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Tom Sietsema: Mike Isabella’s newest restaurant, Arroz, shines the brightest

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

3 stars | With a focus on North Africa and Spain, the restaurant in the Marriott Marquis is the empire-builder’s best so far

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Mola adds a fresh splash of Spain to Mount Pleasant

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | The owners of Woodbridge’s Nido have found a promising niche in Northwest Washington.

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Gus’s Fried Chicken is ‘world famous’ for a reason

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

$20 Diner | The chain makes its Washington-region debut in Greenbelt with hot, spicy and delicious birds.

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At Nasime, an intimate dining room delivers big personality

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2.5 stars | A Japanese charmer alights with a modest staff of two in Old Town Alexandria.

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Fresh seafood and shakes make the Salt Line a hot new summer attraction

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | With lobster rolls and decadent treats, this waterfront spot brings a taste of Maine to the District.

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A soulful taste of Spain, including the city’s best sangria, comes to Capitol Hill

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2.5 stars | Joselito Casa De Comidas marries subtlety with sophistication

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Not much to cluck about at Hen Quarter in Penn Quarter

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Source: Washington Post Food

FIRST BITE | Southern charm is MIA in the latest branch of this local chain.

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Tom Sietsema: A new chef freshens up the Ashby Inn, just in time for road-trip season

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2 1/2 stars | Under Tom Whitaker, the Virginia countryside restaurant sparkles with niceties.

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Tom Sietsema: The Smith aims to please — and it does

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2 stars | Whatever you crave, the all-purpose, all-occasion New York import seems to serve it

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At Taqueria del Barrio, empanadas are one of the few flavorful hits

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | The tacos fall flat at the brick-and-mortar Mexican eatery from the DC Empanadas crew

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Tom Sietsema: Stable plants a hearty Swiss flag in the Washington dining scene

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

2 stars | There’s much more than cheese at this H Street eatery, but the chef doesn’t skimp on dairy.

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At Le DeSales, classic French cooking receives a creative jolt

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Review | Raphael Francois’ new downtown restaurant delivers familiar flavors with added flair.

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2017 Spring Dining Guide

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

Tom Sietsema renews acquaintances with familiar restaurants and celebrates new favorites.

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Tom Sietsema: At the Greenbrier, ‘everything is possible’ — except a great dinner

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

1 star | But breakfast is as eye-opening as Dorothy Draper’s design.

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Rosario review: An elevated neighborhood spaghetti house in Adams Morgan

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Source: Washington Post Food Section

FIRST BITE | The new Italian eatery from Smoke and Barrel’s chef aims to fill a pasta void on 18th Street.

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