Bike & Roll
Rent a bike to explore the city; the rental price includes safety equipment. The company has branches downtown at the Old Post Office...
National Postal Museum
Philatelists, rejoice. In the National Capitol Post Office Building, just west of Union Station, the kid-friendly Postal Museum has...
How beautiful is Union Station? Well, even commuters who use it to get to work – people who should loathe the sight of it – say the...
AMC 9 Theatres (Capitol Hill)
This giant theater center shows the latest and greatest movies from Hollywood, from action-adventure to romantic comedy flicks. You can...
Jeff Buben is the chef behind the nouveau Southern fare at Vidalia, and he takes a Southern approach – big portions and rich flavors –...
50 Massachusetts Ave NE · interesting places nearby
B Smith’s information
With its spectacular vaulted ceilings, marble floors and Ionic columns, you can’t beat this place’s location in the former Presidential Waiting Hall at Union Station. It is a remarkable contrast to the down-home Southern fare served here by former model Barbara Smith (whose unclouded complexion once graced Oil of Olay ads). Which is not to say the food is not delicious: it is. She upgrades Southern classics to sophisticated oeuvres in fun and unexpected ways, eg vegetarian ribs and the ‘Swamp Thang,’ a mess of crawfish, scallops and shrimp on collard greens swimming in Dijon cream. The restaurant attracts an affluent crowd and is as popular for après-work drinks as it is for dinner. The ambience is soul soothing, with mellow lights and music, muted colors and mod art on the walls.