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Washingtonian Names Pineapple and Pearls D.C.’s Best Restaurant

Sibling to Rose’s Luxury tops latest 100 Very Best Restaurant rankings

Pineapple and Pearls restaurant

Washingtonian is teasing out the results from the 2017 edition of the 100 Very Best Restaurants, and restaurateur Aaron Silverman has skyrocketed to the top with his sophomore effort, Pineapple and Pearls.

The prix-fixe powerhouse has garnered praise near and far, popping up on don’t-miss lists from the likes of Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema and Bon Appetit.

Other upstarts muscling their way into the top 10 include Kinship (4), Tail Up Goat (6) and Sushi Taro (10).

There’s been considerable movement throughout the top 20 — the February issue is scheduled for release later this week — including the addition of seafood haven Whaley’s (12), the companion tasting room tucked beneath Kinship, Metier (14), and critically acclaimed pizza joint All-Purpose (15).

Notable disappearing acts include Convivial (number 4 last year), Plume (number 6 last year), Casa Luca (number 9 last year) and Izakaya Seki (number 10).

The Top 20:

1. Pineapple and Pearls: Newcomer

2. minibar: +20 (number 22 last year)

3. Komi: -1 (number 2 last year)

4. Kinship: (N)

5. Fiola Mare: -4 (number 1 last year)

6. Tail Up Goat: (N)

7. The Dabney: +44 (number 51 last year)

8. Bad Saint: -1 (number 7 last year)

9. The Inn at Little Washington: -1 (number 8 last year)

10. Sushi Taro: (N)

11. Rasika/Rasika West End: -6 (number 5 last year)

12. Whaley’s: (N)

13. Little Serow: -10 (number 3 last year)

14. Metier: (N)

15. All-Purpose: (N)

16. Maketto: no change

17. Le Diplomate: +13 (number 30 last year)

18. The Source: -7 (number 11 last year)

19. Garrison: -6 (number 13 last year)

20. Central: -1 (number 20 last year)

Metier

1015 7th St, Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 737-7500 Visit Website

Sushi Taro

1503 17th Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 462-8999 Visit Website

Kinship

1015 7th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 737-7700 Visit Website

Pineapple and Pearls

715 8th Street Southeast, , DC 20003 (202) 595-7375 Visit Website

All-Purpose - Shaw

1250 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 202-849-6174 Visit Website

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