901 Ninth Street North West Washington DC, DC 20001
Located in the heart of Penn Quarter, 901 Restaurant & Bar will take you into a realm of modernity with its decor and cuisine. The menu features American cuisine with Asian flavors blended in. Under the tutelage of the executive chef Thomas Hall, the culinary team offers their guests dishes with international flavors. This is a great place to catch up with your friends over dinner. The fireplace lounge offers a cozy environment, while the Wine Room on the top floor will offer you views of the entire restaurant from above. The restaurant serves dinner from 5p onwards.
Fiola earned accolades aplenty within a short time of opening. Chef Fabio Trabocchi beautifully serves Italian fare off of an evolving menu. Uncork a bottle from the exquisite wine cellar that boasts European and American labels or let celebrated mixologist Jeff Faile fix you with one of his signature concoctions. Luxurious furnishings and glamorous accents juxtaposed against rustic walls define avant-garde Trattoria.
Don't be deterred by the fact that McCormick and Shmick's is part of a chain; many D.C movers and shakers come to dine here and the food and service is generally top-notch. The cuisine isn't known for its originality but the quality of the ingredients and preparation is unmistakable - their steaks are flavorful and cooked to the diner's specifications, and the seafood is fresh and tasty. The bartenders are all dab hands with pretty much every cocktail you can think of and the legendary happy hour has prices that knock the socks off most other aspiring fine-dining establishments in the city.
An eclectic mix of fine dining, spectacular spirits and a fistful of sophistication, Oya is a favorite among capitol trendsetters and business moguls alike. The warm fireplaces and the cozy ambiance of the intimate spaces make this restaurant lounge an instant hotspot. More than ten small plates whet the appetite with classic Eurasian flavorings. Main course offerings are equally as enticing, with selections from sea to shore. Sample the happy hour and early dinner menus that are an affordable way to nibble on varied menu selections at reduced prices over wine and sake. -Shamyra N. Edmonds
CoCo. Sala is a wonderful way to experience the full accoutrements of chocolate fantasy. As DC's premiere chocolate boutique and lounge, this hot spot brims with curious fans from morning to the wee hours, sampling divine coco-laden treats. Boutique specialties include artisan chocolates which duplicate recipes of the Aztec and other ancient cultures. Italian espressos and fine chocolate elixirs also tempt the most discernible tastes. As the sun goes down, this sexy space transforms into its lounge alter ego. Weekends are hypnotic with DC's "it" crowd and pulsating beats. Night menu includes an array of small plates, exotic cocktails and decadent desserts.
The look of Proof is proof itself that the restaurant mainly serves wines. Wine bottles on display and the effort taken to incorporate Italian Enomatic machine affirms the owners' zealous endeavor in introducing exotic wines. The wine menu boasts of sixteen red and sixteen white wines. The organic menu changes seasonally according to the availability of products. Incorporating contemporary elements, the restaurant maintains an old world charm while maintaining world class service levels.
Eighth & F Streets, Northwest National Portrait Gallery Washington, DC 20001
Right in the heart of Washington, is Portico Cafe on the second floor of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Open seasonally from April through mid-October, the outside seating is great on a sunny day. Enjoy piping hot espresso, wine, salads, sandwiches and pastries as you engage in people watching on the busy street. This is a great spot to relax, sip a glass of wine and listen to some live music and watch your troubles drift way on a warm, pleasant day!
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, DC 20004
Located near the White House, Central Michel Richards pays tribute to authentic American cuisine, but with a twist of French cuisine. Modern, trendy and upmarket, you can either have a cheeseburger or charcuterie (artisanal cured meats), meatloaf or tartare of filet mignon. The wine and beer lists are also quite extensive and you can request a specific pairing with your meal.
Choose this Mexican oasis to get away from the chaotic life out on the city streets. Rosa Mexicana, a chain of restaurants originating in New York, provides diners with an authentic yet extremely stylish Mexican experience. From the deep-blue cascading water-wall to the bright, light-infused interiors, to the popular fare, this is high-end dining at its best. Sip on a frozen pomegranate margarita, the restaurant's signature drink, while you choose your meal from the varied menu. Online reservations can be made on the Web site.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse welcomes you to a warm and comfortable interior, furnished with rich, dark wood and elegant fixtures. The finest aged, corn-fed USDA prime beef, broiled at 1,800 degrees, fresh seafood and meat entrees are some of the dishes that feature on the menu. Enticing seasonal delicacies, such as foie gras, are also available. Take your pick from the extensive list of over 100 domestic and imported wines to complement your meal, and if you have enough room, try to squeeze in one of the delicious desserts!
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