Or at least so it seems. On Wednesday evening, I went to Tallula in Arlington, Va. (just a few minutes across the Potomac) with my significant other. The restaurant was packed at 8:30 p.m. A Wednesday night in late August, with Congress in recess, is usually a time when most Washington-area restaurants are at least half empty.
(Sigh) I could do without the validation of knowing that the rest of the world agrees with me that Tallula is a wonderful restaurant. It's not hard to understand why. It's a nice space with excellent, cutting-edge food -- consistently.
BTW, the ahi tuna starter is to die for.