Compass Rose

Restaurants, Mediterranean Logan Circle
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Compass Rose
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Compass Rose

Inspired by her extensive travels with her husband, an NPR reporter, Rose Previte opened this neighborhood spot to bring global flavors to curious DC diners. The menu reflects the stamps on her passport, taking cues from international street foods. Since day one, the breakout star has been the khachapuri (a popular dish in the country of Georgia), essentially a canoe-shaped piece of bread filled with melted cheese, butter and egg. The space itself resembles a garden patio, where patrons are encouraged to linger over destination-driven cocktails like the Lost in Venice (Bluecoat gin, cynar, vermouth rouge and balsamic shrub).


Venue name: Compass Rose
Address: 1346 T St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: between S and T Sts
Opening hours: Sun–Thu 5pm–2am, Fri–Sat 5pm–3am
Transport: U Street Metro
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Amy Cavanaugh

Travel around the world with dinner at Compass Rose, where the menu sounds like it makes no sense, but everything is completely delicious. Highlight: Khachapuri, a Georgian cheese bread.