Panna cotta, Kru
It's easy to fall into the financially deep pitfall of an omakase haze over at Kru. One minute you're shooting an oyster when suddenly four hours, 12 dishes and one empty bank account later, you're having dessert. It's hard to pluck out any one dish that stood out the most, but one of the most memorable bites was the green tea panna cotta served with a bit of fresh mandarin. Elegant. Sweet. Seasonal. Don't worry, the dessert is also on the regular menu: $9 for a large, $6.50 for a small. After payday, I may well go back to indulge once more. 2516 J Street, http://krurestaurant.com.