There’s a reason you (meaning: a meaningful critic) need to visit a restaurant more than once before publishing a review. And that reason is: sometimes one meal doesn’t give the proper measure of a place, or perhaps, even worse, you may form conclusions about the overall cooking based on a few dishes that the kitchen happened to do either especially well, or poorly that day.
Case in point: DW Bistro — the Jamaican-influenced spot now occupying La Madonna’s former space in the way, way out in the southwest part of town.
Everything about this place looks like a winner, from the snappy, open, well-lit decor, to its friendly service, to the variety of Pickapeppa hot sauces they bring to every table. (ELV note: our staff is a big fan of Pickapeppa, made in Shooter’s Hill, Jamaica.) But our food (all of it), while well-made, needed those hot sauces, because to a bite, it was resolutely under-seasoned, and thus, under-whelming.
But one lunch does not a review make….so we’ll give DW another shot, and hope they give their entrees a shot of salt (and all kinds of pepper too).
Because we’re pulling for this place in a big way.
And because no review of anything Jamaican can be complete without a little Jamaican-me-crazy-music, we hereby offer up some Desmond Dekker to take us home:
6115 South Fort Apache Road
Las Vegas, NV 89148-6739