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: 5/24/2020 Current Status: Chef/Owner Tom Power has consolidated his two neighboring spots into one for now.  There is a single take-out menu.  He is also selling produce and other market items, plus unloading chunks of his very nice wine list. Power hasn’t said where he is going with the place, but he has […]

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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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