The Source: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Chinese bacon. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-637-6100
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Pizza, Modern, Breakfast, Chinese, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday 11:30 to 2. Open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 10; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11; closed Sunday and Monday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Judiciary Square, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Pork-belly dumplings; mini-burger; fried bass; Arctic char with Indian spices and raita; prawns in Indian curry; lamb chops with a mint-coriander sauce; blueberry crumble.
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, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available

It might seem ironic that some of DC’s best dim sum is in a high-end Wolfgang Puck restaurant not far from Chinatown. You’ll find it in the sleek spot’s laid-back, classic-rock-playing lounge, and in fine-dining terms it’s a deal—$32 buys five small plates (enough for two to share), while $42 brings eight. Stick to dim sum classics: pillowy bao enfolding shiny-skinned duck, pork-belly pot stickers, and dan-dan noodles. We forgo tea for such easy-drinking cocktails as a crisp Pimm’s Cup and a nicely spicy Bloody Mary. Saturday 11:30 to 3.

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