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

By Rina Rapuano | August 19, 2014 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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1789 Restaurant

AmericanGeorgetown
Food25 Decor25 Service26 Cost$69
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BOURBON STEAK

SteakhouseGeorgetown
Food25 Decor24 Service25 Cost$94
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Café du Parc

FrenchDowntown
Food19 Decor20 Service16 Cost$42
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Mio

Latin AmericanDowntown
Food24 Decor22 Service24 Cost$42
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Poste

FrenchPenn Quarter/Chinatown
Food20 Decor21 Service18 Cost$33
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Westend Bistro

AmericanWest End
Food22 Decor20 Service22 Cost$45
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Colicchio & Sons

AmericanChelsea
Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$78
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The Modern

FrenchWest 50s
Food26 Decor26 Service25 Cost$127
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High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

Southern AmericanThe French Quarter
Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$50
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Le Bernardin

SeafoodWest 50s
Food29 Decor28 Service29 Cost$162
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Cafe Boulud

FrenchEast 70s
Food26 Decor24 Service26 Cost$86
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db Bistro Moderne

FrenchWest 40s
Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$70
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2941 Restaurant

AmericanWest Falls Church
Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$63
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Sierra Mar

EclecticBig Sur
Food- Decor- Service- Cost$95
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The Liberty Tavern

AmericanArlington
Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$30

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