Ardeo + Bardeo
3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
Cuisines: Modern, American
Open Monday through Thursday 5 to 10:30 PM; Friday 5 to 11:30 PM; Saturday, 11 AM to 3 PM; 5 to 11:30 PMand Sunday 11 AM to 3 and 5 to 10.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Cleveland Park
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Appetizers, $6 to $12, pizzas $12 to $15, entrees, $12 to $25.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Scene: Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
5 to 7.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
This is the iPod Shuffle of restaurant menus. There are trendily bad-for-you bar snacks like cheese fries but also esoterica such as French breakfast radishes with butter. Timid eaters can order a chicken breast; the adventurous can dive into a seven-hour braised leg of suckling pig with redeye gravy. And that’s not to mention the charcuterie, boutique pizzas, and big, soulful bowls of pasta.
This something-for-everyone approach puts strains on a kitchen and means that Ardeo works best as the neighborhood restaurant it was intended to be—where regular patrons swing by a couple of times a week and order the same few things as always.
Don’t miss: Miniature open-faced steak-and-potato sandwiches with horseradish crème fraîche; salmon rillettes with “everything” bagels; chicken soup with green chili; rabbit Bolognese; vanilla-mascarpone cheesecake; chocolate-pistachio tart.
Open: Monday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.