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.
Lyon Hall is a quintessential neighborhood brasserie in Arlington. It features an unrivaled beer list with over 20 on tap and over 50 bottled brews on offer. Enjoy a chilled pint with delectable bar fare. German and French classics dominate the menu with the likes of pretzels and steak frites. A packed house and energetic vibes during their weekend brunch reveals its local favorite status.
Nestled in the heart of Bethesda's charming downtown district, Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro serving the best in modern and traditional fare. Wooden shelves, ornate wine racks, and small cozy tables adorned with crisp white tablecloths create an air of sophistication and warmth. The food is equally as impressive. Before the meal even begins, guests are greeted by a toasty baguette and service fit for a five-star Parisian bistro. Their signature appetizers, escargot and oysters au gratin, are definitely worth a try. Mon Ami Gabi’s specialty, Steak Frites, is another crowd-pleaser, keeping guests happy by matching top-quality steaks with crispy French fries. This is a great place to enjoy a sumptuous lingering meal. - Zoe Pagonis
What once stood as the historic Bethesda Theater in 1938 has now been transformed into a 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.
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.
Nazca Mochica is a Peruvian restaurant located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC offering modern interpretations of classic Peruvian delights in a warm and comfortable setting. The restaurant is spread over two floors featuring a pisco bar with tapas, and an upstair dining area. The lower floor lounge serves a variety of handcrafted Pisco-based cocktails, carefully curated spirits and a notable list of Cebiches. The Cebiche Nazca, Cebiche de Pato and Lomo Saltado are some of their signature dishes on the menu. If you're looking forward to a mouthwatering Latin-American meal, Nazca Mochica is the place to be.
Situated adjacent to the Mason and Rook Hotel, Radiator is a friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar that pays homage to the rich automotive history of 14th street. The dining area features vintage parts of automobiles and checkerboard floors, exuding a nostalgic vibe. The menu includes a wide range of International cocktail-friendly small plates meant for sharing and innovative drinks and an eclectic selection of specialty cocktails and spirits.
Here is a straightforward, modest Italian restaurant with a great idea: the pasta is all-you-can-eat, while an endless variety of sauces is available a la carte. The entrees at Radicchio change with the seasons and might include rabbit or veal stew. Wood-fired pizzas are offered with a wide range of toppings and daily specials might feature spit-roasted meats or lasagna. A second branch of this restaurant is located in Georgetown with the same menu and hours: 1211 Wisconsin Avenue North West. Phone: 202 337 2627.
Commissary is a far cry from its namesake, which is often associated with a prison general store. Logan Circle's version of Commissary is a relaxed coffeehouse-bar, restaurant, and local hang out all wrapped up in one. The inexpensive menu is a draw among younger patrons, and happy hour swoons with the young professional crowd for its great drink specials. It's typically American menu boasts larger-than-life portions and is a great bang for the buck. - Shamyra N. Edmonds
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.
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.