801

801

  801 is a super cute restaurant in the newly gentrified Shaw neighborhood. They have three floors with a rooftop that is perfect for summer/spring and all the Instagram pictures you could imagine. The decor is very bright and welcoming with splashes of yellow and lots of flowers sprinkled around. In addition to the great [...]

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips is a quaint champagne bar, located in a row house in DuPont Circle. The inside is very floral heavy with fresh tulip arrangements scattered throughout the dining room, hence the name "Tulips". The decor is a combination of classic and chic with exposed brick and a crystal chandelier to add charming touches.   The [...]

Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw’s Tavern

Shaw's Tavern is a pretty popular brunch place right around Howard University, and has a pretty mixed crowd. It has a very chill vibe, with great music playing in the background that will have you singing along after a few mimosas. They have pretty rustic decor, with indoor and outdoor seating and an upstairs for [...]

Penn Commons – DC

Penn Commons – DC

One of the best things about Penn Commons is how spacious the inside is. I have been to many restaurants where I feel cramped and like I am sitting way too close to the party next to me, but that is not an issue here. They have a variety of seating options such as the [...]

City Tap House – DC

City Tap House – DC

City Tap House is a gastropub that is in the old STK building. The outside looks like a nice, classic restaurant but the inside gives you regular pub feels. I went on St. Patrick's day, and the staffed was dressed in green, so the vibe perfectly matched the holiday. Outside of that, the restaurant definitely [...]

HalfSmoke – DC

HalfSmoke – DC

The decor and set-up of the restaurant reminds you of some the favorite things about your childhood. The restaurant harps on the idea of, “don’t grow up it’s a trap,” and maintaining that fun element of being a kid.They give the menus in Lisa Frank binders, serve some of the meals in vintage lunch boxes, [...]

Pinstripes – DC

Pinstripes – DC

Decor wise, Pinstripes does not have anything too special to offer. They give very traditional restaurant feels, and have the space to accommodate a lot of larger groups. Also, there were lots of families there, probably due to the fact that there is bowling alley. For a person who enjoys breakfast food and does not [...]