Rose's Luxury is a perfect place to drink, eat and socialize. A quaint little eatery with a simple and unpretentious ambiance, it is popular with locals in the area. Ricotta-stuffed gnocchi, Korean fried catfish, and Vietnamese pate are some examples of what you might find on their constantly changing menu. Cocktails and other beverages are also available to complement your food. The beautiful garden patio is perfect for a romantic meal.
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.
1789 Restaurant, a formal, elegant restaurant in Georgetown, is a Washington favorite. Its Federal-era architecture is nicely accentuated by burning fireplaces and classic linen-and-silver table settings. A wide range of New American entrees are featured on the menu. There are fine vegetarian offerings as well as non-vegetarian delicacies like hanger steak and grill rack of lamb. The desserts here are similarly divine.
Rasika combines old and new in a most striking manner. So grab a table and order up a selection of your favorites, and rest assured that they'll be made with ingredients fresher and more flavorful than at your dingy neighborhood joint. After you dine, settle into the lounge and while away the rest of the night with a cocktail or four.
Art And Soul is another upscale D.C. restaurant perfect for a business lunch, or an intimate dinner. The cuisine is a seamless blend of traditional Southern cooking with a contemporary Washingtonian twist; try the spice-rubbed ahi tuna with fried green tomatoes, or the blackened scallops with buttermilk mash. The restaurant has a famed happy hour where you can get a fantastic food and drink pairing for ten dollars - the selection is ample, and a fantastic array of wines by the glass or bottle are also available. Art And Soul is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily; reservations are recommended.
Capitol Hill's critically-acclaimed Charlie Palmer Steak is a sophisticated restaurant and lounge along the world-famous National Mall. Here you'll find only the finest cuts of artisan meats, game, fish and fowl, prepared in Chef Charlie Palmer's progressive American style. This is the place to see and be seen. If you are a wine connoisseur, scroll through their 10,000 American wines on an eWinebook while three sommeliers are on hand for consultation. The restaurant also has three private dining rooms and a rooftop terrace for events for up to 400 guests, with spectacular views of the Capitol.
Among the best fine dining restaurants in the region, Plume Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel is something that entices the serious foodie. The opulent interiors, accentuated by the fireplace and chandeliers, offer the best of environments for refined dining. The menu, prepared with the best available ingredients, features dishes like the Lobster Gratin, and Amish Farm-raised Rabbit. Besides, Plume has gained several awards and accolades for its extensive list of beverages. You can choose from around 1300 vintage wines from around the world, the oldest dating back to 18th Century. Save some room for dessert too as Plume offers a range of divine delights like Chocolate Raspberry Profiteroles, Lemon Blueberry Sable Breton and many more. Dine at Plume to rediscover the pleasures of haute cuisine.
Iron Gate has a history dating back to 1923 and has got a new lease of life due to the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Led by executive chef Anthony Chittum, it is set in the historic carriageway while the lovely courtyard with grapevines and wisteria provide an alluring backdrop for alfresco dining. Their menu is influenced by Greek and Italian styles of cooking. Savor their dishes like Oak Roasted Foraged Mushrooms, Farm Goat Ribs and Iron Gate Mixed Grill. This romantic restaurant also has a fine list of wines and cocktails. It is a great spot for a date or special occasions.
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.
Tucked away in a culinary downtown area of DC, Le Desales is a charming restaurant that serves some delicious French food with a twist. A great place to celebrate a party, private event, occasion, dates or formal business meet. This beautiful restaurant has an imaginative menu that ranges from sweetbreads to Duck dishes to French cut steaks and a variety of appetizers. The rustic interiors and warm lighting provides a perfect dining ambiance. Their Duck Egg And Paprika Potatoes, Bavette Dry Aged Beef and Petite Suisse are worth having.
Named after the legendary Russian damsel Mari Vanna who is said to have been the perfect hostess, Mari Vanna restaurant is a popular dining place in Washington. Drop by for a night of revelry in true Russian style. The menu boasts traditional specials like Pelmeni, Black Caviar, Smoked Fish and Chicken Kiev. Drinks and libations are also served in plenty. At night, live music and talented DJs enthrall the audience and keep them captivated.