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1990 M St., NW (Dupont Circle)
(1) 202-659-1990 | www.vidaliadc.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm; Fri.: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm; Sat.: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Sun.: Closed
BEST FORLunch; dinner
BARYes - wine bar and lounge
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTREE)USD 13-22; USD 29-37
FAMOUS PLATESBaked Vidalia onion; shrimp and grits; crab cakes
DRINKS AND WINEWine list; Southern-themed specialty cocktails
# OF SEATS200
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
A refined bistro serving updated takes on such Southern specialties as shrimp and grits, fried chicken, and frogmore stew. The menu (which changes seasonally) may be full of comfort food staples, but the atmosphere is classic DC elegance: dishes are elegantly plated on white china, and the décor of crisp linens, cream-colored walls, and contemporary furnishings provides a modern backdrop to the down-home fare.
A mix of business lunchers and starry-eyed couples
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Slim black pants, a white top, and patent leather flats
GO HERE WITH
Friends; a date; your parents
WHY WE LIKE IT
It seems nowadays that every other restaurant is doing “inventive classics,” but here that term isn't just lip service−the dishes truly deliver on the delicious promise of novelty and familiarity.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
GOOD TO KNOW
Sister restaurant Bistro Bis is another Purple favorite for dressed-up power dining in DC. Baked Vidalia onion, the restaurant’s namesake dish, is quite popular and is available seasonally. An excellent prix-fixe lunch is offered on Monday through Friday, and a happy hour featuring small plates and specialty cocktails crafted with Southern classic sodas (think Frostie Root Beer, RC Cola, and Bleinheim Ginger Ale) happens Monday through Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
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