PENN QUAR­TER/ CHI­NA­TOWN

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CHINA CHILCANO Asian-Latin

Celeb chef José An­drés’s col­or­ful spot mix­ing Peru’s Cri­ollo, Chinese and Ja­panese. Pork dumplings, yel­low pota­toes in spicy, cream sauce. Shaved ice, sweet cus­tard plus one of the largest pisco col­lec­tions in the U. S. L, D (daily). 418 Sev­enth St. NW, 202.783.0941 Metro: Ar­chives- Navy Me­mo­rial

CRIM­SON DINER South­ern

The Hil­ton broth­ers’ at­trac­tive eatery in­side mod­ern Pod Ho­tel. Bright space for all- day break­fast and South­ern clas­sics (bis­cuits with sausage gravy, fried green tomato BLT, gumbo, shrimp and grits). Cof­fee bar pour­ing Blan­chard’s. Home­made desserts. B, L, D (daily). 627 H St. NW, 202.847.4459 Metro: Gallery PlChi­na­town

DBGB KITCHEN AND BAR French

Daniel Boulud’s bustling bistro in Ci­tyCen­ter. Exec chef Ni­cholas Tang putting Amer­i­can ac­cents to house- cured meats, seafood, burg­ers, re­gional pro­duce, even a suck­ling pig. Glass walls, ca­sual seats in Bar Room, china plates signed by celeb chef pals. Good spir­its, French-fo­cus wine list, unique beers. L (M- F), D (daily), Br (SaSu). 931 H St. NW, 202.695.7660 Metro: Metro Cen­ter or Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town

FIG & OLIVE Medit­er­an­nean

Cal­i­for­nia cool meets the South of France at chic Ci­tyCen­terDC. Twos­tory space (plus two bars) serv­ing dishes like cros­tini, house­made pasta, grilled scal­lop bouil­l­abaisse, whole branzino, beef carpac­cio. L (M- F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 934 Palmer Al­ley NW, 202.559.5004 Metro: Metro Cen­ter or Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town

FI­OLA Ital­ian

James Beard Award­win­ning Fabio Traboc­chi in his own Miche­lin-starred “villa” with ex­ec­u­tive chef Ed Scar­pone send­ing out lob­ster ravi­oli, rib- eye, seafood. Themed tast­ings. Across from Na­tional Gallery of Art. L (M- F), D (daily). 678 In­di­ana Ave. NW, 202.628.2888 Metro: ArchivesNavy Me­mo­rial

JA­LEO Span­ish

Tapas (60 hot and cold) and paella by José An­drés and team. Span­ish wines, sher­ries. L, D (daily). 480 7th St. NW, 202.628.7949 Metro: Ar­chives- Navy Me­mo­rial ; 7271 Wood­mont Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301.913.0003 ; 2250 Crys­tal Drive, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.413.8181

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; Ron­ald Rea­gan Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Air­port, Ter­mi­nal C, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.413.9810 Metro: Ron­ald Rea­gan Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Air­port; Tysons Gal­le­ria, 2001 In­ter­na­tional Drive, McLean, Va., 703.827.8900

MO­MO­FUKU Asian

Prize-win­ning chef David Chang’s pop­u­lar NYC spot for pork buns, ra­men noo­dles, “bo ssam” whole roasted pork shoul­der let­tuce wraps ($$$$) with Korean twist. Lim­ited num­ber of reser­va­tions ac­cepted through web­site. L (M- F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 1090 I St. NW, 202.602.1832 Metro: Metro Cen­ter or Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town

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 (M- F), D (daily). 1201 F St. NW, 202.347.2277 Metro: Metro Cen­ter

OYAMEL Mexican

A José An­drés cocina with ce­viche, ta­cos (mahi mahi, baby pig, even cricket), stuffed poblano, hot and cold an­ti­ji­tos. Mar­garita with salt “air,” 50 tequi­las. Night owl bar menu. L (M- F), D (daily), Br (Sa-Su). 401 Sev­enth St. NW, 202.628.1005

RASIKA In­dian

James Beard Award­win­ner Vikram Sun­deram in a open kitchen with grid­dle, bar­be­cue, tan­doori, cur­ries. (Pre-the­ater), 100 wines, bar with ex­otic cock­tails. L (MF), D (M-Sa). 633 D St. NW, 202.637.1222 Metro: ArchivesNavy Me­mo­rial

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE Steaks

USDA prime steaks, broiled and served on a 500- de­gree plate, plus bar­be­cued shrimp, blue crab cakes, lob­ster bisque, seafood tower. Wine awards. D (daily). 724 9th St. NW, 202.393.4488 Metro: Gallery PlaceChi­na­town; 1801 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW, 202.797.0033; 2231 Crys­tal Drive, Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703.979.7275 Metro: Crys­tal City; 7315 Wis­con­sin Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301.652.7877; 4100 Mon­u­ment Cor­ner Drive, Fair­fax, Va., 703.266.1004; 8521 Lees­burg Pike, Vi­enna, Va., 703.848.4290

ZAYTINYA Mediter­ranean

José An­drés’s San­torini- es­que spot with a mezze of­fer­ings in­spired by Greek, Le­banese and and Turk­ish cuisines. Go for the small plates, in­no­va­tive cock­tails and the se­lec­tion of Mediter­ranean wines. L (daily); D (M-Sa); Br (Sa-Su) 701 9th St. NW, 202.638.0800 Metro: Gallery Pl- Chi­na­town

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