2011 Fall Dining Guide

1. The Atlas Room

8.7
1015 H St NE, Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 30 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the ravioli stuffed with short ribs.) http://wapo.st/piiIqA

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

2. The Ashby Inn & Restaurant

8.3
692 Federal St, Paris, VA
Restaurant · 19 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Expect a twist to dishes when you visit this restaurant.) http://wapo.st/pyopbV

Bangkok Golden is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

3. Bangkok Golden

8.7
6395 Seven Corners Ctr (Leesburg Pike near 7 corners), Falls Church, VA
Thai Restaurant · 48 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Both of the chefs are from Laos -- order accordingly.) http://wapo.st/re8EW2

Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

4. Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

7.5
1100 New York Ave NW (at 12th & H St NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 40 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("Bibiana near McPherson Square is where I go for my personal communication with pasta," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/pTSGF2

Birch & Barley is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

5. Birch & Barley

9.0
1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 104 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("One hundred bottles of beer on the wall? Try more than 500," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qrpFHA

BlackSalt is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

6. BlackSalt

9.3
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW (at V St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Foxhall-Palisades · 62 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: * 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the snowy fish.) http://wapo.st/qYbJd9

Burma Road is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

7. Burma Road

7.9
617 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD
Malaysian Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: The left side of the menu is Chinese, the right side is Burmese.) http://wapo.st/nD4mZf

C.F. Folks is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

8. C.F. Folks

7.6
1225 19th St NW (btwn M and N Sts NW), Washington, D.C.
Diner · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 6 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Its utensils are flimsy, and the nearest restroom is in the next building. I wouldn't change a thing," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/n9c7zQ

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

9. CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW (at 12th St SW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Southwest Employment Area · 20 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The most luxurious potato salad in the city," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qhIhMZ

Elephant Jumps Thai Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

10. Elephant Jumps Thai Restaurant

8.5
8110A Arlington Blvd (Gallows Rd., Entrance to Shopping is on Gallows), Falls Church, VA
Thai Restaurant · 25 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** Stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Like the food, the decor of this mom-and-pop pays attention to the small stuff," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/opEUP3

Ethiopic is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

11. Ethiopic

8.8
401 H St NE, Washington, D.C.
Ethiopian Restaurant · Near Northeast · 42 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The city's best source for kitfo -- Ethiopia's fiery, butter-splashed version of steak tartare," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/pFL1z9

Et Voila! is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

12. Et Voila!

8.9
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW (btwn Arizona Ave & Dana Pl NW), Washington, D.C.
French Restaurant · Palisades · 25 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("As rich as the savory stuff is, forge on to dessert," Tom writes.) http://wapo.st/mZmDTV

Fast Gourmet is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

13. Fast Gourmet

8.4
1400 W St NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Sandwich Place · U-Street · 92 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("A delicious departure from the usual pit stops lined with Slim Jims and Gatorade," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/ogcqIk

Graffiato is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

14. Graffiato

9.0
707 6th St NW (btwn G & H St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Chinatown · 173 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "Dessert tells you where you rank with the chef: Insiders get a gratis plate of zeppole," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/qFkaFE

Han Sung Oak is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

15. Han Sung Oak

6341 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA
Korean Restaurant · 1 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. Tom recommends the seafood pancake. http://wapo.st/qJhIC7

Inn at Little Washington is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

16. Inn at Little Washington

8.7
309 Middle St (at Main St), Washington, VA
American Restaurant · 25 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The most memorable crab of the season," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/mVN6hs

Jaleo is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

17. Jaleo

9.0
480 7th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Tapas Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 209 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 3 star rating in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "No two visits are ever the same," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/nRBQvw

Komi is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

18. Komi

9.1
1509 17th St NW (btwn P & Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
Greek Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 36 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom: "When can I come back?") http://wapo.st/nHBSWb

La Canela is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

19. La Canela

7.9
141 Gibbs St (btwn E. Middle Ln. & Beall St.), Rockville, MD
Peruvian Restaurant · Town Square · 25 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The more I dine at La Canela, the more I want to go to Peru," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nHBSWb

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

20. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

8.8
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 24th St NW), Washington, D.C.
French Restaurant · West End · 30 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Veal tortellini set up with foie gras and woodsy morels comes close to my idea of heaven," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nkqUmc

Michel Richard Citronelle is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

21. Michel Richard Citronelle

3000 M St NW (at M St), Washington, D.C.
French Restaurant · Georgetown · 23 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("When it comes to showing off his food, there's not a more creative customer than Michel Richard," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/r2INEe

Nostos is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

22. Nostos

8.8
8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA
Greek Restaurant · Old Courthouse · 23 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Any meal is improved with a slice of super-moist, sweetly spiced apple-walnut cake," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qtN7hA

Obelisk is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

23. Obelisk

8.1
2029 P St NW (btwn Hopkins & 21st St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 15 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the lobster with shaved artichokes.) http://wapo.st/p4oJKa

The Oval Room is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

24. The Oval Room

7.5
800 Connecticut Ave NW (at H St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 22 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the butternut squash soup.) http://wapo.st/r8OXDJ

Palena is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

25. Palena

3529 Connecticut Ave NW (at Porter St. NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 57 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Try the orange-scented, lemon-glazed donut.) http://wapo.st/oeeJgQ

Perry's Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

26. Perry's Restaurant

7.5
1811 Columbia Rd NW (at Biltmore St), Washington, D.C.
Sushi Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 60 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Like so much of the cooking here, the [banana cream pie] is pure and understated," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/n4DBoi

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

27. Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

8.6
3017 Clarendon Blvd (at Garfield St), Arlington, VA
Pizza Place · Clarendon - Courthouse · 60 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "I'm partial to the 18-inch white pizza strewn with tender clams," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/oB3G9Z

Rasika is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

28. Rasika

9.4
633 D St NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Indian Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 154 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. Tom recommends the baked cabbage dumplings. http://wapo.st/qBcG1C

Ren's Ramen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

29. Ren's Ramen

7.7
11403 Amherst Ave (at University Blvd W.), Wheaton, MD
Noodle House · 49 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the "piping-hot miso-flavored feast wrought from wiry yellow noodles imported from Sapporo.") http://wapo.st/pALURb

Restaurant Eve is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

30. Restaurant Eve

8.9
110 S Pitt St (King St), Alexandria, VA
New American Restaurant · Old Town · 51 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the sweet lobster poached in bacon fat and the sweet potato gnocchi.) http://wapo.st/q30rtc

Ripple is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

31. Ripple

8.1
3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 54 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The margarita at Ripple has just the right zing," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nKEHhU

ShopHouse Kitchen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

32. ShopHouse Kitchen

8.2
1516 Connecticut Ave NW (at Dupont Circle), Washington, D.C.
Asian Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 104 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The best fast-food idea in years channels Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/pZJA0C

Garden District is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

33. Garden District

9.0
1801 14th St NW (btwn S St & T St NW), Washington, D.C.
Beer Garden · U-Street · 72 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the bratwurst "cradled with winy sauerkraut." http://wapo.st/ncIlpL

Sushi Taro is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

34. Sushi Taro

8.7
1503 17th St NW (P st NW), Washington, D.C.
Sushi Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 65 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the wild yellowtail, sweet shrimp, uni or panko-crusted chicken.) http://wapo.st/rd9N3J

Tavira is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

35. Tavira

8.3
8401 Connecticut Ave (at Chevy Chase Lake Dr), Chevy Chase, MD
Portuguese Restaurant · 8 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the cod fritters.) http://wapo.st/pJv8dh

Vermilion is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

36. Vermilion

8.4
1120 King St, Alexandria, VA
New American Restaurant · Old Town · 59 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends pork chops.) http://wapo.st/nhE8O5

Vidalia is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

37. Vidalia

8.0
1990 M St NW (at 20th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 39 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: 3 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The city's most sophisticated Southern lair," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/pqnogz

Virtue Feed & Grain is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

38. Virtue Feed & Grain

8.2
106 S Union St (at King St.), Alexandria, VA
Gastropub · Old Town · 104 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Check out the section of the menu devoted to "Weird Stuff.") http://wapo.st/nC0Bgm

Woodberry Kitchen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

39. Woodberry Kitchen

9.4
2010 Clipper Park Rd (btwn Clipper & Parkdale), Baltimore, MD
New American Restaurant · Woodberry · 172 tips and reviews

Washington PostWashington Post: *** Stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Ask for a seat upstairs," recommends Tom.) http://wapo.st/pguwVU