Brabo Tasting Room

Well-dressed thirty- and fortysomethings quickly flocked to this new spot in Old Town. The sparsely decorated bar has high ceilings and a lot of open space, and the chatty crowd mingles late into the night sipping cavernous glasses of wine. Owner and executive chef Robert Wiedmaier (of Marcel’s and Brasserie Beck) and chef de cuisine Chris Watson offer tasty creations to nibble on, too. Start with a “tart flambé,” cooked in Brabo’s wood-burning oven, or order the mussels and frites and ask for some of the artisanal bread to sop up the white wine-and-garlic reduction.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.