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New Eatery Offers Fresh Variations on Italian Classics

New Eatery Offers Fresh Variations on Italian Classics

$$$$ ★★★★☆ For those looking for a delicious and extravagant Italian meal, look no further than Centrolina. Although the food is delicious, eating here is not within the average college student’s budget and should be saved for more special occasions. Centrolina’s demographic is definitely an older crowd at night, but[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Food Fails to Match Its Buzzing Environment

Food Fails to Match Its Buzzing Environment

★★★☆☆ On a warm Wednesday evening in a well-kept area of downtown D.C., my guest and I arrived at what the Washingtonian declared as D.C.’s 82nd best restaurant, Chef Daniel Boulud’s DBGB. The name originates from “CBGB,” a club that used to be next to Chef Daniel Boulud’s New York[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Cuisine with Unmet Potential

Cuisine with Unmet Potential

★★☆☆☆ Overlooking the city from an upstairs vantage point in Adams Morgan, Roofers Union lays claim to a notably scenic and vibrant location in the D.C. area. Sporting a modern, almost minimalist interior design, the restaurant is adorned with wooden floorboards, iron table sets, warm lights hanging from the ceiling,[Read More…]

by April 10, 2015 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Original Dishes With a Twist

Original Dishes With a Twist

★★★★☆ On New Mexico Avenue, near American University, lies Chef Geoff’s: a classic American restaurant with five locations — though each has a slightly different name — in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland area. Chef Geoff’s somewhat surprisingly combines high-quality food and an interior of white tablecloths, silverware and wineglasses[Read More…]

CAPRIOTTIS
The new M Street location of Capriottis Sandwich Shop serves many types of sanwiches, salads and other lunch entrees, but the taste has yet to be matched by good service.

Capriotti’s Service Disappoints

★★★☆☆ $ Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop is about as Georgetown as an engineering degree or good football. In many ways, this new M Street eatery is the antithesis of the Georgetown culture that is nearly ubiquitous throughout Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Its vacuous, shining interior is no Tombs or Wisey’s,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2015 1 comment Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Thai Restaurant Captures Authentic Cuisine

Thai Restaurant Captures Authentic Cuisine

★★★★★ $$ Many restaurants that serve international cuisine tend to stray away from their most basic roots, such as with Mai Thai’s largely Americanized menu. On the other hand, certain restaurants seek instead to serve authentic ethnic cuisine of another country. Soi 38, a new restaurant in Foggy Bottom named[Read More…]

by November 29, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Odd Flavors are Worth the Hype

Odd Flavors are Worth the Hype

★★★★★ $$$ At just 20 past 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon, still 40 minutes before Rose’s Luxury opened its door, a line of well over 30 people had already formed in front of the neighborhood favorite in Eastern Market. Among the string of restaurants along the Barracks Row, this[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
CLAIRE CARRIQUE FOR THE HOYA
Bulldog Tavern is a pub and therefore offers the expected list of classic American dishes and beer. The Hoya burger stands out as a solid bet among an array of dishes that didn’t wuite hit the mark.

Highly Anticipated Campus Pub Disappoints

★★☆☆☆ $$ Instead of dining at The Tombs once again or quickly grabbing a Sweetgreen salad, my friends and I decided to try something new this week. For a convenient, close-to-home meal, we took a short walk down to the recently opened Bulldog Tavern in the Healey Family Student Center.[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
YIWEN HU/THE HOYA
Brasserie Beck is the place to go for delicious mussels and impressive brunch. The chicken and waffles plays up the traditional Southern classic by substituting in crispy Belgian waffles and jalepeno maple syrup

Quality Eatery Impresses with Brunch and Seafood

★★★★★ When it comes to seafood, opinions can be divisive. For those enchanted by seafood, mussels can be especially irresistible. Brasserie Beck is one such establishment in this category. The restaurant is one of many in Washington, D.C., that specializes in making mussels. The French brasserie was opened by Robert[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
BRYAN YUEN/THE HOYA
The Bahn Mi Sandwich is just one of many quirky combinations of French and Asian cuisine at the fusion restaurant Mama Rouge. It contains skirt steak layered with mixed vegetables and spices.

Fusion Restaurant Fails to Meld French and Asian Flavors

★★☆☆☆ To step outside of the daily routine, our party decided to check out Mama Rouge, a restaurant by the waterfront that specializes in French-Asian fusion cuisine. The two of us were easily impressed after weeks of constant excursions to Leo’s and intrigued by the restaurant’s theme — we came[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide