1. Oohh's & Aahh's1005 U St NW, Washington
2. The Pig1320 14th St NW , Washington
3. The Pinch3548 14th St NW, Washington
4. CheesetiqueCampbell Ave, Arlington
5. RANGE5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
6. Co Co. Sala929 F st. NW, Washington
7. Founding Farmers1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington
8. Stoney's On L2101 L St NW, Ste. 103, Washington
Conveniently located on U Street and open until 4a on weekends for your late-night soul food satiation, Oohh's and Aahh's (cash-only) delivers on delicious fried chicken, wings, and mac n' cheese.
From the folks behind Logan Tavern and The Heights, The Pig's got a pork-focused sharing menu and a rustic, general store feel: Frederick-sourced barn wood walls, and an entire bar made from a huge butcher's block, so -- chop chop! -- get to drinking on it.
Kept as low-lit as you'll be well-lit, Pinch has got a cement-topped bar serving up a quality beer list starting at $5 and a kitchen whose eats are kept under $10, meaning your fatness will be rivaled only by that of your wallet as you feast in a dive painted bright red and outfitted with reclaimed barstools from Ruff & Ready.
Cheese, cheese, and more cheese. The best of which might be their various mac and cheese varieties or their grilled cheese sammies, but we'll let you be the judge of that.
With 300 tables, two open kitchens, and a menu that borrows from both Italian and American cuisine, Bryan Voltaggio's newest restaurant shows some truly impressive range (sorry). Stationed in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, the sleek 14,000sqft eatery boasts a rotisserie-equipped wood-oven, a raw bar, and a separate in-house Salumeria for the careful treatment of locally-sourced poultry and game. The menu offers plenty of inventive small plates (alongside house-baked bread), an impressive list of Mid-Atlantic oyster options, and a variety of wood-fired pizzas. The meat-centric entrées like rotisserie pork shoulder topped with apple cider-mustard reduction are inventive (and tasty), and the expertly curated wine list is designed carefully around Range's staple menu items -- while the space is clean and minimal, the cuisine is nothing if not complex.
Co Co. Sala's upscale eatery in Penn Quarter is all about chocolate, whether it's in the form of hand-made candies, cocktails, or other desserts (they even expanded the restaurant to include a full-service chocolate boutique). They even mange to work it into some of their Italian-American fare like mac & cheese with chocolate-covered bacon and crispy buffalo chicken sliders with chocolate nib buns. Where its penchant for decadence really shows, however, is in its stone and gold interior.
This spot was doing farm-to-table before it was even cool; enjoy your tasty, sustainable, family-farmed eats in a LEED-certified setting that's as green as the food.
This place has been feeding DC some of the city's best burgers, brews, grilled cheese, and mac and cheese since '68. They've got this pleasing people with awesome food thing down pat.