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Cranes

  • 724 9th St. NW, Washington, 20001, United States
  • 40 - 100 USD • Spanish, Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide United States

Cranes

  • 724 9th St. NW, Washington, 20001, United States
  • 40 - 100 USD • Spanish, Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

There is serious heart to be had at the centre of the city, thanks to Chef Pepe Moncayo's elegant and contemporary spot. Novel ingredients appear in all their glory, brilliantly weaved into the "concept" menu. What emerges is a sumptuous mashup of dishes with Spanish and Japanese influence.

The space is modern and vast, but cavernous and inviting—with a polished bar, sleek black-tile floors, sultry metals, and sweeping architectural features that double as art installations. Most everyone is here for the "kaiseki," but à la carte plates are well worth their weight. From the amuse-bouche (maybe heirloom tomatoes with crème fraîche and ponzu jelly?) to sake-infused chawan mushi with pickled watermelon, cucumber, as well as a single, crisp oyster tempura, this kitchen team hits every nuanced flavor out of the park.

Ajo blanco unveils a seared, pearly white scallop with mustard seeds, green grapes, and sea beans; while the chef's wonderfully original pasta course is seared mezze rigatoni with stracciatella, mushrooms, and a rich porcini foam. Infinitely inspired desserts, like an ube popsicle sprinkled with coconut and draped in chocolate, will bring your meal to a meteoric finish.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • ˆ Brunch
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • { Private dining room
  • Take away
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 202-525-4900

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