Recommend Restaurant List Update – 2/23/19

Picture: Olivia’s Chocolate Pot de Crème

We added three places to the recommended restaurant list this week.  You can see the full list of over 200 restaurants displayed both in LIST and MAP format on our website.  Here are the three new additions:

Baby Wale – a few years back, one of Washington’s best chefs opened a bar next to his acclaimed fine dining establishment.  Imagine that you could get bar food by a great chef in a big, friendly, neighborhood spot.  That’s Baby Wale.  Plus it is an homage to D.C.’s golden age of Go-Go music.  Rating: Worth Taking a Walk.

Cedar – This was one of the hidden gems of D.C. dining several years ago.  It had a rough patch but is getting back on its feet.  Farm to table done reasonably well. Warm underground setting conveniently located in Chinatown. Surprisingly vegan (not just vegetarian) friendly.   Rating:  Worth Trying Out.

Olivia – Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj revamped the spot previously occupied by NOPA.  Having said nope to NOPA for the last couple years, it is good to see this large warren of rooms revitalized.  The food is Mediterranean, and draws flavors from many of the cultures that touch Mare Nostrum.  Some dish combinations need time to sort out (The whole Bronzino was great.  The spicy aioli was punchy and rich.  Combined, however, the latter overpowered the former).  Rating: Worth Taking a Walk.

Other updates:

Brothers and Sisters has their own website now!

Beefsteak Tenleytown closed. Other locations HERE.

If you haven’t read the series of posts breaking down the 2019 Washingtonian Top 100 list we did, please check it out.  There are couple more installments coming for the hearty few.