Donburi

Image: Chicken thighs over rice. Last Updated: November 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, take-out and delivery. Overview: Donburi is one of those places that makes one appreciate how far D.C. has come as a food city.  Though the original spot in Adams Morgan (with its cramped counter more evocative of Japan) was a pandemic […]

Read More

Little Sesame

Image: Hummus and Chicken and other good things. Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status:  Downtown location is open from 10:30 – 4:00, Mon-Fri.  The Chinatown location closed as of 26 August and they have backed out of plans to open in Bethesda. Overview: We are pretty sure troubadours have written ballads to commemorate the hummus […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.  […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More