Imperfecto

Image: Chicken Mole Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Dine-in service only. Overview: Imperfecto is from the team behind Seven Reasons, and there is something about it that we can’t quite nail down.  Imperfecto is inscrutable.  Let’s start with what it is not.  It is not a replica of Seven Reasons.  At Seven Reasons the […]

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Gypsy Kitchen

Image: Kibbeh with bulgur parsley salad Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: This spot in the old Masa 14 on 14th Street has inside seating, sidewalk seating, and a valuable rooftop all available for dine-in.  The site says they continue to do take-out and delivery, but the link is out, so you may have to call […]

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Mama Ayesha’s

Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status: For 60 plus years this spot has been serving locals and dignitaries alike with the food that “Mama” Ayesha Abraham brought with her from Jerusalem in the mid-20th century.  Mama Ayesha’s name is now carried forward by another generation of her family, and the restaurant remains a local favorite.  […]

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Albi

Image: Albi at Home excerpt. Last Updated: 7/14/21 Current Status:  Chef Michael Rafridi had a hit on his hands with Albi when COVID took the wind out of the sails (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 […]

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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

Image: Pumpkin Soup Last Updated: 5/16/21 Current Status:  This hotel restaurant had pretension of being something better than that when it opened.  It went through a number of cycles with chefs coming and going and inconsistency rising.  It shut down completely for the pandemic, but is now open again for brunch.  As it comes back, […]

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Iron Gate

Image: Eggplant Involtini with bacon and feta. Last Updated: 7/5/2021 Current Status: Iron Gate is open for dining Tues-Sun on the patio.  The dining room and bar area do not appear to be open yet.  They continue doing take-out/delivery.  It is also part of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing […]

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Maydan

Image:  That’s one way to cook cauliflower. Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status:  Maydan is back to sit-down dining, indoor and outdoor.  They also continue to do take-out. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 Maydan is a phenom.  When it opened it captured something in the imagination of the public and critical world, […]

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