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1509 17th St., NW (Dupont Circle)
(1) 202-332-9200 | www.komirestaurant.com
HOURSTue.-Sat.: 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sun.-Mon.: Closed
PRICE (SET DINNER)USD 135
FAMOUS PLATESSuckling pig; roasted goat
DRINKS AND WINECocktails; wine; beer
# OF SEATS30-50
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
This exquisite restaurant has won over the DC dining scene with its succulent Greek-inspired fare, intimate dining room, and impeccable service. Reservations are hard to come by, but if you can manage to schmooze your way into the book, you’ll be treated to a multi-course set menu of seasonally changing entrées. Set within a aesthetically clean-feeling dining room with neutral walls and crisp linens, your dining experience starts with a series of small plates, or mezzethakia, followed by several courses of pasta, meats, and dessert. Expect dishes like perfectly succulent roast baby goat, smoked prosciutto, and handmade raviolis to go alongside bites of octopus, dates, and other fabulous ingredients. And to make the meal even sweeter, the tremendous service simply crowns the experience; every table is celebrated with friendly, knowledgeable service from the waitstaff and sommelier.
A well-heeled mix of Washington insiders; gourmands
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
A chic ensemble of a silk scarf, black pants, patent flats, and elegant jewelry
GO HERE WITH
A date; a small group of friends; parents
WHY WE LIKE IT
The sheer range of dishes. The set menu dinner spans the sea, the land, and the air with its ingredients, and the preparations are delightful. Plus, the progression/quantity of food is quite impressive: from delicate amuse-bouches to a healthy pasta course to an almost-obscene meat finale (and we skipped about eight other courses, no joke), there is so much to marvel at.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Truly not much, aside from the no-photos policy. The photo-snapping foodie in us wishes we could snap a few shots of the gorgeous dishes. Sadly, you will just have to revisit this gem to relive those moments of palate paradise.
GOOD TO KNOW
Kingpins of every industry, particularly politics (the President and Michelle have been spotted here on date night), frequent the restaurant, so keep an eye out. A few things to be aware of: due to the intimate size of the dining room, they aren’t able to sit groups of more than four, there are no printed menus, and photos are not permitted. You may request your menu, though, and the restaurant will gladly send it to you the following day. Komi’s chef-owner Johnny Monis was (deservingly!) awarded the James Beard Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic in 2013.
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