The Michelin Guide has finally caught onto the trend, and it’s official: DC is one of the best food towns in the world. Looking for buttermilk biscuits with fried eggs and foie gras? DC’s got you covered. Khachapuri? You know it. House-brewed cider? It’s a done deal.
The Capital City is on the up and up, so grab a seat while you can. You are where you eat.
Because after over one year of service and one Michelin star, The Dabney continue’s to bring Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s Mid-Atlantic cooking to the table. Protip: order the crab and corn hushpuppies. // Shaw. Book now at The Dabney.
Because Rasika chef Vikram Sunderam is serving up Indian street food in Cleveland Park. Expect to get curried away with Shashlik, Pao and Uttapam. // Cleveland Park. Book now at Bindaas.
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Because roasted-potato ice cream with caviar. Full stop. “Excellent cooking, [and] worth a detour” is how the Michelin Guide starred this establishment, leaving it two, for keeps. // Capitol Hill. Walk-ins only.
Because Anxo is D.C.’s first real ode to Basque cooking. Enjoy an array of artisan ciders – some fermented on-site – accompanied by Spanish pintxos, cured meats and more. // Truxton Circle. Book now at Anxo.
Because receiving the honor of Bon Appetit’s second best new restaurant of 2016 is no small feat. Bad Saint has made the country crave Filipino food, serving classic dishes like ukoy (a fried ball of freshwater shrimp fritter, sweet potato, and cilantro) with a spicy cane vinegar and chile sauce. // Columbia Heights. Walk-ins only.
Because Chef Nicholas Stefanelli created his homage to the “masseria” (a farm/country house in Puglia) after a trip to his mother land. Summer is on its way out, but cognac, cigars, and champagne can still be enjoyed in Masseria’s garden, equipped with granite fire pits and all. // NoMa. Book now at Masseria.
Because the Post’s Food critic, Tom Sietsema, has selected his favorite restaurants, and All-Purpose is number 1. That’s right. Chef Michael Friedman’s restaurant, which specializes in pizza, is bringing approachability to the neighborhood dining scene, and now Sietsema “hope[s] it inspires others.” // Shaw. Book now at All Purpose.
Because chef Cedric Maupillier learned from legend Michel Richard, and his food at Convivial has echoes of his mentor. Sietsema even believes that Convivial should have received a Michelin star. // Shaw. Book now at Convivial.
Because it’s almost ramen season and theirs is so good, it’s worth lining up for. The mapo tofu poutine offers your order a Canadian twist. // Shaw. (202) 299-1000.
Because Chef Nick Stefanelli of Masseria recommends its late-night menu. Owner Rose Previte makes it all happen at this cozy upstairs escape. Get your cheesy and bready Khachapuri here. // Logan Circle. (202) 506-4765.