600 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open Monday through Sunday for dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Shaw-Howard University
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Business Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Small plates $3 to $12, shareable plates $11 to $24.
Special Features: Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 5 to 7, $6 cocktails, $5 house wine
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
The casual vibe at this friendly Czech restaurant extends to the kitchen—some dishes on the brunch menu may or may not be available. Don’t let it bother you. The Shaw spot is all about going with the flow—sharing the rustic house-made pâté with friends, sipping a glass of semisweet sparkling wine, and chatting with the staff. Besides, there’s always something good to eat: Try oven-roasted speck and poached eggs with greens dressed in honey-lemon vinaigrette or a crepe with ham and cheese, Nutella, or strawberries and Chantilly cream. On the savory (and more classically Czech) side, there’s crispy chicken schnitzel with potato salad. The basket of pastries is baked in-house, and coffee—Vienna import Julius Meinl—is among the strongest and smoothest you’ll find. Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3.