Designed in 1818 by Benjamin Latrobe for the War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur, the building holds the honor of being the first and...
St John’s Church
A small building, St John’s isn’t DC’s most imposing church, but it is arguably its most important. That’s because it’s the ‘Church of...
The 1824 Blair House has been the official presidential guesthouse since 1942, when Eleanor Roosevelt got sick of tripping over...
Off the Record
Intimate red booths, a hidden basement location in one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, right across from the White House – no...
The Oval serves standout food, generally of the American-hint-of-Mediterranean genre. The chef eschews heavy sauces in favor of allowing...
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Equinox is as mom-and-pop as high-end White House–adjacent dining gets – Todd Gray and wife Ellen Kassoff are the respective chef and manager. The intimacy of the restaurant’s executive staff extends to the menu, which has long eschewed pricey export ingredients in favor of meat, fish, fowl and fruit sourced from the Shenandoah Valley and Chesapeake Bay.