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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.

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Places Mentioned

1789

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
 
 
 
Mio

Latin American • Downtown

Food26 Decor24 Service24 Cost$41
 
 
 
Poste

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

Eclectic

Food28 Decor29 Service27 Cost$95
 
 
 
The Liberty Tavern

American • Arlington

Food24 Decor20 Service21 Cost$36
 
 
 
 
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