This crowded wine bar draws a mixture of neighborhood regulars, inked rockers in denim tuxedos, and bleached blondes in fur coats and red stiletto heels. Owners Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross showcase Old World wines, among which are some very good Malbecs and Barberas. The small-plates menu includes standouts such as grilled bread with avocado and crushed pistachios and pan-fried pork schnitzel with a savory ginger consommé.
Great Bars 2011: Cork
Comments () | Published February 7, 2011
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 Street/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.