Dickson Wine Bar
903 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Monday through Wednesday 5 PM to midnight, Thursday 5 PM to 2 AM, Friday and Saturday 5 PM to 3 AM, and Sunday 5 PM to midnight.
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
House-marinated olives; charcuterie and cheese plates; frisee salad with poached egg; bánh mì with rib eye or pork belly; fig-and-Gorgonzola and onion/crème fraîche flatbreads; French 75 and Brunswick daiquiri.
Appetizers $7 to $14, sandwiches and flatbreads $9 to $13.
Special Features: Late Night, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details:
5 PM to 7 PM daily; Monday all night.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
The new breed of wine bar pays as much attention to what’s on the plate as to what’s in the glass. The menu at this bilevel hangout from the group behind Marvin offers upscale versions of the Vietnamese subs called bánh mì, nicely done salads, and high-quality charcuterie (some from local sausage master Jamie Stachowski). The wine list centers on organic and biodynamic selections, and the often excellent cocktails are made from organic liquors. The place still doesn’t have a sign, but the secret is out. If you want to sit right away, get there early or late. (It’s open till 3 am Friday and Saturday.)
Don’t miss: Frisée salad with poached egg; rib-eye or pork-belly bánh mì; fig-and-Gorgonzola and caramelized-onion flatbreads.
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