The intimate setting of Boundary Road with its brick walls and dim lighting makes you feel like you’re stepping into a modern, but vintage speakeasy. The menu changes based on season and availability. They source locally whenever possible from sustainable vendors. Boundary Road serves traditional American cuisine with some Mediterranean and French influences. Patrons will find main courses like ‘duck break on the plancha’ with charred radicchio and hibiscus-apple cider gastrique to the Toulousian bison short ribs with blue polenta. Boundary Road also serves brunch on weekends from 11am to 3pm. It features a slew of breakfast staples, like quiche and lemon pancakes. During brunch you can get bottomless mimosas or bottomless punch. Their list of classic cocktails and craft beers will warm any alcohol aficionado’s heart.
414 H St NE Washington, DC 20002 202-450-3265
A go-to spot in Washington that blends creative American cuisine with French inspiration is Cedar. Staples include their duck fat fries, risotto balls, braised pork belly BLT with smoked tomato compote and basil aioli, and their beet salad and pork tenderloin with goat cheese grits and cherries. The soups, salads and seafood dishes are also raved about. A bonus is they have a vegan menu and a three-course prix-fixe menu. Signature cocktails are a highlight with dinner, with the Aviation’s maraschino liquor, gin and crème de violette taking you tastebuds to new heights.
922 E St NW Washington, DC 20004 202-637-0012