2020 P St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American
Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut West
Price Range: Expensive
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
Starters, $9 to $12; main courses, $24 to $32.
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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