Beloved by both locals and visitors, this Georgetown brasserie with a Latin flare wouldn’t feel out of place in a high fashion city like Paris. The expectations are freshness and innovated dishes. Opening in 2016, the owner Iguina wanted a place “where everyone knows your name and the food is accessible. It’s not high end. It’s not a dive. It’s right in between”. Entrees ranging from roasted pork shoulder to pasta carbonara, to sweet plantain lasagnas, High Street Café menu embodies the spirit of this international city. A favorite are the pizzas, which come piping hot from a wood-fired oven. If you so desire, they are meant for sharing, so come with a large group, and call ahead to reserve a table.
1303 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007; 202-333-0256; Photo Credit: Manuel Iguina