When the Dabney opened its doors at the tail end of 2015, expectations were high. Jeremiah Langhorne, the chef and co-owner, came to D.C. from McCrady’s, the acclaimed Charleston restaurant. He promised a hyper-local approach that would reflect the Mid-Atlantic’s unique geography. And his D.C. debut was previewed by a ten-part series in the Washington Post.
The Dabney quickly lived up to the hype, landing a spot as one of Food & Wine’s ten best openings of 2016 and earning a Michelin star. In 2018, Langhorne took home Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Awards.
The wine program, developed by general manager and co-owner, Alex Zink, is equally impressive. Focused, deep and affordable, it offers about 150 different wines, 15 of which are available by the glass. It’s packed with heavyweights, featuring everything from highly allocated classics like Dauvissat and Raveneau to unicorns like L’Anglore and Edmond et Anne Vatan.