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Lincoln is more than just an American restaurant, it celebrates the very spirit of the United States. It was the restaurant of choice for both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during their presidential campaigns. It has also received numerous awards for its happy hours. Its flooring is constructed from antique wood dotted by a mosaic of a million pennies. Its walls exhibit pop art and a painting of the American flag. Their Presidential Tasting Menu offers the preferred dishes of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Savor items like Winter Turkey Salad, Maryland Smoked Quail and Chicken Pot Pie. Do not miss their cocktails such as the 1944 Mai Tai and Gettysburg Address.
Opened in 2007, Brasserie Beck is a contemporary Belgian brasserie by the acclaimed chef Robert Wiedmaier. The elegant space includes stone floors, exposed steel fixtures and vintage decor that give it a charming look. The open kitchen tantalizes your appetite while you wait for your order. Their bar has an impressive beer list of more than 100 varieties which will make an enthusiast thrilled. Whether it is a quick lunch or a late night meal, the flexible hours and the delectable food that includes charcuterie plates, crispy skate wing and mussels will just make you want to come back for more.
Full of energy, Grill from Ipanema, the Brazilian restaurant in hip Adams-Morgan, serves authentic dishes with flair in a funky environment complete with plastic palm trees. Start off with a fruity batida cocktail or perhaps an eye-opening caipirinha. Grilled fresh fish and creamy coconut and seafood stews bring a taste of the tropics. Chicken and beef dishes are marinated in flavorful seasonings and grilled. The national dish feijoada, a sausage and black bean stew is the house specialty.
An anagram of the DC neighborhood that Madam's Organ calls its home, the vibe at this jazz and blues club reflects the eclecticism that Adams-Morgan has a reputation for. It is a great addition to downtown’s social scene; its patrons would agree that its distinct joie de vivre is key to its fame. Savor a drink and classic grub, shoot some pool, and enjoy nightly live entertainment. If you wish to spend a night that you will remember for days to come, Madam's Organ is surely the place you should explore.
Drink, eat, mingle and dance at this Latin club. A bar and restaurant area occupies the first floor of Habana Village, while the second floor offers a quaint dance floor which always packed with people dancing to the latest salsa tunes. The comfortable lounge seating provide a place to kick back and relax your feet between songs. Dance lessons are held every Wednesday through Saturday where patrons can learn to salsa, tango or meringue.
This casual restaurant takes its name from John Singer Sargent's painting El Jaleo. A large mural of a flamenco dancer, based on Sargent's work, adorns a wall in the restaurant and sets the casual tone of the interior. Jaleo is the perfect place to drink sangria, devour tasty tapas and tantalize your taste buds with paella. Flamenco dancers entertain the crowd on Wednesday evenings.
This is the place for steak lovers! Though Bourbon Steak has seafood and other dishes, the steak is central as you'll only find corn-fed, all-natural meats on the menu. If you're not looking for a meal, you can enjoy a wide array of fashionable cocktails in the lounge. You can also try unique artisanal cheeses, delectable desserts and a lunch menu to match the dinners.
Not to be confused with its sophisticated upstairs neighbor, 1789 restaurant, this nautically themed basement bar (note the oars on the wall) caters largely to a college crowd. Some might even swear that the bar is in fact owned by Georgetown University (it is not). Sit at one of the sturdy wooden booths and munch on basic American fare, such as burgers and chicken sandwiches, or come have a drink at the bar.