FIRST BITE | Catfish noodle curry and pickled tea leaf salad bring the party to H Street NE.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2 stars | The Petworth institution turns out fish, chicken and sides to remember — plus offers some surprises


Finding gluten-free options is easy. Finding places that actually do it well? That’s a whole other matter.

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At Eculent, David Skinner plays with lights, smells, 3-D printers and more for a mere dozen diners a night.

FIRST BITE | Chef Rajiv Chopra hopes to bring upscale Indian to the Northern Virginia suburbs.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2 stars | An owner and a chef, both from Thailand, show their love for the neighboring country’s cuisine

Three casual restaurants in D.C. can please vegans and meat eaters — with the same dish.

FIRST BITE | On the second floor of Arlington’s new three-story dining attraction, familiar favorites are done exceedingly well.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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1.5 stars | The third D.C. restaurant from NYC chef Michael White misses the mark too often

Old and new, here’s where to go.

The celebrity chef has developed a software system so diners never again have to hear that “dishes will come out when they are ready.”

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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Too many diners find they can’t easily get in — or around — a restaurant. They need to know what to expect.

The McLean soup and noodle house specializes in Sichuan fare.

FIRST BITE | Is Chef Enrique Limardo’s Latin American newcomer a keeper? Let us count the ways.

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Amid fresh competition, the Japanese retreat continues to blaze trails

FIRST BITE | This mom and pop is making noodles by hand and pouring drinks with Asian inflections.

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