Designed in 1818 by Benjamin Latrobe for the War of 1812 naval hero Stephen Decatur, Decatur House sits at Lafayette Sq’s northwest...
Blair & Lee Houses
The 1824 Blair House has been the official presidential guesthouse since 1942, when Eleanor Roosevelt got sick of tripping over...
Part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Renwick highlights the American tradition of decorative arts and crafts. Housed in a...
Off the Record
Chintzy chairs, brass fixtures, Manhattan cocktails, location in the basement of one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, and right...
The Oval Room occupies some pretty prime real estate, sitting in the equidistant center of a Polygon of Power formed by the Hay-Adams...
Lonely Planet review
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 into the menu, which has long eschewed pricey export ingredients in favor of meat, fish, fowl and fruit sourced from the Shenandoah and Chesapeake Bay. That said, while Gray’s ingredients are rooted in the mid-Atlantic, he can cross the pond for cooking inspiration; the duck breast served over black Indian rice is juicy and comforting, the rice pillow soft, and the accompaniment of roasted cherries plucked from the best rural French traditions.