WHERE TO EAT IN WASHINGTON D.C.
A few weeks ago I visited our nation's capital for the first time (for the Women's March on Washington). I only spent 3 nights, and I already can't wait to go back - preferably when the weather is a bit warmer! I had heard great things about the resturant scene in D.C., but it far exceeded my expectations- too many amazing spots to cram into a long weekend.
Some of my favs:
Table - We went for weekend brunch at this restaurant that boasts simplicity and chef-inspired cuisine. The Bloody Mary's were fantastic, as were the several dishes our table shared. Hip vibe, yet down to earth. I like the exposed kitchen and I imagine in the summer they open the glass garage door and patrons spill into the sidewalks.
Das - You can't go wrong with Ethiopian Food, and Das does not disappoint. This quaint little spot in Georgetown has a homey atmosphere. Great options for vegetarians, and the selection of African wines (dry & white, just like I like 'em) was extensive.
Founding Farmers - Yummy spot downtown with divine blueberry pancakes served with blueberry butter. Need I say more? The decor and atmosphere missed the mark, but tasty food more than made up for it. Plus I think their philosophy is pretty damn cool.
Kapnos - We visited the Arlington location with fellow marchers, and it was well worth the $11
Uber ride (switching to Lyft!) to venture out of the city center. We had a large group so I got to try many dishes, and this just might be one of the best Greek restaurants I've visited (possibly even including the restaurants I've sampled in Greece). Cocktails were fantastic as well.
Room 11 - Touted as tiny, but terrific, this cozy spot served up incredible cocktails and though we came just for a night cap, the menu looked great as well. There appeared to be a large patio (like all/most places in DC?!) that I imagine is quite glorious on summer nights.
For next time, these restaurants came highly recommended, we just didn't have time to try them all:
Thai X-ing (reservations recommended)
Dasha (beer garden popular amongst locals)
Barcelona (great outdoor seating)
If you've been to D.C., tell me, where are your favorite places to eat and drink?