La Bise

Image: French style meat and potatoes. Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: They are doing dine-in service, both inside and out.  No take-out available. Overview: La Bise is aiming for a sweet spot of nice but not stuffy, French but not dogmatic, friendly but not boisterous.  It succeeds.  The cooking is familiar and sharp, with […]

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Tosca

Image: Agnolotti del Plin Last Updated: May 2022 Current Status: The remodeled dining room is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.  Take-out remains available. Overview: Tosca serves elegantly-plated Italian cuisine in a fancy room among a crowd where many are little concerned about the price of the meal because many of them are […]

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Elizabeth’s Gone Raw

Image: Soup – Delicata Squash Veloute (mustard creme quenelle, balsamic red onion, crispy dill, Bengal cardamon dust). Last Updated: March 2022 Current Status:  Open three nights a week; they recently added Thursday to the historical Friday and Saturday.  They also have the bar open for à la carte dining and drinks. Overview: Elizabeth’s Gone Raw […]

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Teaism

Image: Salmon Bento Box Last Updated: February 2022 Current Status:  All three locations are open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Hours, however, vary by location with Lafayette Park open for lunch and afternoon tea break weekdays, but closing at 4:00 currently.  The other locations are open til 8:00 and are open on weekends as well […]

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Michele’s

Image: Tarte Flambée Last Updated: January 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in service.  They also added take-out. Open Wednesday to Sunday currently.  Though that might change if life gets closer to normal. Overview: The food at Michele’s is rooted in the French tradition with other influences (primarily Louisiana, and Vietnam by way of Houston) interwoven.  […]

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The Bombay Club

Image: New art. Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  Indoor and outdoor dining available (though check on outdoor as it cools down).  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open for lunch (it is after all a Washington power spot) and dinner.  Closed Sundays. Overview: Now into its fourth decade of existence, The Bombay Club recently got […]

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Baker’s Daughter

Image: Breakfast Sandwich Last Updated: October 2021 Current Status:  Ivy City is open 7 Days a Week from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.  The downtown location in the Eaton Hotel is 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The Chinatown location is 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Seating available at all locations. Overview: A pandemic fix to […]

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Dauphine’s

Image: Shrimp Remoulade Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: The dining room is open for sit-down service.  The bar is also now open for drinking and dining (we’ll see if that remains the case). Overview: Guided by tradition but not bound by it, Dauphine’s serves food drawing on the cuisine of New Orleans.  For months […]

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