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A trip to a Southwest kitchen

50 Massachusetts Ave. NE (202) 898-0051 Attire: Casual Reservations: necessary Price: Moderate Rating: 4 Hatchets Perfect for a pre-movie supper or great to grab a meal after riding the rails, Thunder Grill’s Southwestern style and Union Station location will win over your palate with its tasty twist on ordinary foods. Sadly, the salsa and chips […]

Restaraunt Review: i Ricchi

Looking like a tiny treasure in a glass display case, this rich Italian restaurant holds its own across the street from The Palm and next to The Melting Pot and Georgetown Seafood Company. i Ricchi’s simple elegance compliments its succulent and fresh gourmet dishes. The generously-filled breadbasket nearly makes appetizers unnecessary. Fresh foccacia topped with […]

Pizzeria Paradiso offers italain getaway

3.5 Hatchets Pizzeria Paradiso 2029 P St., NW (202) 223-1245 Dough: $8.95 for an 8-inch, $12.95 for a 14-inch Attire: casual Tucked within a row of brownstones in Dupont Circle, Pizzeria Paradiso sits quietly with a humble decor. The small and chic restaurant has limited seating but is overflowing with customers. Opting to sit at […]

Review: Jaleo

It’s close vicinity to the MCI Center makes this Spanish cocina a convenient locale for dining before a concert or sporting event. Be sure to arrive early because managers are adamant about not taking reservations on the night of a concert or sporting event and the service is s-l-o-w. Known for its tapas, or “little […]

Filling fare found at southern belle

Great atmosphere and top-notch food make Georgia Brown’s an enjoyable dining experience for any occasion. Located at 15th and K streets, this southern belle serves up fresh dishes and deliciously creative cocktails. This chic and trendy restaurant has a creatively decorated dining room, adorned with funky furniture and a canopy of branches spanning the ceiling. […]

Maggiano’s offers family dining and Italian aura

Maggiano’s Little Italy 5333 Wisconsin Avenue (202) 966-5500 Reservations: a must on weekends Attire: casual but neat There is nothing small about Maggiano’s Little Italy. This family-style Italian restaurant, located on Wisconsin Avenue next to the Cheesecake Factory, serves up some of the biggest and best authentic Italian meals in D.C. The large dining room […]

Melting Pot offers fondue, but with long wait and lots of work

The Melting Pot 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Va. (703) 243-4490 2 Hatchets Attire: wear a bib Price: $40 for two people Reservations: a good idea, weekends are busy and meals are long As one diner put it, “you need a drop-cloth to eat here.” The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant in Arlington, Va., and […]

Big taste in a tiny package: Check out Paolo’s

Paolo’s 1303 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. (202) 333-7353 Reservations: recommended on weekends and holidays Attire: casual Price Range: $10-25 Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a weekend brunch, take a seat at this spacious Georgetown restaurant, located on the corner of Wisconsin and N streets. Pleasant outdoor dining, roomy tables, cozy booths and a small bar […]

Breakfest is back in a big way at Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill 675 15th St., N.W. (between F and G streets) (202) 347-4801 Just once on a Sunday morning, roll out of bed and throw on something other than your sweatpants. The Old Ebbitt Grill offers a titillating array of breakfast preparations and lunch specialties. Sunday brunch is a popular weekly occurrence at this […]

Sizzling Express offers perfect Columbia Plaza stop

Originally Published 02/14/02 Consider it Columbia Plaza Dining Hall. As Sizzling Express opened its doors last Thursday, the grab-n-go chain newly located in Columbia Plaza quickly became the hangout for GW’s Columbia Plaza residents. With a mile-long salad bar, hot food buffet, pasta and pizza stations, deli counter, sushi bar and alcohol bar, Sizzling Express […]