Logan Circle’s greatest strength may be its proximity to other neighborhoods. But even with Dupont Circle to the west, Shaw to the east, the U Street NW corridor up north, and downtown due south, the neighborhood boasts two main drags worth visiting on their own.
On P Street NW, a host of bars and restaurants surround the Whole Foods. On 14th Street NW, towering glass condos flank some of the trendiest places to eat in the city, speaking to the rapid gentrification of the area. Nowhere epitomizes the changes more than Le Diplomate, a French bistro in a former dry cleaning building that was designed to look like it was plucked off a street corner in Paris.
Logan Circle also mixes in a range of international cuisines — Salvadoran, Ethiopian, and Northern Thai — that represent Washington’s wealth of diversity. With a neighborhood made up of well-to-do homeowners, young professionals living in English basements, and a thriving LGBTQ scene, there’s a little something for everybody in a relatively small stretch.
Newer arrivals also worth checking out include Dolce Vita, Gypsy Kitchen, and Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar, and look for Salazar opening soon inside the old El Centro D.F. space.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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