Cashion's Eat Place
1819 Columbia Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Tuesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle
Price Range: Moderate
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.
Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate to expensive.