American Son

Image: Spaghetti Squash Ssam. Last Visited: August 2019 Chef Tim Ma has been putting out consistently good and creative food for quite some time.  Starting off at Maple Ave and Water and Wall in Virginia, he then opened Kyirisan off U Street three years ago.  Now he has found a place that gives him a […]

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Jaleo

Image: Capital letters. Last Updated: 6/7/2020 Current Status: Jaleo is doing take-out and delivery at this point.  They do have sidewalk seating that, with precautions, be open for service.  Stay tuned.  They continue to do a “bodega” selling grocery staples and wine.   They also have merch! Gift Cards – go to support employees of […]

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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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Pesce

Image: Stone Bass. Last Updated: 6/11/2020 Current Status: Pesce is doing a limited, but solid, menu for take-out, open Tuesday to Saturday, 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Before Times Review: Last Visited: June 2019 Imagine a neighborhood restaurant that buzzes as the food is sent from the kitchen, with diners settled into simple tables.  Imagine […]

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Sfoglina

Image:  BBQ Pork Tortellini Last Updated: 6/13/2020 Current Status:  The Van Ness location is open for dining on the patio and take-out.  The downtown location is closed with plans to reopen June 25.  Rosslyn is open for dining and take-out. Gift Cards – redeemable at all of Fabio’s spots. Last Visited: June 2019 The three […]

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Etto

Image:  The oven at Etto. Last Updated: 6/3/2020 Current Status: As of June 3, Etto is back to doing Take-out, including some of their funky wine list.  They have a patio, but have yet to open it up.  This was the first place we ordered from in March, and it was so good to know […]

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Bibiana – Closed

Image: Cavatelli (half order) with Nettles Pesto and Scallops (they ran out of shrimp). NOTE:  Bibiana closed and is now Modena under the same management but with a different chef. Last Visited: May 2019 Bibiana could just mail it in as another good Italian place servicing the hotels and businesses downtown.  It doesn’t.  It is […]

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Birch & Barley

Image: Weathered but Renewing Birch & Barley Last Updated: 6/5/2020 Current Status: Birch & Barley/Churchkey have combined forces with other elements of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group to create a single outlet for take-out and delivery drawing from many of the restaurants and most importantly making Bluejacket beer available.  You can also dip into Churchkey’s collection. […]

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