Dickson Wine Bar

903 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001


Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle

Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American

Opening Hours:
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

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
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.

Price Details:
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

Great New Restaurants 2010: Dickson Wine Bar

25 places that are making the Washington dining scene better than ever

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.

For a full review of Dickson Wine Bar, click here.