Great Bars 2011: Tabaq Bistro

Though this restaurant and lounge occupies four levels, the real draw is its fourth-story roof deck. From this perch high above U Street, patrons enjoy a panoramic view that stretches from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. On warm days, the glass roof retracts so you can feel the breeze. A good selection of specialty martinis and mojitos muddled with fruit purées is a welcome reward after the steep climb up three flights of stairs.

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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.