100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cashion's Eat Place
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Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published January 23, 2012
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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: Open Tuesday 5:30 to 10 PM; Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 11 PM; Friday 5:30 PM to 2 AM; Saturday 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to 2 AM; Sunday 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 to 10 PM. Closed Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details:
Half-off wines by the glass and $5 beers.
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

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The urbane, casually romantic restaurant is suddenly all the rage among big-city restaurateurs. Well, this Adams Morgan haunt devised the script nearly two decades ago. Lots of places do cozy and charming--they also do it for a lot more money.

The bar is a low-key party even on weeknights, service is attentive and warm, and the cooking, under chef/owner John Manolatos, strikes a balance between comfort and polish. You might not talk about something you ate at dinner for the rest of your life, but you'll likely walk out happy.

What to get: Foie gras with cider gastrique; fried rabbit loin with Creole mustard; head-on shrimp cooked a la plancha; chicken posole with crème fraîche and fried tortillas; rabbit meatloaf with braised red cabbage and mushroom gravy; miso-marinated wild sablefish with bok choy and shiitakes; spit-roasted goat with grilled flatbread, tzatziki, and black-eyed-pea salad; cannoli with pistachio ice cream; cherry clafoutis.

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

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