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

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2 stars | While you look around in awe, you’ll have a better meal if you stick mostly to tradition.

Here’s why they weren’t included — and why they should have been.


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A flight of cocktails, a taste of Myanmar and other trips around the world.

FIRST BITE | The Velazquezes have a knack for turning basics into something special.

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

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2 stars | Peter Prime’s latest showcases the Trinidadian table

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.

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