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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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The Uncaged Chefs

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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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The Coupe

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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.

Federalist Pig

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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.

Right Proper Brewing Company

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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.

The Red Hen

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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.

Coconut Club

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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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Teddy & The Bully Bar

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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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Brasserie Liberté

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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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Blue Duck Tavern

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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.

Prather's On The Alley

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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.

Brussels sprouts from Prather’s Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Zaytinya

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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.

Ambar Clarendon

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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.

The Liberty Tavern

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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.

Kith/Kin

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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.

The Uncaged Chefs

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.

Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

The Coupe

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

Federalist Pig

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.

Right Proper Brewing Company

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.

The Red Hen

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.

Coconut Club

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.

AJ Dronkers/Coconut Club

Teddy & The Bully Bar

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.

Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Brasserie Liberté

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.

Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Blue Duck Tavern

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.

Prather's On The Alley

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.

Brussels sprouts from Prather’s Tierney Plumb/Eater DC

Zaytinya

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.

Ambar Clarendon

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.

The Liberty Tavern

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.

Kith/Kin

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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