The Duck and The Peach

Image: Eponymous. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: Open Weds-Sun.  Day café from 9:00 – 3:00.  Dinner at 5:30.  Ample outdoor seating and spacious indoor seating.  Take-out and delivery also available. Overview: The Duck and The Peach is back-to-back with Italian neighborhood spot La Collina, and they share the same kitchen and chef and owner […]

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Mangialardo’s

Image: G Man in hand. Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status:  Open Mon-Fri 9:00am-2pm. Overview:  There is near unanimity about Mangialardo’s.  It is a D.C. institution.  The sandwich to get is the “G Man” that is a classic Italian sub. The other subs to get are whatever you want because they will all probably make […]

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Slice Joint

Image: The camera did not eat first. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: Walk-up counter service open for lunch and dinner in the Roost complex. Overview: Really good (NYC-style) pizza.  Square ones too. That is the bottom line. There is other background information that might be useful, but the fact is a really good NYC-style […]

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Leni

Image: Chicken Paprikash Caesar with side of pickled eggs in the mix. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status:  The counter service stall in The Roost food hall is open for breakfast and lunch from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Overview: Richmond-based chef Brittanny Anderson (who acquitted herself well on Top Chef 2021) has focused on […]

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Bistro Bis

April 2021 Current Status: The last restaurant standing in Jeffrey Buben’s collection does very good French food at the base of Capitol Hill.  If you wrapping up a day near the Mall, and looking for something a little nicer, this spot might work.  They are open and doing dine-in, take-out and delivery. Gift Cards Summary: […]

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Ambar

Last Updated: 6/15/2020 Current Status: Ambar Capitol Hill returns to service on June 17.  They remodeled (well-timed) to expand seating and patio area.  They will offer sit-down service and take-out.  See their site for details.  the Clarendon location is doing take-out/delivery. Gift Cards Employee Relief Fund Summary: Cuisine:  Rest of World (Balkan) Neighborhood: Capitol Hill […]

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Acqua al 2 – Closed

Last Updated: 9/27/20 Current Status: Closed for Good.  No Take-out or Delivery currently.  They are doing a market selling food products, meal kits, cleanings supplies, pantry staples and alcohol. Gift Cards – redeemable at all Mindful Group restaurants: Acqua al 2 Ari’s Diner Denson Harold Black Ghibellina/Sotto La Puerta Verde Dock FC Employee Relief Fund […]

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Emilie’s Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Ocean Trout Crudo with Scallion Kimchi Last Updated: April 2021 Current Status: The chef and raison d’etre left and the restaurant imploded. Now a Mexican spot. Before Times Review: Last Visit: December 2019 Chef Kevin Tien’s grand space signals ambition and hope and it heralds success.  He has assembled one of the most impressive […]

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