Rose’s Luxury

Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2024

Photograph by Birch Thomas.
Capitol Hill
Aaron Silverman’s Barracks Row destination just celebrated its tenth anniversary, and it still possesses the energy most restaurateurs only dream of—this is a party you don’t ever want to end. Looking for the best dirty martini in town? It’s here and (surprise!) it’s nonalcoholic. Also on offer: Solo cups of no-joke rum slushies and plenty of proper French wine. The menu is just as playful and enthralled with high/low mash-ups. There are tiered trays of tea sandwiches . . . filled with fried pickles and chili crunch. Entrées pay homage to hall-of-fame chefs—including a lobster ode to DC’s own Gérard Pangaud and a superior miso-glazed short rib that nods to both Nobu Matsuhisa and Joel Robuchon.
717 8th St SE Washington, DC 20003