Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: 7/24/2020 Current Status: As of 7/24 Kinship will begin sit-down service.  Take-out resumes 7/26, available Wednesday through Sunday.  The meals are set and tend to be for 2-4.  You can order via Tock. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out […]

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Le Diplomate

Image: Bread Basket Last Updated: 6/8/2020 Current Status:  It has opened for sit-down service taking advantage of its large patio stretching down the side-street.  Reserve via website and Opentable.  It continues to do Take-out and Delivery.  Tom Sietsema wants everyone to know that the delivery option is very good. Gift Cards – for all Starr […]

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Brasserie Liberté

Image: Duck Confit Last Updated 6/13/2020 Current Status: The expansive fresh French spot has reopened.  Dining is available on the patio with take-out and delivery available (Ubereats).  Hours are Monday–Friday from 4:00 PM–10:00 PM and Saturday–Sunday from 11:00 AM–10:00 PM. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visit: December 2019 In a cavernous space next to […]

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Week in Review – 10/20/19

Image: Edinburgh Zoo Penguins Walk by Werner Bischof (1950). It was a big week in D.C. with the Nationals making the World Series, which we celebrated with our Saturday art post about the last Washington world series team – the 1948 Washington Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues.  In dining news, we take note of […]

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Chez Billy Sud

Image: Escargot Last Updated: 5/26/2020 Current Status: Chez Billy and its adjoining wine bar (Bar à Vin) are open for take-out only, including wine sales.  Thursday – Sunday, Call: 202-965-2606.  They do have a sizable patio, so look-out for opening that up soon. Gift Cards Employee Relief – for all Hilton Bros (H2) enterprises. Before […]

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Mintwood Place

Image: Halibut, cuttlefish sauce, fennel and sunchokes. Last Updated: 6/10/2020 Current Status: The long outdoor seating area is now open.  Take-out and delivery continues. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: September 2019 Around the corner from the 18th Street strip and its roving hordes, Mintwood Place declares its allegiance to those who live in […]

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Mirabelle

Image:  What if Humpty-Dumpty was really tasty? Last Updated: 6/10/2020 Current Status:  Closed. Before Times Review: Last Visited: August 2019 In the greater Washington, D.C. area, there are about a dozen restaurants that are worth a big splurge.  Places the 1% seek out with some frequency or where those a notch or two below in […]

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Le DeSales

Image: Secret charm down a side-street. Last Visited: May 2019 Faux French accents set the jolie mood in the ground-floor of an old office building across from The Mayflower.  The food is far from faux.  It is very good.  The plates have composed elements that are presented in a manner that indicates this side-street spot […]

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