According to Bon Appétit, DC is “the Restaurant City of the Year.” The Capital City is sitting pretty and just in time for the latest hit list. You are where you eat, so vote with your fork:
Because “bold Filipino cooking that tastes best with beer and loud music” is the ticket, says Bon Appétit. They had you at ukoy (aka the Filipino version of shrimp fritters) and hooked you with their ever changing menu. // Columbia Heights. Walk-ins only.
Because you know the patio is one of the best tables in the city. DC’s first Cidery and Pintxos bar is serving up Basque cuisine. It’s all about the jamon, and the Asturián pour. // Truxton Circle. Book now at Anxo.
Because the pizza cannot be beat and the crispy fried mozzarella topped with black truffles has your name on it. // Shaw. Book now at All Purpose.
Because masala popcorn, avocado golgappa, and the most gorgeous cardamom ice cream khulfi ever. Indian-inspired street food FTW. // Cleveland Park. Book now at Bindaas.
Because believe the hype, this farm-to-table restaurant delivers. After their nod from Bon Appétit in this year’s “Best New Restaurants” list, don’t forget to order the “best Parker House rolls of all time.” Get ’em. // Shaw. Book now at The Dabney.
Because this raw bar is from the DGS Delicatessen team. Have you tasted the scallop crudo with fresh passion fruit, pink peppercorns, and sea beans? // Navy Yard. (202) 484-8801.
Because Eric Ziebold knows how to play with his food. This tasting menu, located below his à la carte restaurant Kinship, is about the full experience. Case in point, foie gras with madeleines and table roasted s’mores. // Mt Vernon. Book now at Métier.
Because grandma’s zucchini bread got a foie gras mousse upgrade. Chef Robert Rubba is serving innovative plates with international flavors. // Shaw. (202) 847-4980.
Because pizza and beer is a classic combo. Local brews paired with rustic Italian food is always a wise decision. So is the nutella and marshmallow pizza. // Cardozo. (202) 794-9057.
Because this is the “restaurant for our time.” A mix of French cuisine with American staples i.e. escargots in a blanket. // Shaw. Book now at Convivial.
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