From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.
The Washington City Paper has posted its list of the area’s most valuable restaurants, and Borderstan’s cuisine is well-represented. Don’t confuse this for a simple “best restaurants” list — rather, it is a diverse survey of the places where your money is best spent.
How do the folks at WCP make such a distinction?
Each food contributor is asked to respond to the question, “What makes your dining experience valuable” in his or her own way, and the results are appropriately diverse: some selections are noted for their ambiance or vibe, while others are featured strictly for their food and/or price point.
- Taylor Gourmet
- Great Wall Szechuan House
- Bar Pilar
- Blind Dog Café
- Little Serow
- Sushi Taro
- Smoke & Barrel
- Komi (of course)
- Brasserie Beck made the list as well, and although it lies beyond the borders of, um, Borderstan, I’m giving it a nod because it’s a personal fave.
Note that five restaurants on the list are on 14th Street and three more are on 17th Street NW. Get eating!