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Tabaq Bistro

Tabaq is a Mediterranean restaurant featuring flavors from Morocco to Spain to Turkey. The rooftop has some of the best views of the city and the retractable roof makes for great open air dining or cocktails. Tabaq is located at 1336 U St NW. Cost – $$ Service – B- Depending on how busy the […]

Yanni’s Greek Taverna

Yanni’s Greek Taverna is a restaurant and bar located at 3500 Connecticut Ave. in Cleveland Park. I live in the Van Ness / Tenleytown section of DC so Yanni’s has been a favorite of mine for a while now. It fulfills several needs for me: for one, I sometimes have a craving for saganaki and […]

Pho Bistro

Pho is starting to steadily grow into the mainstream in the DC area, fueled by a number of popular Northern Virginia spots.  On most Sunday afternoons you can find DC area residents at some of the more popular hot spots in Arlington and Falls Church soaking up their hangovers with bowls of the steaming, hot […]


Even though the actual development of Proof took a couple of years, the concept was brewing in owner Mark Kuller’s mind for far longer. The attorney turned proprietor (although he still does some legal work on the side) has always enjoyed fine dining, wine and company so it was just a matter of time until […]


CityZen, is one of my personal favorites for modern American cuisine. Chef Eric Ziebold, formerly of Napa Valley’s renowned The French Laundry, was voted in Food & Wine magazine as one of ‘America’s Best New Chef’s’ and the restaurant one of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in the World’. CityZen is located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel […]

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao is an all you can eat Brazillian churrascaria, or steakhouse, which offers a variety of slow-roasted meats served up tableside by gauchos for a fixed price. For those not wanting the meat, there is a salad bar only option available. There are locations throughout the eastern US and the DC restaurant is at […]


Mandu is a Korean restaurant located at 1805 18th St. NW between Dupont and Adams Morgan. As far as I can tell it is the only Korean restaurant in Washington, DC. This is pretty pathetic considering how damn good Korean food is. Cost – $$ Service – A- The service is top-notch. The wait staff, […]

Bangrak Thai Cuisine

Bangrak is a great Thai restaurant located at 43540 Yukon Dr. in Ashburn, Virginia. Cost – $$  Service – A Both proprietors came to the table to talk with us after we were seated, and the server had a perpetual smile on her face and was extremely helpful and gracious. Food – A They have […]

Smith Point

Smith Point is a bar/restaurant in Georgetown located at 1338 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Cost – $$ Service – D The bartenders inside are great. Unfortunately the stipulations at the door seem to be if you are not white and wealthy then this is not the place for you. Food – ? According to Tom Sietsema […]