Old Stone House
Built in 1765, the capital’s oldest surviving building has been a tavern, brothel and boardinghouse (sometimes all at once) and today,...
Four Seasons Fitness Club/Spa
Part of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel. You can’t use the gym itself unless you stay overnight, but exercise classes and spa...
This is as divey as they come in Georgetown – sawdust and dusky interior concealing patrons that only get more rowdy and roaring with...
Sweet and savory crepes are the specialty in this cute little pea-green spot. The execution can be inconsistent, but it’s one of the...
Lonely Planet review
Citronelle regularly lurks near the very top of every Washington best restaurant list ever compiled. Big name Michel Richard started this show, a split-level study in the most creative twists tweakable on the American palate, yet grounded in French classicism. Part of what makes dining here so special is the emphasis on fun over formality. The cooks seem to laugh through their creations, such as salmon in a chicken (?!) jus , or the famous short ribs, braised for three days, then pan-seared (?!?) into something…well, medium-rare and amazing. This is the silly envelope’s edge of what can be done in DC cuisine; if you’re a visiting foodie, this should go on your ‘can’t miss’ list. Jackets preferred; ties optional. The attached lounge serves a pared-down menu of Richard’s fare on Mondays.