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An Archive of Eater D.C. Weekend Restaurant Recommendations

These restaurants were featured in "Five Restaurants to Try"

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Enjoy Eater’s "Five Restaurants to Try" feature? See which other restaurants have been highlighted and why:

March 10, 2017

Not Your Average Joe's: For ahi tuna

Timber Pizza Company: Bacon egg and cheese on a Za'tar biscuit

Lincoln's Bar-B-Que: For dinner

Shophouse: For a last lunch

Bar à Vin: For wine

March 3, 2017

Tonic: For totchos

Balo Kitchen: For the BLT

Jetties: For dinner

The Dubliner: For 10-year single malt

February 24, 2017

Logan Tavern: For cocktails

BLT Steak: For burgers

Carpool Ballston: For last call

The Tavern at Ivy Smokehouse: For dinner

February 17, 2017

Honeysuckle: For the new replacement to Vidalia

Dock FC: For soccer and brews

Oyamel: For limited-edition truffle cocktail

G by Mike Isabella: For bottled booze, pizza

February 10, 2017

The Fairmont: For Beetinis

Artisan Confections: For a chocolate fix

Espita Mezcaleria: For tacos

The Howard Theater: For Sunday brunch

Woodberry Kitchen: For a Baltimore field trip

February 3, 2017

Blue Duck Tavern: For duck

Doi Moi: For weekend sandwiches

Barcelona Wine Bar: For tapas from its new chef

Brookland's Finest: For a burger

Cotton & Reed: For rum antics

January 27, 2017

Boqueria: For Pintxo de Carne

Get there first: Red Apron Burger

Bar in bar: Elixir Bar at Barrel

Pick out new mural: Ben's Chili Bowl

January 13, 2017

Pamplona: Get there first

Quadrant Bar & Lounge: Drinks in the West End

Sip and Dry Bar: For a blowout and cocktail

Ari's Diner: For new dinner options

Joselito Casa de Comidas: For Capitol Hill bites

January 6, 2017

DCity Smokehouse: Get there first

Hilton Garden Inn at Capitol Hill: For happy hour

The Bird: For brunch

Petworth Citizen: For cocktails

JRINK: To recharge with juice

December 30, 2016

Choolaah Indian BBQ: Get there first

Baked & Wired: For cookies

The Prospect: For a breakfast sandwich

The Gibson: To party

Iron Gate: To warm up

December 16, 2016

Tredici Enoteca: Get there first

Ten Tigers: For new Petworth cocktails

The Next Whisky Bar: For whiskey drinks, of course

Duccini's Pizza: For cheap Adams Morgan fare

Jaleo: For OG José Andrés fare

December 9, 2016

MGM National Harbor's Marcus: For post-gambling comfort food

The Shaw Bijou: For a bar now accecpting walk-ins

We The Pizza: For a slice of Spike Mendelsohn's pizza and nearby shopping

Dirty Habit: To warm up over an outdoor firepit and hot cocktails

Buttercream Bakeshop: For a sweet treat

December 2, 2016

Halfsmoke: For crazy milkshakes

Owen's Ordinary: For brunch

Himitsu: For dinner

Smoked & Stacked: For sandwiches

TenPenh: Get there first

November 25, 2016

ENO Wine Bar: To wind down the week with wine

Brasserie Beck: For winter's warm raclette cheese (for free at the bar)

Indigo: For Indian fare in NoMa

Kingbird: For daily happy hour inside The Watergate Hotel

Garden District: For a seasonal winter wonderland vibe

November 18, 2016:

&pizza: To try the pizza place's new Georgetown spot

Nopa Kitchen + Bar: For Chef Matt Kuhn's offerings on the late fall menu

The Sweet Lobby: For canelés

Vinoteca: For late fall fare from Vinoteca's new executive chef Anna Miller

Ba Le Bakery & Deli: For Banh Mi any time of day

November 10, 2016:

1789: For dinner with a Food Fight winner chef Samuel Kim

On Rye: For a healthier, modern take on Jewish deli fare

Townshend: For drinks in the back of Cafe Kindred

Goodstone Inn: For a destination meal in Loudoun County

Mitsitam Cafe: For museum fare

November 4, 2016:

Ellipse Rooftop: For Happy Hour

Central: For a revamped dinner

Off the Record: For drinks

BurgerFi: For new burgers

Bar Dupont: For truffle fries

October 28, 2016

2Amys: For a pizza dinner

Pike Pizza: For the Bolivian speciality of saltenas

Carmine's: For a group gathering with eggplant parm

ShopHouse: To visit a (possibly) soon-to-be extinct brand

Joe's Seafood: For Jumbo Alaskan King crab legs

October 21, 2016

La Colombe: For new coffee

Lupo Verde: Check out the new chef

Service Bar: Get there first

Agua 301: For brunch

Mastro's: For shareable steaks

October 14, 2016

Bidwell: For Bib Gourmand-rated fare

Union Drinkery: For booze in Park View

Boatyard Bar & Grill: For people watching and crab cakes

Zenebech Restaurant: For top-rated Ethiopian

Quarter + Glory: For cocktails

October 7, 2016

Tosca: For white truffles

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken: For fall-flavored sweets

Da Hong Pao: For dim sum

Ocean Prime: For surf and turf specials on Sunday

Ventnor: For beer and sports

September 30, 2016

Tilt Side Bar: For drinks

Atlas Brew Works: During DC Beer Week

Dirty Habit: Get there first

Blue Duck Tavern: For breakfast

Bayou: For po'boys

September 23, 2016

Sushiko: For sushi

Copycat Co.: For mezcal cocktails

Eat the Rich: For oyster shooters

El Tamarindo: For late night pupusas

Lyman's Tavern: for drinks and pinball

September 16, 2016

Southside 815: For fried pickles

Bayou Bakery: For food and fri wifi

Boundary Road: Good food near H Street

Junction Bistro: For breakfast or brunch

Faidley's: For a crab cake field trip

September 9, 2016:

Elizabeth's Gone Raw: For vegetarian food

801 Restaurant and Bar: For new brunch

Charlie Palmer's Steak: For free corkage

Dram and Grain: For new cocktails

Casolare: Dine for a cause

September 2, 2016:

Zaytinya: An always-reliable D.C. classic

Union Market's Neopol Smokery: For a smoked salmon BLT

Haikan: Get there first

Dog Money: For a brewery field trip

El Camino: For Mexican offerings and more

August 26, 2016:

Cuba Libre: For rum drinks

Masa 14: For pork buns

Fish in the Hood: For a seafood lunch

District Distilling: Get there first

Sidamo: For the coffee ceremony

August 19, 2016:

Izakaya Seki: For a civilized date night

Sprig and Sprout: Take their Pho Challenge

Marumen: For no-wait ramen

Oval Room: For seasonal fare

La Mexicana: For tortas

August 12, 2016:

Art & Soul: For good food near Union Station

Bindaas: Get there first

Alta Strada: For new brunch

Black Jack: For half-priced pizza

Paper Horse: For fast-casual ramen

August 5, 2016:

Bourbon Steak Lounge: For great burgers

Buredo: For the sushi burrito craze

Pepita: For tiki cocktails

Sixth Engine: For lobster rolls

Tchoup’s Market: Get there first

July 29, 2016:

Orange Anchor: For Frose

Chez Billy Sud: For quality in Georgetown

Pineapple Pearls’ cafe: For the fried chicken sandwich

Thip Khao: To show love in a tough week

Garrison: To celebrate year one

July 22, 2016:

Bside: For great cocktails and service

Duke’s Counter: New and near the zoo

The Source: $5 dumpling night

Doner Bistro: Get there before it closes

Slipstream: Try the avocado toast

July 15, 2016:

Convivial: A new Eater 38 addition

Cantina Marina: For orange crushes

Mala Tang: For hot pot

Anxo: Get there first

RPM: For dining on a new patio

July 8, 2016

Hazel: Get there first

Pupatella: For great pizza

Bar Pilar: For a diverse menu

Fare Well: For a healthy-ish breakfast

Taylor Gourmet: For a seasonal picnic lunch

July 1, 2016

Slim’s Diner: Get there First

Wicked Bloom: For drinks and barbecue snacks

Lafayette: To revisit a classic

Pizzeria Vetri: To try Sicilian pizza

Alfie’s: Go before it closes

June 24, 2016

China Chilcano: To experience D.C.’s Peruvian scene

2 Birds 1 Stone: For frappes and a civilized cocktail bar

Jinya Ramen: Get there first

Mokomandy: For poutine at brunch

The Royal: To mark its first year and sample arepas

June 17, 2016

Solly’s: For barbecue tacos

Canteen: Get there first

Capitol Hill Crab Cakes: For something new in Anacostia

Fat Pete’s: For solid barbecue

The Riggsby: For the new Sunday supper club

June 10, 2016

Bantam King: Get there first

Cafe du Parc: Crab cakes on the patio

Simit + Smith: For a snack while shopping

Rasika: Always a classic

Ivy Room: New drinks in Ivy City

June 3, 2016

Masseria: For a tasting menu

Oklahoma Joe’s: For new barbecue

Oyamel: Dine like the Obamas

Rural Society: To sample Jose Garces’ food before his next project

Cappy’s Crabs: Get there first

May 27, 2016

Archipelago: For tiki drinks

Whaley’s: For new raw bar

Conosci: For poke

SER: For pintxos and more

The Majestic: Get there first (after the revamp)

May 20, 2016

Ottoman Tavern: For after-work drinks (and raki)

Radiator: Get there first

Estadio: For late night tapas

Hank’s Oyster Bar: For consistency at brunch

Domku: Get there before it closes

May 13, 2016

All Purpose: Get there first

Grillfish: For affordable oysters

Tail Up Goat: For a nice night out

Shanghai Taste: For soup dumplings

Shouk: For healthy food and quick service

May 6, 2016

Metier: Get there first

Cashion’s: Go before it closes

Mari Vanna: For khachapuri

Takoda: For rooftop drinks

El Sol: For great tacos

April 29, 2016

Pinea’s Bocce Bar: Get there first

Bistro Francais: For late-night dinner before it closes

Hawthorne: For rooftop happy hour

Wiseguy: For late night pizza

Fuego: For tequila flights

April 22, 2016

Vin and Vic’s: For Chicago-style pizza

Taqueria Habanero: For newish tacos

Ashlar: Get there first

1905: For rooftop fun

All Souls: For low-key drinks

April 15, 2016

The Red Hen: For anniversary specials

Whitlow’s: For snow-crab

Bluejacket: For day-drinking near the Sakura Matsuri festival

Equinox: For vegan brunch

The Dabney: To try its new patio

April 8, 2016

Momofuku CCDC: For a new happy hour

The BBQ Joint: For late-night frito pie

Hank’s Pasta Bar: For ladies night

Crisp Kitchen and Bar: For guys’ night

Ocopa: For a new brunch

April 1, 2016:

McClellan’s Retreat: For April Fool’s Day drinks

Mulebone: To see the makeover

EatBar: Get there first

Pho 75: For rainy day Pho

Kapnos Kouzina: For brunch

March 25, 2016

Bar a Vin: For a new bar

Kyirisan: Get there first

Poste: Go before it closes

Bob and Edith’s: For no-frills on Easter

Northwest Chinese Food: For a critical favorite

March 18, 2016

Espita Mezcaleria: Get there first

Daikaya: Lunch near the mall

Due South: For March Madness

Texas Jack’s: For brunch

Convivial: A critic’s favorite

March 11, 2016

Clare and Don’s: Patio Drinks

Peter Chang: For lunch without going downtown in Virginia

Denizens: For beers without going downtown in Maryland

Osteria Morini: For Navy Yard pastas

Republic: For family brunch

March 4, 2016

BlackSalt: For Fish on Friday during Lent

Ripple: For date night

Hunter’s Head Tavern: For a road trip

Boundary Stone: For bar food in a revamped space

Maketto: For weekend dim sum

February 26, 2016

Et Viola: For an underrated restaurant

Beard Papas: For cream puffs

Cork Wine Bar: To visit an old favorite when there’s turnover on 14th Street

Duck Donuts: For weekend breakfast

Timber Pizza Pop-Up: Get there before it closes

February 19, 2016

Lapis: A critic’s favorite in Adams Morgan

2941: For a romantic dinner post-Valentine’s Day crowds

Drift on 7th: Get there first

Florida Ave. Grill: For weekend breakfast

Pearl Dive: For breakfast for dinner during Breakfast Week

February 12, 2016

(All low-key picks during Valentine’s Day craziness)

Beefsteak: For a quick dinner

Galaxy Hut: For chill beers

Market Lunch: For weekend breakfast

Beef ’N Bread: For sandwiches

Meats and Foods: For an artisan half-smoke

February 5, 2016

The Sovereign: Get there first

Ruan Thai: To avoid restaurant week

Brine: For a great burger

Momofuku CCDC: For a new lunch offering

Port City: For day drinking

January 29, 2016

Takumi: To avoid restaurant week/try something new

Kangaroo Boxing Club: For late night fare including poutine

Birch & Barley: For the "beast feast"

Scotch Bar at the Willard (now closed): For a "civilized" nightcap

Millie and Al’s: Support a local dive

January 22, 2016

(All focused on places with snow specials)

Sushi Taro: Friday night sushi happy hour

Kapnos: Weekend day-drinking

The Pug: More weekend day-drinking (more low-key)

Mintwood Place: For dinner at the bar

Del Campo: For the Peruvian ramen special

January 15, 2016

Twisted Horn: For drinks at a new bar

Pennsylvania 6: Get there first for brunch

Centrolina: For date night without the Momofuku crowds

Shake Shack: For food and ice skating in Tysons

Zentan: For the Kuidaore feast

January 8, 2016

Acadiana: Brunch at a classic

Kinship: Get there first

Amina Thai: For dinner and a movie

Room 11: For drinks by the fire pit

Yona: For an Arlington newbie

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