Yesterday, Eater found some restaurants geared toward those who don't want to be bombarded by choice. Those people should stay away from this new map. Each of these restaurants has a little bit of this, a little more of that, and a whole lot of everything. One restaurant has a hot dog, pupusa, and spring roll on the same section of its menu. Another restaurant on this map has thirteen menus on its website — not only is there a gluten-free menu, but there's a specific gluten-free brunch menu. Another restaurant wants vegan-lovers to have plenty of options, and it delivers. Some have huge menus; others are merely eclectic. For these places, it's all about letting the diner decide.Read More
Ten Restaurants For Those Who Want It All
The menu isn't very extensive, but what it lacks in size, it makes up with variety. In the mood for pupusas? What about spring rolls? There are a few pizza options as well? Or the roast chicken? Or a hot dog? Actually, what isn't on this menu? Well, there isn't a hamburger...yet.
Boundary Road Restaurant
The other restaurant with "boundary" in its name is different from its Bloomingdale cousin. This one on H Street has sweetbreads, tartare, a foie gras PB & J, pierogis, charcuterie, steak, risotto, and apple pie. And that's just what's available for dinner.
This saloon takes saloon food up a few notches. And it has quite the selection on hand. First, there are its charcuterie boards, which is pretty standard fare. Then is has a some snacks, like bone marrow, a chopped salad, beets, or smoked tuna. Then Beuchert's has burgers, beef cheeks, roulades, and half smokes. Plus corn grits and a candy bar, scallops, parsnip soups, and other delicacies. Something definitely for everyone.
Carmine's is classic Italian, and everything is served family-style so sharing is definitely caring. The number of dishes and combinations may require a mathematician with nearly twenty kinds of pasta dishes listed and an almost equal amount of appetizers. Plus there are house specials that change on the daily. The restaurant has a small raw bar to get a fresh taste of the Mediterranean and plenty of desserts, including one named the Titanic. The restaurant also provides special menus to those suffering from common allergies.
The Columbia Heights diner used to be 24/7 but has scaled back its hours. But that doesn't mean it has scaled back its menu. It dishes out diner fare including deviled eggs, quinoa cake lettuce wraps, crostinis, 11 different kinds of burgers, 8 kinds of sandwiches, including its own version of the PB & J, dumplings, steak, a pate that is really meatloaf, and the ever classic Waldorf Salad.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
If diners ever wanted to have both burgers and tacos together, here's that dream made into reality. The restaurant has a selection of burgers plus more than half a dozen taco options with fillings both from land and sea. And then to celebrate Mardi Gras, order some jambalaya. Or go kind of Belgian with a pot of mussels. Or share a pizza with clams with the rest of the table. Whatever the situation, Farmers Fishers Bakers has it covered. Head there for the breakfast buffet, and get the chance to have many of these things all at once.
Just the number of menus available at Masa 14 is overwhelming. Online there's the brunch, dinner, and drinks menus. But there are also the tequilas, late night, happy hour, rooftop happy hour, and gluten free menus. Checking out the dinner menu to keep it simple, the menu itself is nicely organized into categories. There's a pumpkin soup, some flatbreads and ceviches, meatballs, chicken wings, and steamed buns. Also some oysters, yucca fries, the necessary roasted cauliflower, octopus with chimichurri, and brisket. Fortunately, the desserts menu is rather concise.
Bryan Voltaggio's Range does provide a range of options to diners. There's bone marrow and oysters and many different kinds of pizza from the restaurant's wood oven. Beef hearts and sweetbreads for the more adventurous. Eight options for meats, including some game meats, pasta, pates, sausage, foie gras, foccacia and other items from the bakery, pasta, a raw bar, a half dozen cheeses, and a few selections of ham (not to mention dessert). Those pining for pasta need only to head to its sister restaurant, Aggio, located within Range.
Sticky Fingers Bakery
After about 15 years, Sticky Fingers went from just baked goods into having a full-fledged menu. Known for its cupcakes, Sticky Fingers also does biscuits & gravy, breakfast burritos, salads (of course), shakes, burgers, chili, quesadillas, melts (like the Altuna Melt), muffins, scrambled tofu, and mac & cheese. Plenty of options for those seeking a vegan lifestyle and want more than kale chips.
Part of the Matchbox group, Ted's Bulletin is kind of famous for its pop-tarts. But it has other menu items as well, including its all-day breakfast fare. Think biscuits & gravy, breakfast burritos, and the like. For dinner (sorry, supper), there's gumbo, BBQ, steak, ribs, kabobs, and lasagna. Yes, Middle Eastern, Southern, and Italian food in one swoop. And don't forget the adult milk shakes.