13 Locals on City Paper’s “Most Valuable Restaurants” List

by Borderstan.com June 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,567 0

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.

Borderstan restaurants offer great options. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Borderstan inclusions are:

  1. Taylor Gourmet
  2. Great Wall Szechuan House
  3. Bar Pilar
  4. Standard
  5. Blind Dog Café
  6. Sundevich
  7. Little Serow
  8. Sushi Taro
  9. Smoke & Barrel
  10. Estadio
  11. Obelisk
  12. Komi (of course)
  13. 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!

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