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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.
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.
New Vegas Lounge gets crowded fast, especially when the "Out of Town Blues Band" is on stage. If the night is right, the band will indulge in a little audience participation or bring willing people on stage. The bar is small but friendly. Requesting table service is the best option. Patrons must be at least 18.
For seafood enthusiasts, Hank's Oyster Bar is IT. Upon entering the humbly sized restaurant, look to the blackboard for the oyster, clam, and other crustacean catches of the day. If eating raw goodies from the half shell isn't your thing, try the succulent Lobster Roll, hailed by the Washington City Paper as being "not some sad attempt to drown mediocre meat under an ocean of mayo; this version insists that the sweet, tender flesh do the heavy lifting." Besides Dupont Circle, they also have Hank's outlets in Old Town, Capitol Hill and the Wharf.
Lincoln is more than just an American restaurant, it celebrates the very spirit of the United States. It was the restaurant of choice for both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama during their presidential campaigns. It has also received numerous awards for its happy hours. Its flooring is constructed from antique wood dotted by a mosaic of a million pennies. Its walls exhibit pop art and a painting of the American flag. Their Presidential Tasting Menu offers the preferred dishes of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Savor items like Winter Turkey Salad, Maryland Smoked Quail and Chicken Pot Pie. Do not miss their cocktails such as the 1944 Mai Tai and Gettysburg Address.