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Home of the Mega Platter, a Mediterranean themed charcuterie board as well as a variety of small bites, artisan panini's, salads and desserts, you will definitely have a Taste of Old Country, where everything starts and ends with good food, wine, hospitality and friends.
Conveniently located 1 mile off Exit 47 on I-66 in Balls Ford Center, across the street from the Holiday Inn on Balls Ford Rd.
David Haskell, our resident sommelier, curates a pairing of organic wines and beverages sourced from around the world at an additional $80 per person
Fully raw menus are not available this season. Please call the restaurant (202-347-8349) in reference to any allergies or intolerances at least 48 hours prior to your reservation. For reservations of 5 or more, please call the restaurant directly.
We source and prepare the freshest ingredients for our exclusive fine dining experience. For this reason, reservation confirmations are required 24 hours in advance. If a cancellation occurs within 24 hours of your reservation, there will be a $35 per person cancellation fee. Thank you for your understanding of the commitment that is made to creating a memorable dining experience.
The 7-course tasting menu is seasonally-driven and changes regularly offering guests a front-row seat to the open kitchen. Enjoy an expansive offering of Chef Reid Shilling’s regularly changing culinary creations and seasonally-inspired dishes, all prepared with a hyper-local approach to sourcing. This experience is the only menu served at the Chef’s Counter and may be previewed on our website.
We also offer an a la carte menu, 3-course prix fixe dinner menu (with optional beverage pairing), and 3-course brunch menu.
From intimate dinners in The Tavern to hand crafted cocktails in the Night Fox Pub, each culinary experience is paired with a unique atmosphere, and polished attendance prevails from beginning to end.
Aracosia accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins. Chef Sofia Masroor diligently ensures top grade quality cuts of meat and the freshest produce in the market. All foods prepared at Aracosia are prepared with love. No artificial ingredients MSG& or preservatives are used, nor do we cook anything with nuclear such as microwaves and pre-made stations. Full Bar , extensive Wine and Beer menu Come and experience authentic and classical Afghan Gourmet and hospitality at its finest.
Located at 914 14th Street SE in Washington, DC.
Caruso’s Grocery is modeled after the classic, Italian-American "red sauce" joint. You know the one: red banquettes, a killer chicken parmesan, Sinatra pouring through the speakers. If you’re looking for modern interpretations of a chef's take on the classics, you won’t find them here.
A joint venture from Neighborhood Restaurant Group and Partner Matthew Adler.
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- OTOpenTable DinerAlabama •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Filomena’s is a DC must! We visit here every time we’re in town. Incredible food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommendMore infoFilomena Ristorante$$$$• Italian• Georgetown•4.8
- AamazonianPhoenix / Arizona •14 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023All cocktails and food items came out timely and were delicious! The steak frits is quite salty/well seasoned, but I think diners like that in general. My meat was tender and very tasty. The staff was accommodating and on point. I can't wait to go back.More infoBrasserie Liberté$$$$• Contemporary French / American• Georgetown•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerWashington, D.C. Area •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023I’ve always had good experiences at this restaurant. Food is good and consistent. The service is always prompt, friendly, and professionalMore infoOld Ebbitt Grill$$$$• American• Downtown•4.8
- NNicoleNew York / Tri-State Area •5 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023We were celebrating and hosting friends from out of town and brought them to Founding Farmers for the great food and ambience. It truly exceeded expectations. It was a busy day at the restaurant (new year's day around brunch), but every single staff member we interacted with was so deeply kind and present with us. We had someone with allergies with us and the whole kitchen and pastry team looked out to care for them. Major shoutout to our server Randy (Randi?) and manager Josue who were both spectacular. And, as always, all of the food was out of this world. We will be back and we will recommend to others. Thanks for getting our new year off to a great start!More infoFounding Farmers - DC$$$$• American• Foggy Bottom•4.5
- OTOpenTable DinerWashington, D.C. Area •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023The waiter did not tell us proper prices for buffet we was charged 50 dollars for orange juice . In addition she barely attended to our needs we had to find her numerous of times .More infoFarmers Fishers Bakers - DC$$$$• American• Georgetown•4.2
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Discover Washington, D.C.
An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.
Frequently asked questions
Healthy restaurants located in Washington DC include Founding Farmers - DC, Old Ebbitt Grill and True Food Kitchen - Fairfax
Restaurants with gluten-free options in Washington DC are Founding Farmers - DC, Old Ebbitt Grill and MXDC
Bottomless brunch in Washington DC is available at Farmers Fishers Bakers - DC, Founding Farmers - DC and Old Ebbitt Grill
The most romantic restaurant in Washington DC is Filomena Ristorante
Restaurants in Washington DC with a great view include Farmers Fishers Bakers - DC, Sequoia and Ada's on the River
Restaurants that are great for a first date in Washington DC include Belga Cafe, The Tavern at the Henley Park and Georgia Brown's
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