CHI­NA­TOWN/ PENN QUAR­TER

Where Washington - - FOOD -

CARMINE’S

Ital­ian Man­hat­tan leg­end, now D.C.’s largest restau­rant (20,300 square feet). Fam­ilystyle plat­ters of pas­tas, chicken, steak, tiramisu. Well-priced wines, clas­sic cock­tails. Twolevel lounge, nine pri­vate rooms. Groups wel­come. L& D (daily). Bar till late. Valet. 425 7th St. NW, 202.737.7770 Metro: Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town or Ju­di­ciary Sq

CHINA CHILCANO

Asian-Latin Celeb chef José An­drés’s col­or­ful spot mix­ing Peru’s na­tive Cri­ollo, Chi­nese and Ja­panese. Su mai de con­cha (pork dumplings), papa a la Huan­caina y ocopa (yel­low pota­toes in spicy cream sauce). Shaved ice, sweet cus­tard, plus one of the largest Pisco col­lec­tions in the U. S. D (daily). 418 7th St. NW, 202.783.0941 Metro: Ar­chives or Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town FI­OLA

Ital­ian Beard-win­ning Fabio Traboc­chi in his Miche­lin­starred “villa” for lob­ster ravi­oli, rib­eye, seafood. Themed tast­ings, three-six cour­ses ($90-$150, wines extra). L (Mon.- Fri.), D (daily). 678 In­di­ana Ave. NW, 202.628.2888 Metro: Ar­chives LE­GAL SEA FOODS

Seafood Famed for its lob­ster, raw bar, clam chow­der and an award-win­ning wine list. Most lo­ca­tions L& D (daily). 704 7th St. NW, 202.347.0007 Metro: Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town; 2301 Jef­fer­son Davis High­way, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.415.1200 Metro: Crys­tal City; Rea­gan National Air­port, Ter­mi­nal C, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.413.9810 Metro: National Air­port; Tysons Gal­le­ria, 2001 In­ter­na­tional Drive, McLean, Va., 703.827.8900 MASTRO’S

Steak­house Lo­cal out­post of pop­u­lar West Coast al­tar to beef in a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting with servers in white jack­ets. Wet-aged steaks, chops, plus seafood, sushi. Deca­dent sides and desserts (warm but­ter cake for two). Ex­ten­sive wine list. Live music nightly. L (Mon.- Fri.), D (daily). 600 13th St. NW, 202.347.1500 Metro: Metro Cen­ter MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S

Seafood Famed West Coast restau­rant for fresh catches, oys­ters, draft beers, sin­gle malts. Hours vary by site. 1625 K St. NW, 202.861.2233 Metro: Far­rgut West; 901 F St. NW, 202.639.9330 Metro: Gallery PlChi­na­town; 145 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, Md., 301.567.6224; Re­ston Town Cen­ter, Re­ston, Va., 703.481.6600; 8484 West­park Drive, McLean, Va., 703.848.8000; 2010 Crys­tal Drive, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.413.6400 Metro: Crys­tal City MINI­BAR BY JOSÉ AN­DRÉS

Span­ish Beard-win­ner José An­drés’ imag­i­na­tive Miche­lin­starred “lab­o­ra­tory” for 30- 40 tastes the Wash­ing­ton Post calls “culi­nary high-wire acts.”

Twelve seats. $275 (pre-tax, pre-tip), bev­er­ages extra. Reservations re­quired (book on­line. Two months avail­able at a time, start­ing at 10 a.m. the first Mon­day of each month). D ( Tues.-Sat.). 855 E St. NW, 202.393.0812 Metro: Ar­chives

OCEANAIRE SEAFOOD ROOM

Seafood Swank “ocean­liner” where celebs, power lunch­ers go for fresh catches. Alaskan King crab, Coho salmon, Dover sole. Also crab cakes, steaks, oys­ter bar. Valet $12. L (Mon.- Fri.), D (daily). 1201 F St. NW, 202.347.2277 Metro: Metro Cen­ter

OYAMEL

Mex­i­can A José An­drés cocina with Colin King’s ce­viche, tacos (mahi mahi, baby pig, even cricket), hot and cold an­to­ji­tos. Mar­garita with salt “air,” 50 tequi­las. Night owl bar menu (Sun.-Wed.). L (Mon.Fri.), D (daily, Br (Sat.-Sun.). 401 7th St. NW, 202.628.1005 Metro: Ar­chives

WOK AND ROLL

Asian Once the Sur­ratt House where Lin­coln assassins con­spired, now restau­rant with au­then­tic tastes of China plus sushi bar, big screen, happy hour spe­cials, up­stairs pri­vate karaoke lounge. L (Mon.- Fri.), D (daily). Car­ry­out and de­liv­ery. 604 H St. NW, 202.347.4656 Metro: Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town

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