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Span­ish Celeb chef Mike Is­abella’s new­est con­cept in­side glam Mar­riott Mar­quis with exec chef Michael Rafidi (of Michael Mina) in the kitchen. Fa­mil­iar Span­ish faves with fine din­ing up­grades, plus fla­vors of Por­tu­gal and Morocco. Name­sake rice dishes topped with duck breast or soft-shell crab. San­grias on tap, sherry cock­tails. Ex­ten­sive wine list. D (daily). 901 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NW, 202.869.3300 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Bri­tish From pro­lific Hilton brothers ( Thiev­ery Cor­po­ra­tion), an up­scale pub­like spot on two lev­els with large roof ter­race. Shandies, lagers, beer cock­tails to pair with fish and chips, grilled Cae­sar salad, cur­ried potato samosas. D (daily), Br (Sat.Sun.). 901 U St. NW, 202.560.5045 Metro: U St- Car­dozo or ShawHoward U


Ethiopian A friendly, ca­sual restau­rant serv­ing pop­u­lar and au­then­tic dishes like doro wet (chicken stew) and yebeg wet (lamb stew). Veg­e­tar­ian op­tions, Ethiopian cof­fee. Spices for sale. Full bar. L& D (daily). 1334 9th St. NW, 202.299.9703 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Amer­i­can Star chef Cedric Maupil­lier’s mod­ern take on French cafe-style food (bouil­l­abaisse with cat­fish, coq au vin fried chicken). D (daily). 801 O St. NW, 202.525.2870 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Amer­i­can Jeremiah Langhorne’s Miche­lin-starred rus­tic digs in Blag­den Al­ley for open-hearth cook­ing, with ingredients from rooftop gar­den. Menu changes daily. D ( Tues.-Sun.). 122 Blag­den Al­ley NW, 202.450.1015 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Ethiopian Fu­sion Crit­i­cally praised gath­er­ing place, newly re-imag­ined with global fla­vors en­hanc­ing clas­sic Ethiopian tastes. In­jera taco, al­li­ga­tor pep­per- crusted short rib, fish and chips with berbere-spiced fries. D (Mon.Sat.). Bar till late. 1942 9th St. NW, 202.232.7600 Metro: U StCar­dozo or Shaw- Howard U


Ja­panese Bright, mod­ernist back­drop for Sap­poro-style ra­men, plus play­ful small plates (mapo tofu pou­tine, “pea-sar” Cae­sar salad with peas). Wash­ing­ton Post rated 2 1/2 stars. Bar late. L (Fri.Sat.), D (daily). 805 V St. NW., 202.299.1000 Metro: ShawHoward U


Amer­i­can Chef Rob Rubba’s global-in­spired “medium” plates in festive digs. Char­coal- grilled branzino, “gnoc­chi bokki” pork and kim­chi ragu. Tast­ing-style menus, Pek­ing duck re­vamped. Eclec­tic wines, in­ven­tive desserts. D (daily). 808 V St. NW, 202.847.4980 Metro: ShawHoward U


Amer­i­can Ac­claimed Chef Eric Ziebold’s Miche­lin-starred el­e­gantly ca­sual coun­ter­part to sis­ter Metier down­stairs. Themed menu (Craft, His­tory, Ingredients, In­dul­gence) fea­tur­ing lob­ster French toast, seared duck, grilled Ja­panese Kuroge beef, whole-roasted meat, poul­try, fish. Ex­ten­sive wine list. D (daily). 1015 7th St. NW, 202.737.7700 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Asian & French Mod­ern fare housed in­side the ul­tra-hip Shay apart­ment com­plex. Lauded Tim Ma blend­ing Asian and French fla­vors: Filipino scrap­ple with fingerling potatos, beef heart tartare with gochu­jang aioli. D ( Tues.-Sat.). 1924 8th St. NW, 202.525.2942 Metro: ShawHoward U


French A Paris na­tive’s graf­fi­tied cor­ner wine bar pouring liq­uid sus­te­nance (Fren­chonly wine list, cock­tails with French bit­ters). Bar menu of charcuterie, cheeses, house­made ril­lettes, salad and sand­wiches. D ( Tues.-Sun.), Br (Sat.-Sun.). 1550 7th St. NW, 202.627.2988 Metro: ShawHoward U


Amer­i­can In a his­toric 1907 build­ing, Eric Ziebold’s ex­clu­sive coun­ter­point to sis­ter Kin­ship, ac­ces­si­ble via pri­vate elevator. Seven- course tast­ing menu ($200, ex­clud­ing tax and bev­er­ages) “in­flu­enced by sea­sons, travel, cul­ture and his­tory” pre­ceded by hors d’oeu­vres in a salon with fire­place. Jack­ets for men/reservations re­quired. D ( Tues.-Sat.). 1015 7th St. NW, 202.737.7500 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq


Brew Pub Col­or­ful mu­rals of D.C. and a fo­cus on play­ful ex­per­i­men­ta­tion (house-blended strains of yeast), plus a full menu of South­ern com­fort foods (six- cheese mac­a­roni and cheese, South­ern fried “chick-filet,” jam­bal­aya pasta). D (daily), Br (Sat.-Sun.). 624 T St. NW, 202.607.2337 Metro: ShawHoward U


Chi­nese In Blag­den Al­ley, Hong Kong-in­spired Chi­nese BBQ, noo­dles, won­tons with mod­ern twists, global in­flu­ences. Spe­cials like chili crab. Milk teas, cock­tails in­spired by Chi­nese medic­i­nal herbs. Dim sum. D ( Tues.-Sun.). 922 N St. NW, 202.733.1152 Metro: Mt. Ver­non Sq

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