Winter never seems longer than in its final days, when spring is vaguely on the horizon but temperatures remain stubbornly camped out in the 30s and 40s. An antidote to the persistent chill — and accompanying snow, sleet, and ice — can be found in hearty, warming comfort foods. Classic boeuf bourguignon, fondue, French onion soup, and hearty chicken and dumplings round out familiar American and European favorites. Japanese ramen, Indian khichdi, West African peanut soup, and Caribbean oxtail pepperpots are equally satisfying. These 16 restaurants serve up some of the D.C. area’s best dishes for cold winter nights.
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, 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.Read More