Makoto 4822 Mac Arthur Boulevard NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20007 (202) 298-6866 Hours: Tuesday Saturday Lunch: 12pm2pm Tuesday-Sunday Dinner: 6pm-10pm I often wonder about the relationship between Hisao Abe (chef at Kotobuki) and Takashi Okamura (sushi master of Makoto).
As upstairs/downstairs neighbors, they must have one.
In addition to being one of the few spots where all walks of DC life rub shoulders, it has also attracted a number of out-of-town (even celebrity) fans Bill Cosby being the most vocal among them.
Come be part of local history with a delicious order of chili cheese fries.
The beef souvlaki platter comes with seasoned meat skewers in pita bread, tzatziki (cucumber-yogurt dip), Greek salad, and french fries.
Since I'm a spinach fan, I've often ordered the spanakorizo, a blend of spinach and rice served with feta cheese, tomatoes, and olives.
If youre looking for the best place to chow down on pasta and pizza and people-watch, again theres no question: Sette Osteria is what youre after.JALEO 480 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 628-7949 Believe me: Washingtonians dont like to share.So imagine the importance of a restaurant that compels power-hungry folks to a) agree upon a selection of dishes, b) divvy up the small plates amongst themselves, and c) pour each other glasses from a communal pitcher of fruity sangria.The huge windows at this Italian trattoria look out onto the hubbub of Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle, and in warmer months, the patio opens up for patrons to dine al fresco.Opened by Franco Nuschese, the man behind the ritzy Caf Milano in Georgetown, Sette Osteria is a bit more down-to-earth with its bare wood tables and classic dcor.
But the downtown restaurant, with its mosaic tiled tables and larger-than-life flamenco dancer painted on the wall, remains the original charmer.