100 Very Best Restaurants: – Chang Chang

Chang Chang, a two-in-one modern Chinese restaurant and takeout. Photograph by Melissa Hom.

About Chang Chang

1200 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

Peter Chang fans are celebrating the lauded Chinese chef’s first restaurant in DC proper—split between an upscale, modern-Chinese dining room helmed by Simon Lam and a Szechuan-centric takeout/delivery operation packed with hits from Chang’s suburban restaurants. Bring a group to settle in for shares including whole-duck feasts (those foie dumplings!), kung pao Creekstone steak, and a balloon-like scallion pancake floating atop Singapore seafood curry. Don’t miss pastry talent Pichet Ong’s desserts, such as passionfruit pie with pepper-spiked meringue. Moderate to expensive.