100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Corduroy
The dining room at Corduroy restaurant in Washington, DC. Photograph by Chris Campbell.
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Corduroy
Address: 1122 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-589-0699
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday, noon to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 10:30 PM; Saturday, 5 to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Duck egg salad; red-snapper bisque; goat-cheese wrapped in frizzled potatoes; seared tuna over sushi rice; scallops over garlic mashed potatoes; braised pork belly with savoy cabbage; roast chicken; creme brulee; chocolate tart with bananas; chocolate and
Price Details: Expensive; entrées $20 to $32.
Special Features:
Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 5 to 7: $7 glasses of wine and bottles of beer
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Gentlemen, if you’re there in the summer, we suggest you not wear shorts to Tom Power’s Shaw restaurant—unless you’d like the maître d’ to present you with a pile of pants stitched by the chef/owner’s costume-designer wife for guests who don’t adhere to the dress code. (Denim is permitted.) Once inside, diners settle into a quiet, modern space anchored by lovely light-wood pillars where they can order à la carte or choose a $65 five-course tasting menu, one of the better values in town.

Sonnets should be written about the soups, which have subtly layered flavors and velvety textures. Entrées are as restrained and cleanly composed as the beige-on-brown decor.

Don’t miss: Kabocha-squash soup; tonnato with tomato and raw tuna; peppered rare bigeye tuna with sushi rice and seaweed; soft-shell crabs with wilted arugula and verjus; antelope with chestnut purée; ice creams; blueberry tart.

Open: Monday through Saturday for dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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