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

Ceviche

  • Ceviche Del Dia
  • Local Beef Tenderloin Sweet Potato / Leche De Tigre/ Chips
    $12.00
  • Grilled Calamari Aji "Kosho" / Avocado / Fennel
    $15.00
  • "Chinatown" Chirashi Tuna / Scallop / Corvina / Rice
    $20.00
  • Smoked Tuna Miso Ginger Dressing / Avocado / Almond
    $14.00

Empanadas

  • Green Chili Duck Grilled Lime / Shishito Aioli
    $8.00
  • Wagyu Beef "Del Campo" Charred Scallion Salsa Criolla
    $9.00
  • Lobster and Shrimp Burnt Pea Green Curry, Pickled Carrots
    $11.00
  • Pasqualina Spinach, Swiss Chard, Parmesan Crema
    $9.00

Salad

  • Patriot Farms Butter Leaf Charred Radishes / Local Bleu
    $11.00
  • Chopped Heart of Palm Olives / Crouton / Quail Egg
    $12.00
  • Burnt Beets & Bresaola Pickled Mustard Seed / Horseradish
    $12.00
  • Burrata & Favas Charred Mortadella / Pistachio / Lemon
    $14.00

For the Table

  • Provoleta Shishito Chorizos / Toast
    $12.00
  • Smoked Crab Kewpie Avocado Chili Relish / Arepas
    $13.00
  • Lamb Sweetbread Dumplings Panca Pepper Miso / Calamari / Ponzu
    $11.00
  • Grilled Tuna "Anticucho" Burnt Olive Tapenade / Charred Potato
    $18.00
  • Grilled Octopus Causa Crab, Scallions, Grilled Avocado
    $18.00
  • Rock Shrimp & Ink Gnocchi Ramps / Chorizo / Uni Butter
    $19.00

Asado

  • Short Ribs
    $36.00
  • Prime 18oz Ribeye
    $56.00
  • Prime Tomahawk Ribeye
    $120.00
  • Prime 18oz Bone-In NY Strip
    $52.00
  • Veal Sweetbreads
    $30.00
  • Chorizos Argentino Del Campo or Morcilla
    $9.00
  • Wagyu Skirt Steak
    $54.00
  • Wagyu Bavette
    $34.00

From the Fire

  • Long Island Peking Duck Breast Burnt Orange / Grilled Crepes / Sichuan Citrus Basil Salsa
    $29.00
  • Autumn Olive Pork Mixed Grill Citrus Aji Amarillo Bbq
    $34.00
  • Lamb Mixed Grill Burnt Favas, Smoked Yogurt
    $38.00
  • Whole Peruvian Chicken Green and Yellow Chili
    $26.00
  • Jumbo Prawns Saffron Chimichurri / Romesco
    $28.00
  • Whole 2Lb Grilled Lobster Chili Butter / Herb Salad
    $49.00
  • Salt Baked Salmon Escaroles, Charred Peas, Currants
    $26.00

Plancha

  • Crushed Potato Green Garlic
    $8.00
  • Burnt Bok Choi Street Noodles
    $9.00
  • Grilled Green Long Beans Panca Pesto / Almonds
    $10.00
  • Crispy Yucca In Red Chile Sauce Pecorino
    $9.00
  • "Chaufa" Fried Rice Peas / Shiitake
    $9.00
  • Burnt Greens Anchovy/ Garlic
    $8.00
  • Grilled Ramps Romesco
    $11.00
  • Burnt Green Tomato Goat Cheese / Anchovy / Parsley
    $10.00
  • Green Chile Potato Puree
    $9.00
  • Steak Fries Salsa Golf
    $8.00
  • Maitakes "Huancaina"
    $10.00

Lunch Menu

Ceviche

  • Local Beef Tenderloin Sweet Potato / Leche de Tigre / Chips
    $12.00
  • Smoked Tuna Ceviche Carrot - Ginger Dressing / Avocado / Sesame / Almonds / Baguette
    $14.00

For the Table

  • Provoleta Shishito Chorizos / Toast
    $12.00
  • Grilled Octopus Causa Crab / Scallions / Grilled Avocado
    $18.00
  • Charred Green Tomatoes Burnt Goat Cheese / Anchovies / Parsley
    $10.00

Empanada

  • Green Chili Duck Grilled lime / shishito aioli
    $9.00
  • Wagyu Beef "Del Campo" Charred Scallion Salsa Criolla
    $10.00
  • Lobster and Shrimp Burnt pea / green curry / pickled carrots
    $11.00
  • Pasqualina spinach / swiss chard / parmesan crema
    $9.00

Salad

  • Butter Leaf Lettuce Charred Radishes / Local Bleu
    $11.00
  • Chopped Heart of Palm / Olives / Crouton / Quail egg
    $12.00
  • Burnt Golden Beets & Bresaola Pickled mustard seed / horseradish
    $12.00
  • Burrata & Fava Beans Charred mortadella, pistachio, lemon
    $14.00
  • Wild Greens Salad Treviso / Bibb / Escarole / Frisee / Radishes / Grilled Citrus
    $14.00
  • Grilled Caesar Rolled Romaine / Fried Egg / Anchovies / Parmesan
    $12.00
  • Gaucho Spinach Salad Chorizo / Hanger / Blue Cheese / Burnt Caper & Raisin Vinaigrette
    $20.00

Asado

  • Short Ribs
    $19.00
  • Prime 18oz Ribeye
    $56.00
  • Veal Sweetbreads
    $20.00
  • Chorizo Argentine / Del Campo
    $9.00
  • Wagyu Bavette
    $34.00
  • Peruvian Chicken
    $14.00
  • Green and Yellow Chili Served with salsa criolla & chimichurri

Sandwich

  • 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
  • Grilled Bacon Smoke Burger Grilled Avocado / Onions / Smoked Tomato / Provolone
    $15.00
  • Smoked Creekstone Farms Brisket Slaw / Smoked Tomato / Manchego, Smoked Hollandaise
    $15.00

Plancha

  • Grilled Greens Garlic / Olive Oil
    $8.00
  • Charred Cauliflower Aioli
    $10.00
  • Grilled Mushrooms
    $10.00
  • Fried Yuca Aji Amarillo
    $8.00
  • Grilled Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
    $9.00
  • 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

Antipasta Bar

  • Grilled Chopped Salad
  • Charred Fruit with yogurt and granola
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Empanadas
  • Smoked Scrambled Eggs
  • Assorted Danish
  • 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