Causa and Bar Amazonia

Image: Skewers from Causa Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: They are both open for dine-in service.  Tasting menu only at Causa. Overview: Chef Carlos Delgado is doing something special in these paired spots.  Causa is a tasting menu restaurant on the first floor.  Upstairs is Bar Amazonia that does shareable plate options centered around […]

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L’ Ardente

Image: A mighty and meaty pizza. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Outdoor dining expected in summer. Overview:  There are many impressive things about L’Ardente, including some stunning dishes and soaring space, but the most impressive may be the scale.  They are serving scores of diners at once across […]

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Rumi’s Kitchen

Image: Chicken with Albaloo (cherry) Rice. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery.  Indoor and outdoor seating. Overview: In a shiny new space on a side street by the convention center, Rumi’s Kitchen serves food in the Persian tradition.  Meats (ground, cubed, sliced, lamb, beef, chicken) or fish with rice […]

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Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status: In light of serious accusations made against Chef/Owner Eric Zeibold, we have suspended our recommendation pending resolution. Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out men for being too intimidated to ask her out.  So, in a flight of […]

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The Dabney

Last Updated:  6/3/2021 Current Status:  They are doing a prix fixe meal for all seats, including bar.  Four courses for $85. They have stopped doing take-out options.  The Cellar wine bar remains closed. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: April 2019 In the 2016 Washingtonian review of The Dabney, Todd Kliman wrote, “Restaurants aren’t […]

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El Rinconcito Café Added to Recommended Restaurant List

Photo:  Pupusa and Tamal de Pollo Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  They are doing take-out only.  Order here. Before Times Review: El Rinconcito Café – Today we add a legend to the list.  The small spot (handful of tables and small bar) has been serving locals for years, but word is getting out.  Along with […]

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