Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Adams Morgan

Donburi

Hole-in-the-wall Donburi has 15 seats at a wooden counter where you get a front-row view of the slicing, dicing chefs. Donburi means 'bowl' in Japanese, and that's what arrives steaming hot and filled with, say, pan…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Adams Morgan

Tail Up Goat

With its pale-blue walls, light wood decor and lantern-like lights dangling overhead, Tail Up Goat exudes a warm, island-y vibe. The lamb ribs are the specialty – crispy and lusciously fatty, with grilled lemon, fig…
American in Adams Morgan

Mintwood Place

In a neighborhood known for jumbo pizza slices and Jell-O shots, Mintwood Place is a romantic anomaly. Take a seat in a brown-leather booth or at a reclaimed-wood table under twinkling lights. Then sniff the French-…
Middle Eastern in Adams Morgan

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Cheap and cheerful, fast and delicious, the Falafelshop rocks the world of vegetarians and those questing for late-night munchies. Bowl up to the counter, order your falafel sandwich, then take it to the topping bar…
Barbecue in Adams Morgan

Federalist Pig

A humble, shack-like spot with a handful of tables, Federalist Pig barbecues renowned ribs and pork shoulder. View the menu on the tack-up board, place your order at the counter, grab a beer from the cooler, then wa…
Korean in Adams Morgan

BUL

BUL is DC's first pojangmacha ('covered wagon'; Korean street-food eatery). Trendy locals love it, gobbling up grilled skewers of meat and vegetables, seafood pancakes and a fishcakey 'hangover soup.' The pork-belly…
Cafe in Adams Morgan

Tryst

The couches, armchairs and bookshelves, and the light flooding through streetside windows, lure patrons so faithful they probably should pay rent at Tryst. They crowd in for the coffee, stellar omelet and waffle bre…
American in Adams Morgan

Diner

The Diner serves hearty comfort food, any time of the day or night. It's ideal for wee-hour breakfast scarf-downs, weekend Bloody Mary brunches (if you don't mind crowds) or any time you want unfussy, well-prepared …
Japanese in Adams Morgan

Perry's

You can munch sushi at Perry's, but it's the creative fusion fare that really deserves your tongue's attention. Eat in the attractive lounge or under the stars on the rooftop. Sunday brings something entirely differ…
Cafe in Adams Morgan

Pleasant Pops

Pleasant Pops cafe is definitely pleasant, with big windows that let in plenty of natural light. The 'pops' are popsicles, or Mexican paletas to be exact, in flavors like peach hibiscus, Mexican sweet cream and cinn…