Estadio, web site, 1520 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-319-1404, no lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | City Paper | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell | Examiner | Yelp]
The best items here are the cheeses and the plain meats. If you think of your meal here as a catered, more expensive Whole Foods experience it can be valuable in that way. The more creative dishes, such as the smoked salmon with honey and yogurt, are only OK. The small sandwich (bocadillo) with the blood sausage was the best course I had. It’s crowded and noisy and they take reservations only for the very early dinner hours. If you think of getting cheese and snacks here at 5 or so, I am enthusiastic. Otherwise it is too costly an experience for me to recommend.