223 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003


Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast

Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, Pizza, American

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Friday 5 to 10, Saturday and Sunday 6 to 10.

Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station, Capitol South

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Cheese and charcuterie boards; linguini All'Amatriciana; burger.

Neighborhood Eats: Sonoma

As loud as a campaign fundraiser and always dimly lit, this wine bar and restaurant will make you lean in close to whomever you’re nibbling on a cheese plate with. The grazing-friendly menu offers a smart selection of charcuterie (duck salami, silky chicken pâté), locally sourced cheddars and chèvres, and pizzas with such toppings as Ligurian olives and house-made boar sausage. Bigger plates aren’t always exciting—the burger on brioche and the linguine all’Amatriciana are both safe bets—but chances are that something on the wine list will be. It’s 119 labels strong, with 45 available by the glass or three-ounce taste.

-March, 2008