Albi

Last Updated: 6/18/2020 Current Status:  Chef Michael Rafridi had a hit on his hands with Albi when COVID took the wind out of the sales of the restaurant industry.  Albi is now gearing back up to serve its open-flame, cooking from the Levant.  We did not get to try it before the shutdown, but based […]

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Charcoal Town Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Kefta Platter, wrapped chicken sandwich and grape leaves Last Updated: 5/30/2020 Current Status:  As of Saturday, May 30, they are reopen for dine-in service on their small patio, plus take-out and delivery.  Hours: 12-10pm daily. Before Times Review: Last Visit: November 2019 The space is a modest converted rowhouse, requiring a few steps down […]

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The Pembroke – Update

Image: Pumpkin Soup Last Visited: October 2019 In March, 2019 we added Pembroke to our recommended restaurant list.  A remodel of the dated Dupont Circle Hotel created a glitzy dining room and a sleek bar area.  The dining room was renamed The Pembroke.  Tom, in the Post, was surprisingly positive about the new menu.  Since […]

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Iron Gate

Image: Eggplant Involtini with bacon and feta. Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: Iron Gate has combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into Churchkey’s collection. There […]

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Maydan

Image:  That’s one way to cook cauliflower. Last Updated: 6/9/2020 Current Status:  Maydan is doing take-out only at this point.  Place orders between 12-2pm for pickup between 5pm-8pm. There is some chatter about them getting to use some outside space, so stay tuned. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 Maydan is a […]

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Shawarma District Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

First Visit: May 2019 A write-up by Laura Hayes in the Washington City Paper put this place on my radar.  For those who frequent Cava, the set-up will be familiar.  It will also make you think about switching your allegiance, or at least walking a few extra blocks every once in a while. You pick […]

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Birch & Barley

Image: Weathered but Renewing Birch & Barley Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: Birch & Barley/Churchkey have combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into Churchkey’s collection. […]

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