MICHELIN Guide 2019

Purple Patch

  • Columbia Heights, U Street & Adams Morgan
  • Under 25 USD
  • Filipino
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

How do you pay tribute to the classics while simultaneously bumping them up ever so much? Just ask the Purple Patch. This restaurant delivers note-perfect Filipino food with just the right amount of playfulness. Case in point? The adobo-radicchio wraps, which take the familiar flavors of chicken in adobo, top it with pickled papaya, then surround it with the crunch of radicchio. Pork sinigang is considered a typical (read staple) dish, but is truly worthy of exaltation. Here, tender chunks of pork are bathed in a lemon broth that is so generously sized it seems indecent, and with potatoes, vegetables and fluffy jasmine rice, it’s plain sinful. Even dessert is a thing of wonder. Purple yam ice cream? Who knew a tuber could be this magically delicious?


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


Under 25 USD

  • ˆ Brunch
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Purple Patch

+1 202-299-0022
Opening hours
Lunch Sat - Sun Dinner nightly

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