100 Best Restaurants 2010: Cashion's Eat Place
No. 53: Cashion's Eat Place
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published January 2, 2010
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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: Ann Cashion may no longer be here, but chef John Manolatos has maintained her standards, serving a consistently satisfying lineup of elegantly homey dishes. His Greek-inspired—and family-derived—fare particularly stands out.

Mood: A low-key charmer with the soul of a neighborhood restaurant, serving regulars from Adams Morgan and beyond in a warmly lit dining room brimming with good-time seekers.

Best for: Dates and double dates; brunch; late-night eating—sous chef Sam Thresher takes over the kitchen at midnight on weekends, putting out a likable menu of chili dogs, shaved-beef sandwiches, and grilled veal.

Best dishes: Pork souvlaki with tzatziki and chilies on grilled flatbread; a buttery skillet of Alaskan crab, Parmesan, and prosciutto with Parker House rolls; turbot with grapefruit beurre blanc; duck breast with foie gras; a juicy bison burger (brunch); pear clafoutis.

Insider tips: Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30, wines by the glass are half price.

Service: •••

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

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