The co-founder of Republic Kolache honors the traditions but pushes the boundaries of the oft-maligned cuisine.

FIRST BITE | Johnny Monis delights savvy diners at Happy Gyro by serving what he loves to eat.

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The perennial favorite plates textbook examples of some of the cuisine’s trademark dishes.


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Both the food and the scenery will transport you away from its Tysons location.

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A down-to-earth dining room serves up everything from soft-shelled crabs to skate.

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At La Betty, the highlights include corn dogs, chicken schnitzel and cheesecake.

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Sure, there’s charcoal chicken, but that’s only the beginning of the journey.

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A French native brings passion and precision to his cozy yet buzzy bistro.

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The Alexandria restaurant excels at what you know but expands on what you don’t.

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The Israeli and Middle Eastern spot particularly succeeds with vegetarian cuisine.

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Whether you’re dining on a date or as a family, this Falls Church eatery fits the bill.

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Whether you are familiar with Afro-Caribbean cooking or not, Kith/Kin’s dishes will delight you.

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Ann Cashion’s deft touch with Southern-minded cooking is a joy to experience.

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Rose Previte’s carnival of a restaurant just keeps getting better.

From steak to 100-day-old kimchi: The city has added diversity, excellence and whimsy to the scene.

Every creation at Bahn Mi DC Sandwich deserves repeat consumption.

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José Andrés’s avant-garde cocktail experience never ceases to amaze.

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At Et Voila!, you can’t go wrong with the waffles, mussels with fries and an especially luscious hamburger.

Everything is deliciously refined at Fabio Trabocchi’s waterfront restaurant in Georgetown.

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From José Andrés to the Obamas, they have left their mark on the dining scene.

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