1720 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: Logan Circle

Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday 5 PM to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 5 PM to 1 AM; Sunday 11 AM to 10 PM. Closed Monday.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
Braised mustard greens with pork tenderloin; roasted Brussels sprouts; croque madame; a stew of chickpeas with saffron; French fries with house-made ketchup; crustless goat-cheese-cake quenelles.

Price Details:
Small plates, $5 to $15.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7 PM

Happy Hour Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

The Needle: Cork

The menu at this tiny wine bar doesn’t change much. That’s not a bad thing when it comes to such small plates as creamy-sweet chicken-liver bruschetta and oiled tomatoes with chèvre—little gems that have been on the menu since day one. But a recent dinner’s fried calamari and rock shrimp spent too little time in the fryer and a plate of avocado bruschetta was too sparsely seasoned. Other than that, our chief complaint is the inevitable wait for a table.


-September 2009