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Affordable French Fare Worth the Indulgence

Affordable French Fare Worth the Indulgence

4/5 stars $$ Next time you’re in Dupont Circle and craving a good meal, stop by Bistrot du Coin on Connecticut Avenue. The classic French and Belgian food will hit the spot without breaking your budget. The intimate atmosphere of this local cafe is incredibly inviting, and even though the service is a little[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
A Focus on Presentation Puts Proof at the Top

A Focus on Presentation Puts Proof at the Top

Starting on Wednesday night, I ate my way through parents’ weekend. While we indulged at a number of notable restaurants around D.C., Proof easily surpassed the others. At first, my family and I were slightly skeptical when we stepped through the door. While we’d selected the restaurant based on The[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Sette Osteria’s dishes, including their tacchino sandwich, live up to traditional Italian taste standards.
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Keeping It Simple at Gourmet Dupont Eatery

Sette Osteria’s traditional Italian cuisine was truly put to the test this Monday. Not only did it have to impress a self-professed foodie who seems to know every restaurant in Washington and me, a food lover, but it also had to win over a real Italian, straight from Milan, who had so[Read More…]

by October 13, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Upscale Fusion Pleases

Upscale Fusion Pleases

4/5 stars $$ When looking for a restaurant with great ambience and sensational entrees, one need look no further than Scion, located in Dupont Circle. Ranked the winner of the Best New Restaurant in Washington, D.C. in 2010 by Washington City Paper, Scion serves up contemporary American cuisine with international influences and[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Brazilian Eatery Struggles To Turn Up the Heat

Brazilian Eatery Struggles To Turn Up the Heat

3/5 stars $$ The Grill from Ipanema (a clever play on the Grammy-winning classic of 1965) is touted by its owners and by many local foodies as the only authentic Brazilian restaurant in town. Chef Alcy de Souza immigrated to the United States in 1987 with the vision of creating a chic and modern establishment while[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Spicing Up the Basics

At Oyamel, José Andrés masters yet another cuisine: modern Mexican. The restaurant, which opened its doors in March 2007, is in the heart of Penn Quarter and just a few blocks away from several of Andrés’ other tasty restaurants. Oyamel serves up mouthwatering modern interpretations of urban Mexican food. And, like any José Andrés menu, the food is innovative without sacrificing[Read More…]

by September 20, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Greek Eatery Dishes Up Smokey Pairings

Greek Eatery Dishes Up Smokey Pairings

With a bustling bar and a smoky aroma, it is evident right when you walk through the doors of “Top Chef” personality Mike Isabella’s new restaurant, Kapnos, that this place was designed to exceed expectations. Isabella, who also owns the Italian-inspired Graffiato and used to own the modern Mexican Bandolero, opened the doors to Kapnos,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments The Guide
French Cuisine Falls Flat

French Cuisine Falls Flat

2.5/5 stars $$$ Le Diplomate, the European brasserie on the 14th Street corridor, is every bit of the cliche its quasi-French name implies. Among the foreign attaches and locally baked baguettes, the atmosphere of Le Diplomate makes for an endearing downtown bistro. I was hopeful that LeDiplomate’s dishes would be the kind Parisians rave about, but its predictable[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Japanese Restaurant Shows off Its Chops

Japanese Restaurant Shows off Its Chops

4/5 stars $$ Big dinners — the kind where more than eight overeager diners descend upon one table at one restaurant for one night — are perilous. However, as a good friend prepared to go spend seven months abroad, I found myself in such a situation. A venue for her[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments The Guide
Getting a Taste of the Good Stuff

Getting a Taste of the Good Stuff

★★★★☆ $$$$ Washington, D.C., at least to students, is almost infamous for its battle of the burgers. Thunder Burger & Bar offers overpriced but elaborate options. Five Guys is home to cheap and easy fare that’s perfect for a quick lunch or adrunchies fix. Dupont Circle has plenty of options, each attempting to[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide