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.
What once stood as the historic Bethesda Theater in 1938 has now been transformed into suave live music supper club. Still carrying the glory of the yesteryear, Bethesda Blues and Jazz houses a small concert hall that serves brilliant continental fare. While 300 seats are ticketed as dinner seats, there are an additional 200 performance seats made available later. Come and enjoy this acoustically enhanced wonder on a fine evening.
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.
Cava Mezze offers generous portions of Greek culinary fare like gyros, tzatziki and taramosalata or salmon. Keeping its Greek roots alive, the restaurant firmly believes in incorporating traditional Greek spices and condiments like olive oil, pepper, oregano and lemon into each one of its recipes. The specialties include lamb shanks, moussaka and short ribs. Remember to leave room for the baklava at the end of the meal. The ambiance is trendy and low lighting adds to the appeal.
&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.
Dirty Martini situated in the heart of Washington DC is popular for the wide range of drinks and delicious food that it serves in a sophisticated setting. Delicious dishes like Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Skewers, Fried Mozzarella, Fried Calamari and Buffalo Wings served here complements the wide range of spirits, cocktails and ice-cold beer served here. Dirty Martini plays host to drag breakfast, political fundraisers, private events, corporate events and luncheons amongst many others on a regular basis making it a popular meeting place in the city.
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.
Claudia's Steakhouse located in Washington offers an upscale Latin-American cuisine, fine-dining experience in a sleek and intimate environment. Decor at this restaurant is a mix of snow-white walls, plush velvet chairs, a floor to ceiling waterfall and a 17 feet (5 meters) long fireplace. Enjoy delicious food items like the Drunken Rib-eye and the Grilled Octopus. Choose from their range of exclusive craft cocktails and relax into the luxurious surroundings at Claudia's.
If you wish to unwind after a long day in the city then The Manor is the spot to be. The place has a vivacious ambiance throughout their working hours; it has a sumptuous decor that boasts of near-perfect acoustics, impressive seating spaces and vibrant light accents that cast a dream-like glow. Their bar is rich with eclectic spirits and the bartenders are known to work magic with each of them. The pulsating music keeps patrons grooving till wee hours of the night at The Manor, while their delectable American menu satiates your well-worked appetite. The place is quite popular for their happy hours and hence is bustling with a large crowd from 5p to 8p from Tuesdays through Fridays. Reservations come highly recommended.