National Cathedral Restaurants

2 Amys

3715 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-885-5700

Italian
Pizza

 

$
$13.28
 

★★½

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Don Rockwell
 
Chef Peter Pastan's casual pizzeria, a long-time local favorite, features a simple menu of authentic Neapolitan pizzas, small plates, charcuterie, and wine, all at gentle prices. It's immensely popular, so you can expect long waits, even early when the stroller set dominates the dining room. Although it's billed as a pizzeria, many think the small plates and desserts are the best things here. As for the pizza, the kitchen tends toward a softer (some say "soupier") crust, so if you like a firm pie, be sure to tell your server you like it that way.
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2 Stars (5/11/2016) — Spring 2016 Dining Guide
"Strolling into this Neapolitan subscriber after too much time away, I’m struck by how familiar it all seems: the spare yellow dining room crowded with families, the wood bar with its tall tables and hanging meats, the frantic ding! ding! ding! of a kitchen bell alerting servers to a ready-and-waiting pizza. The crusts are as I remember them: thin, crisp, nicely charred in spots — bread you could eat on its own. But a topping of pale crumbled sausage, ramps and artichokes was vague enough for us to request anchovies for reinforcement. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
No. 32 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"'Serenity Now'—a menu section devoted to Calabrese olives, anchovies with bread and butter, and other snacks—embodies everything we love about Peter Pastan’s pizzeria and wine bar. These are simple dishes that rely on top-quality ingredients and studious technique. Grazers and adventurous eaters rightly swear by a meal from the changing small-plates roster, such as grilled peppers and anchovies with a glug of olive oil or braised beef meatballs crisped in the fryer. And don’t ignore the beautifully charred pizzas, best ordered with a side of tangy tomato sauce for dunking. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Fantastic pizza (yes, still), small plates, and wine, be careful about long waits." See 8/5/2015 Review…»

La Piquette

3714 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-686-2015

French


 

$$
$24.00
 

★★

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Don Rockwell
 
La Piquette, the classic French bistro that replaced Bistrot Le Zinc, is from Cyril Brenac, who also owns Bistrot Lepic in Georgetown. The chef at his newest venture is Francis Layrle, a Gascony native who formerly cooked at the French Embassy and more recently worked at the late Bezu in Potomac.
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Don Rockwell
 
2 Stars (1/22/2014)
"So as not to compete with his more sophisticated dining room in nearby Georgetown, Bistrot Lepic, [Cyril Brenac] opened his second place near National Cathedral sans table linens or a long wine list. … Yet beneath the bistro’s modesty is the reality: a welcome taste of France in Cleveland Park." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Decent French bistro with many classic dishes, good wine list with several worthwhile bottles under $40."
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.
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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 (*).