100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cashion's Eat Place
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Cashion's Eat Place
Address: 1819 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-797-1819
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Pork souvlaki with tzatziki and chilies on grilled flatbread; Alaskan crab, Parmesan, and prosciutto with Parker House rolls; turbot with grapefruit beurre blanc; duck breast with foie gras; bison burger (brunch); pear clafoutis.

Only the top 40 restaurants were ranked in 2011's Best Restaurants list.

If you crossed a lived-in house with a polished restaurant, you’d get something like this 15-year-old favorite in DC’s Adams Morgan. Black-and-white portraits of children and great aunts in mismatched frames lend a cozy feel to the place, which is bathed in a soft yellow glow.

Chef John Manolatos’s food, influenced by his Greek background, follows the homey theme with upscale fare that has the heft and rusticity of a grandmother’s cooking. There’s also a more serious and studied side to his menu that shows in textbook sauces and soufflés as well as house-made pasta.

Brunch is excellent; although the menu is limited, the twists on the usual choices—such as waffles made with cornmeal and walnut butter—make it one of the best weekend-morning choices in DC.

Also good: Sampling of extra-virgin olive oils; smoked-bluefish rillettes with pickled beets, oranges, and caviar; house-made tagliatelle with chicken livers and mushrooms; bison sirloin with hand-cut fries and house-made steak sauce; bison burger with a poached egg (brunch only); toasted pound cake with buttermilk ice cream.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

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