnt Brussels, Bacon, Currants, Chilis
    $9.00
  • Grilled Greens, Garlic, Olive Oil
    $9.00
  • Burnt Haricots Verts, Almond Romesco
    $10.00
  • Steak Fries, Salsa Golf
    $8.00
  • Fried Yuca, Aji Amarillo
    $8.00
  • Sweet Potato Gratin, Goat Cheese
    $9.00
  • Fall Mushrooms, Crispy Garlic
    $10.00
  • Burnt Broccoli, Lentils, Chorizo
    $10.00
  • Burnt Cauliflower, Aioli, Parmesan
    $9.00
  • Grilled Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes
    $9.00

Lunch Menu

Appetizers

  • Hamachi Ceviche Avocado, Serranos, Smoked Soy, Togarashi
    $12.00
  • Smoked Tuna Ceviche Carrot - Ginger Dressing, Avocado, Sesame, Almonds, Baguette
    $14.00
  • Grilled Octopus Causa Lump Crab, Pickled Spring Onions, Potato, Piquillos, Grilled Avocado
    $17.00
  • Ceviche de Barrio Octopus, Corvina, Crab, Crispy Calamari
    $14.00
  • Provoleta Seared Provolone, Oregano, Pickled Chilies, Country Bread
    $11.00
  • King Crab and Shrimp Empanadas Curried Squash, Cilantro, Mint, Peanut-Cabbage Slaw
    $12.00
  • Wagyu Sirloin Empanadas Olives, Grilled Scallion, Salsa Criolla
    $10.00

Salads

  • Wild Greens Salad Treviso, Bibb, Escarole, Frisee, Radishes, Grilled Citrus
    $14.00
  • Burnt Beets Salad Caramelized Endive, Smoked Yogurt, Burnt Beet Vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Grilled Chopped Salad Heart of Palm, Peppers, Olives, Croutons, Cucumber, Deviled Quail Eggs
    $15.00
  • Fall Squash Salad Whipped Ricotta, Charred Squashes, Hazelnuts Butter, Burnt Pear
    $15.00
  • Grilled Caesar Rolled Romaine, Fried Egg, Anchovies, Parmesan
    $12.00
  • Gaucho Spinach Salad Chorizo, Hanger, Blue Cheese, Burnt Caper and Raisin Vinaigrette
    $20.00

Grilled Seafood Smoke Box

  • King Crab, Spiny Lobster, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Calamari, Chorizo Butter Oysters Horseradish Chimichurri, Spicy Ketchup, Aji Amarillo Aioli
    $72.00

Entrees

  • Pasqualina Tart Rainbow Chard, Spinach, Shitakes, Parmesan, Fried Farm Egg
    $18.00
  • Crispy Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Ink Aioli, Fennel-Radish Slaw
    $20.00
  • Salt Baked Salmon Crab Fried Rice, Aji Amarillo, Shitake Mushrooms, Smoked Roe
    $18.00
  • Tuna Milanesa Crispy Fries, Aioli, Wild Greens, Capers
    $18.00
  • Peruvian Chicken Breast Yuca Fries, Aji Amarillo Alioli, Green Chili Puree
    $14.00

Asado

  • 10oz Prime Bone-In Short Ribs
    $18.00
  • 18oz Creekstone Farms Dry Aged Ribeye
    $49.00
  • Grilled Applewood Smoked Bacon
    $12.00
  • 8oz Prime Hanger Steak
    $24.00
  • Veal Sweetbreads
    $20.00
  • Morcilla Blood Sausage
    $9.00
  • Del Campo Or Argentine Chorizo
    $7.00

Sauces

  • Chimichurri Del Campo
  • Salsa Criolla
  • Smoked Citrus Hollandaise

Sandwiches

  • Chivito Sandwich Seared Ribeye, Mortadella, Ham, Olives, Provolone, Heart of Palm, Fried Egg
    $18.00
  • Lomito Sandwich Slow Roasted Pork, Avocado, Aji Amarillo, Aioli
    $14.00
  • Del Campo Grilled Bacon Smoke Burger Grilled Avocado, Onions, Smoked Tomato, Provolone
    $15.00
  • Slow Roasted Creekstone Farms Brisket Slaw, Smoked Tomato, Manchego, Smoked Hollandaise
    $15.00
  • Crispy Peruvian Chicken Sandwich Tempura Batter, Cabbage Slaw, Rocoto Aioli
    $14.00
  • Chori-Pan Grilled Chorizo, Pulled Pork, Red Cabbage Slaw, Sweet Pickle Salsa
    $14.00

Sides

  • Grilled Greens, Garlic, Olive Oil
    $8.00
  • Grilled Mushrooms
    $10.00
  • Grilled Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
    $9.00
  • CHarred Cauliflower, Red Chili Aioli
    $10.00
  • Fried Yuca, Aji Amarillo
    $8.00
  • Steak Fries, Salsa Golf
    $8.00

Brunch Menu

Brunch Banquet

Carving Station

  • Smoked Beef Brisket
  • Roasted Pork Shoulder
  • Peruvian Chicken
  • Pasqualina Tart

Sides

  • Grilled Greens
  • Steak Fries
  • Grilled Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
  • Fried Yuca

Antipasto Bar

  • Grilled Chopped Salad
  • Charred Fruit with yogurt and granola
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Empanadas
  • Smoked Scrambled Eggs
  • Smoked Bacon and Raclette Omelet
  • Roasted Mushroom Omelet
  • House Baked Biscuits

777 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 289-7377
  • Private Dining Room: Yes