Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  It has opened for sit-down service taking advantage of its large patio stretching down the side-street.  Reserve via website and Opentable.  It continues to do Take-out and Delivery.  Tom Sietsema wants everyone to know that the delivery option is very good. Gift Cards – for all Starr […]

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Poca Madre

Image: Tuna and Uni Tostada Last Visited: November 2019 Poca Madre is an excellent restaurant that has found its groove. You enter from the side of the building, around the corner from Taco Bamba, and pass into a high-ceiling oasis where Chef/Owner Victor Albisu serves upscale Mexican cuisine.  Nearly all leave impressed.  Rather than starting […]

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minibar

Image: Sun Choke and Hay Cheese in media res. First Visit: November 2019 To go to minibar is to ponder many big questions about economics, art, time, and taste, among other topics.  It is a multi-hour immersive experience.  It is to dining what checkers is to chess.  It is played on the same board, but […]

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Fiola Mare

Image: Trout with roe and truffles. Last Updated: 6/3/2020 Current Status:  Fiola Mare is doing Take-out and Delivery.  They have started dine-in service on their large patio area. Gift Cards Employee Relief Fund Before Times Review: Last Visited: November 2019 Fiola Mare is a grand enterprise.  Sprawling over 9000 square feet of space on the […]

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Mikko

Image: Meatballs Last Updated: 6/10/2020 Current Status:  Mikko is back to nearly full operations, plus it has added a market/grocery feature.  The patio is open for dining.  Take-out and delivery continue with the added choice of what they are called Meals Ready to Eat of full family dishes that can be frozen and reheated when […]

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The Pembroke – Update

Image: Pumpkin Soup Last Visited: October 2019 In March, 2019 we added Pembroke to our recommended restaurant list.  A remodel of the dated Dupont Circle Hotel created a glitzy dining room and a sleek bar area.  The dining room was renamed The Pembroke.  Tom, in the Post, was surprisingly positive about the new menu.  Since […]

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Osteria Morini

Image: Spreads to start! Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status:  It is doing take-out and delivery currently.  Sit-down on the patio Thursday – Sunday, 4pm-8pm.  Reservations on website. Gift Cards – for Altamarea group. Before Times Review: Last Visited: October 2019 Osteria Morini can feel a bit manufactured, but don’t let that get in the way […]

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Chez Billy Sud

Image: Escargot Last Updated: 5/26/2020 Current Status: Chez Billy and its adjoining wine bar (Bar à Vin) are open for take-out only, including wine sales.  Thursday – Sunday, Call: 202-965-2606.  They do have a sizable patio, so look-out for opening that up soon. Gift Cards Employee Relief – for all Hilton Bros (H2) enterprises. Before […]

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