Best Get-Out-of-a-Dining-Rut Dinner

Bedouin Tent at Compass Rose
1346 T St. NW, (202) 506-4765
Some things in life are supremely predictable, like screaming on a roller coaster or crying during Jerry Maguire. Another is your jaw dropping when a server uncaps a lamb neck tagine and all the aromas of Morocco hit you. The dish is part of a family-style feast held on a back porch turned Bedouin tent at Compass Rose. Owner Rose Previte’s world travels inspired the cozy den draped in scarves that begs to be an Instagram backdrop. A menu representing specific countries like Morocco or Puerto Rico is offered Tuesdays through Thursdays at $70 per person (with optional $30 drink pairings), while a “Tour of the World” menu is served Fridays through Mondays for $60 per person. The latter pulls from the restaurant’s regular menu, but comes with surprises. “By the end, the ‘tour’ covers items from about 20 different countries,” Previte says. Groups of six to eight people can make reservations online.