Image Courtesy of The Dabney.
What better way to celebrate warm weather than with a bevy of new favorites? Discover the latest (and greatest) in D.C. dining– from mouth-watering barbecue to a bona fide omakase sensation. The (food) world is your oyster.
Because the house-made sweet potato rolls make a terrific seasonal slider. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s current menu offerings include soft shell crabs and a “fudge-sicle” sorbet dessert, made with coriander, lemon thyme, and black walnut. // Shaw. Book now at The Dabney.
Because Chef Nobu Yamazaki is the man of D.C.’s hour, and his Michelin-starred omakase is a masterful tasting experience. // Dupont Circle. Book now at Sushi Taro.
3/The Federalist Pig
Because indulge in the city’s best barbecue and home-style sides. Case in point: glorious Brussel sprouts and smoked cheddar mac and cheese, with a side of cider. // Adams Morgan. Walk-ins only.
Because a stellar team delivers a stellar meal. From the service to the wine, this contemporary French restaurant with modern American-inspired service is new, and it’s hot. Pro tip: don’t skip the cheese cart. // White House/World Bank. (202) 506-3833.
Because this cafe serves up Cuban coffees, delicious light bites, and cocktails from Barmini alum, Juan Coronado. It’s casual dining done right. // 14th Street Corridor. (202) 332-8800.
Because this newly-minted seafood restaurant pairs fresh fish and local ingredients with traditional, old world spices. The result is a brilliant mashup of storied and contemporary preparations. // Logan Circle. (202) 521-7171.
Because Arroz is a multicultural treat, mixing contemporary flavors from Southern Spain, Morocco and Portugal to perfection. Must-orders include the fried sweetbreads, duck bomba rice, and rum baba. // Mount Vernon Square. (202) 869-3300.
Because this glorious eatery serves a show-stopping fried chicken Benedict. But that’s not all. Enjoy creative preparations of poultry from every distinction– ostrich, emu, duck, chicken, and more. Opt for the Korean-style chicken wings with an Atticus Finch cocktail. // Shaw. (202) 518-3609.
Because Marc Vetri’s popular Philadelphia pizzeria serves its traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pies with a multitude of beer and wine varieties. Save room for dessert– more specifically, the Nutella pizza. // U Street Corridor. (202) 794-9057.
Because this Shaw restaurant specializes in tempura soft shell crab, served with jalapeños, fish sauce, and sides of steamed rice and tots… really, really great tots. // Shaw. (202) 847-4980.
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