Ottoman Taverna

Image: A spread, with spreads. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, with some outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and and Delivery also available. Overview: Ottoman Taverna is tucked away in the Mt. Vernon Triangle area behind Baan Siam, but the unobtrusive spot is massive inside, serving up mezzes and plates of meat in […]

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Bar Chinois

Image: You thought we’d go with neon lettering, but no! Salt & Pepper Shrimp is reeeal good. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status:  Open for sit-down dining inside and out, with a large bar. Take-out and delivery available. And Brunch! Overview: Bar Chinois, as the name implies is a bar first and foremost.  The music, […]

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Lucky Danger – DC Location Closed

Image: The Aftermath Last Updated: September 2021 Current Status: The American Chinese spot moved to an Arlington location.  The old Prather’s spot is now Bar Chinois. There have been some unusual twist in the last year or so when it comes to D.C. dining, for example Kevin Tien is now running a restaurant out of […]

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Melange

Image: The Classic Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status:  Mélange serves up burgers, chicken sandwiches and a few other staples of fast food but does so with a focus on quality and a few curveballs thrown in.  It opened in the middle of the pandemic, but managed to meet the moment and gain a foothold.  […]

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Alta Strada

Last Updated: 5/21/2020 Current Status: With its focus on Italian comfort food like pasta and pizza, it was already menu-ready for this moment.  They have expanded the patio and re-opened for sit-down service. It is also open for take-out and delivery – combined with neighboring restaurant Nama.  Wine, drinks and other alcohol options available. They […]

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Nama added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Specialty roll with Shrimp Tempura Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status:  Nama has re-opened on K St.  They also opened a pop-up within Tico on 14th. They continue to do take-out and delivery.  They are planning on outdoor seating soon. Last Visit: July 2019 Nama is a good, neighborhood sushi spot that on some nights […]

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