Not yet ready for prime time during our April visit; the main street entry door locked and carpenters building the bar at the side entrance - staff somewhat attempted to compensate and pleasant sidewalk seating outdoors helped. The food format follows the familiar Chipotle model but was disjointed and disappointing - the sauces held real promise so hopefully they'll be able to refocus and build around those in order to come up to full speed.
Best drunken noodles we've eaten in DC - impressively spiced without being overpowered by pepper. Also a very nice, fresh sautéed asian eggplant dish -- in a good location for a good price with very quick service.
1511 17th St. NWbet. P & Q Sts.
Washington, DC 20036
Wonderful: We arrived to get in line about an hour before opening time on a Thursday evening and so we just barely made the first seating (if not they take your phone number and text you at a nearby happy hour you're waiting at; so good either way). The food was varied and uniformly both good and interesting; they drink list was brief and excellent; two of us decided to sit at the "bar" which was fun and gave us a perspective of the entire place.