100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ardeo & Bardeo
Cheeseburger with fried egg. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Ardeo + Bardeo
Address: 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-244-6750
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 10:30 PM; Friday 5 to 11:30 PM; Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM; 5 to 11:30 PMand Sunday 11 AM to 3 and 5 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Appetizers, $6 to $12, pizzas $12 to $15, entrees, $12 to $25.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

This is the iPod Shuffle of restaurant menus. There are trendily bad-for-you bar snacks like cheese fries but also esoterica such as French breakfast radishes with butter. Timid eaters can order a chicken breast; the adventurous can dive into a seven-hour braised leg of suckling pig with redeye gravy. And that’s not to mention the charcuterie, boutique pizzas, and big, soulful bowls of pasta.

This something-for-everyone approach puts strains on a kitchen and means that Ardeo works best as the neighborhood restaurant it was intended to be—where regular patrons swing by a couple of times a week and order the same few things as always.

Don’t miss: Miniature open-faced steak-and-potato sandwiches with horseradish crème fraîche; salmon rillettes with “everything” bagels; chicken soup with green chili; rabbit Bolognese; vanilla-mascarpone cheesecake; chocolate-pistachio tart.

Open: Monday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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