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Old Favorites, New Chefs: It's Time to Revisit Some of DC’s Mainstays

By Rina Rapuano
August 19, 2014
Photo by: Scott Suchman

With the seemingly neverending emphasis on new restaurants (and the seemingly neverending supply of them), sometimes the old favorites get lost in the mix. But a new chef can infuse a restaurant that's been around for a while with an updated perspective and a roster of exciting dishes and ingredients, making it every bit as exhilarating as all those fresh-faced newbies. We noticed a flurry of new new talent had arrived at some of DC's mainstays over the past couple of months, making it high time to revisit some of these dining rooms.


Places Mentioned


American • Georgetown

Food26 Decor25 Service26 Cost$70
Bourbon Steak

Steakhouse • Georgetown

Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$70
Café du Parc

French • Downtown

Food21 Decor20 Service19 Cost$48

Latin American • Downtown

Food26 Decor24 Service24 Cost$41

French • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food20 Decor22 Service20 Cost$50
Westend Bistro

American • West End

Food22 Decor21 Service22 Cost$57
Colicchio & Sons

American • Chelsea

Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$78
The Modern

French • Midtown

Food26 Decor26 Service25 Cost$127
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

Southern American • The French Quarter

Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$50
Le Bernardin

Seafood • Midtown

Food29 Decor28 Service29 Cost$162
Cafe Boulud

French • East 70s

Food26 Decor24 Service26 Cost$86
db Bistro Moderne

French • Midtown

Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$70
2941 Restaurant

American • West Falls Church

Food27 Decor27 Service26 Cost$70
Sierra Mar


Food28 Decor29 Service27 Cost$95
The Liberty Tavern

American • Arlington

Food24 Decor20 Service21 Cost$36
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