Category Archives: DC

Boqueria

Boqueria, web site, 1837 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-558-9545 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell] Right now the best tapas place around. It’s not dramatic or even especially original. … Continue reading

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Del Campo

Del Campo, web site, 777 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-289-7377 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | ModernLuxury DC | Don Rockwell | Yelp] This place is pretty awesome. Get the rib-eye … Continue reading

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Le Diplomate

Le Diplomate, web site, 1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-332-3333 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Washington finally has an excellent French restaurant. The menu here … Continue reading

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The Red Hen

The Red Hen, web site, 1822 1st Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-525-3021, closed for lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Excellent food, sometimes called … Continue reading

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Panda Gourmet

Panda Gourmet, Langdon Days Inn, Facebook, web site, 2700 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC, just east of Bladensburg Road, NE, 202-636-3588 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp] It is in a dump of … Continue reading

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Mio

Mio, web site, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-955-0075 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Let’s start with the good news. This … Continue reading

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Mama Chuy

Mama Chuy, web site, 2620 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-667-6262 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell | Yelp] This place is really good. Mom and pop. The chef is … Continue reading

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Rasika West End (Rasika II)

Rasika West End (Rasika II), web site, 1177 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-466-2500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip (Rasika) | Washingtonian | Yelp | Gayot] Now better than Rasika proper, the … Continue reading

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“Getting a good meal in D.C. requires some ruthless economics”

This piece is by me, in The Washington Post. Here is one bit: The key is to hit these restaurants in the “sweet spot” of their cycle of rise and fall. At any point in time Washington probably has five … Continue reading

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Keren Restaurant

Keren Restaurant, 1780 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC (near 18th and U Streets NW), 202-265-5764 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | AllMenus | City Paper | Yelp] This place is exactly what more ethnic restaurants in … Continue reading

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