Details

Eola

2020 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

202-466-4441

Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10:30.

Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut West

Price Range: Expensive

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.eoladc.com/

Best Dishes:
Pork croquettes; chicken-fried tongue; sunchoke velouté; agnolotti with bitter greens; tagliatelle with braised duck; quail ravioli; roasted pheasant with deviled eggs, spaetzle, and olives; pork jowl; braised veal breast; mocha-chestnut roulade; corn pan

Price Details:
Starters, $9 to $12; main courses, $24 to $32.

Great New Restaurants 2010: Eola

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

Amid higher-profile restaurants and celeb-chef imports, this Dupont Circle dining room made a quiet entrance. But what it lacks in buzz it makes up for in heart—literally. Chef Daniel Singhofen’s love of offal is evident from the start, with an amuse-bouche of pork heart cooked in duck fat and an appetizer of chicken-fried tongue. He also rolls his own pasta—you’re not likely to find a better rendition of tagliatelle in any local Italian restaurant. The night unspools in a tranquil space that, like its rowhouse-restaurant models Komi and Obelisk, shows that more can be done with less, provided the staff has enough warmth—and heart.

Don’t miss: Corn panna cotta; quail ravioli; fried apple pie.

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