100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: DC Coast
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DC Coast
Address: 1401 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-216-5988
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11, and Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Farragut North
Price Range: Expensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $7 to $14; entrees, $13 to $18. Dinner appetizers, $7 to $45; entrees, $19 to $28.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups
Scene:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday all night.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Until recently, this soaring seafood dining room seemed like a relic of its ’90s heyday, getting by on a mix of tourists and expense-account K Streeters. Good thing the restaurant found chef Matthew Kuhn, who has brought the kitchen back to life. Kuhn is a native of South Carolina, and he’s not shy about making that known, throwing bits of country ham into an arugula-and-beet salad and turning out a terrific version of that low-country favorite, Frogmore stew. You’ll still find many of the place’s original hits, and the Chinese-style smoked lobster and coconut-milk-drenched tuna tartare remain as crowd-pleasing as ever.

Don’t miss: Eggplant-chickpea-and-tomato soup with crab; goat-cheese-stuffed chiles rellenos; fried oysters with cider a├»oli; crabcakes with tarragon butter; scallops with sweet potatoes and red-wine jus; chocolate/peanut-butter torte.

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

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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