Everything about this bistro is inviting—the relaxed, almost rustic decor that evokes an upscale farmhouse, the welcoming service and, most of all, the satisfying French-American comfort food, often presented with an inventive twist. You could easily make a meal of starters such as escargot hushpuppies and bacon-and-onion flammekuche, or dig into a wood-grilled bacon cheeseburger, President Obama’s pick when he dined here. But it would be a shame to miss out on entrées like the tagliatelle bolognese or roasted pork for two. For dessert, try the dreamy brownie sundae or the apple tart à la mode.
|Venue name:||Mintwood Place|
1813 Columbia Road, NW
|Cross street:||at Biltmore Street|
|Opening hours:||5.30–10.30pm Tue–Thur; 5.30–11.30pm Fri; 10.30am–2.30pm, 5.30–11.30pm Sat; 10.30am–2.30pm, 5.30–9.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/Zoo Metro|
|Price:||Main courses $17–$35|