Osteria Morini301 Water Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Osteria Morini, the newest restaurant from New York based chef Michael White and his Altamarea Group, features house made pastas and wood grilled meats, all with a view of the Anacostia River.
2.5 Stars (5/11/2016) — Spring 2016 Dining Guide
"Osteria Morini was a pioneer when it settled along the Capitol Riverfront two years ago, and the New York import continues to chart an admirable course, now delivering one of the most satisfying Italian scores in the city. The first nicety you notice is a view of the Anacostia from the glass-walled dining room. The second observation, if you order pasta, and you should, is how adept the kitchen is at rolling out noodles, then not cooking them too long. …" See Full Review…»
No. 49 (2/8/2016) — 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
"The Capitol Riverfront area has grown significantly since New York restaurateur Michael White opened a branch of his SoHo osteria there two years ago, though it’s far from fully developed. No matter—Morini possesses the spirit of a full-fledged neighborhood Italian joint. Groups crowd the bar for superb cheese and charcuterie, while the window-wrapped dining room is the place to tuck into executive chef Matt Adler’s robust cooking from the Emilia-Romagna region. …" See Full Review…»
Italic — Recommended
"A New York chain with excellent pastas and even better desserts courtesy of extraordinarily talented pastry chef Alex Levin, don't skip dessert here."
Due South301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
The new restaurant from Rusty Holman of Bayou on Penn wanders the South for inspiration, hitting all of the high notes without overly obsessing about "authenticity." There are also a few modern creations that show some of the chef's inventiveness and a good drinks program.
2 Stars (1/20/2016)
"If Southern food is rooted in its sense of place, Due South is that road trip you’ve always thought to take. The Navy Yard restaurant, helmed by chef Rusty Holman of Bayou, is a meandering map of the region’s best-known eats. … Holman isn’t a stickler for regional authenticity. And of course, there are the dishes that belong to all of the South … or nowhere at all…. Don’t expect your smoked meats to come on a bun for dinner. Other than the burger, sandwiches are served only for lunch and brunch. …" See Full Review…»
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