Cedar Crossing Tavern and Wine Bar
341 Cedar St., NW
Washington, DC 20012
Neighborhood: Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open Monday through Thursday 4 to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday 4 to midnight. Closed Sunday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Takoma
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Sirloin sandwich with horseradish mayo; shrimp sliders; broccoli soup; cured-salmon-topped latkes; samosas.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Party Space, Good for Groups
Scene: Food Specials
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
That’s probably because the kitchen is gifted when it comes to cooking meat and seafood. We’ve had enough dry kebabs to last a lifetime, but one recent visit turned up a sandwich of juicy sirloin nuggets on warm pita with horseradish mayo ($10). Even better was a plate of shrimp sliders ($12)—more like a pita sandwich—spilling poached shrimp and paired with a tartar-sauce-inspired dressing. A bowl of broccoli soup ($8) was a disappointment when it arrived without its promised pastrami-cured salmon, but it was beautifully seasoned. The cured-salmon-topped latkes ($10) and a plate of samosas ($6) have been taken off the menu for now, but we hope for their return.
The wine list is less intriguing than the draft-beer lineup, which includes the Belgian Kasteel Rouge and Brigand as well as an Austrian Eggenberg. Desserts are skippable. But who has room after all those stellar sandwiches?
Open daily for dinner.