Restaurants near the GHI

American Cuisine

BIER BARON                                                                                            1523 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC 20037

Mon-Thu 4pm-midnight; Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 3pm-2am; Sun 3pm-midnight

Description: The Bier Baron offers an assortment of over 500 beer varieties from around the world and 50 rotating taps. Available food is designed to pair well with beer, and tends to be more casual, i.e. pub food or light entrees. Happy hour Mon-Fri 5-7pm.

Pricing: appetizers and main courses cost $6-$12

CAFÉ DUPONT (in the Dupont Hotel)                      1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Dinner hours: Sun-Thu 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30-11pm

Description: the menu transforms pure, organic produce into healthy, irresistible, French-tinged dishes, served in a friendly, fashionable environment. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Online reservations available. Happy hour runs 5:30-7pm.

Pricing: main courses cost $12-$34

FLORIANA                                                                                               1602 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mon-Thu 5-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 5-11pm; Sun 11am-2:30pm, 5-10:30pm

Description: Floriana is located in a converted row house and is known for its cozy and upscale atmosphere. The restaurant serves up predominantly Italian fare. Outdoor patio seating is available. Online reservations available.

Pricing: main courses cost $19-$34

KRAMERBOOKS & AFTERWORDS CAFÉ                           1517 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Mon-Thu 7:30am-1am; Fri-Sat 7:30am-3am

Description: Kramer’s is a Washington staple. The mixed bookstore/café offers a variety of food options, from hangar steak sandwiches to black bean nachos. Offers outdoor patio seating and indoor bar seating.

Pricing: main courses cost $17-$25 (dinner)

GLEN’S GARDEN MARKET                                                                           2001 S St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Sun 9am-10pm

Description: Glen’s is an upscale grocery store that offers local produce and organic goods. Their deli sandwiches are known for their signature freshness and quality. Ample outdoor patio seating is available.

Pricing: main courses cost $10-$19 (lunch)


Asian Cuisine

MANDU                                                                                                        1805 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20009

Sun-Thu 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-3pm, 5-11pm

Description: Mandu specializes in cooking home-style Korean dishes while crafting new dishes using the fundamentals of Korean cuisine. Their bar serves specialty cocktails and wines. Online reservations available. Happy hour 5-7pm.

Pricing: main courses cost $15-$24 (dinner)

BUA THAI                                                                                                          1635 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Mon-Fri 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat 12-11pm; Sun 12-10:30pm

Description: cool, brick dining room and second-floor balcony, specializes in spicy Thai cuisine. Free delivery available.

Pricing: main courses cost $10-$15

SUSHI TARO                                                                                                 1503 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Mon-Sat 5:30-10pm; Sun closed

Description: Sushi Taro is always busy. The menu includes specialties such as live lobster sashimi and homemade ginger, green tea and sweet bean ice cream. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Online reservations available. Lunch is significantly less expensive than dinner.

Pricing: a la carte options range between $4-$28, set menus range between $80-$180/person (dinner)

SAKANA                                                                                                             2026 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

  Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10:30pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm; Sat 5:30-11pm; Sun closed

Description: The enticing smell of fresh Japanese food welcomes guests to this small, primarily sushi restaurant.

Pricing: main courses cost $8-$14


Italian cuisine

DUPONT ITALIAN KITCHEN                                                                  1637 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-1am; Sat 10:30am-1am; Sun 10:30am-11pm

Description: DIK has been serving up fresh, homemade Italian cuisine since 1986. Bring your appetite and enjoy warm hospitality along with market-fresh Italian cuisine in inviting and comfortable settings. Outdoor patio available.

Pricing: main courses cost $7-$19

PIZZERIA PARADISO                                                                                      2003 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-midnight; Sun noon-10pm

Description: Pizzeria Paradiso is DC’s most celebrated pizza chain. Its pizzas are hand worked and cooked on high heat (650F) in a domed, stone, wood-burning oven. Their menu is supplemented by an extensive beer/wine list. Outdoor patio seating available. Carryout available. Happy hour Tues-Wed 5-7pm.

Pricing: $12-$15 (9”-pizza), $18-$21 (12”-pizza)


Mediterranean cuisine

AGORA                                                                                                          1527 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 11am-10pm

Description: Agora showcases a menu that highlights signature Turkish fare with a majority of small plates prepared in the wood-fired oven and charcoal-fired grill. Online reservations available (recommended – it gets busy).

Pricing: small plates cost $7-$14 each

ZORBA’S CAFÉ                                                                                            1612 20th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mon-Sat 11am-11:30pm; Sun 11am-10:30pm

Description: Zorba’s Café is family owned and operated. It is Dupont’s neighborhood Greek café. Service is friendly and fast. Recipes are award-winning and include only natural ingredients. Meals are created from the garden up.

Pricing: main courses cost $8.50-$15, appetizers and small plates are considerably less expensive