Maketto combines a restaurant, coffeeshop, bar, and clothing store into one massive, 6,000sqft venue on H Street NE. The 60-seat restaurant focuses on Cambodian and Taiwanese food for lunch and dinner, and if you're in the business of brunching, be sure to put the Sunday dim sum brunch on your bucket list. The retail store showcases international brands at upscale price points, and even if the merch is beyond your budget, the sheer variety is worth checking out. The second floor cafe serves Vigilante Coffee and bread from Frenchie's Bakery, plus a few pastries baked in house.
At Bruner-Yang’s Maketto, the menu fuses together Cambodian and Taiwanese traditions for a series of plates that range in size from small to large. Among the options are dumplings like vegetable gyoza, crystal shrimp dumplings, and crispy Gruyere dumplings with Chinese beef chili, but the star of the small plates section is the roast pork bao buns, which Bruner-Yang says are another little package of goodness perfect for Lunar New Year or anytime. “They’ve really been the heart and soul of the Maketto concept from the beginning,” he said. “Since we started, our dim sum master Oanh Tran has been making these dumplings for us.”