The second you step into Los Hermanos, the smell of delicious home cooked Dominican food will overwhelm your senses. Located in Columbia Heights, this spacious buffet style restaurant is ideal for the hungry diner - with an option to pick a rice, side and meat, you can choose everything from fish with coconut sauce and stewed beef, to oxtail and goat. The portions are huge compared to the small price, and the service is prompt and efficient.
Want to have a bite of the world famous Middle Eastern delicacy, falafel? Head to Amsterdam Falafelshop, where you can enjoy these delicious treats at a reasonable price. The restaurant offers a variety of toppings which you can sprinkle over the pita bread and falafel. You can create a falafel perfectly suited to your taste! For a quick meal at a great price, this eatery is one of the city's favorites.
&Pizza is the place to go to enjoy a wide range of pizzas that are filled with flavors and are a treat for the entire family. Order signature pizzas like the Moonstruck, Redvine or Maverick with your choice of dough. Dessert pizzas like the Lori Lane and Pizelles are unique offerings at this pizzeria. Pair your pizza with a variety of housemade sodas or craft beer or wine.
Pie Sisters, a charming pie shop perched just off of the Potomac River, was created in 2010 by sisters Allie, Bear, and Cat Blakely. The three girls grew up baking pies with their mother, and after pursing different paths, realized that what they loved most was baking with their family. Thus, Pie Sisters was created, much to the excitement of pie-lovers throughout the capital. The shop offers a wide variety of sweet, savory, and specialty pies, along with some other baked goods like quiches. Visitors to Pie Sisters can purchase pie bites, slices, individual pies (known as a cuppie) and whole pies.
What had formerly started as a popular food truck, District Taco has since evolved into an equally beloved restaurant that serves authentic Mexican fare at an affordable price. For breakfast, opt for the tacos with egg, cheese, and potatoes. For lunch and dinner, don't miss the famous Burrito Mojado, a spicy powerhouse of black beans, cheese, rice, sour cream and fantastic Salsa de Chile. Round out your meals with a side of rich guacamole, or their house special tangy garlic-lime rice. This particular Metro Center location is spacious but especially packed during lunch hours, so be sure to time your visits to beat the rush.
Serving two of the country's favorite comfort foods under a single roof is Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken. The donuts and chicken are prepared fresh daily and served with a smile. While the menu prominently features the classic buttermilk fried chicken, a sriracha and spicy garlic blend is offered up as well for those favoring spice. The donut selection changes daily, featuring delicious flavors like peanut butter & jelly, maple bacon, crème brûlée, caramel macchiato and s'mores. Whether you come for the chicken, the donuts, or both, you will surely leave Astro with a big smile on your face.
This traditional-style Japanese restaurant and bar in Dupont Circle offers much more than sushi. It has a broad menu and a decor imported directly from Japan. Gleaming wood sets the tone and blends well with the authentic Japanese screens and tatami flooring. There is a tremendous selection here, ranging from Sushi and Sashimi to dainty grilled skewers of Yakitori. The restaurant also serves up some high-end sake, which is a Japanese rice wine that can be served hot or cold, and Sho-chu, a Japanese alcohol that has a base of rice, soba, barley, and sweet potato. Other drinks include Japanese beer and wine.
At Komi, located a few twists and turns from the hustle and bustle of Dupont Circle, simplicity is key. The staff, the space, the cuisine and the wines are all elegant, but none are flashy in the least. Komi is most famous for its fixed-price tasting menus with optional sommelier-managed wine pairings, each one a new five-course symphony of tasty wonder. Whichever route you choose, you'll surely be faced with some luscious salads, top-notch pastas and some of the finest meats and fishes you'll ever lay eyes on.
The Pig is a must visit for pork lovers in Washington DC. This restaurant in Logan Circle advocates a nose-to-tail culinary philosophy and specializes in creative renditions of pork. It sources its meat from La Plata MD, its local farm, and features specialties with global influences like barbecue pigtails, bratwurst, Cuban porchetta and cider braised cheek. Their sausage board and pig platters are great when paired with wine, sake or champagne from their beverage list. Other contemporary dishes include salad and seafood. Their pork blood chocolate pudding deserves a special mention. This place is ideal for hosting private parties and events.
&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.
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.