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8.8

His & Hers

American

Woodridge

$$$$Perfect For:DancingLate Night EatsBirthdays
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In an era of constant gentrification, solid Chocolate City spots are few and far between. But His & Hers takes the nostalgia of old DC, mixes it with modern trends, and turns it into a casual American restaurant that serves some of the District’s best food.

The Woodridge restaurant is often packed with regulars from around the way looking to unwind after work with a tropical Hers cocktail or have a brunch day party that’s lively, but not… Rosebar. It’s all “slim” this and “moe” that, with an occasional “ay, shawty” thrown in. Go-go and old school hip-hop pump through the speakers, but anyone who’s dancing is mostly doing it from their seats—the knees in here ain’t what they used to be.

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photo credit: Nina Palazzolo

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photo credit: Nina Palazzolo

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photo credit: Nina Palazzolo

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The long upstairs bar takes up most of the main dining room, though there are handfuls of silver high tops for two. Friends and families gather around for brunch and dinner, packing the standard black tables with the city’s best spinach and artichoke dip and one of our favorite versions of chicken and waffles. The menu doesn’t miss, made up of well-seasoned comfort food that you’ll crave whenever you need to go from the Hulk back to Bruce Banner (or are just jonesing for some crispy salmon fingers).

Down the stairs inscribed with “Da Butt” lyrics, there’s a lounge space with a smaller bar and a few group tables. And most Saturdays, you’ll find diners bartering over soaps and body butters with local business owners running pop-ups. Sure, there’s a grassy wall and a neon “His & Hers” sign—signatures that the spot was born in the 2020s—but the ambiance stirs up old school DC in a way that puts it on the short list of the city’s best restaurants. The low-key party vibes and delicious food make it easy to want to be a regular, if you’re not one already.

Food Rundown

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Salmon Fingers

These are always fresh and hot when they come out of the kitchen. The salmon is juicy and the breading is light and crispy, letting the fish be the star. It’s served with a remoulade sauce that has a beautiful kick and might make you even happier than the salmon itself.

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Spinach And Artichoke Dip

The chef told us this was the best spinach and artichoke dip we’ll ever have, and he was right. And we’d put money on it that you’ll agree. The vegetables are fresh, the cheese is creamy and the bread has a crunch that softens just enough when you top it with the dip.

Lamb Chops

This plate is a masterpiece, from the tender, well-seasoned lamb chops to the chunky mashed potatoes. And it’s served with a side of mixed vegetables you’ll actually want to eat, thanks to the superb seasoning and good texture.

Chicken And Waffles

The golden brown waffle has a tangy lemon flavor that pairs nicely with the sweetness of the syrup, but it will take you by surprise if you’re not expecting it. We love a fried hard wingette, so automatically sold on those. And just being able to pick up and bite our chicken is a huge bonus.

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