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News & Views 1 minute 22 April 2021

2021 Washington, D.C. New MICHELIN Stars

Get ready to eat at these five newly Starred restaurants in DC

Michelin Star Revelation Washington D.C.

Congratulations to the five new MICHELIN-starred restaurants joining the Washington, D.C. Guide this year! Here's who's new to the guide. You can find all 23 Starred restaurant in the Washington, D.C. MICHELIN Guide here.

Cranes' madai aburi. Photo by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Cranes
Cranes' madai aburi. Photo by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Cranes

One Star

Cranes

This Spanish kaiseki restaurant is a unique concept for DC. A menu from chef Pepe Moncayo, who has worked in Spain and Singapore, is delightful, and "unbound by geography."

Elcielo's tuna tataki. Photo courtesy of El Cielo
Elcielo's tuna tataki. Photo courtesy of El Cielo

One Star

Elcielo D.C.

With locations in Medellín and Bogotá, this star-worthy tasting menu arrives to Washington D.C. courtesy of Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos. The level of showmanship and flair is admirable, with dishes that are a love letter to the chef’s native Colombia.

Xiquet's paella duquesa. Photo courtesy of Xiquet
Xiquet's paella duquesa. Photo courtesy of Xiquet

One Star

Rooster & Owl

Carey and Yuan Tang run this delightful new venture with a contemporary menu of global influences from Asia to Europe and everywhere in between. The style of cuisine is approachable but undeniably clever, showcasing ingenious ways to combine flavors.

Xiquet

Chef Danny Lledó crafts an outstanding paella, but that's only a small part of a menu that focuses on the Valencia region of Spain. The kitchen cooks with confidence and touches of elegance, subtlety and, of course, flavor. There is a wine bar on the first level with a la carte offerings for a quick bite.


Jônt. Photo by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Jônt
Jônt. Photo by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Jônt

Two Star

Jônt

This anticipated opening by One MICHELIN Star Bresca chef Ryan Ratino is a showstopper demonstrating brilliance backed by impeccable technique and pristine ingredients.

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