These Are Some Of The Best Places Dine In The DMV

February 28, 2020
Spice up your daily routine and try out one of these dining establishments.

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With the plethora of dining options available in the DMV it can sometimes be difficult to branch out without knowing exactly what you're getting yourself into.

Lucky for you, we've compiled a list of establishments where the James Beard Awards Semifinalists can be found.

If you happen to stop by, you're no doubt in for a treat.

"The James Beard Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, and broadcast media, plus restaurant design, leadership, humanitarian work, and lifetime achievement," the website states.

The Semifinalists are listed below:

Best New Restaurant

Rooster & Owl, Washington, D.C.

Anything is pasta-ble! This dish really highlights the creativity of our team. As mentioned in the Washington Post Fall Dining Guide (where we came in at #2 for the Top Ten):⁣ ⁣ “The Ravioli stuffed with roasted carrots seasoned with miso and draped with walnut pesto would taste at home in an Italian standard-bearer, save perhaps for the pickled blueberries on the plate." #acreativedc

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Thamee, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Baker

Evrim Dogu and Evin Dogu, Sub Rosa Bakery, Richmond, VA

Our croissant filled with housemade whipped praline ganache using @escazuchocolates // Today Only --

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Outstanding Bar Program

Clavel Mezcaleria, Baltimore

FELIZ PRIDE WEEKEND Tepache & Sotol specials All weekend long 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Baltimore Transgender Alliance

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Outstanding Chef

Ann Cashion, Johnny's Half Shell, Washington, D.C.

Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.

Find us on Facebook for more pictures and information. #RasikaQuayside

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Outstanding Hospitality

Marcel's, Washington, D.C.

Pan Seared Squab Breast, Hedgehog Mushrooms, Black Mushroom Puree, Smoke Essence

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Outstanding Pastry Chef

Katherine Thompson, Thompson Italian, Falls Church, VA

Save room for cannoli! We make ours with ricotta mousse, dark chocolate, candied orange & pistachios -- #cannoli #desserttime #italiandesserts #fallschurch

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Outstanding Restaurant

Jaleo, Washington, D.C.

Stop by any of our locations this month to try out dishes featured in @chefjoseandres' new cookbook, #VegetablesUnleashed!

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Komi, Washington, D.C.

Outstanding Restaurateur

Ruth Gresser, Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, D.C. (Pizzeria Paradiso)

What are you doing for dinner? Craving pizza? We've got you covered! pictured here is our Di Mare w/ Spicy Garlic Pesto, Mussels, Shrimp, Spinach, Red Onions, & Grana Padano! --: Juliana Molina

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Outstanding Wine Program

Flight Wine Bar, Washington, D.C.

We have the same feeling each time we taste these wine. Terroir driven, respecting nature, honest and complex. @demartinowines @aabadenhorst #dc #chinatown #wine #food #southafrica #chile #dryfarmwines

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Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Victor Albisu, Poca Madre, Washington, D.C.

Sunny Baweja, Lehja, Richmond, VA

Amy Brandwein, Centrolina, Washington, D.C.

Peter and Lisa Chang, Mama Chang, Fairfax, VA

Zenebech Dessu, Zenebech Restaurant, Washington, D.C.

Let’s dig in --

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Danny Lee, Anju, Washington, D.C.

Cagla Onal-Urel, Green Almond Pantry, Washington, D.C.

Peter Prime, Cane, Washington, D.C.

Jon Sybert, Tail Up Goat, Washington, D.C.

Cindy Wolf, Charleston, Baltimore

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Angel Barreto, Anju, Washington, D.C.

Daniela Moreira, Timber Pizza Co., Washington, D.C.

Paola Velez, Kith/Kin, Washington, D.C.

Let your Sunday Funday be flavorful and delicious with food, drink and friends. --: @bitesofbeantown

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You can view all of the semifinalists here.

Nominees will be announced March 25.

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