Ottoman Taverna

Image: A spread, with spreads. Last Updated: September 2022 Current Status: Open for dine-in, with some outdoor (uncovered) seating.  Take-out and and Delivery also available. Overview: Ottoman Taverna is tucked away in the Mt. Vernon Triangle area behind Baan Siam, but the unobtrusive spot is massive inside, serving up mezzes and plates of meat in […]

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Bar Chinois

Image: You thought we’d go with neon lettering, but no! Salt & Pepper Shrimp is reeeal good. Last Updated: July 2022 Current Status:  Open for sit-down dining inside and out, with a large bar. Take-out and delivery available. And Brunch! Overview: Bar Chinois, as the name implies is a bar first and foremost.  The music, […]

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L’ Ardente

Image: A mighty and meaty pizza. Last Updated: April 2022 Current Status: Open for sit-down, take-out and delivery.  Outdoor dining expected in summer. Overview:  There are many impressive things about L’Ardente, including some stunning dishes and soaring space, but the most impressive may be the scale.  They are serving scores of diners at once across […]

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Rumi’s Kitchen

Image: Chicken with Albaloo (cherry) Rice. Last Updated: August 2021 Current Status: Open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery.  Indoor and outdoor seating. Overview: In a shiny new space on a side street by the convention center, Rumi’s Kitchen serves food in the Persian tradition.  Meats (ground, cubed, sliced, lamb, beef, chicken) or fish with rice […]

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Baan Siam

Summary Page for Baan Siam. The new Thai spot from the team behind Baan Thai.

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Alta Strada

Last Updated: 5/21/2020 Current Status: With its focus on Italian comfort food like pasta and pizza, it was already menu-ready for this moment.  They have expanded the patio and re-opened for sit-down service. It is also open for take-out and delivery – combined with neighboring restaurant Nama.  Wine, drinks and other alcohol options available. They […]

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Kinship

Image: Dorade Last Updated: August 2022 Current Status: In light of serious accusations made against Chef/Owner Eric Zeibold, we have suspended our recommendation pending resolution. Before Times Review: Last Visited: January 2020 Last year, the actress Charlize Theron had called out men for being too intimidated to ask her out.  So, in a flight of […]

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Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Meatball sampler and Pizza Bianca slices (in lieu of bread service) at Nicoletta Italian Kitchen Last Updated: 7/5/2021 Current Status: Open Weds – Sunday, they are doing dine-in, take-out and delivery. First Visit: April 2019 Nicoletta is constructed from a combination of very good Italian cooking and marketing analysis.  It is a product of a […]

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