Restaurants

Top Choice American in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s is a DC institution. The main stock in trade is half-smokes, DC’s meatier, smokier version of the hot dog, usually slathered with mustard, onions and the namesake chili. For nearly 60 years presidents, rock st…
Top Choice Cafe in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Busboys & Poets

Busboys & Poets is one of U St's linchpins. Locals pack the place for coffee, boozy brunches, books and a progressive vibe that makes San Francisco feel conservative. The lengthy, vegetarian-friendly menu spans …
Top Choice International in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Compass Rose

Compass Rose feels like a secret garden, set in a discreet townhouse a whisker from 14th St's buzz. The exposed brick walls and sky-blue ceiling give it a casually romantic air. The menu is a mash-up of global comfo…
Top Choice Japanese in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Himitsu

Himitsu gets heaped with praise by foodie tastemakers (Bon Appetit magazine, James Beard Foundation) and no wonder. It's hard not to fall for chili-spiked seafood crudos (raw fish) and candied pumpkin seed-topped eg…
Market in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Union Market

The cool crowd hobnobs at this food hall, where culinary entrepreneurs sell their banana-ginger chocolates, herbed goat's cheeses and smoked meats. Among the stalls featuring prepared foods, everything from Burmese …
Filipino in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Bad Saint

Lines form early at this wee, 24-seat restaurant. It doesn't take reservations, so expect to wait. The reward is Filipino flavors like none you've laid lips on before. The menu changes often, but you might enjoy dis…
Ethiopian in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Chercher

Ethiopian expats have been known to compare Chercher’s food to their grandma’s home cooking. It prepares terrific injera (spongy bread) for dipping into hot spiced wats (stews). Vegetarians will find lots to devour.…
Italian in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Masseria

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli’s Michelin-star-winning Italian oasis flourishes in the industrial neighborhood near Union Market. A festive outdoor terrace and two cozy interior rooms convey the tranquil allure of a south…
Pizza in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Timber Pizza

Bon Appetit magazine crowned Timber one of the best new restaurants in America in 2017, while the James Beard Foundation nominated the chef as a rising star. So yeah, the wood-fired pizzas are pretty damn good, espe…
Spanish in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Estadio

Estadio buzzes with a low-lit, date-night vibe. The tapas menu is as deep as an ocean trench. There are three variations of ibérico ham and a delicious foie gras, scrambled egg and truffle open-faced sandwich. Wash …