The Sovereign

Image: Saffron Moules Frites Last Updated: 7/25/21 Current Status: The Sovereign is open for dine-in. Gift Cards – redeemable at all NRG restaurants. Employee Relief Funds and food donation efforts. Before Times Review: Last Visit: February 2020 The Sovereign is part of a local restaurant conglomerate that includes places like Birch & Barley/Churchkey and Bluejacket, […]

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Maxwell Park

Image: Glasses behind the bar. Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status: Maxwell Park has opened up seating at both locations.  The food menu is limited at Shaw to snacks and grilled cheese.  Navy Yard location has a few more items including sandwiches and dessert.  They continue to offer 30% off the wine list for to-go sales. […]

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Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 7/5/21 Current Status:  It open for sit-down service and is taking advantage of its large, bordering on iconic, streatery.  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 – Closed

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. Current Status:  Using the barmini space, they are doing limited seating dinners that bring back some of the favorites from the early days of minibar.  Reservations on Tock. Before Times Review: First Visit: November 2019 To go to minibar is to ponder many big questions about […]

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Fiola Mare

Image: Trout with roe and truffles. Last Updated: 6/3/2021 Current Status:  Fiola Mare is open for dine-in across multiple sections of the restaurant. They continue to do take-out and delivery.  They have switched from Opentable to Tock.  They also continue to let you raid the wine cellar for in-home savoring. Gift Cards Employee Relief Fund […]

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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

Image: Pumpkin Soup Last Updated: 5/16/21 Current Status:  This hotel restaurant had pretension of being something better than that when it opened.  It went through a number of cycles with chefs coming and going and inconsistency rising.  It shut down completely for the pandemic, but is now open again for brunch.  As it comes back, […]

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