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Restaurateur Rose Previte of Maydan and Compass Rose. Photo courtesy of Maydan

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The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of Washington, D.C.


For Rose Previte, owner of Compass Rose and Maydan, being a restaurant owner is a personal endeavor that’s deeply connected to her experience growing up as a daughter of a Sicilian father and Lebanese mother.

“I’m in this for every woman who felt less than growing up because she looked different or someone told them that being different was bad,” said Previte, when she participated in Resy’s 2020 Women of Food series. “I started making food for people that was the food that made me ‘weird’ growing up, and the world finally understood, appreciated and now celebrates those differences.”

Previte’s restaurants are just two of the many of women-owned restaurants in DC that you can find on Resy. Throughout the months of May and June, Resy is celebrating female restaurant industry leaders through its ongoing series, The Women of Food.

The series mantra is simple: Behind every great restaurant is a woman. The following women-owned restaurants in DC, all available to book on Resy, are proof of that.

Deniz Güllüoglu

Apéro DC
Elli Benchimol

Bar Charley
Jackie Greenbaum

Beau Thai – Shaw
Aschara Vigsittaboot

Bistro Cacao
Hulya Bolukbasi

Bottles Wines Garden
Angie Duran and Erika Parjus

Brightwood Pizza by ANXO
Rachel Fitz

Celebration by Rupa Vira
Rupa Vira

Amy Brandwein

Compass Rose
Rose Previte

Creole on 14th
Shatorya Miskiri

Kelly Phillips

El Chucho
Jackie Greenbaum

Lizzy Evelyn

Emmy Squared Navy Yards
Emily Hyland

Kathleen Davis

Fancy Radish
Kate Jacoby

Granville Moore’s
Roneeka Bhagotra

Hank’s Oyster Bar (Alexandria)
Hank’s Oyster Bar (Capitol Hill) 

Hank’s Oyster Bar (Dupont) 
Hank’s Oyster Bar (The Wharf)
Jamie Leeds

Immigrant Food+
Téa Ivanovic

Little Coco’s
Jackie Greenbaum

Mariscos 1133
Jessica Solis

Rose Previte

Mercy Me
Daniela Moreira

Miss Toya’s Creole House
Shatorya Miskiri

Purple Patch
Patrice Cleary

Reveler’s Hour
Jill Tyler

Rooster & Owl
Carey Tang

Soi 38
Dia Khanthongthip

St. James
Jeanine Prime

Tail Up Goat
Jill Tyler

1310 Kitchen & Bar
Jenn Crovato