1. Mama Rouge3000 K Street NW, Washington
2. Del Campo777 I Street NW, Washington
3. Bub and Pop's1815 M St NW, Washington
4. DCity Smokehouse8 Florida Ave NW, Washington
5. G by Mike Isabella2201 14th St NW, Washington
6. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.1309 5th St NE, Washington
7. Nage Bistro1600 Rhode Island Ave NW , Washington
Mama Rouge is a Southeast Asian Bistro in Georgetown that adds in a dash of classic French fare in a classic bistro environment. The most important thing on Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan's menu? The croissant brisket bánh mì -- loaded up with layers of smoky, moist meat and veggies that provide the prescribed amount of acidity and crunch. If brisket doesn’t rev your engine, try it with coconut shrimp, crispy pork belly, spicy chicken sausage, or lemongrass pork -- all for less than $10.
Using a wood-fired grill is one way to cook a steak, and at Del Campo, that smoke helps add another level of flavor to the meat. This upscale Argentinian restaurant in Chinatown is a beautiful tribute to Argentinian grilled meats, all served in an elegantly rustic space outfitted with oak wood floors and leather sling-back barstools- perfect for enjoying the 48oz ribeye on the menu.
This charming mom & pop shop in Dupont Circle has a whole host of hearty hoagies at their disposal, like their traditional Italian, roast pork, or our favorite, Pop's Beef Brisket, with apple-horseradish cream, five-year-aged Gouda, and veal jus.
DCity Smokehouse hosts a four-seat BBQ joint led by pitmaster Rob Sonderman. You’ll find menu items like the chicken and red velvet waffles and Sondermans’ smoked meats, and you can get a protein grand tour with a smokehouse meat platter. As far as we are concerned, DCity is one of the best places to get BBQ in Washington DC.
Mike Isabella's grab 'n go sandwich shop "G" is doing up jaw-dropping meaty hoagies with most of the meat spit roasted next door at Kapnos.
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. is a Kickstarter-funded outfit of Southern food enthusiasts, bringing seriously crave-worthy fried chicken & biscuits to DC. The biscuits have been known to vanish in a matter of hours, and they offer a wide variety of options -- sweet potato biscuits, ham & jalapeño, garlic & herb, and a few other treats to mix and match. The much-loved buttermilk biscuit is based off one of their grandma's never-written-down biscuit recipe.
Scott Circle's Nage translates to "while swimming", so it's fitting that they sank a ton of cash into a remodel of their dining room, including a beautiful Edison bulb centerpiece, refurbished barn wood wall from Kentucky, and wall tiles of live moss to provide an "organic tone".