Restaurant List

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DC Restaurant List

Last updated 03.2024

Favorites — in italics

 

Tasting Menu

  • Minibar***
  • Metier (esp on Sundays:)

Sushi/Omakase

  • Sushi Ogawa
  • Sushi Taro
  • Omakase @ Barracks Row

New

  • Reverie

New American + Mediterranean

  • Iron Gate
  • Obelisk  
  • Kinship
  • Imperfecto 
  • Blue Duck Tavern
  • Elizabeth’s Gone Raw (veg)

Around the world

  • Mita
  • Shōtō
  • The Bazaar
  • Balos Estiatorio

To Lounge

  • The Fountain Inn
  • Apéro & La Bohème
  • Blues Alley Jazz Club

Tasting Menu

  • Minibar & Barmini by Jose Andres****
  • Jont*
  • Rooster & Owl*
  • Gravitas*
  • The Dabney
  • Oyster Oyster (vegetarian)
  • The Inn at Little Washington (in VA)
  • Masseria
  • Elcielo
  • Metier*** (All-time fave. Sunday nights too!)

Sushi Omakase

  • Sushi Ogawa*
  • Sushi Taro*
  • Sushi Nakazawa

Under the radar

  • Obelisk***
  • Elizabeth’s Gone Raw**
  • The Setting* (if they ever come back… :’)

New in DC

  • Pesce
  • Omakase @ Barracks Row
  • La Boheme at Apero 

To See & Be Seen

  • Cafe Riggs
  • Shoto (Japanese)
  • Kyojin (Japanese)
  • The Bazaar by Jose Andres
  • Blue Duck Tavern
  • Le Diplomate
  • Cafe Milano

New American

  • Annabelle*
  • 1789 Restaurant
  • Irregardless
  • Little Pearl
  • Kinship*** (also my favorite)

European

  • Marcel’s**
  • Bresca*
  • Lutece*
  • L’Avant Garde
  • Imperfecto

Italian

  • RPM Restaurant
  • L’Ardente

Steakhouse

  • The Prime Rib
  • Bourbon Steak

Middle Eastern

  • Albi 
  • Maydan
  • Villa Yara 

Around the world

  • dLena (Mexican) 
  • Rania (Indian)
  • Taberna del Alabardero (Spanish)
  • Mita (vegetarian Latin American)
  • Cranes (Spanish-Japanese)
  • Kappo Makoto (wagyu omakase) 
  • Moon Rabbit (Vietnamese)

To Lounge

  • The Fountain Inn
  • Apero (Champagne & Caviar)
  • Blues Alley Jazz Club
  • Silver Lyan
  • Donahue
  • Moonraker 
  • Allegory DC

Brunch

 
 

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