Restaurants

Top Choice French in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Bistrot du Coin

The lively and much-loved Bistrot du Coin is a neighborhood favorite for roll-up-your sleeves, working-class French fare. The kitchen sends out consistently good onion soup, classic steak-frites (grilled steak and F…
Top Choice Thai in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Little Serow

Set in a cavern-like green basement, Little Serow has no phone, no reservations and no sign on the door. It only seats groups of four or fewer (larger parties will be separated), but despite all this, people line up…
Top Choice Sandwiches in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Bub & Pop's

A chef tired of the fine-dining rat race opened this gourmet sandwich shop with his parents. Ingredients are made in-house from scratch – the meatballs, pickles, mayonnaise, roasted pork. Congenial mom Arlene rules …
American in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Blue Duck Tavern

A reliable rave winner, the Michelin-starred Blue Duck creates a rustic kitchen ambience in the midst of an uber-urbanized corridor of M St. The changing menu draws from farms across the country, mixing mains such a…
Gastropub in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Duke's Grocery

'A taste of East London in East Dupont' is Duke's tagline, and that means black pudding for brunch, curried chicken for lunch, and the famed burgers and cocktails anytime. Set over two floors in a snug row house, Du…
Fusion in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Komi

There is an admirable simplicity to Komi’s changing menu, which is rooted in Greece and influenced by everything – but primarily genius. Dinner comprises 12 or so dishes; say suckling pig, scallops and truffles, or …
Bakery in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Un Je Ne Sais Quoi

The smell of rich coffee envelops you when you enter this little bakery, where a couple of French expats bake merveilleux, their signature pastry plumped with layers of meringue and ganache. It's like biting into a …
Gelato in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Dolcezza

The local mini-chain Dolcezza whips up the District's best gelati. Some flavors are unusual, such as blueberry lavender and Thai coconut milk, and change with the seasons. Traditionalists can always get their licks …
Japanese in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Sushi Taro

Many locals say this spare, earth-toned Japanese place serves the best sushi in town – and they were proven right when the restaurant earned a Michelin star. You can order à la carte, but the tasting menu is the way…
American in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Afterwords Cafe

Attached to Kramerbooks, this buzzing spot is not your average bookstore cafe. The packed indoor tables, wee bar and outdoor patio overflow with good cheer. The menu features tasty bistro fare and an ample beer sele…