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100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: 2 Amys
The bar at 2 Amy's in Washington, DC.
Comments () | Published January 28, 2014
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2 Amys
Address: 3715 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-5700
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza, Italian
Opening Hours: Open Monday 5 to 10 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 11 to 10 PM, Friday through Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday noon to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Tenleytown-AU, Cleveland Park
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Rowdy
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes A Romanesco cauliflower deepened by anchovy, sweet garlic, and a touch of hot pepper; plump, tart sardines; an eggplant Parmesan; the Vongole pizza topped with cockles in the shell; the simple Margherita pizza with tomato, fresh mozzarella, and basil; sup
Price Details: Appetizers $3.95 to $6.75; pizzas $7.95 to $12.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating

These days, thin-crusted, wood-oven-fired pizza is as common around Washington as the navy blazer. How does Peter Pastan’s clattering, always-crowded shop separate itself from the competition? By paying attention to the little things, whether adhering to the strict Neapolitan standards of pie-making or offering not one but three kinds of anchovies to snack on (we like the Spanish Cantabrian variety with bread and butter). The pizza is quite good, but the small plates, salads, and specials tend to be the most memorable parts of a meal. Also praiseworthy: the charcuterie—you’ll see it curing behind the bar—and rich cheeses, such as goat cheese with fig jam, olive-oily burrata, and ricotta with honey.

Open: Monday for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Don’t Miss: Deviled eggs with green sauce; orange-and-onion salad; Vongole pizza, with chilies and cockles; Norcia pizza, with salami and grilled peppers; Marsala-wine custard; vanilla ice cream; porchetta (Saturday only); doughnuts and croissants (weekend only).

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