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Where to Find Delectable Brussels Sprouts in D.C.

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Once the vegetable everybody loved to hate as a kid, Brussels sprouts have made a comeback and don’t seem to be going anywhere.

Local chefs are playing with the miniature cabbages, sprucing up sprouts with unexpected ingredients like mustard béchamel, pomegranate seeds, and Thai chile sauce. Many make happy hour appearances, which makes the healthy treat even more on-trend.

From fried to roasted to just plain amazing, here’s where to find the 14 of the best versions across D.C.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Uncaged Chefs

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3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
(301) 664-4233
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Instagram-famous chef Damian Brown creates a destination dish inside Brentwood’s Savor at 3807 food hall. Brussels at his all-day brunch bar are fried, tossed with a Cajun seasoning, and hit with a smokey sauce.

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2. The Coupe

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3415 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 290-3342
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The star starter at Columbia Heights’s beloved cafe gets jazzed up with garlic butter, apple cider gastrique, and toasted pine nuts.

3. Federalist Pig

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1654 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 827-4400
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This well-known barbecue restaurant also happens to know its veggies. In between bites of smoked brisket and pork belly, a crispy Brussels sprout is just as flavorful.

4. Right Proper Brewing Company

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624 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 607-2337
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The Shaw brewpub is known for its pint pours, but the food shouldn’t be overlooked — especially the Brussels sprouts, which are served with a sweet Thai chile peanut sauce and topped with crushed peanuts.

5. The Red Hen

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1822 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-3021
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Brussels sprouts arrive fried at the cozy, rustic Italian spot in Bloomingdale. They’re accompanied by feta ranch sauce, roasted sweet peppers, dill, and toasted sesame.

6. Coconut Club

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540 Penn St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 544-5500
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Crispy truffle sprouts at chef Adam Greenberg’s island-style warehouse near Union Market come with truffle vin and toasted cashews.

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7. Teddy & The Bully Bar

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1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 872-8700

This Dupont Circle mainstay switches up its Brussels recipe for every season. This winter’s sprouts feature balsamic gastrique, spiced hazelnuts, and colorful pops of pomegranate seeds.

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8. Brasserie Liberté

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3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 878-8404
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Georgetown’s hot new French brasserie that already counts the Obamas as customers spruces up its sprouts with cranberries, almonds, and a mustard béchamel sauce.

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9. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755
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The Park Hyatt’s centerpiece restaurant unites crispy Brussels sprouts with walla walla onions for freshness, then douses the dish with a funky fish sauce vinaigrette.

10. Prather's On The Alley

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455 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 838-9633
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Newly named executive chef Tim Ma adds a touch of chile vinaigrette for a straightforward order of Brussels sprouts in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle.

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11. Zaytinya

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701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-0800
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The crispy Brussels afelia comes with coriander seed, barberries, and garlic yogurt at chef José Andrés’s longstanding Greek and Mediterranean small plates spot in Penn Quarter.

12. Ambar Clarendon

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2901 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 875-9663
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The area’s pioneering Balkan restaurant pairs its sprouts with applewood-smoked bacon for an added richness, then drizzles the dish with a cool lemon and garlic yogurt sauce.

13. The Liberty Tavern

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3195 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 465-9360
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Clarendon’s long-running American eatery offers crispy Brussels sprouts as a side, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. The rich recipe is topped with garlic aioli.

14. Kith/Kin

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801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 878-8566
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The Brussels at the acclaimed Afro-Caribbean restaurant on the Wharf have stayed put since day one. Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi’s greens go with grains of paradise, splashed with lime, and finished with Calabrian chili honey for a sweet-and-spicy kick.

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1. The Uncaged Chefs

3809 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Instagram-famous chef Damian Brown creates a destination dish inside Brentwood’s Savor at 3807 food hall. Brussels at his all-day brunch bar are fried, tossed with a Cajun seasoning, and hit with a smokey sauce.

3809 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

2. The Coupe

3415 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

The star starter at Columbia Heights’s beloved cafe gets jazzed up with garlic butter, apple cider gastrique, and toasted pine nuts.

3415 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. Federalist Pig

1654 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

This well-known barbecue restaurant also happens to know its veggies. In between bites of smoked brisket and pork belly, a crispy Brussels sprout is just as flavorful.

1654 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Right Proper Brewing Company

624 T St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Shaw brewpub is known for its pint pours, but the food shouldn’t be overlooked — especially the Brussels sprouts, which are served with a sweet Thai chile peanut sauce and topped with crushed peanuts.

624 T St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. The Red Hen

1822 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Brussels sprouts arrive fried at the cozy, rustic Italian spot in Bloomingdale. They’re accompanied by feta ranch sauce, roasted sweet peppers, dill, and toasted sesame.

1822 1st St NW
Washington, DC 20001

6. Coconut Club

540 Penn St NE, Washington, DC 20002
AJ Dronkers/Coconut Club

Crispy truffle sprouts at chef Adam Greenberg’s island-style warehouse near Union Market come with truffle vin and toasted cashews.

540 Penn St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Teddy & The Bully Bar

1200 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

This Dupont Circle mainstay switches up its Brussels recipe for every season. This winter’s sprouts feature balsamic gastrique, spiced hazelnuts, and colorful pops of pomegranate seeds.

1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Brasserie Liberté

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Georgetown’s hot new French brasserie that already counts the Obamas as customers spruces up its sprouts with cranberries, almonds, and a mustard béchamel sauce.

3251 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC 20007

9. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

The Park Hyatt’s centerpiece restaurant unites crispy Brussels sprouts with walla walla onions for freshness, then douses the dish with a funky fish sauce vinaigrette.

1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

10. Prather's On The Alley

455 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Brussels sprouts from Prather’s Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Newly named executive chef Tim Ma adds a touch of chile vinaigrette for a straightforward order of Brussels sprouts in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle.

455 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. Zaytinya

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The crispy Brussels afelia comes with coriander seed, barberries, and garlic yogurt at chef José Andrés’s longstanding Greek and Mediterranean small plates spot in Penn Quarter.

701 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Ambar Clarendon

2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

The area’s pioneering Balkan restaurant pairs its sprouts with applewood-smoked bacon for an added richness, then drizzles the dish with a cool lemon and garlic yogurt sauce.

2901 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

13. The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Clarendon’s long-running American eatery offers crispy Brussels sprouts as a side, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. The rich recipe is topped with garlic aioli.

3195 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

14. Kith/Kin

801 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

The Brussels at the acclaimed Afro-Caribbean restaurant on the Wharf have stayed put since day one. Award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi’s greens go with grains of paradise, splashed with lime, and finished with Calabrian chili honey for a sweet-and-spicy kick.

801 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024

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