The Source

575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001


Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown

Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 PM (bar open until 11); Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11 PM (bar open until midnight).

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Judiciary Square, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Price Range: Expensive

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Calzone; General Tso's chicken wings; sliders; gnocchi; shrimp-and-scallop shu mai; pork-belly dumplings; grilled lamb chops with chili-mint vinaigrette; spicy Assam prawns; chocolate purse.

Price Details:
Lounge menu small plates, $8 to $16; big plates, $12 to $17. Dining room starters, $14 to $19; entrees, $26 to $60.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4 to 6 PM: Patrons can select any three dishes or drinks—or a mix-and-match of both—off the Izakaya Style bar menu for $20.10.

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

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: The Source

Lo mein, mapo tofu, chive dumplings—it might sound like your average takeout order. But at Beverly Hills chef Wolfgang Puck’s Penn Quarter satellite, these Chinese classics are elevated to the thrilling category. It’s all the handiwork of Scott Drewno, who has been with Puck for 12 years. The menu veers smoothly into fusion territory: Some of the area’s best tuna tartare is served here in sesame-miso cones. The dining room’s prices have crept up through the years, so it’s refreshing to find a few deals in the mix. Daily happy hour in the downstairs lounge—where you can choose three sharable plates of sushi rolls, bánh mì, and dumplings for $20.13—could fill in for dinner, and the Saturday dim sum brunch is just as generous, with five dishes for $32. 

Don’t miss: Tandoori Arctic char with raita; pork-belly dumplings with black vinegar; duo of lamb; lacquered duck; carrot cake; in the lounge, General Tso’s chicken wings and pork-belly bao.

Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for brunch and dinner. Very expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013