Mount Vernon Triangle Restaurants

Conosci

(adjacent to Alta Strada)
465 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-629-4662

Italian


 

$$
$45.00*
 

★★★

Good Value

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Washington Post
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Don Rockwell
 
Executive Chef Michael Zentner helms Boston chef Michael Schlow's new crudo concept. It’s Schlow's fourth restaurant in the area — his others include Tico, the Riggsby, and Alta Strada. The 30-seat crudo bar shares an address with Alta Strada, his Italian concept, and features a concise menu just a few dishes long. Raw fish is plainly the focus, but veggies and meat also play a starring role.
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Don Rockwell
 
3 Stars (6/1/2016)
"… [Michael Schlow's] latest contribution to the scene, the fish-focused Conosci, is his most personal expression yet. … The guy loves raw fish and the interaction that happens when someone behind the counter is feeding someone an arm’s reach away. But even from the distance of a table, Conosci feels intimate, like grazing at a small cocktail party where the hosts happen to be stylish friends. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (4/14/2016)
"Chef Michael Schlow plans to fire on all cylinders at Conosci, despite a lack of flames. 'We have to be very inventive with the way we cook because we just have induction burners, steamers, and toaster ovens,' Schlow says of his first crudo bar, which opens Friday in City Vista. The challenge reminds him of those he faced on Top Chef Masters. The restaurant, whose name asks, ‘do you know?’ in Italian, is the Boston-based restaurateur’s foray into finer-dining in DC. Locally, he’s also behind Tico and the Riggsby, as well as the newly-opened Italian restaurant next door, Alta Strada. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Michael Schlow's fourth DC restaurant, specializing in Crudo."

Ray's Hell Burger

449 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
No Phone

Burgers
Cheesesteaks

 

$
$13.99
 

★★

Excellent Value

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Don Rockwell
 
The DC location of Ray's Hell Burger expands on Michael Landrum's famous original hell burgers with chicken sandwiches and, on weekends after five, cheesesteaks. Be warned: with some of the best burgers and anywhere and good prices, it's usually very crowded.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… The Mack remains the area standard, the cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and onion of our dreams, but it’s hard to resist the more clever combos, including a burger topped with chili and jalapeños. … The unorthodox Landrum recently debuted a “restaurant within a restaurant” at the Arlington location, devoted to … the famed Georgian cheese bread khachapuri on offer, including one topped with superb steak tartare. … " See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"World-famous hamburgers (literally), simple and deliciously seasoned meat, like no other patty I've tried, best eaten by itself, sides tend to be ordinary."

Alta Strada

475 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-629-4662

Italian


 

$$$
$26.60
 

★★

Average Value

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Don Rockwell
 
Boston-based chef Michael Schlow's Italian concept also has branches in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The DC version features a traditional menu of well-made antipasti, pasta, pizza, and a handful of entrees.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/6/2016)
"Michael Schlow’s definition of a neighborhood Italian restaurant is a place where you don’t need a reservation to score a table, and it’s not a problem if you want to order your pizza or pasta to go. And just like the Boston-based chef’s pet wine bar in Rome, the youthful Alta Strada in City Vista asks diners to put their trust in the establishment. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (1/27/2016)
"Boston-based restaurateur Michael Schlow is building a strong presence in Washington, having opened two popular restaurants in the District—Tico and the Riggsby—in under two years. Next up for the James Beard Award-winning chef: Alta Strada, an Italian osteria, and a still-unnamed international crudo bar, all bound for the former Kushi space in Mt. Vernon Triangle this spring. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
" I haven't been here yet, but it will most likely be good enough to be in Italic, so I'm initiating it as such given we've had one very good review."

Sweetgreen

1065 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-289-4674

Salads
Healthy

 

$
$9.90
 

Cheap Eats
Excellent Value

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Don Rockwell
 
This rapidly-expanding local chain with locations in the DC area, New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, offers healthy, good-quality salads. With its emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and calories posted on the menu, it's one of our picks for healthy "cheap eats."
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (12/1/2007)
The last word from Washingtonian is this badly outdated review of the original Georgetown location. The chain has expanded up the East Coast and hosts a yearly music festival. But it still follows the same basic format: salads and yogurt, featuring local ingredients and numerous toppings. See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
 
Don Rockwell does not recommend this restaurant.
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).