Details

Corduroy

1122 Ninth St., NW
Washington, DC 20001

202-589-0699

Neighborhood: Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, American

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday, noon to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 10:30 PM; Saturday, 5 to 11 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Intimate

Reservations: Recommended

Website: http://www.corduroydc.com

Best Dishes:
Duck egg salad; red-snapper bisque; goat-cheese wrapped in frizzled potatoes; seared tuna over sushi rice; scallops over garlic mashed potatoes; braised pork belly with savoy cabbage; roast chicken; creme brulee; chocolate tart with bananas; chocolate and

Price Details:
Expensive; entrées $20 to $32.

Special Features: Valet Parking Available

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday, 5 to 7: $7 glasses of wine and bottles of beer

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Corduroy

Gentlemen, if you’re there in the summer, we suggest you not wear shorts to Tom Power’s Shaw restaurant—unless you’d like the maître d’ to present you with a pile of pants stitched by the chef/owner’s costume-designer wife for guests who don’t adhere to the dress code. (Denim is permitted.) Once inside, diners settle into a quiet, modern space anchored by lovely light-wood pillars where they can order à la carte or choose a $65 five-course tasting menu, one of the better values in town.

Sonnets should be written about the soups, which have subtly layered flavors and velvety textures. Entrées are as restrained and cleanly composed as the beige-on-brown decor.

Don’t miss: Kabocha-squash soup; tonnato with tomato and raw tuna; peppered rare bigeye tuna with sushi rice and seaweed; soft-shell crabs with wilted arugula and verjus; antelope with chestnut purée; ice creams; blueberry tart.

Open: Monday through Saturday for dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013