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701

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

202-393-0701

Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 3 and 5 to 10:30, Friday 11 to 3:30 and 5 to 11, Saturday 5 to 11, and Sunday 5 to 9:30 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.701restaurant.com

Best Dishes:
Clam chowder with gnocchi and prosciutto; steak tartare topped with a chilled hollandaise “yolk”; spinach salad with bacon and goat cheese; seared halibut; a Spain-inspired branzino with Serrano ham and olives; custardy banana ice cream.

Price Details:
Starters $9 to $17, entreés $20 to $34.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Scene: Outdoor Seating, Upscale

Happy Hour Details:
3 to 7 PM.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

100 Best Restaurants 2010: 701

No. 41: 701

Cuisine: Twenty-eight-year-old Adam Longworth, an alum of New York’s Modern American pioneer Gotham Bar and Grill, has steadied this kitchen with surehanded American cooking that shows off an atlas of influences.

Mood: With its shimmery wall of silk threads and baby-blue leather chairs, the renovated dining room—so big it’s usually easy to get a table—has a freshly swank look. A pianist who plays Thursday through Saturday adds to the charm.

Best for: Pre- and post-theater dining; business lunches; dinner with the parents.

Best dishes: Clam chowder with gnocchi and prosciutto; classic steak tartare topped with a chilled hollandaise “yolk”; spinach salad with bacon and goat cheese; seared halibut with lovely jasmine rice and coconut sauce; a Spain-inspired branzino with Serrano ham and olives; custardy banana ice cream.

Insider tips: Don’t overlook the cocktails. The bar features the talents of Mo Taheri, the charismatic bartender who’s been mixing Negronis in Washington for 20 years. He makes a mean Manhattan and passionfruit mojito.

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Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Expensive.

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