Address: 5441 MacArthur Blvd. , Washington, DC 20016
Upper Northwest, Palisades
Opening Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 to 10, Friday and Saturday 11 to 11, and Sunday 11 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: Van Ness-UDC, Tenleytown-AU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Burger; egg-lemon soup; spanakopita; galatoboureko.
With its mix of families, couples, and Palisades notables, the Boathouse is very much a local hangout. Not every dish is a prizewinner and the bar bill can add up, but the comfortable armchairs in the dining area are inviting and the burgers juicy, cooked to order, and just the right size. The owners are Greek-American, so it makes sense that Greek dishes such as egg-lemon soup, spanakopita, and custardy galatoboureko are well turned out, too.