Details

Estadio

1520 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

202-319-1404

Neighborhood: U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle

Cuisines: Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Monday through Thursday 5 PM to 10 PM; Friday 11:30 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 11 PM; Saturday 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 11 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 9 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.estadio-dc.com/

Best Dishes:
Pintxo of chorizo, manchego, and quince; salmorjero, a thickened gazpacho; shrimp with garlic and lemon; patatas bravas; montadito of goat cheese, tomato, and salsa verde; chorizo bocadillo with Idiazábal cheese; tuna bocadillo with peppers; mushroom croq

Price Details:
Tapas, $3 to $14.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups

Great New Restaurants 2010: Estadio

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

From the “slushitos”—craft cocktails in the form of Slurpees—to the sherry-doused ice-cream sundaes, this Logan Circle hot spot shows a devotion to detail. Owner Mark Kuller and chef Haidar Karoum—the team behind Penn Quarter’s wine-centric Proof—have assembled an impressive tapas menu that showcases the duo’s selective shopping. You can taste it most strikingly in the pintxos, skewered one-biters that include the likes of marinated white anchovies and blue-cheese-stuffed figs, and in the fine Spanish meats and cheeses. The duo also understands the rootedness essential to good Spanish cooking. The best dishes, for all their crispness of execution, never lose their soulful rusticity. Which also pretty much describes Estadio.

Don’t miss: Salmorejo, a thickened gazpacho; tortilla de camarones, a shrimp pancake; miniature tuna sandwich with roasted peppers; patatas bravas, fried potatoes doused with a spicy tomato sauce; squid a la plancha; hanger steak.