by Lauren Sloat - 260 Reviews - 86 List
With its grunge-chic vibe and hip clientele, H Street restaurants have proven that Northeast D.C. has a dining scene all its own. From mussels and Belgian beer to sushi and saketinis, there's an H Street restaurant to satisfy every cuisine craving. And with the free shuttle that now runs every evening from the Chinatown Metro station between 5pm and Metro close, it's easier--and cheaper--than ever to experience the eclectic restaurant offerings of the Atlas Corridor. (Pictured: Granville Moore's)
Updated: August 02, 2010
Find pizza and seafood at this New England-inspired eatery. You'll feel like an early patriot--the restaurant was named after Boston's Sons of Liberty--as you chow down on lobster, swig one of the many Sam Adams on offer and take in the surroundings, which are decorated with framed historical documents. Chef Graig Glufling once worked at Matchbox, so you can expect quality pizzas, too.
Moroccan owner Rahim Alami runs this small pan-Mediterranean restaurant, where you'll also find him in the open kitchen making chicken shawarma and tapas such as couscous, falafel and hummus. With colorful tiling and strewn throw-pillows, the vibe is authentic.
Patrons crowd this sushi spot for its pan-Asian cuisine and creative, one-of-a-kind sushi rolls, with names such as Sticky Balls and the Godzirra. Equally loved are the saketinis; you'll find tattooed bartenders serving them up to the young, hip throngs.
Look for the telltale pie-and-crossbones flag marking this rock-themed pie shop, where you'll find some seriously filling sweet and savory pies and often live musical acts as well. Open until 3am on Fridays and Saturday, it's a perfect late-night stop for second dinner.
Taylor is the hippest sandwich shop in town. Behind the roll-up aluminum garage door, Philly natives Casey Patten and David Mazza oversee this gourmet deli and Italian market with a focus on Philadelphia-style hoagies. Even the bread is shipped in daily from Sarcone's, an Italian breadmaker in Philly.
One of the founding restaurants on the H Street dining scene, this beloved neighborhood eatery also caters food to many of the surrounding bars. The English-style tavern serves simple pub fare such as baked chicken, shrimp and grits and burgers.
The H Street Country Club is best known for its nine-hole miniature golf course, but it's worth going early for the Mexican food, too. You'll find shrimp tacos, guacamole, gorditas, enchiladas and other classic fare. Don't miss dessert or drinks. There's a selection of more than 20 tequilas--try a pitcher of guava margaritas.