La Famosa

Image: Tripleta Sandwich Last Updated: July 2021 Current Status: Open for sitdown, inside and outside.  Take-out and delivery also available.  Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overview:  Holding down a back corner in Navy Yard, this open, sunny spot serves Puerto Rican food with care.  The marquee item is the three-meat sandwich (which is not […]

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Yellow

Image: Falafel Pita Current Status: They are open for counter-service dining with outdoor tables and take-out. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Overview: Yellow is the Albi-adjacent (just wanted to use the throw-back meaning!) cafe serving pastries and pitas.  Albi’s pastry team cooks up the baked goods in the French style, but adds […]

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Emmy Squared

Image: Colony² Pizza from Emmy Squared Last Updated: June 2021 Current Status: The Shaw location has tables outside and is taking reservations.  The new Navy Yard location is not taking reservations for sit-down yet (but that could change at any moment).  They are definitely open for Take-out and Delivery, as evidenced by the jammed 8th […]

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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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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: They are now open for dining on the patio daily from 11 am to 9 pm.  They are doing service via online ordering at bluejacketdc.menu.  Order from your seat and pick it up when pinged by text that it is ready. Arsenal/Bluejacket also has combined forces with other elements of […]

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Maialino Mare Added to 17° CxNW Recommended Restaurant List

Image: Bombolotti with winter greens pesto. Last Updated: 7/5/21 Current Status: It has reopened for dine-in service.  It also appears that the original chef has returned, which is good news. Last Visit: February 2020 Maialino Mare is an offshoot of Danny Meyer’s Maialino in New York City.  Meyer is the insanely successful restaurateur who gave […]

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Maxwell Park

Image: Glasses behind the bar. Last Updated: 6/5/2021 Current Status: Maxwell Park has opened up seating at both locations.  The food menu is limited at Shaw to snacks and grilled cheese.  Navy Yard location has a few more items including sandwiches and dessert.  They continue to offer 30% off the wine list for to-go sales. […]

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Osteria Morini

Image: Spreads to start! Last Updated: 7/5/2021 Current Status:  It has returned to sit-down dining.  It continues doing take-out and delivery currently.  Sit-down on the patio Thursday – Sunday, 4pm-8pm.  Reservations on website. Gift Cards – for Altamarea group. Before Times Review: Last Visited: October 2019 Osteria Morini can feel a bit manufactured, but don’t […]

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