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SARAH HOUR/THE HOYA

French Restaurant La Chaumiere serves high quality, delicious cuisine that comes at a steep price but is well worth the expense..

Quality French Cuisine is Well Worth the Expense

★★★★★ $$$$ Last weekend was Parents’ Weekend, which really only meant one thing: Hoyas were out and about dining on their parents’ dime. Instead of grabbing a hot chick at Wisey’s, my roommates and I ate a nice meal at La Chaumière, a small French restaurant located at 2813 M[Read More…]

by October 24, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Seafood  Restaurant Jazzes Up Southern Classics

Seafood Restaurant Jazzes Up Southern Classics

★★★★★ $$$$ It is not uncommon for cuisine distinctions to become over-generalized — the diversity of food found from region to region within a given country is rarely appreciated. Therefore, Spanish cuisine is equated with tapas, while Catalan food is neglected; Japanese cuisine is equated with sushi, while Okinawan food[Read More…]

by October 17, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
YIWEN HU/THE HOYA

Old Europe offers hearty, authentic dishes such as delicious cheese spatzel.

German Eatery Impresses with Hearty Dishes

Old Europe 2434 Wisconsin Ave. NW ★★★★★ $$$ Ever since I was young, I have had a penchant for meat dishes – they just seem far superior to fish and vegetable fare. And if there is any country that knows how to cook meat well, it’s Germany. I had German[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Mintwood is a modern hipster bistro that serves impressive food at every meal. The Belgian waffles are powdered with sugar and served with fresh fruit toppings, making for a refreshing, sugary brunch.

At Upscale Joint, Taste Comes at Too High a Price

Mintwood Place is the Starbucks of Washington, D.C. fine dining: worthwhile yet overpriced, casual while still sophisticated, exuding overcooked hominess with a hint of wannabe-hipster flavor. Adams Morgan, brimming with 19th-century row houses and non-ironic salsa bars, mirrors Mintwood’s trendy aesthetic and decor. Given its location in the “hot,” culturally[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Lauded Restaurant Rocks the Entree, Other Dishes Fall Flat

Lauded Restaurant Rocks the Entree, Other Dishes Fall Flat

There are several neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., that are known for their concentration of restaurants: Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and even Georgetown. Foggy Bottom, on the other hand, is a hidden gem. Given its geographic location, specifically its proximity to George Washington University, there are of course plenty of national[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
JULIA MCCRIMLISK/THE HOYA

Penn Commons serves classic American fare with an upscale twist. The Haight-Ashbury Burger is a crisp falafel burger with pickled vegetables, feta cheese and cilantro, accompanied by yummy fries.

New Spinoff Restaurant Plays Up Beloved Classics

★★★★☆ $$$$ If you’ve ever wanted to try District Commons but haven’t wanted to face the Colonials down in Foggy Bottom or open your wallet quite that far, here’s your chance. Penn Commons, a spinoff restaurant of the always-bustling District Commons (next to the perhaps better-known Burger, Tap & Shake[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide