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Dining during the pandemic

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
  • Jun 23, 2021

Dauphine’s pays respect to New Orleans with top-notch cooking and cocktails

Dauphine’s nails so many of the details, with design to match.
  • Jun 11, 2021

What’s behind all the slow restaurant reopenings?

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
  • Jun 9, 2021

A food critic returns to a favorite dining room to find hugs and laughs instead of masks

When he returned to indoor dining, food critic Tom Sietsema chose Buck’s Fishing & Camping for a heartwarming evening with old friends.
  • Jun 9, 2021

Tosca returns to business downtown with a fresh look and new chef

Tosca chef Phil Marzelli welcomes regulars and newcomers alike with his beautiful Italian fare
  • Jun 4, 2021

Ask Tom: “Restaurants have alienated me.”

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
  • Jun 2, 2021

Head to Chennai Hoppers for some of the area’s best Indian cooking

Chennai Hoppers in Gaithersburg, Md., specializes in food from the nation’s south.
  • May 28, 2021

Ask Tom: Don’t even think of going out to eat without a reservation now

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.
  • May 26, 2021

Tom Sietsema’s 7 favorite places to eat right now

These D.C.-area restaurants are sure bets as diners start making reservations again.
  • May 25, 2021

Mattie & Eddie’s channels the Irish spirit of a veteran chef’s grandparents

Mattie & Eddie’s, from chef Cathal Armstrong, aces the Irish classics.
  • May 21, 2021
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