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  • 1906 14th St. NW, Washington, 20000, United States
  • 50 - 110 USD • Contemporary, American
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MICHELIN Guide United States


  • 1906 14th St. NW, Washington, 20000, United States
  • 50 - 110 USD • Contemporary, American
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It may be set on bustling 14th Street, but beautiful Bresca far from blends in with the crowd. Instead, this inviting restaurant mixes the warmth of a neighborhood treasure with the talent of a special occasion spot. Inside, splashes of golden yellow, a living wall crafted from moss, and design elements teetering between whimsical and downright surrealist (think bronze fish heads) create a singularly contemporary vibe.

The cooking is at once casual and ambitious, thanks to Chef Ryan Ratino’s cutting-edge credentials—minibar, for example. Here, his menu is divided into three categories, like snacks, medium plates and large, shareable plates. Find a clear sense of artistry in such dishes as the foie gras negroni, topped with Campari gelée and accompanied by warm madeleines. Squab and lobster united by a sauce Américaine turns classic surf and turf on its head; while impressively executed pappardelle with lamb ragù dazzles palates with wow-worthy flavor and agreeable prices.

Cocktails, like The Daulphine St. Punch, may be relished in lieu of dessert. Featuring a clarified milk punch of brandy de Jerez, satsuma, Anisette, Peychaud's, and jasmine, it is a clever and subtle play on a Sazerac.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Commitment to sustainable gastronomy

Dairy and produce comes from local farms; seafood sourced from a Chesapeake Bay fisherman who brings fish directly from the dock to the kitchen.

  • Broccoli pierogi, smoked cipollini, goat gouda,potato, and onion soubise
  • Surf and turf with lobster, squab and sauce Américaine
  • Foie gras cake pop with hazelnut, chocolate, amaretto and gold

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • a Wheelchair access


+1 202-518-7926
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, lunch : Wednesday-Saturday

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