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.
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.
Pie Sisters, a charming pie shop perched just off of the Potomac River, was created in 2010 by sisters Allie, Bear, and Cat Blakely. The three girls grew up baking pies with their mother, and after pursing different paths, realized that what they loved most was baking with their family. Thus, Pie Sisters was created, much to the excitement of pie-lovers throughout the capital. The shop offers a wide variety of sweet, savory, and specialty pies, along with some other baked goods like quiches. Visitors to Pie Sisters can purchase pie bites, slices, individual pies (known as a cuppie) and whole pies.
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.
This neighborhood pub is tucked between Dupont Circle and Adams-Morgan. Fox and Hounds offers a friendly atmosphere and fun crowd. The outdoor cafe is an ideal spot for people watching on 17th Street. At all times, patrons will find that both drinks and food - standard pub fare, such as burgers and other sandwiches - are served with a generous hand. Customers enjoy the large number of coffee liqueur drinks, wines by the glass, imported beers and microbrews.
At Churchkey, beer is not just another drink, but rather it is a passion and way of life. The bar boasts a jaw-dropping, vast and varied selection of 555 beers that represent a host of regions, traditions and flavor profiles; a kind of chronicle of the story of this magnificent, yet humble brew from around the world. While the beer selection is ever beer lover's dream come true, paired with expertly-crafted, scrumptious bites, like Brat Burgers, Disco fires with sausage gravy and Grafton cheddar cheese, fire-roasted shishito peppers and hand-rolled cavatelli, a meal at Churckey promises to be one that you will not soon forget.
Birch & Barley prides itself on an unrivaled and quite extensive beer list that complements their contemporary American fare. Featuring a warm and inviting interior designed to cater to everyone who walks through the doors, lured in by the aromatic scents wafting in the air, this establishment is an absolute marvel, whipping up delectable delights under the watchful eye of the talented chef Jarrad Silver. The much-lauded restaurant features over 555 beer varieties sourced from local breweries, as well as bottles, drafts and ale, and it also offers an assortment of wines and ingeniously concocted cocktails to pick from. The menu by chef Kyle Bailey offers pan-seared cod, honey glazed duck breast and crudo of kampachi, as well as cheese platters. End your meal on a sweet note with the creamsicle cheesecake.
DNV Rooftop Lounge, at the Donovan House Hotel, offers some of the most gorgeous vistas over the city, especially stunning at night when the entire cityscape is illuminated. Serving a delicious array of cocktails, small plates and snacks, the lounge is a great place to kick-back and relax after a busy day. Enjoy their unique selection of on-tap cocktails while you nibble at Asian-inspired eats. Try the Pork Belly Bao Buns, Conchita Tacos or the Spicy Tuna Roll to satiate your hunger pangs. Saturdays heat up with a DJ spinning the hottest beats, a great place to check out for a stylish vibe and delicious cocktails, you're here to see and be seen. For reservations, visit the website. Put first letters of menu items in capitals, and put foreign words in Italics.
The name "Madhatter" is the owner's homage to the fictitious character of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. With Alice-themed artworks on the walls and cocktails like the Large Hat (a large cocktail served in a hat-shaped cup) the atmosphere is half the fun. Enjoy bottomless mimosas and brunch, or fajitas, pizza, and sandwiches.