Watershed gave the NoMa area its only table-service restaurant when it opened on April 22nd. Chef Todd Gray is known for Equinox near the White House, and Watershed is his big bet on NoMa's potential. For gourmet desserts, it's the only game in town right now.
Watershed normally serves these three cookies with a glass of local milk. I ordered it with a scoop of ice cream instead. The ice cream was smooth and better than average. The cookies were all you can ask of cookies. They were warm and soft with thin crispy layers spotting the tops and edges. Two kinds of chocolate chunks play off of each other within the cookies. The chunks are generously proportioned, and melt into the cookies to grace their inner layers with delightful gooeyness and flavor.
Watershed's cookies deserve our great rating. However, my group found the entrees merely average. That's particularly disappointing given the pricing.
Hilton Garden Inn
1225 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
One Vanilla Bean