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.


Places Mentioned

1789 Restaurant

American • Georgetown

Food25 Decor25 Service26 Cost$69

Steakhouse • Georgetown

Food25 Decor24 Service25 Cost$94
Café du Parc

French • Downtown

Food19 Decor20 Service16 Cost$42

Latin American • Downtown

Food24 Decor22 Service24 Cost$42

French • Penn Quarter/Chinatown

Food20 Decor21 Service18 Cost$33
Westend Bistro

American • West End

Food22 Decor20 Service22 Cost$45
Colicchio & Sons

American • Chelsea

Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$78
The Modern

French • West 50s

Food26 Decor26 Service25 Cost$127
High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

Southern American • The French Quarter

Food27 Decor27 Service27 Cost$50
Le Bernardin

Seafood • West 50s

Food29 Decor28 Service29 Cost$162
Cafe Boulud

French • East 70s

Food26 Decor24 Service26 Cost$86
db Bistro Moderne

French • West 40s

Food24 Decor21 Service23 Cost$70
2941 Restaurant

American • West Falls Church

Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$63
Sierra Mar


Food- Decor- Service- Cost 
The Liberty Tavern

American • Arlington

Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$30
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