The once-mundane Blagden Alley now teems with exciting culinary gems, including The Dabney. Entering this spot is like finding the end of a rainbow—imagine a farmhouse-chic space with an open kitchen, wood-fired oven and well-dressed crowd.
Thanks to Chef Jeremiah Langhorne's direction, the cuisine is suitable for anyone looking to delve into regional, Mid-Atlantic food through a menu that marries traditional and unexpected flavors. To wit—scallop crudo finished with a shard of sheep's milk cheese. Though a set menu, come with a group to sample more of the inventive dishes, including the very homey chicken and dumplings. Save room for such classic desserts as an apple crumble with house-made ice cream bearing just a hint of bourbon.