1990 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 9:30, Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10. Closed on Sundays during the summer, but after Labor Day dinner will be served Sundays 5 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut North
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Shrimp ’n’ grits; lemon chess pie; Reuben with pork belly; burger; sweet wreckfish; Dover sole.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Chef/owner Jeffrey Buben brings elegance and daring to down-home cooking with riffs on the Southern repertoire. And though the results are deeply satisfying, there's a surprising lightness to many of the savory plates.
Whether you're enjoying a killer mint julep in the living-room-like lounge or biting into buttery cornbread in the relaxed dining room, this subterranean eatery is all about comfort, both in mood and cuisine.
What to get: Crisp pork trotters (pig's feet) with candied pecans; Bibb-lettuce salad with buttermilk dressing; Frogmore stew with mussels, monkfish, shrimp, and sausage; shrimp and grits; lunchtime fried chicken with pepper-cream gravy; Palmetto burger with pimiento cheese, charred Vidalias, and a fried egg; pecan and lemon-chess pies; sugared doughnuts.
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Very expensive.