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

He serves a rare and vivid taste of Africa and the Caribbean at his Wharf restaurant.

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The $20 Diner: Chef Nathan Breedlove has tinkered with the chain’s recipes just enough to upgrade the cuisine without obliterating it.

EatBar's Hash Brown Burger is more than just a gimmick.

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FIRST BITE | The beloved pizzeria reopens with familiar flavors and some nice surprises.

The D.C. dining scene just keeps getting better. Tom Sietsema reviews 48 of the best restaurants the city has to offer.

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At Elephant Jumps, there’s a lot of joy in dishes that go beyond the standards.

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

The sibling of the hall of fame across town is more than an offshoot.

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Aaron Silverman’s original can still surprise, and now takes limited reservations.

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Fun and flavor have brought a lot of attention to Mount Pleasant.

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The chefs behind ChiKo on Barracks Row plan a second venue for the casual hit.

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The colorful, energetic spot in Navy Yard has stayed as enticing as on opening day.

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Some highlights of Jeremiah Langhorne’s ode to the Mid-Atlantic are off the script.

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The cafe/wine bar is the most casual way to get a taste of Aaron Silverman’s cuisine.

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Fabio Trabbochi’s most approachable option is popping up in more neighborhoods.

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Sure, chef David Deshaies cooks comforting classics, but watch what he does with a little inspiration.

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Haidar Karoum’s menu makes it seems like the chef might have a second calling as a travel agent.

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There’s an emphasis on making guests feel special at the Adam’s Morgan fave.

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Chef-owner Noé Canales fuels the neighborhood with Italian tradition, but also mixes it up.

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