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.
Located in the heart of Washington, Estadio is a great place to drop by to feast on some authentic Spanish flavors. Under the tutelage of Executive Chef Haidar Karoum the culinary team offers a delectable Spanish fare of soups, salads, montaditos (open sandwiches), meat, seafood, chicken and egg dishes. The decor of the restaurant, with timber furnishing and iron panels, resembles a 19th-century Spanish restaurant. Though the restaurant stops serving dinner earlier in the night, guests can enjoy drinks and light bites at the bar that is open till late.
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.
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.
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.
Situated on Jefferson Place, St. Arnold's on Jefferson borrows its name from the Patron Saint of Brewing known as St. Arnold of Flanders. This city center bar is focused on serving sumptuous Belgian brews like Raspberry Lambic and Belgian Blonde Ale. Food served here include traditional Belgian fare like mussels and frites. All in all, a perfect Belgian treat awaits you at St. Arnold's.
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.
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.
Attracting a number of after-work crowd, this elegant space doubles up as restaurant and bar/lounge. Perfectly crafted cocktails accompany tastefully prepared delicacies to give out a perfect dining experience. The resident DJs also churn out latest musical mixes for the crowd.
Agora is a beautiful restaurant located on seventeenth street that celebrated fusion cuisine among Turkish, Mediterranean and Greek flavors. With a perfect ambiance to relax and gather with friends, Agora's menu features most items in the form of small plates. Share every dish with your friends, which is served in small portions, and get to taste more dishes than you thought of. The chef excellently blends the flavors and you are sure to have an unforgettable gourmet experience at Agora. Pair your meal with a delicious cocktail or wine or beer. Call ahead for more details.