1101 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Cuisines: Modern, Belgian, Breakfast
Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, McPherson Square
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Lamb sausage with lentils; pea soup with veal-cheek meatballs; frites with three mayos; mushrooms and spaetzle with a poached egg; coq au vin; snails; black-currant-and-fig clafoutis.
Robert Wiedmaier’s vast beer bar and Belgian restaurant draws well-heeled brunchers with its excellent cocktails and versatile menu. Breakfast items include a lemony soufflé pancake served in a skillet with a pitcher of blackberry-maple syrup and a spinach-and-Gruyère omelet folded just so. Better still are the seafood offerings: buttery escargots sizzling in their shells and five preparations of moules frites (the white-wine-sauce is our pick for daytime dining). Little details—such as coffee served with a rock-sugar stirrer and a biscotti—add to the charm. Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 4.