A popular night spot in the DC neighborhood, the vibe at this jazz and blues club reflects the eclecticism that Adams-Morgan has been known for. It is a great addition to downtown’s social scene. The patrons here would agree that the lively atmosphere at this place is the key to its fame. Savor a drink and a classic grub, play a few games of billiards, and enjoy nightly live performances all under one roof at Madam's Organ. If you wish to spend a night that you will remember for a long time, then this place won't disappoint you for sure.
This Asian-style teahouse in the heart of Dupont Circle hosts outdoor Japanese tea ceremonies in summer. The rest of the year, enjoy dozens of exotic teas, breakfast, sandwiches and bento boxes. Teaism also has a small store where you can buy traditional tea settings. Try the ostrich burgers, Japanese bento boxes (rice, sushi, and a hot dish) and rice pudding for dessert. Tea is served in your own pot.
Assaggi Osteria is for all those who love Italian food and good mozzarella. The menu features a wide array of appealing appetizers, salads, homemade pastas, fresh seafood and veal. You need to keep a careful watch on the road if you are driving as chances are you might miss this hidden gem. Due to the chef-owner's love for seafood, Assaggi specializes in seafood and you can find interesting treasures from the seas all around the world in here all sourced freshly of course. All the other produce is procured from local Amish farms and the desserts are made in the house. The farm to table menu is served as small plates meant to be shared.
Vace, is an Italian Deli, essentially known for its delectable home made pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and specialty items like Dry Italian Lentils, and succulent chicken slices. This well lit shop also has a variety of olive oils, coffees and wines, catering to all kinds of choices and preferences. So if you are looking for a place to buy authentic Italian food items, this hidden gem awaits your arrival.
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.
Chances are you will get duped by the name, for Duke's Grocery is an East London inspired gastropub! This bi-level space has a laid-back vibe to it and you can enjoy their happy hours with craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Their ever changing menu consists of tasty sandwiches, charcuterie, shared plates, salads and soups. Their market-driven fare will definitely keep you guessing what's on for the day. It is a nice spot to hangout with your friends.
After her daring fight with cancer, that compelled owner Elizabeth Petty to adopt a raw and vegan diet, she was introduced to the benefits of eating raw and staying healthy. She envisioned to share this passion with others and thus, Elizabeth's Gone Raw was born. This is a unique restaurant open only on Friday evenings. The place welcomes patrons into a classy setting where cocktails form the first round, these are exceptionally-crafted concoctions that lay the perfect start to the fare that follows next. Elizabeth's Gone Raw focuses on a new menu every Friday, so every visit is a surprise for the patrons. Here food is cooked well under 244 degree Fahrenheit (118 degree Celsius) and all the ingredients are raw. Nevertheless, everything is plated with perfection and arrives at your table looking nothing less than a masterpiece. Though, it is essential to develop a taste for raw food and vegan fare, a visit to Elizabeth's Gone Raw is must for the experience it offers.
This tiny ice cream parlor is tucked below bustling the Connecticut Avenue and serves up some of the best homemade ice cream anywhere in the City. Walk down two sets of stairs and walk into a narrow space facing a freezer full of ice cream. A small seating area faces the window. Dozens of flavors of deliciously rich ice cream, including Chocolate Mint are offered. Shakes and malts are also served.