100 Very Best Restaurants: #91 – Mintwood Place

Mintwood Place's brownie sundae. Photo by Scott Suchman


A lot of restaurants adopt the “neighborhood bistro” moniker, but few embody it as well as this Adams Morgan wood-and-tile dining room. Often packed with regulars for brunch and dinner, it’s popular with early-bird families, date-nighting couples, and groups alike. Chef Matthew Cockrell nails the crowd-pleasing classics—trout amandine, wood-grilled steak frites, crème brûlée—though there are Gallic treats for adventurous eaters as well. Trust us (and your friendly server) and try the creamy calf brains cloaked in veal jus and caper-butter sauce. Expensive.

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.