Austin Fausett at Proof

Bio

Fausett’s dedication to his craft has earned him numerous accolades, including a well-deserved 2015 nomination for Rising Culinary Star by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) and a 2014 StarChefs Rising Star Chef Award. Last year, Fausett was also named to DC’s first-ever Zagat 30 Under 30 list of “Rock Stars Redefining the Industry.” As Executive Chef at Proof, Fausett honors the restaurant’s Modern American focus, continuing to weave Mediterranean influences into new menu items while using local ingredients as much as possible.

My Restaurants

  • Proof
    775 G St NW
    Washington, D.C.

From My Menu

Chef Kyle Bailey reviews Tuna tartare at Proof
$$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
Penn Quarter
"Layers of crispy nori between the tuna? That's super cool and tasty. Fresh flavors make this one an instant classic. Chef Haidar Karoum is the boss."
Chef Fabio Trabocchi reviews Miso-glazed Alaskan sablefish at Proof
$$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
Penn Quarter
"The miso-glazed sablefish is Proof's signature entrée, and I never tire of it. The sweet miso glaze goes so well with the buttery black cod. It's a terrific dish."
Chef Justin Bittner reviews Escarole salad w/ peppers & white anchovies at Proof
$$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
Penn Quarter
"There is something about this that makes me get it each time I'm there. With escarole, roasted red peppers, marinated white anchovies, and a boiled egg, it's awesome."
Chef Jacob Hunter reviews Warm Mediterranean flatbread at Proof
$$$ | Wine Bar | Modern | American
Penn Quarter
"On the few occasions I like to eat healthy, I’ll get this dish. The chickpeas, eggplant, crispy cucumbers, and warm flatbread all mix very well together. I also dig their charcuterie."