Tucked into DC’s hip Shaw neighborhood, this charmer is all low-lit and cozy come sundown. In contrast, Sunday brunch offers a brighter experience, by way of jumbo-sized windows and a welcoming patio.
Over in the kitchen, the team has veered in a new direction and dishes reflect a global mash-up of ingredients. Having said that, they clearly lean eastern Mediterranean, with urfa peppers and zhug appearing throughout the menu. Begin with light spreads, like zhug, tahini, and carrot hoydari; then pivot to the hearty honey-drizzled foie gras. Fluffy gnocchi with a poblano-pork ragout is perfection; not unlike the Rohan duck, which shows off a definitive Mediterranean spirit, thanks to lentils, seasoned carrots, harissa-spiced duck legs, and meaty roulade.