My ongoing effort to casually document the good (and not so good) restaurants I’ve tried around the District.

Adams Morgan

Tail Up Goat: small plates and yummy craft cocktails

Dupont Circle


14th Street/U Street

Compass Rose: awesome menu of street food small plates from around the world

Le Diplomate: French bistro that’s a standby on 14th street

Lupo Verde: my favorite Italian restaurant

Shaw & Bloomingdale

The Red Hen: perfectly cooked pasta & Italian, in good but not gluttony-inducing portion sizes in a cozy-hip setting

Columbia Room: a swanky prohibition-style den in Blagden Alley. Their special cocktail tasting menu is worth the $80 splurge.

Downtown D.C.


Timber Pizza: small shop with gourmet made-to-order thin crust pizza and an interesting lineup of craft beers

H Street NE


Ambar: Balkan tapas in a airy plant-filled corner space in Clarendon.

Lyon Hall: Belgian beer, mussels and subway tile in a moody-mod space (think candle bulbs and subway tiles)


Northside Social



On My Radar (Haven’t Tried Yet, but Worth Mentioning)

Pineapple and Pearls or Roses Luxury: two of the foodiest spots in DC



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