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David Haskell, our resident sommelier, curates a pairing of organic wines and beverages sourced from around the world at an additional $80 per person
Fully raw menus are not available this season. Please call the restaurant (202-347-8349) in reference to any allergies or intolerances at least 48 hours prior to your reservation. For reservations of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.
We source and prepare the freshest ingredients for our exclusive fine dining experience. For this reason, reservation confirmations are required 24 hours in advance. If a cancellation occurs within 24 hours of your reservation, there will be a $35 per person cancellation fee. Thank you for your understanding of the commitment that is made to creating a memorable dining experience.
Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG& or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.
Located at 914 14th Street SE in Washington, DC.
Caruso’s Grocery is modeled after the classic, Italian-American "red sauce" joint. You know the one: red banquettes, a killer chicken parmesan, Sinatra pouring through the speakers. If you’re looking for modern interpretations of a chef's take on the classics, you won’t find them here.
A joint venture from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Partner Matthew Adler.
The 7-course tasting menu is seasonally-driven and changes regularly offering guests a front-row seat to the open kitchen. Enjoy an expansive offering of Chef Reid Shilling’s regularly changing culinary creations and seasonally-inspired dishes, all prepared with a hyper-local approach to sourcing. This experience is the only menu served at the Chef’s Counter and may be previewed on our website.
We also offer an a la carte menu, 3-course prix fixe dinner menu (with optional beverage pairing), and 3-course brunch menu.
We are a no tip restaurant. In lieu of tipping, we add a 20% service charge to each check to support a living wage for our entire team. 100% of the service charge goes towards wages for our employees.
Owner Yamrot Ezineh opened Letena’s doors in October 2016. Yamrot and her team love welcoming new and old friends to enjoy Letena’s delicious, fresh food. Their goal is to make the unique experience of Ethiopian food approachable for everyone, from vegetarians and vegans to meat-lovers alike.
Letena’s original Ethiopian dishes have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.
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- OTOpenTable DinerWashington, D.C. Area •10 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoWe had a good experience. It was very sweet of them to offer complimentary champagne as it was our anniversary. Food and service was very good. My only critique would be that before choosing the restaurant we had checked the menu on the website and it was pretty large and had lots more vegetarian options. When we went there we were disappointed to see a very small and different menu. Please mention or update your website as it misleads the diners. Although the staff was very helpful in suggesting and making veg options for us and we enjoyed them too.More infoMaiz64$$$$• Mexican• Logan Circle•4.6
- EEnisaPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •3 reviews5.0Dined on 1 Jan 2023Nice food and great service!Modern Europian dining restaurant!More infoVia Sophia Washington DC$$$$• Italian• Downtown•4.2
- BBrunchSan Francisco Bay Area •1 review5.0Dined on 1 Jan 2023Highly recommended if you happen to be in DC. We had to wait a bit after our initial reservation time, but they even offered complimentary mimosas at the bar while we waited for our table. Just above and beyond all around. The food was DELICIOUS and the vibes were great.More infoThe Park at 14th$$$$• Contemporary American• Downtown•4.7
- BPBrianaPWashington, D.C. Area •9 reviews5.0Dined on 1 Jan 2023It's always a good time at Georgia Brown. I went for Sunday Jazz brunch and it was top tier. There was a bit of wait because people did not want leave their tables. We sat at the bar and enjoyed biscuits and Mimosas. Everything was delicious. The service was impeccable. The music was amazing. One warning: There is a homeless tent city in McPherson Square park that popped up over the pandemic. It's not a great sight, so I would not recommend sitting outdoors.More infoGeorgia Brown's$$$$• Low Country• Downtown•4.4
- TPToniPDallas - Fort Worth •3 reviews4.0Dined on 1 Jan 2023arrived for a 10am reservation and did not get service from our waiter Jude, for 40min; had to ask another server about where our table staff was; thankfully Brandy brought us our drinks and continued to provide back up service. I enjoyed the food and the small plate offerings, I just wished our service was more consistent.More infoLincoln - DC$$$$• American• McPherson Square•4.2
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Discover District of Columbia
The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.
Washington DC Neighbourhoods
- Adams Morgan
- Bloomingdale / Brookland
- Brookland / Brentwood
- Capitol Hill
- Chevy Chase
- Cleveland Park
- Columbia Heights
- Dupont Circle
- Foggy Bottom
- Friendship Heights
- Glover Park
- H Street Corridor
- Ivy City
- Logan Circle
- McPherson Square
- Mount Vernon Square
- Mount Vernon Triangle
- Navy Yard
- Palisades Northwest
- Penn Quarter
- Southwest Waterfront
- U Street Corridor
- Van Ness
- West End DC
- West Loop
- Woodley Park
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