100 Best Restaurants 2009: Cashion's Eat Place
No. 65: Cashion's Eat Place
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Rina Rapuano, Eve Zibart
Comments () | Published February 1, 2009
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Cashion's Eat Place
Address: 1819 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-797-1819
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open Tuesday and Sunday 5:30 to 10 PM, and Wednesday and Thursday 5:30 to 11 PM, and Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 2 AM. Closed Monday.
Nearby Metro Stops: U St./African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Pork souvlaki with tzatziki and chilies on grilled flatbread; Alaskan crab, Parmesan, and prosciutto with Parker House rolls; turbot with grapefruit beurre blanc; duck breast with foie gras; bison burger (brunch); pear clafoutis.

Cuisine: Chef John Manolatos, who took over from founding chef/owner Ann Cashion, has pumped up the menu of seasonal American cooking with robust comfort plates and Greek accents. The result: food that’s more homey than polished but rewarding just the same.

Mood: The oxblood-red dining room wraps around a cozy bar and is a destination for thirtysomethings on dates.

Best for: Intense conversations; double dates; a meal at the bar.

Best dishes: Creamy bone marrow with mâche and capers; spinach-and-dodonis-feta tart; roasted garlic-scented lamb chops with turnip gratin; house-cured ham with vinegary collards; cream-filled house-made doughnuts, hot from the fryer, with a demitasse of hot chocolate and handcrafted marshmallows; pear clafouti with caramelized crust.

Insider tips: The three-course Sunday-night family dinner for two ($80) is a wallet-friendly option, as is a new late-night (midnight to 2 am) bar menu with the likes of pork carnitas and crispy lamb ribs.

Service: ••½

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

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