If you like jazz and don’t mind being youngest person in the room by 20 years, you'll enjoy the live music at Tabard Inn on most evenings. As for the food, dinner changes seasonally, but you can always count on variations of crowd-favorites like gnocchi and burgers. The Inn is also known for its brunch, when it has excellent cinnamon and sugar doughnuts and draws a much younger crowd. We’re fans at all times of the day, but just know the am and pm vibes are very different.
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If you can splurge, get to Komi in Dupont for your next special occasion. The prix-fixe Greek menu is one of the best in DC.
Attached to the Carlyle Hotel in DuPont, The Riggsby does everything “classic” extremely well.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
If you want to make your brunch more literary, do it at Kramerbooks, a cafe and bookstore hybrid in Dupont.
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Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.
Denson Liquor Bar
Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.
Unconventional Diner is the perfect remedy for indecisive friends, with breakfast, brunch, and dinner options ranging from waffles to kale nachos.
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Bad Saint DC is a twenty seat Filipino restaurant that you’ll have to wait in line for. You should absolutely wait in line for it.
Little Serow’s Northern Thai tasting menu is not only one of the best deals in DC - it’s one of the best meals in DC. Just prepare for some heat.
Part trendy clothing store, part Cambodian/Thai restaurant, Maketto might just be the coolest spot in DC right now.
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