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  • Reservations Recommended

    By Alexandra Greeley

    Restaurant Review ~ The Grill Room / 1050 31st St., NW

    Anyone who remembers fondly Palena restaurant and its energetic chef, Frank Ruta, has obviously mourned its closing in Cleveland Park. Where, some of DC foodies wondered, did Ruta go? His mild manner and clever cooking should not simply vanish. Ruta, of course, never stopped cooking, and if he was not always ...

    Restaurant Review ~ All-Purpose Pizzeria and Buttercream Bakeshop / 1250 9th St., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Esencias Panameñas / 3322 Georgia Ave., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Ottoman Taverna / 425 I St., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Espita Mezcaleria / 1250 9th St., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Kinship / 1015 7th St., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Tadich Grill / 1001 Pa. Ave., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Momofuku / 1090 I St., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Indique / 3512-14 Connecticut Ave., NW

    Restaurant Review ~ Firefly / 1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW

    Alexandra Greeley is a food writer, editor, and restaurant reviewer. She has authored books on Asian and Mexican cuisines published by Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, and Macmillan. Other credits include restaurant reviews and food articles for national and regional publications, as well as former editor of the Vegetarian Times and former food editor/writer for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Click here to visit her website.