Salmon at Off the Strip

At this popular neighborhood restaurant, the chef delicately seasons fresh salmon, grills it and finishes it in the oven with rosemary-pimento butter. The dish is served with a choice of rice or pasta, and zucchinis or potato pie. $23, 10670 Southern Highlands Parkway, 202-2448; 9837 W. Tropicana Ave., 876-3080.

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