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FOOD & DR INK Enjoy the DC area’s best restaurants, sorted alphabetically and by neighborhood. Prices reflect average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally, so not all items mentioned may be available at all times. Very Expensive ( $ 60 and up) Expensive ( $ 40-$ 60) Moderate ( $ 30-$ 40) Inexpensive (under $ 30) THE GUIDE $$$$ $$$ $$ $ Update New Hot Spot Editor’s Pick DC 1789 Restaurant This culinary institution pairs a classic Georgetown vibe with a stellar menu of contemporary American fare. 1226 36th St. NW, 202.965.1789 $$$$ Acadiana Taste the bayou in DC with Creole cuisine, such as crawfish bisque, fried green tomatoes and zesty shrimp. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.408.8848 $$$ Al Dente Ristorante James Beard Award-winning chef Roberto Donna helms the kitchen at this Cathedral Heights pizzeria, formerly called La Forchetta. The menu features Donna’s famed homemade pastas, sausages, pizzas and calzones. 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, 202.244.2223 $$ Ardeo + Bardeo Elegant and inventive modern-American meals are prepared with chic style at this great Cleveland Park favorite. 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.244.6750 $$$ Bibiana Osteria– Enoteca Savor marvelous modern-Italian cuisine prepared by chef Nicholas Stefanelli. This casual-chic wine bar serves signature cocktails, tasty pizzas and great wines. 1100 New York Ave. NW, 202.216.9550 $$$ Birch & Barle y A stylish outpost on 14th Street features dishes of goodness, like blue crab macaroni and cheese. A selection of more than 500 beers upstairs at ChurchKey is any beer aficionado’s dream. 1337 14th St. NW, 202.567.2576 $$ Bistro Bis This bustling French bistro, popular among the heavy hitters of Capitol Hill, serves some of the city’s best pommes frites, beef bourguignon and lardon-laced frisée salad. Hotel George, 15 E St. NW, 202.661.2700 $$$ BlackSalt A Palisades favorite, this seafood spot serves up stellar dishes from its front-of-house fish market. The raw bar is one of DC’s best. 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202.342.9101 $$$ BLT Steak The menus at this power-dining favorite spot Kobe beef among other deluxe delicacies. 1 625 I St. NW, 202.689.8999 $$$ Blue Duck Tavern An open kitchen turns out truly delicious, fresh farm-to-table cuisine— now for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755 $$$ The Bombay Club Upscale and contemporary Indian cuisine reigns at this power spot near the White House. Savor a delicious and spicy menu of dishes, from traditional to nuanced. 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.659.3727 $$$ Bourbon Steak The menu at Michael Mina’s glam Georgetown steakhouse, helmed by Executive Chef Joe Palma, serves spectacular dishes that make lunch and dinner both stylish and flavorful. Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.944.2026 $$$$ Carmine’s As a rousing family-style Italian hot spot in the heart of Penn Quarter, Carmine’s offers an extensive menu. Standouts include salmon oreganata, porterhouse contadina and pastas. 425 7th St. NW, 202.737.7770 $$ Casa Luca This is Fabio Trabocchi’s homage to his family (the restaurant is named for his young son) and the Italian region where he’s from: Le Marche. Order the Luca antipasto misto platter for two... and go from there 1099 New York Ave. NW, 202.628.1099 $$ Cashion’s Eat Place Brunchers pack the patio of this Adams Morgan favorite on Sundays. But dinner means ultraseasonal updated Mediterranean fare. 1819 Columbia Road NW, 202.797.1819 $$$ BASKET BRILLIANCE Sweet-and-savory selections at Fiola Mare FALL TASTES These restaurants are putting out beatific breads with stellar spreads this fall. – Nevin Martell City Perch Carbo loading is easy with this bread board sporting cayenne-Parmesan popovers, Chinese butter buns, whipped goat cheese-topped cornbread and orange-sage biscuits, which are even better with a swipe of maple-bourbon pecan butter. $10, 11830 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, Md., 301.231.2310, cityperch.com BREAD LOVE Range Chef-owner Bryan Voltaggio perfectly pairs his breads and spreads, so rosemary focaccia comes with whipped ricotta; pepper jelly accompanies the cheddar-chive biscuits; and cornbread is partnered up with sweet-and-swiney bacon marmalade. $12, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, #201, 202.803.8020, voltrange.com Le Diplomate Every meal begins with a bread basket brimming with just-baked Parisian favorites—classic French baguette, hearty wheat rye and can’t-put-down cranberry walnut boule—along with a ramekin of softened butter. Complimentary , 3050 K St. NW, 202.332.3333, lediplomatedc.com Fiola Mare Brunch fans are treated to a toasty array of sweet-and-savory selections, including lemon-kissed raisin-walnut bread, focaccias in ever-changing flavors, durum semolina bread and coffee cake crowned with crunchy streusel. $19, 3100 K St. NW, 202.628.0065, fiolamaredc.com 16 4 D C S EPT EM B ER 2 0 1 5

Food & Drink Guide

Enjoy the DC area's best restaurants, sorted alphabetically and by neighborhood. Prices reflect average cost of a three-course dinner for one, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Note: Menus change frequently and seasonally, so not all items mentioned may be available at all times.

$$$$ Very Expensive ($60 and up)
$$$ Expensive ($40-$60)
$$ Moderate ($30-$40)
$ Inexpensive (under $30)

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New
Hot Spot
Editor’s Pick

DC

1789 Restaurant This culinary institution pairs a classic Georgetown vibe with a stellar menu of contemporary American fare. 122636th St. NW,202. 965.1789 $$$$

Acadiana Taste the bayou in DC with Creole cuisine, such as crawfish bisque, fried green tomatoes and zesty shrimp. 901 New York Ave. NW, 202.408.8848 $$$

Al Dente Ristorante James Beard Awardwinning chef Roberto Donna helms the kitchen at this Cathedral Heights pizzeria, formerly called La Forchetta. The menu features Donna's famed homemade pastas, sausages, pizzas and calzones. 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, 202.244.2223 $$

Ardeo + Bardeo Elegant and inventive modern-American meals are prepared with chic style at this great Cleveland Park favorite. 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.244.6750 $$$

Bibiana Osteria- Enoteca Savor marvelous modern-Italian cuisine prepared by chef Nicholas Stefanelli. This casual-chic wine bar serves signature cocktails, tasty pizzas and great wines. 1100 New York Ave. NW, 202.216.9550 $$$

Birch & Barley A stylish outpost on 14th Street features dishes of goodness, like blue crab macaroni and cheese. A selection of more than 500 beers upstairs at ChurchKey is any beer aficionado's dream. 1337 14th St. NW, 202.567.2576 $$

Bistro Bis This bustling French bistro, popular among the heavy hitters of Capitol Hill, serves some of the city's best pommes frites, beef bourguignon and lardon-laced frisee salad. Hotel George, 15 E St. NW, 202.661.2700 $$$

BlackSalt A Palisades favorite, this seafood spot serves up stellar dishes from its front-of-house fish market. The raw bar is one of DC's best. 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202.342.9101 $$$

BLT Steak The menus at this power-dining favorite spot Kobe beef among other deluxe delicacies. 1625 I St. NW, 202.689.8999 $$$

Blue Duck Tavern An open kitchen turns out truly delicious, fresh farm-to-table cuisine— now for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755 $$$

The Bombay Club Upscale and contemporary Indian cuisine reigns at this power spot near the White House. Savor a delicious and spicy menu of dishes, from traditional to nuanced. 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.659.3727 $$$

Bourbon Steak The menu at Michael Mina's glam Georgetown steakhouse, helmed by Executive Chef Joe Palma, serves spectacular dishes that make lunch and dinner both stylish and flavorful. Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,202. 944.2026 $$$$

Carmine's As a rousing family-style Italian hot spot in the heart of Penn Quarter, Carmine's offers an extensive menu. Standouts include salmon oreganata, porterhouse contadina and pastas. 425 7th St. NW, 202.737.7770 $$

Casa Luca This is Fabio Trabocchi's homage to his family (the restaurant is named for his young son) and the Italian region where he's from: Le Marche. Order the Luca antipasto misto platter for two... and go from there 1099 New York Ave. NW, 202.628.1099 $$

Cashion's Eat Place Brunchers pack the patio of this Adams Morgan favorite on Sundays. But dinner means ultraseasonal updated Mediterranean fare. 1819 Columbia Road NW, 202.797.1819 $$$

Central Michel Richar This terrific bistro serves a French/American menu full of brasserie favorites. One beloved dish is the lobster burger. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.626.0015 $$$

Charlie Palmer Steal Known as a power spot, this chic steakhouse has a stylish and friendly spirit and is a top Capitol Hill haunt. 101 Constitution Ave. NW, 202.547.8100 $$$$

Chez Billy The Hilton Brothers bring a French twist to Petworth. Classic and cozy cuisine from steak frites to duck confit is dished out in style in this bistro-meets-bar. 3815 Georgia Ave. NW, 202.506.2080 $$

Chez Billy Sud The Georgetown sister resto of Chez Billy finds inspiration in the cuisine of Southern France. 103931st St. NW, 202.965.2606$$

China Chilcano Chef Jose Andres pay tribute to contemporary Peruvian cuisine, which has both Japanese and Chinese influences— don't miss the dim sum bar. 418 Seventh St. NW, 202.783.0941 $$

Claudia's Steakhouse American-Latin fusion prevails on this enticing menu, including the wonderful negra modelo drunken rib-eye. 1501 K St. NW, 202.783.8212 $$$

Compass Rose World-traveling chef Rose Previte creates a menu of international street food, including Malaysian shrimp skewers and Turkish balik ekmek. 1346 Tst. NW, 202.506.4765 $$

Cork Wine Bar Logan Circle's bar and restaurant is a wine-sipper's oasis of choice varietals and great bites. The vibe is vibrant and the Mediterranean-inspired menu is soulful. 172014th St. NW, 202.265.2675 $$

Crane & Turtle Chef Makoto Hamamura has hit it out of the park at this tiny Petworth restaurant, with the likes of garlic chips and miso-cured egg yolk and Vietnamese pancake bursting with rapini, mushrooms, almonds, Gruyere cheese and roasted cauliflower. 828 Upshur St. NW, 202.723.2543 $$

DBGB KITCHEN Chef Daniel Boulud's newest brasserie accessorizes American tavern fare with French style and local ingredients. 931 H St. NW, 202.695.7660$$$

Del Campo This new Latin American grill turns up the heat on the Chinatown dining scene with an extensive menu of savory wood-grilled and herbed-smoked meats and extravagantly sweet desserts. 777I St. NW,202. 289.7377$$$

Del Frisco's Grille This upscale eatery offers a twist on the classics (think lollipop chicken wings and cheesesteak eggrolls). Steaks reign the menu, but an outdoor bar and well-perched patio make for popular happy hours. 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.450.4686$$

Del Frisco's Double Eagle The CityCenterDC location signals that this steakhouse is a notch above, especially a wine list boasting 1,200 labels. 950 I St. NW,202. 289.0201 $$$$

DGS Delicatessen Pastrami piled high, beet (and beef tongue) salad, latkes a-go-go, bagelsto- die-for, oy vey! The District finally has the deli it deserves—with craft cocktails. 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.293.4400 $$

District Commons Try chef Jeff Tunks' mod American menu of seasonal dishes, or sit at the counter of Burger Tap & Shake for the Six Buck Chuck, the secondary space's thick, signature burger. 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.587.8277 $$

District Kitche A pressed tin ceiling and exposed brick walls set the scene for seasonal dishes and a selection of local brews on tap. The house-cured jerky and artisanal cheeses are especially popular. 2606 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.238.9408 $

Doi Moi Tradtional Thai and Vietnamese are created to regional perfection by chef Haidar Karoum. Favorites include cha ca la vong (sablefish) and ga roti (lemongrass and spice halfroasted chicken). 1800 14th St. NW, 202.733.5131 $$

Equinox Chef Todd Gray is a maestro of Mid- Atlantic cuisine, and he continues to thrill guests. The White House-area restaurant is one of DC's finest spots for sublimely delicious dining. 818 Connecticut Ave. NW,202. 331.8118 $$$

Et Voila! Authentic gian cuisine starts at this charming bistro, from housemade lamb sausage to waterzooi, a fresh fish stew. 5120 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202.237.2300 $$

Farmers Fishers Baker: The modern- American menu of this eco-chic eatery on the Georgetown waterfront has something for everyone (including a sushi bar!). Cocktails are wonderful (check out the tiki), and weekends offer Georgetown's best brunch—that's saying something. 3000 K St. NW, 202.298.8783 $$

Fiola Italian superchef Fabio Trabocchi has returned to DC with this seasonal, rustic restaurant, serving excellent pastas and seafood. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,202. 628.2888 $$$

Fiola Mare Fabio Trabocchi has done it again—this time on the Georgetown waterfront— with a stunning homage to Mediterranean fare. 3050K St. NW, 202.628.0065 $$$

Founding Farmers This celebration of the American farm is a smart mix of trendsetting dishes and the tried and true. Expect everything from handmade pastas to cedar-plank salmon to a veggiemushroom loaf. 1924Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.822.8783; 12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac, Md.,301. 340.8783; 1800 Tysons Blvd., Tysons, Va., 703.442.8783 $$

Graf fiat This Italian-American restaurant is a chance to taste Mike Isabella's winning dishes from his spin on Top Chef. The menu includes wood-fired ribs, his famous pepperoni sauce and pizzas. 707Sixth St. NW, 202.289.3600 $$

il Canale Escape to Southern Italy, if only for a night, with the wood-fired thin-crust pizza, divine pasta dishes and extensive wine selection—imported from a vineyard in Sicily—at chef Antonio Biglietto's raved-about Georgetown bistro. 1063 31st St. NW, 202.337.4444 $$

Iron Gate One of the most romantic dining spots in DC, this resto features a wood-fired grill and a six-course tasting menu, among many other culinary flourishes. 1734N St. NW, 202.524.5202 $$$

Izakaya Sek Chef Hiroshi Seki is a master of fresh, perfectly prepared sashimi, but his tiny two-story restaurant specializes in grilled meats and fish, and other small dishes. The sake selection rocks. 1117 Vst. NW, 202.588.5841 $$

Jaleo Jaunty sangrias, sublime tapas and paella will delight in the newly renovated Penn Quarter space. Finish off with flan, a family recipe from star chef Jose Andres. 480 Seventh St. NW, 202.628.7949; for locations in Bethesda, Md., and Crystal City, Va., see jaleo.com $$

Jardene The Melrose Hotel ups the ante on Pennsylvania Avenue with this outstanding farm-to-fork restaurant. The chic space is a good choice for a business breakfast or lunch. 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.955.6400 $$$

Juniper Tucked inside the recently renovated Fairmont Hotel, this restaurant features farm-to-table modern-American cuisine, complete with desserts and cocktails that feature honey from its rooftop hives. 2401 M St. NW, 202.457.5020 $$$

Kapnos Top Chef Mike Isabella is in fine culinary form with this smash hit from Day One. Greek is the theme, and authenticity reigns. Don't miss the spitroasted selection of meats—but vegetarians will adore the menu choices here, too. 2201 14th St. NW, 202.234.5000 $$$

Kaz Sushi Bistro Dive into the elegant art of Japanese cuisine at chef Kaz Okochi's sushi haven. Nigiri and sashimi are revelatory at this top DC sushi locale. 1915 I St. NW, 202.530.5500 $$

Komi Chef Johnny Monis' dishes shimmer with modern Mediterranean flair. The speck-wrapped tuna and risotto with sea urchin are legendary. The menu changes often; call a month ahead for reservations. 1509 17th St. NW, 202.332.9200 $$$$

Le Diplomats Stephen Starr's take on the classic French brasserie is authentic, charming and still one of the hottest seats in town. 1601 14th St. NW, 202.332.3333 $$$

Le Grenie Get an exquisite taste of France at this gorgeous bilevel, romantic bistro—don't overlook the specialty cocktails. 502 H St. NE, 202.544.4999 $$

Lincolr This Thomas Circle restaurant's floor may be lined with nearly 1 million pennies, but the real shine happens on the seasonal small plates and all-American cocktails. 1110 Vermont Ave. NW, 202.386.9200 $$

Little Serow This rotating seven-course Northeastern Thai tasting menu comes from the star chef behind Komi. Don't come if food allergies are an issue. The no-reservations and no-substitutions policies for the fine fare may come with their own price. 1511 17th St. NW, Httleserow.com $$$

Lost Society U Street's steakhouse isn't just meat and potatoes. Eat grassfed game and local seafood under sparkling chandeliers; then move upstairs to the hopping rooftop. 2001 14th St. NW, 202.618.8868 $$$

Madhatter Indulge in the unbridled fun of this Connecticut Avenue gem, famous for brew-and-pub far, as well as channelling Alice's Wonderland. 1319 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.833.1495 $$

Makoto DC's top traditional Japanese restaurant is a small space with a huge reputation. Say omakase to the talents of the master chef. 4822 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202.298.6866$$$$

Mango Tree Richard Sandoval brings authentic Thai to CityCenterDC; fare represents all four regions of Southeast Asia. 929 H St. NW, 202.408.8100 $$$ Marcel's Brilliant Belgian dishes are served with Flemish flair at this classic eatery near Georgetown. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.296.1166$$$$

Martin's Taveri This historic haunt is a favorite for its classic American cuisine. The 82-yearold Georgetown gem stars a new chef and menu, including jumbo lump crabcakes. 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.333.7370 $$

Mastro's Some local foodies have moaned that DC doesn't need another steakhouse, but not so fast. This one is superdark and sexy (in a good way), and doubles down on luxury, complete with live music. The steaks, which arrive on 400-degree plates, are top-notch, and so are the triple martinis, shaken and poured at the table. 600 13th St. NW, 202.347.1500 $$$

Minibar by Jose Andres This haven of a gastronomic laboratory has gotten a little less mini with its relocation, reopening with an addition of six more seats. The adjacent barmini serves up creative cocktails in an equally sleek setting. 855 E St. NW, 202.393.0821, minibarbyjoseandres.com $$$$

Muz The Mandarin Oriental's delicious counterpunch of CityZen, the new concept features Southeast Asian dishes like confit lamb shoulder and soy-roasted sunchoke, and rockfish miso cauliflower and tempura blue prawns. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202.787.6148 $$

Nopa Kitchen + Bar Experience chef Greg McCarty's exotic and edgy flavors at this Penn Quarter brasserie, where he serves up olive oil-poached octopus, ancho chili-glazed baby back ribs and Chilean sea bass alongside signature cocktails. 800 F St. NW, 202.347.4667 $$$

Nor; Chef Nora Pouillon is a pioneer in local, organic, sustainable cuisine. Her menu is a classic, served in a cozy space near Dupont Circle. 2132 Florida Ave. NW, 202.462.5143 $$$

Obelisk Can't fit a Roman holiday into your schedule? Book a night with one of DC's best fivecourse seasonal menus, featuring utterly extraordinary Italian dishes. 2029 P St. NW, 202.872.1180 $$$

Occidental Grill & Seafood This is a comfortable and stylish spot for power lunches and dinners, as well as special occasions with loved ones. Menu standouts include the braised Border Spring lamb shank and Maine scallops and Gulf Coast shrimp. 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.783.1475 $$$

Osteria Morini Superstar chef Michael White makes his move into the DC dining scene with a spot in the burgeoning Yards Waterfront. Early menu favorites include Adriatic seafood soup, grilled cornish hen and Hampshire pork chop. 301 Water St. SE, 202.484.0660 $$$

The Oval Room Chef Tony Conte offers inventive modern-American flavors at this chic White Housearea power-lunch and dinner spot with a phenomenal menu. 800 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.463.8700 $$$

Oya With its elegant French- Asian fusion fare and unique wine pairings, it's no wonder this sleek restaurant is one of the District's top spots for celeb sightings. 777" Ninth St., 202.393.1400 $

The Front Page A classic DC pub, the hot spot draws professionals for exceptional happy hours, lunches and brunches. 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.296.6500 $$

The Palm Politicos and power brokers come for the steaks, chops, hefty salads and scoops of gossip. 1225 19th St. NW, 202.293.9091 $$$

The Partisan The meat lovers behind Red Apron moved on to dinner with this Penn Quarter spot that pairs 45-day dry-aged porterhouse with an American classic: fried apple pie. 709 D St. NW, 202.524.5322 $$$

Peacock Cafe Stylish DC denizens flock to this scenemaking Georgetown restaurant for a stylish and kid-friendly weekend brunch. 3251 Prospect St. NW, 202.625.2740 $$$

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Jeff Black's bilevel (and bivalve) experience offers seafood with a kick via the Louisiana bayou. Enjoy a second take on the menu, upstairs at Blackjack. 1612 14th St. NW, 202.319.1612 $$

Plume The Jefferson's elegant restaurant pairs French flourish with fresh American ingredients. The hotel's lounge bar, Quill, offers signature cocktails and a dynamic wine list of which Thomas Jefferson would approve. 1200 16th St. NW, 202.448.2300 $$$$

Policy Indulge in small plates of deliciousness, like madras curry lamb sliders and duck spring rolls, at this swanky U Street restaurant. 1904 14th St. NW, 202.387.7654 $$

Proo Dozens of sommelierselected wines by the glass are served at this modern-American restaurant in Gallery Place. 775 G St. NW, 202.737.7663 $$

Provision No. 14 A new addition to the 14th Street corridor, this instant hot spot touts four large-format cocktails made for four in French presses, as well as large portions perfect for communal dining: chilli-braised short ribs and miso lamb ribs. 2100 14th St. NW, 202.827.4530 $$

Range Top Chef ace Bryan Voltaggio offers pastas, pizzas in a space that's both swank and comfortable. The best seats are along a marble-top counter, with views of the open kitchen, raw bar and pizza oven. 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.803.8020 $$

Rasika The modern-Indian favorites at both outposts feature flavorful recipes that will thrill your taste buds with dazzling, imaginative dishes from across India. The younger sister restaurant features a subterranean chef's table and lounge with Indian whiskeys. 1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.466.2500; 633 D St. NW, 202.637.1222 $$$

Ripple This cozy Cleveland Park wine bar and restaurant serves farm-to-table American deliciousness, from artisanal cheeses and charcuterie to midpriced entrees and addictive desserts. 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.244.7995 $$$

Ri! The West End's neighborhood favorite serves fab flavor in The Ritz-Carlton complex. Chef Ris Lacoste is a master of modern- American cuisine. 2275 L St. NW, 202.730.2500 $$$

Rose's Luxury Chef Aaron Silverman creates a menu featuring an eclectic fusion of comforting cuisines with one-of-a-kind dishes, such as popcorn soup and pasta with strawberry sauce. 717 Eighth St. SE, 202.580.8889 $$

Rural Society For a taste of Argentina via outstanding grilling methods, this spot feels at once regal and true to its rustic roots. 1177 15th St. NW, 202.587.2629 $$$

Seasons The Four Seasons' lower level restaurant is as chic and modern as the stars and power players who dine on its decadent breakfasts and brunches. 2800Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.944.2000 $$$

Smith Commons This stylish bistro's menu includes everything from grilled lamb to Maine lobster. Enjoy the fare in the main dining room, or explore the common area on the floors above. 1245 H St. NE, 202.396.0038 $$

Sonoma Restaurant and wine Bar Dozens of wines by the glass and a hot lounge draw crowds to this Capitol Hill spot. 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202.544.8088 $$

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Chef Scott Drewno's dishes dazzle at this modern Asianfusion restaurant. A Japanese menu offers dreamy bites in the chic lower level. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.637.6100 $$$$

STK Elegant, hip and not your father's steak house, this hot spot has quickly become a gem near Dupont Circle. 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.296.1880 $$$

Sushi Taro Come for one of DC's most delicious kaiseki feasts—a multicourse Japanese dining experience you'll never forget. 1503 17th St. NW, 202.462.8999 $$$$

Tabard Inn Brilliant cocktails shine, along with stellar breakfast, lunch and dinner menus at this charming Dupont Circle restaurant that feels like an escape from the hustle of life. Hotel Tabard Inn, 1739 N St. NW, 202.331.8528 $$

Taberna del Alabardero DC's best traditional and modern Spanish specialties are prepared with flair at this elegant, Old World eatery near the World Bank. 17761 St. NW, 202.429.2200 $$$

Tico Playful flavors trump traditional ones when it comes to a menu populated with flavors from Spain, Brazil and Colombia. 1926 14th St. NW, 202.319.1400 $$

Toki Underground An authentic ramen-noodle house gets a cutting-edge design treatment with hipster skateboard accents befitting the up-andcoming H Street Atlas District. It's an art-house favorite. 1234 H St. NE, 202.388.3086$$

Urbana This swank eatery feels like an ultramod wine cellar. Enjoy tasty, authentic dishes. Hotel Palomar, 2121 P St. NW, 202.956.6650 $$

Vidalia Chef Jeffrey Buben serves his dishes with a Southern slant at this sophisticated eatery. Don't skip the warm, buttery cornbread. 1990 M St. NW, 202.659.1990 $$

Woodward Table Vidalia and Bistro Bis chef Jeff Buben brings farm-to-table cuisine to the former Potenza space. Think heirloom vegetables and artful stick-to-your-ribs rustic cuisine. 1426 H St. NW, 202.347.5353 $$

Zaytinyj Star-chef Jose Andres offers a taste of the Mediterranean, with Greek, Lebanese and Turkish tapas, served in a bustling dining room in the Penn Quarter/ Gallery Place neighborhood. 701 Ninth St. NW, 202.638.0800 $$

MARYLAND

Bistro Provence This Bethesda bistro transports diners to the south of France with its entrees and ambience. Organic ungredients, including chickens raised on an Amish farm, and fresh-baked breads and pastries, add to the appeal. 4933 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, 301.656.7373 $$

Black's Bar & Kitchen Modern American—with a side of California cool—is on the menu at this Bethesda favorite, with wood-grilled steak, seafood and tapas. 7750 WoodmontAve., Bethesda, 301.652.5525 $$$

Jackie' Inventive and flavorful comfort food rocks this bistro. A true local favorite, Jackie's is a hip haunt for casual dining. 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, 301.565.9700 $$

Mussel Bar Chef Robert Wiedmaier's version of Belgium hits Bethesda, offering a deliciously traditional menu of savory mussels, crispy fries and Belgian beer. 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301.215.7817$$

Redwood California comes to Bethesda Row with this chic restaurant fueled by Mid-Atlantic ingredients in a space that has the feel of a Napa nook. 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, 301.656.5515 $$$

Republi Chef-Owner Jeff Black's latest dining outpost is just over the DC line in Takoma Park. Expect locally sourced and sustainable seafood and an impressive raw bar. 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park, 301.270.3000, republictakoma.com $$$

VIRGINIA

2941 Restaurant Chef Bertrand Chemel is a master of artful, elegant and seasonal French-American cuisine. This stylish venue is a culinary and aesthetic escape. 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church,703. 270.1500$$$$

Basti11e Housemade charcuterie and Parisian bistro dishes are served with style by Christophe and Michelle Poteaux. Desserts are fabulous. 606N. Fayette St., Alexandria, 703.519.3776 $$

Evening Star Cafe Del Ray's favorite neighborhood eatery features a boldly flavorful new- American menu and a spectacular wine list. 2000 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, 703.549.5051 $$

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant The setting alone—Loudoun County's horse country—should be enough of a lure, but the kitchen's magic (think seared pork loin and Carolina mountain trout almondine) keeps patrons coming back. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg 540.687.3333 $$$

Kapnos Taverna Mike Isabella delivers the Greek Isles to Arlington with a menu that includes everything from charred octopus to Piraeus shrimp. 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703.243.4400 $$

Liberty Tavern The historic building holds one of the best surprises in Claredon, with modern American dishes like panroasted branzino, diver scallops and wood-oven pizzas. 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703.465.9360 $$

Sushi Rock A terrific Arlington hot spot that has earned a robust fan base for its authentic sushi, the venue also hosts live bands. 1900 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 571.312.8027 $$

SER Start with garlic- and red pepper-specked gambas al ajillo, then head onto fried baby squid drizzled with lemon aioli and classic tortilla. The flan is primo. 1110 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, 703.746.9822 $$

Trummer's on Main Well worth the trip, the mixologist co-owner and his accomplished chef make magic in this seasonal eatery, where the menu changes daily. 7134 Main St., Clifton, 703.266.1623 $$$

FALL TASTES

BREAD LOVE

These restaurants are putting out beatific breads with stellar spreads this fall. -Nevin Martell

City Perch

Carbo loading is easy with this bread board sporting cayenne- Parmesan popovers, Chinese butter buns, whipped goat cheesetopped cornbread and orange-sage biscuits, which are even better with a swipe of maple-bourbon pecan butter. $10, 11830 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, Md., 301.231.2310, cityperch.com

Range

Chef-owner Bryan Voltaggio perfectly pairs his breads and spreads, so rosemary focaccia comes with whipped ricotta; pepper jelly accompanies the cheddar-chive biscuits; and cornbread is partnered up with sweet-and-swiney bacon marmalade. $12, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, #201, 202.803.8020, voltrange.com

Le Diplomate

Every meal begins with a bread basket brimming with justbaked Parisian favorites—classic French baguette, hearty wheat rye and can't-put-down cranberry walnut boule—along with a ramekin of softened butter. Complimentary, 3050 K St. NW,202. 332.3333, lediplomatedc.com

Fiola Mare

Brunch fans are treated to a toasty array of sweet-andsavory selections, including lemon-kissed raisin-walnut bread, focaccias in ever-changing flavors, durum semolina bread and coffee cake crowned with crunchy streusel. $19, 3100 K St. NW,202. 628.0065, fiolamaredc.com

NEW FLAVOR

The Out-of-Towners

The recent arrival of three celebrity chefs to DC's dining scene ensures gourmands have plenty of new hot spots to cherish. Here's how these talented toques earned their fame and what they'll become famous for here. -NM

The Chef and Restaurant

Frederic Guerin, Fig & Olive, 934 Palmer Alley NW, 202.559.5004, figandolive.com

Renown

Eight Fig & Olive restaurants in New York, California and Chicago

What to Expect

With fresh Mediterraneanminded fare from the coastal regions of Italy, Spain and France, each dish showcases showstopping olive oils from top-tier producers, including desserts like caramelized cheesecake atop an olive oil crisp.

Signature Dish

Razor-thin zucchini carpaccio topped with olive oil, pine nuts and Parmesan shards

The Chef and Restaurant

David Chang, Momofuku and Momofuku Milk Bar, 11th and i streets NW, momofuku.com

Renown

New York City's Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ma Peche

What to Expect

The sprawling 4,500-squarefoot eatery features a selection of classics from the other locations, plus new dishes native to the District. Pastry goddess Christina Tosi bakes up gluttonous treats, like supersweet Crack Pie and Compost Cookies brimming with pretzels, potato chips and chocolate.

Signature Dish

Steamed pork buns topped with hoisin sauce, quick cured cukes, scallions and optional Sriracha

The Chef and Restaurant

Edward Lee, Succotash, 186 Waterfront St., National Harbor Md., succotashrestaurant.com

Renown

Louisville, Ky.'s 610 Magnolia and MilkWood

What to Expect

Southern dishes—some featuring South Asian flair— rule the menu at this 200-seat waterfront eatery. A bevy of handpicked bourbons stock the bar. And, yes, there will be succotash—and optional Srirach.

Signature Dish

Fried chicken spiced with fermented Korean chile sauce

FALL CRUSH

CIDER BUZZ

This fall, our tastes of autumn lean heavily toward the almighty apple in all of its liquid glory. Locally made hard ciders are bold and fun—and just right for the dinner table. Here are four of our favorites. -NM

Foggy Ridge Cider's Pippin Black

Hard cider fortified with Arkansas Black and Black Twig apple brandy is fermented for 18 months and then aged in Hungarian oak casks to create a port-style sipper. $30, 1328 Pineview Road, 656, Dugspur, Va., 276.398.2337, foggyridgecider.com

Millstone Cellar's Hopvine

A dry cider forged from four apple varietals is aged with Maryland-grown Cascade hops and given a hint of wildflower honey to create a buzzy beverage with an earthy terrain $18, Glen's Garden Market, 2001 S St. NW, 202.588.5698, glensgardenmarket.com

Distillery Lane Ciderworks' Jefferson America's third president was a renowned cider-maker and an avid fan of Newtown Pippin apples, which form the backbone of this dry cider with buttery notes and a smoky finale. $16, 5533 Gapland Road, Jefferson, Md., 240.344.8856, distillerylaneciderworks.com

Blue Bee Cider's Charred Ordinary Sharp and dry, this slightly effervescent cider is a throwback to Colonial times, so it goes down well with Virginia ham, chicken and biscuits, and other classic fare from the Old Dominion. $I0-$I6, 212 W. Sixth St., Richmond, Va., 804.231.0280, bluebeecider.com

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