Adams Morgan, an eclectic neighborhood located just a couple of miles from the White House, is Washington DC’s most internationally diverse and funky neighborhoods. Of course, the vibrant personality of Adams Morgan is also reflected in the wide variety of dining experiences that one can partake in. The worst part about Adams Morgan’s restaurants? There are so many to choose from!
People come from all over to experience the inviting atmosphere of Adams Morgan. Five of the most popular restaurants of the area include the following:
- Astor – A combination of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Greek, this is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch or dinner. With outside seating and a kid friendly atmosphere, this charming restaurant will win your heart (and stomach).
- Julia’s Empanadas – A bit of everything homey, from Latin American dishes to Southern and Soul food. This funky little storefront cafe has the cheapest food around, but in this case cheap does not equal a lack of quality. This restaurant enjoys a 100% customer satisfaction rating on every list in town. Try a Jamaican style empanadas, stuffed with beef, onions, potatoes and curry. It’s one of their most popular dishes.
- Himalayan Heritage – Spicy Indian cuisine and a comfortable, romantic atmosphere. The succulent food includes marinated meats, spicy vegetables, a variety of unusual breads and interesting desserts. The menu includes items not often seen before.
- Mixtec – A combination of Tex-Mex and Mexican fare, this cafe began as a grocery store serving tacos over the counter. The demand for Pepe Montesino’s cooking took over and this grocery store soon grew into an excellent and well-visited restaurant.
- Bourbon of Adams Morgan – Once known as the Blue Room, this high end pub is part club and part bar. With two stories, there is plenty of room for the dance floor down below and a relaxing lounge atmosphere upstairs. The menu is moderately priced, but very filling and satisfying. From beef tenderloin to crab cakes, this place has the food and the hip atmosphere that Adams Morgan neighborhood is famous for.
Other restaurants that received high ratings from its patrons include:
- Amsterdam Falafelshop – A Middle Eastern restaurant with a fast food type of menu.
- Asylum – Burgers and pub food keep the patrons of this hot spot happy. They also have a vegetarian menu.
- Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe – What would an ethnic neighborhood be without a bit of Cajun flair? The menu at Bardia’s includes Southern home cooking, Cajun and Creole dishes, as well as straight up American favorites.
- Habana Village – Looking for a good Cuban restaurant? The Habana Village is definitely the one for you.
- Diner – Every neighborhood needs a diner. This one serves up the American breakfast and brunch favorites you would expect.
- Cashion’s Eat Place – Southern and Soul food with a touch of French cuisine. This restaurant is a delight.
- Tryst – The neighborhood coffee shop also serving up American and Pub food.
- Reef – Sporting an excellent seafood and American menu, this restaurant is a neighborhood favorite.
- Bukon Cafe – Authentic African cuisine can be found here.
- Pasta Mila – What neighborhood doesn’t have an Italian restaurant? Pasta Mila is moderately priced and deeply satisfying.
- So’s Your Mom – The Adams Morgan neighborhood sub shop.
- Perry’s – Looking for Sushi? Perry’s menu has just the thing for you along with other Asian and even American dishes.
- La Fourchette – French cuisine at its finest.
These are just a sampling of the restaurants that Adams Morgan has to offer. 18th Street NW is lined with every imaginable dining experience. Although the neighborhood has retained some of its Latin American beginnings, the newer eating establishments tend to be Asian, Italian, contemporary, and Ethiopian. Whatever you have a taste for, Adams Morgan neighborhood definitely has the restaurant that will satisfy.