It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city and surrounding areas, spans myriad cuisines and budgets, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, except for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
This time around, additions include U Street standout Compass Rose, Tim Ma's Water & Wall, New York import Osteria Morini, Neighborhood Restaurant Group's meat temple The Partisan, and the whiskey-centric Jack Rose, where a new chef is crafting food to match the drinks. To make room, it's time to say goodbye (at least for now) to Maple Ave, Pearl Dive, Ray's the Steaks, Blue Duck Tavern and Cashion's Eat Place.
Rather than a stage-4 meltdown over our having excluded your favorite restaurant from the list, wouldn't it be more productive to just nominate it for inclusion? Share your choices in the comment, keeping in mind the list's parameters.
April 2013: Added Little Serow, Cork Wine Bar, 2941
July 2013: Added DGS Delicatessen, Cashion's Eat Place
October 2013: Added Daikaya, Izakaya Seki, Pupatella
January 2014: Added The Red Hen, Le Diplomate, Ripple
April 2014: Added Kapnos, DGS Delicatessen, Maple Ave., Pizzeria Orso, Ruan Thai, Rose's Luxury
July 2014: Added Graffiato, Iron Gate
October 2014: Added Compass Rose, Osteria Morini, Water & Wall, The Partisan and Jack RoseRead More