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  • 1906 14th St. NW, Washington, 20009, United States
  • 50 - 185 USD • Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide United States


  • 1906 14th St. NW, Washington, 20009, United States
  • 50 - 185 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Dining at Ryan Ratino's daring offshoot of sister restaurant Bresca, which sits just above, is an intimate, immersive experience, replete with surprises. That tone is set as soon as you walk through its wooden doors to arrive at an upbeat dining room, revealing a gleaming white kitchen and chef's counter. Akin to stumbling into a gem off the beaten path, this space is abuzz with sedulous activity and the highly technical cooking is exemplary indeed.

The staff glide about seamlessly, perhaps to the beat of hip hop, delivering dishes that are creative, bold, and beautiful. The meal is awe-inspiring from start to finish, as in a rye tart with crème fraîche and zucchini, or bluefin tuna deliciously mingled with maitake mushrooms and black truffles. The heart of this menu however lies in its carefully handled top-shelf ingredients. Think of a sliver of melting Spanish turbot set in caviar-almond sauce, followed by dry-aged pork on a bed of soft leeks. Rohan duck may be familiar, but soars to new heights, thanks to the decadent sauce Royale that accompanies it.

Diners can count on this regal repast never letting up. A treasure box of mignardise is a sweet sendoff and will have you swooning for more.

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  • n Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
  • ó Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places
Commitment to sustainable gastronomy

99% of dairy from a small farm in Virginia; coffee
Vanilla and chocolate are all fair trade; 85% of produce is sourced within 150 miles.

  • Rye tart with creme fraiche, courgette, and blossom mustard
  • Spanish turbot with caviar and almond
  • Coconut ice cream with concord grape and buckwheat

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Booking essential
  • Counter dining
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant


Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday, lunch : Wednesday-Sunday

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