District Commons

I had dinner at District Commons on 2-25-2017 with my high school girlfriends Darby, Nikkia, Marybeth and Erin (IHS class of ’02! Go Big Red!). The food, decor and staff were all good but the company was out of this world. At one point we were laughing so hard we thought a server was telling us […]

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Ambar

I had brunch with my girlfriends Katie and Kathy, along with Kathy’s tiny new baby, on 2-25-2017. The decor was amazing, the food and staff were good, but the crowd and noise were a bit much. Maybe I just haven’t brunched in D.C. a lot lately? I’m curious if it’s quite so cacophonous during dinner. Atmosphere: […]

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Ghibellina

I had dinner at Ghibellina with my girlfriend Katie on 2-15-2017. The decor and lighting were really cool (that beautiful marble bar!) and the staff were super friendly. The food wasn’t as great as I’d expected but man was that dessert good. Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 Food & Drink: 3 out of 5 First off, how […]

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2Amys

I took both kids to lunch at 2Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria to eat with my friend Lauren and her two daughers on 2-11-2017. We were quite the crew and while for any other Michelin Guide restaurant that might seem odd, we fit right in at 2Amys. I assume people must go there without kids but it […]

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Bombay Club

I had lunch here with my girlfriends Katie and Juliana on 2-9-2017. I didn’t realize beforehand that this was part of the same restaurant group as Rasika but it was fun to compare back to back. The atmosphere was warm and elegant, if not a little dated. The staff was once again outstanding and the […]

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Rasika

I had dinner at Rasika with my girlfriend Maeve on 2-8-2017. Now this is what I’m talkin’ ’bout! The food was good but the service was on another level. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. I cannot wait to go back. Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 (mainly for service) Food & Drink: 4 out […]

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Convivial

My second D. C. Restaurant Week dinner was at Convivial with Jeff and Eric on 2-4-2017. It began with someone hitting my car trying to exit the Convivial parking garage. While that sucked, the manager was super helpful as she had witnessed the whole thing! The food and atmosphere were both fine but not quite […]

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Zaytinya

I had dinner at Zaytinya with my girlfriend Maeve on 2-1-2017. The space is always impressive, with massive windows, incredibly high ceilings and lots of color. The staff was friendly and the manager even came to talk to me about #MissionMichelin!  Zaytinya was the first of two restaurants I visited for D.C. Restaurant Week. Based on […]

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Kinship

I enjoyed a long-awaited dinner here with my girlfriend Lauren on 1-27-2017. The space was amazing and the food was delightful, if not a little subtle for my taste. Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 Food & Drink: 4 out of 5 I arrived early so I opted to wait for my friend in the lounge […]

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Estadio

I had dinner here with girlfriends on 1-18-2017. Everything was good but nothing was remarkable. The ambiance was nice enough: I don’t remember hearing music but I didn’t notice a lack of it, the temperature was fine and the decor was visually appealing if not super comfy. The host was super nice but the waiter, while helpful, […]

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