This tiny, crowded wine spot could’ve been plucked from many a San Francisco corner. Here in DC, though, it’s a unique standout among the wine-bar pack, both for its esoteric, affordable wine list (there are 50 by the glass) and bartender Tom Brown’s inventive cocktails. The biggest draw: the lovely, seasonally focused small plates—lemony French fries, oil-cured tomatoes on grilled bread—courtesy of former CityZen sous chef Ron Tanaka.
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published March 17, 2009
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 PM to midnight; Thursday through Sunday, 5 PM to 1 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
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Best Dishes Fried shrimp and calamari with remoulade; chicken liver pate; house cured trout with fennel salad; fries with lemon zest; caramelized sunchokes with walnut oil; grilled flatiron steak with Brussels sprouts; goat-cheese cake; grapefruit financier.
Price Details: Small plates, $5 to $15.