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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

Maydān

  • 1346 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, 20000, United States
  • 25 - 65 USD • Middle Eastern, Grills
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Memorable food, wine, and cocktails are available for takeout , Wed-Sun. E-mail restaurant directly.

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MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2020

Maydān

  • 1346 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, 20000, United States
  • 25 - 65 USD • Middle Eastern, Grills
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Myriad restaurants boast of live fire and grilling prowess, but few are as brazen as Maydān, a veritable showstopper, whose roaring hearth verges on wildfire. Of course, Chef Marcelle Afram, who is tasked with taming it—and practically cooking in it—is nothing short of a culinary zealot. The heat is brutal and cooking method elemental, but the results are pure bliss.

Fresh-baked flatbread is a house signature, with condiments like harissa, muhamarra, baba ghanoush, and labneh. While the lamb hummus is meal in itself, thanks to an ample mound of shredded shoulder flavored with a Syrian seven-spice blend, pace yourself. Fire-roasted turnips dressed with zesty shatta (a blend of herbs, jalapeño, cumin and pumpkin seeds); and bightly hued Ora king salmon kebab showcase simple yet highly complementary flavors.

Guests are spared from the heat, seated comfortably in a rustic, bi-level space—with patterned wood and lofty ceilings—and perhaps sipping on a cocktail focused on Middle Eastern accents. Under the Pistachio Tree, for instance, is a concoction of rum, fresh lime juice, and droplets of pistachio oil. If that's not enough, the wine list offers labels from Israel, Lebanon, and Armenia.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ò Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Specialty
  • Roasted salad of okra, tomato and onion
  • Blue fenugreek and adjika rubbed ribeye
  • Date cake with caramel

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 202-370-3696
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Sunday

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