Shilling Canning Co.

Image: Setting the Table: Catfish, Monkfish, Vines & Nightshades Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: Sit-down service has begun on the sizable patio next to to the building and shielded somewhat by foot traffic.  Shilling is also doing something approaching their standard fare for take-out. Gift Cards Before Times Review: Last Visited: August 2019 Despite being […]

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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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Reverie

Image: Duck in all its glory Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status: Johnny Spero’s special mix of avant-garde and comfort food can be had via sit-down dining on their covered patio in the back and through take-out and delivery (Skip the Line).  The sit-down dinner is a pre-paid $75 per/person prix-fixe.  They note: “We cannot accommodate […]

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The Dabney

Last Updated:  6/1/2020 Current Status:  They are doing “$45, 3-course Prix Fixe food menu for take-away along with a concise selection of bottled wine, beer, cider, and cocktails.”  This is a steal of a meal that travels well based on our sampling.  Menu for week is available for pick-up slots via Tock beginning on Wednesdays […]

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Corduroy/Baby Wale

Last Updated: 5/2/2021 Current Status: The great, low-key, vanguard restaurant under Chef/Owner Tom Power returned to service and added outdoor dining.  They also are doing take-out.   Before Times Review: Last Visited: February 2020 While the D.C. dining scene tumultuously churns, Corduroy remains a stable, underrated oasis.  A few years back, Chef/Owner Tom Power moved […]

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Estuary Added to the 17° Recommended Restaurants List

Picture: Smith Island Cake at Estuary Last Visited: December 2019 This is a serious restaurant that should be taken seriously.  The PR-hype machine may fool you into thinking the new Brothers Voltaggio place is just a nice hotel spot with a celebrity-chef stamp to draw crowds.  Estuary is aiming for something bigger than that.  The […]

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Rooster & Owl

Picture: Owls in the Bathroom Last Updated: 6/23/2020 Current Status:  Beginning June 24 the dining room and outdoor patio are open for dining.  Reservations are available up to one week in advance through Resy. They continue to do take-out.  They have pared back to 3 courses to match the times.  But the pineapple bread is […]

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Chloe

Photo: Hummus with Mushrooms at Chloe Last Updated: 5/30/2020 Current Status: Chloe’s patio is open for dine-in service.  They also continue their take-out and delivery options.  Wines, beer and cocktails are available to-go.  When making reservations note: Outdoor seating has no protection from sun or weather.  All reservations are booked in 2 hour intervals. Valet […]

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