About Rumi’s Kitchen
At this slick, moodily lit Mount Vernon Square dining room—a spin-off of the Atlanta original—Persian cooking gets an elegant cast. Feast on fragrant rice piled with spicy, juicy slices of sirloin; green olives slathered in a pomegranate-walnut rub; fried-eggplant dip gilded with crunchy onions; and grilled shrimp with black pepper and saffron. For dessert, it’s all about the rose-scented ice-cream sandwiches. Moderate.