Founding Farmers offers fresh food straight from the farm in its elegant ambiance. The menu features typical American favorites of salads, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, steaks, meat and poultry dishes. Try out the signature dishes of Yankee pot roast, farmers meatloaf and rotisserie chicken. Weekday mornings guests can enjoy a nutritious breakfast. On weekends visit for a delectable brunch fare like hearty egg scrambles, thick Belgian waffles, fluffy pancakes and more.
Praline Bakery & Bistro is a fine place that offers grubs for any ages and tastes since April 2006. The ambiance is cool and casual to hang out at. The bakery has a fantastic variety of macaroons, pistachio chocolate croissant, coffees, cakes and pastries. The delectable French cuisine is much appreciated for a good meal, at any time of the day. Private parties and gathering are accommodated in the restaurant too for memorable moments. Call ahead for more details, or check out their website.
Il Canale is your quintessential Neapolitan pizzeria. Nestled in Georgetown, this restaurant serves delectable cuisine from the southern regions of Italy. The restaurant offers authentic Neapolitan pizzas, made of thin crust topped with tomatoes from San Marzano and mozzarella along with the usual herbs and sauces. Freshly prepared, these thin crust pies are made using a wood-fired oven imported from Italy. Guests can enjoy the rooftop deck when the weather is nice and take in the serene view of the C&O Canal.
Old Ebbitt Grill is a block from the White House. Power-brokers who prefer old-fashioned favorites, delicious barbecue, rich chili, tasty crab cakes and the thickest, juiciest hamburgers in the city choose to dine here. Most of the vegetables served at the Old Ebbitt Grill hail from local farms. A Sunday brunch is quite popular as well with traditional offerings such as French toast and eggs benedict. Complimentary valet parking is provided.
This is a festive restaurant, well loved for many years by neighborhood patrons. The restaurant has a delightful rooftop terrace for alfresco dining. The dining room has the look and feel of a cozy cafe. The decor is simple, with white walls, white tablecloths and gilt-framed paintings. Blending Spanish, Mexican and Tex-Mex traditions, the menu is strong on fajitas and grilled entrees. Classic paellas and the marinated pork dishes are also excellent.
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.
Sweetgreen is a haven for salad fanatics. Known for their healthy delectable food and excellent core values, Sweetgreen sources local and organic ingredients from farmers to create simple and pure authentic flavors. You have the option of either creating your own salad, or choosing from one of their many specialty bowls. The Strawberries + Local Feta is a definite favorite among customers, with its fat juicy strawberries and fresh arugula leaves, as well as the Blueberry + Basil Fresca, which mixes savory and sweet with plump blueberries and a touch of ginger. This particular location at Logan Circle boasts a charming patio area and a sleek wooden interior that serves as the perfect backdrop for a quaint lunch with friends.
&pizza is the place to go to if you love relishing on flavorsome pizzas. You can order one of their signature pizzas such as The Maverick or Kiss and Fire or play the chef and create your own pizza with every topping of your choice. At &pizza there are also loads of options available for the vegans in the house. Combine the pizzas with one of their refreshing house sodas or craft beers and wines to make the meal even more scrumptious. But don't gorge on the pizzas alone, make sure you bring some friends and family as well to indulge in the delightful feast.
For seafood enthusiasts, Hank's Oyster Bar is IT. Upon entering the humbly sized restaurant, look to the blackboard for the oyster, clam, and other crustacean catches of the day. If eating raw goodies from the half shell isn't your thing, try the succulent Lobster Roll, hailed by the Washington City Paper as being "not some sad attempt to drown mediocre meat under an ocean of mayo; this version insists that the sweet, tender flesh do the heavy lifting." Besides Dupont Circle, they also have Hank's outlets in Old Town, Capitol Hill and the Wharf.
GBD stands for Golden Brown Delicious referring to the unique combination of fried chicken and donuts in its menu. Here innovation is the key and the donuts are available in both the classic ring forms and innovative shapes such as fans and squares. Try exotic varieties like Maple-Bacon Bourbon, Passion Fruit Old Fashioned, German Chocolate, Cranberry Fritter and Chocolate Pudding. Unlike chain donut shops, this is more of a gourmet restaurant and guests can also enjoy delicious brunch dishes such as GBD Curry Salad and Chicken and Waffles, accompanied by dips like Chipotle BBQ and Buttermilk Ranch. It also specializes in house punches, cordials, bourbons, doughnut beers and premium coffee. The early morning and late night hours make it a popular restaurant in the neighborhood.
Feel your tastebuds encounter a thousand flavors of the Mediterranean at Yāfa Grille. Headed by duo of brothers with nearly 35 years of restaurant practice, this eatery offers Middle-eastern fare with authentic seasonings. Bite into their freshly made falafels with yummy filling, available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Must-haves include the iconic shawarma, hummus and baba ghanoush. You can even make your dish interesting with tangy natural toppings and hot sauces. Both delicious and nutritious, Yāfa makes for an ideal dose of the exotic.
Head to Ankara to enjoy a delectable spread of authentic Turkish food. Lit with bright accents and decorated with Turkish paraphernalia, the interior of the restaurant sets a perfect mood for the culinary journey that patrons are about to embark. Sea of Marmara and the Aegean are popular items for brunch here also İmam Bayıldı which is an eggplant preparation is a must try along with Lahmacun, a flat bread made with the use of meat and parsley. Ankara has a wide selection of soups, salads and dips to choose from, and their cold meze plates are also highly recommended. This place is extended for private parties, and in-house catering ensures that all of your guests leave only with praises for the food.