100 Very Best Restaurants: #88 – G By Mike Isabella

The Un-PHO-Gettable Dip at G by Mike Isabella. Photograph by Caroline Cunningham.


The thick pizzas, oozy egg sandwiches, and Italian-American hoagies make G one of our first stops when we’re paying the price for the night before. It’s more than just our favorite sandwich shop, though. Chef Elliot Drew’s shortlist of pastas and zingy salads is made for casual dinners with friends. On Sundays, 40 bucks gets you a low-key family-style dinner, as heavy on the garlic bread and red sauce as you’d hope. Inexpensive to moderate.
Also great: Goat sandwich; meatball sub; lamb gyro; spaghetti with cherry tomatoes.

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 Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.