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.
The treats you can purchase at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe are about as tasty as they come. This lovely little cafe specializes in pops - or popsicles - that are made from fresh ingredients like hibiscus, cardamom or cherries. The creative combinations are seemingly endless. For patrons with a love for chocolate, the cafe also serves hot pops - chocolate pops that you swirl around in hot milk to make your own tasty hot chocolate. People looking for heartier fare can also grab lunch or dinner at this multifaceted and unfailingly delicious establishment.
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.
Acqua Al 2 DC is a great place to visit if you would like to taste some delectable flavors from Florence, Italy. The restaurant, established in 2010 by friends Ari Gejdenson and Ralph Lee, is a recreation of the original Florence restaurant that was set up in 1978. This restaurant in Washington, DC, is beautifully decorated in hues of brown with a yellow lighting covering the room in its warmth. Guests can dine on Italian meals on the breezy patio, while dining on pretty wrought iron tables and surrounded by colorful plants.
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.
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.