Grand Duchess

Image: Shrimp Scampi. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status:  Open for sit-down inside and on a small sidewalk area.  They will do take-out too. Overview: The low-key bar has upgraded its menu hiring a chef that worked previously at Fiola Mare and Martin’s Tavern.  The food is solid with a few fun twists like Philly […]

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The Commodore

Image: Squirrel Kicker burger. Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: They are open for dine-in – both inside and sidewalk seating – and take-out. The Commodore was a beloved neighborhood bar nestled between Shaw and Logan Circle that closed in November 2019.  Little did it know that it might have had the best luck.  It […]

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Lyle’s

Image: Ned’s Pork Chop is out Bev’s Pork Loin is in! Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status:  The newly re-minted hotel and restaurant north of Dupont Circle is open 7 days a week, including for breakfast.  The appear to have a limited take-out menu of bento boxes and desserts. Lyle’s is the restaurant in the […]

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Zeppelin

Picture: Interior at Zeppelin.  It hasn’t crashed and burned yet. Last Updated 7/24/2021 Current Status: They are open for dine-in.  Take-out and delivery options continue. Gift Cards Before Times Review: The priorities of the team behind Zeppelin, who also own Chaplin’s, aren’t difficult to suss out.  The giant Godzilla mural on the outside (overlooking the […]

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