restaurants / Ethiopian

Meskerem information

Washington, DC , USA
2434 18th St NW
+1 202 462 4100
Getting there
Underground Rail: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
More information
mains $9-12
Opening hours
lunch & dinner
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As you make your way across DC, you'll see loads of places offering Ethiopian food, but Meskerem, named for the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, remains near the top of the heap. The spot is a stalwart of quality despite many years on the block. It's the just-seared lamb served in spicy sauce, the wat (stew) scooped with spongy injera (pancake-like bread) and the vegetables, all deliciously spiced, not hot but rich, complex and savory. This is remarkably easy food for the most conservative palette, best washed down with some imported honey wine.