Birch & Barley is the restaurant located below infamous beer bar ChurchKey in Logan Circle. It serves a simple and elegant menu of seasonal American food, but its claim to fame is the 500-plus beer list that rivals anything in the area (except of course, its upstairs sibling). The upscale restaurant serves a multi-course tasting menu with an optional beer pairing, but you can also order à la carte. Brunch rocks too, especially the freshly-fried donut holes.
Beer nerds will want to beeline it to Birch & Barley for restaurant week. This three-course, $55 menu offers the option to pair local craft beers (including Bluejacket beers which are brewed in Navy Yard by Neighborhood Restaurant Group) for an extra $20 per person. Dishes to order here include an indulgent lobster risotto served in squid ink and orange-miso butter, or the tomahawk pork chop that comes loaded with bacon, brussel sprouts, and apple compote.