photo credit: Reema Desai
Lapis, an upscale Afghan bistro in Adams Morgan, might be one of our favorite restaurants in the city because, for lack of a better phrase, it’s a vibe. Sit on glazed wooden chairs surrounded by red persian rugs as old school R&B plays in the background. And with a wide selection of halal appetizers and entrees, it’s a great place to order family-style or with a small group. Get the dumplings—our favorite is the leeks, served on a bed of saffron and garlic cream sauces. For brunch, the Lapis pancakes made with rosewater and cardamom are not just beautiful to look at but great to eat too.
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