100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cork
Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published February 19, 2013
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Cork
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-2675
Neighborhood: Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 5 PM to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM; Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM. Closed Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Braised mustard greens with pork tenderloin; roasted Brussels sprouts; croque madame; a stew of chickpeas with saffron; French fries with house-made ketchup; crustless goat-cheese-cake quenelles.
Price Details: Small plates, $5 to $15.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7 PM
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

What must it feel like to be Rob Weland—to watch as younger, lesser lights garner TV time and you, a passionate, accomplished chef, fly under the radar of the food scene?

It’s a testament to Weland’s character that he appears content to stay in his kitchen, tend his herb garden, and send out some of the most exciting plates in Washington. As at Poste, where he manned the kitchen for seven years, Weland aims for clean presentations and flavors that pop—as with his gnudi, whose cheesy richness is tempered with a gentle, vegetal sweetness (in summer a vibrant green-pea purée, in cooler months a mélange of chanterelles and corn). The all-Euro wine list is one of the best in the area, full of great finds and delicious obscurities.

Don’t miss: Chicken-liver bruschetta; avocado crostini; carrot-and-Marcona-almond salad; hamachi with grapefruit; wood-roasted goat; lamb belly with fava-bean pesto; warm brioche sandwich with prosciutto and fontina; goat-cheese cake.

Open: Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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