The Sovereign

Image: Saffron Moules Frites Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: The Sovereign has combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into Churchkey’s collection. There are CSA boxes […]

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Maxwell Park

Image: Glasses behind the bar. Last Updated: 6/9/2020 Current Status: Maxwell Park is doing limited patio seating at both locations.  They added food options of sandwiches, salads and snacks.  They continue to offer 30% off the wine list for sales.  They are open Wednesday – Sunday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Free delivery on Thursdays […]

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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. 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: 6/3/2020 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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