Navy Yard/Nationals Stadium Restaurants

Osteria Morini

301 Water Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-484-0660

Italian


 

$$$
$30.91
 

★★½

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Don Rockwell
 
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.
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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…»
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Don Rockwell
 
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…»
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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 South

301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-479-4616

American
Southern

 

$$
$18.70
 

★★

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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.
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Don Rockwell
 
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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Washingtonian has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Don Rockwell has not reviewed this restaurant.

Sweetgreen

1212 4th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-554-7336

Salads
Healthy

 

$
$9.90
 

Cheap Eats
Excellent Value

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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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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 does not recommend this restaurant.

Bonchon

1015 Half St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-488-4000

Korean
Chicken

 

$
$12.50
 

Cheap Eats
Good Value

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Bonchon is regarded by most in the area as the top purveyor of the "other KFC" (Korean fried chicken). The twice-fried chicken comes in a choice of spicy or sweet sesame garlic sauce and at some locations you may need to wait as long as 30 minutes for an order.
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Unrated (8/1/2013)
"In an era when many grow impatient when forced to sit still for 0.49 second as Google spits out search results, the BonChon Chicken chain is a kind of a giant chill pill, asking customers to wait 30 minutes or more for fried wings and drumettes. Allow me to repeat that: BonChon often forces you to wait a half-hour (or more!) for what is, essentially, the Korean version of Buffalo wings. …" See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (5/5/2016) — Cheap Eats 2016
"… At Bonchon, you’ll encounter … a symphony of relentless crunching. That’s how ridiculously crispy the chain’s Korean twice-fried chicken is, even—it defies culinary logic—when doused in sticky-sweet garlic-soy glaze. The famed birds are the number-one reason to visit (or to call for carryout, though waits can stretch to an hour-plus), but some locations such as Arlington, Centreville, and Navy Yard serve well-made cock-tails and a short list of starters, too. …" See Full Review…»
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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:
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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 (*).