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

American Georgetown
Food25 Decor25 Service26 Cost$69
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Steakhouse Georgetown
Food25 Decor24 Service25 Cost$94
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Café du Parc

French Downtown
Food19 Decor20 Service16 Cost$42
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Quality24 Facilities25 Service26
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Latin American Downtown
Food24 Decor22 Service24 Cost$42
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French Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Food20 Decor21 Service18 Cost$33
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Westend Bistro

American West End
Food22 Decor20 Service22 Cost$45
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Colicchio & Sons

American Chelsea
Food26 Decor26 Service26 Cost$89
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The Modern

New American West 50s
Food26 Decor26 Service25 Cost$127
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High Cotton Charleston Restaurant

Southern American The French Quarter
Food24 Decor26 Service25 Cost$51
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Le Bernardin

Seafood West 50s
Food29 Decor28 Service29 Cost$182
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Cafe Boulud

French East 70s
Food27 Decor24 Service26 Cost$90
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db Bistro Moderne

French West 40s
Food24 Decor22 Service23 Cost$71
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2941 Restaurant

American Falls Church
Food25 Decor25 Service25 Cost$63
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Sierra Mar

Big Sur
Food26 Decor29 Service26 Cost$114
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The Liberty Tavern

American Arlington
Food24 Decor21 Service21 Cost$30

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