100 Best Restaurants 2008: DC Coast
No. 92: DC Coast
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Dave McIntyre
Comments () | Published January 1, 2008
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DC Coast
Address: 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-216-5988
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11, and Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Farragut North
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $7 to $14; entrees, $13 to $18. Dinner appetizers, $7 to $45; entrees, $19 to $28.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups
Scene:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday all night.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Cuisine: Mid-Atlantic and Southern coastal cooking with Asian, Cajun, and Latin footnotes reflecting executive chef Jeff Tunks’s multiple interests and restaurants, which include TenPenh, Acadiana, and Ceiba.

Mood: Ornate mirrors, oversize windows, and soaring ceilings give the large, bilevel dining room in the restored Beaux Arts Tower Building an opulent feel. During happy hour and peak lunch and dinner times, it can get loud.

Best for: The power crowd, older singles, executives out for a business lunch, raucous groups.

Best dishes: A goat-cheese chili relleno even a purist could go for; barbecue sliders; double-cut pork chop with sweet-potato purée and dried fruit; Chinese smoked lobster with crispy fried spinach; chèvre cheesecake with brûlée figs.

Insider tips: Portions are he-man-size, so sharing an appetizer or entrée is a way to keep the tab down.

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