This snug below-ground restaurant in Dupont Circle has become something of a neighborhood staple over the years and is a great place for your next lunch break or a quick takeout meal. The shop is quiet, which makes it perfect for dining solo while awkwardly scrolling on your phone. Or, like most folks, grab whatever you’re craving and head back to eat at your desk. Alone. New Dynasty boasts an expansive (and halal) pan-Asian menu that includes anything from pad thai to szechuan shrimp to seaweed soup. Just given the sheer number of items on the menu, it’s fair to assume that while not everything here will be a standout, but you’ll settle on a regular order soon enough.