iron gate washington dc

Iron Gate

In an old carriage house beneath a stone mansion in Dupont Circle is Iron Gate, a restaurant recently revived from an indefinite hiatus. Opened in 1923 as an inn, the Iron…

daikaya restaurant bar washington dc


Daikaya is first and foremost about ramen. The bar scene may be secondary, but it's a fantastic accompaniment to the giant bowls of steaming noodles, plates of seaweed-wrapped rice balls and…

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak

This Four Seasons and Michael Mina steakhouse is one of the most plush and refined in the District. Its old school, cigar-and-scotch sensibilities are well balanced with a new school streak…

bar pilar washington dc

Bar Pilar

At first glance, Bar Pilar might seem like a regular neighborhood pub, but after a few moments at the bar or in the nook under the stairs, it's clear that…

washington dc estadio restaurant


In the same restaurant family as Proof and 2 Birds 1 Stone, Estadio is a mecca of Spanish tapas done right. The large dining room is plastered with Moorish tiles…

ava gene's portland

Ava Gene’s

Peering into the windows of Ava Gene's is like looking into the storybook version of Portland that everyone dreams about. It's all floating lights, lace curtains, wood-fired grills and elegant-rustic…

kask portland


Adjacent to downtown staple (and parent restaurant) Grüner, Kask is an Alpine-inspired ode to cocktails. The small wood and slate adorned barroom room plays host to a massive selection of…

aviary portland


A perusal of Aviary’s menu wouldn’t necessarily raise an eyebrow. But upon execution, the restaurant's cocktails are equal parts cerebral and surprising, arriving with odd little touches like a clear…

ox whey bar portland

The Whey Bar at Ox

Housed in a spiffed-up garage-cum-woodshed space, Whey Bar is where Ox’s overflow happily goes to drink cocktails and snack on oysters, olives and house ricotta while waiting for a seat.…

st jack portland

St. Jack

Everything about St. Jack—from the French provincial wallpaper, the mountains of candlewax atop the bar and the custardy canelés—is charming. The cuisine is inspired by rustic Lyonnais cooking, and Chef…