Proprietor Nick Kotrides’s open-kitchen concept offers Empire Grill patrons a low-flying bird’s-eye view of chefs plating hand-cut 12-ounce steaks and Cajun shrimp alfredo. Modern light fixtures and floor-to-ceiling windows keep the two-story diner bright and welcoming, and semicircle booths surround a stocked bar. Flat-screen high-definition televisions and free WiFi let patrons tweet their most up-to-date thoughts on big games and sated stomachs inhibiting their ability to digest the importance of big games.
The staff at Chateau Buffalo strives to support local farmers, and they do so by using locally produced grapes in their red and white wines. They also produce craft ciders that come sparkling, cold, or warm. Those unsure of what they'd like to drink will find the Chateau's tastings, like a hair tie made of Twizzlers, are both tasty and helpful.
Canvas@1206's comforting American fare accompanies a wealth of spirited drinks and live musical performances. In the evening, amours and amigos cluster together, sipping libations, nibbling on salads and sandwiches, and sharing appetizers such as a creamy baked brie. Cofounders Dawn Kirchmeyer and Steve McCarthy merged their mutual love for food and entertainment to create memorable meals scored by jazz and acoustic performances. Going beyond the bounds of the interior space, each in-house performance streams live on the restaurant's radio app. Canvas@1206 also keeps patrons stimulated with breakfast offerings and complimentary WiFi.
Though his cuisine is billed as eclectic American, Shadow Lounge & Restaurant's executive chef Christopher Andres isn't content to stick to just one country. His global approach results in dishes such as bistro-style steak filets, Cajun-style pasta alfredo, and panko-crusted fried fish. The menu also features several fondues, each based on ancient European recipes created to destroy humans' only natural predators: glaciers. To complement these dishes, an extensive drink menu encompasses more than 30 beers, imported wines, and a cadre of dessert-inspired martinis.
The aromas of cooking—and very often, the sounds of live music—waft throughout a modern dining space filled with close-set, crimson-cloth-draped tables and pieces of original artwork. The restaurant most often books pop, rock, and R&B musical acts on Fridays and Saturdays.
Named by rearranging the letters of pasta, tapas are the delicious Spanish rebuttal to Italian cuisine’s long-held dinner dominance. Join the fray with today's Groupon to Mezza Luna: for $15, you'll get $35 worth of tapas, pasta, wine, and more at the downtown eatery. Bring a group of friends or woo your potential New Year's date with an intimate night of mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes and magical mojitos. Conveniently located between the Farragut North and Dupont Circle metro stations, Mezza Luna offers more than 30 hot and cold tapas, 20 specialty martinis, and housemade sangria. Though your Groupon is only valid in Mezza Luna's vibrant, yellow-walled dining room, you are welcome to use it toward drinks.
The brainchild of owner Dale Ali and chef Sergio Aquino, Epic Restaurant and Lounge captures diners? interest with dishes that showcase fresh, seasonal ingredients as well as the chef?s mastery of culinary techniques ranging from classic French to peasant, according to Buffalo Spree. The menu?which the Buffalo News called ?ambitious? and ?totally different from any other in the area??comprises upscale dinner fare with unexpected twists: the grilled rib eye arrives with pomegranate jam, and the duck breast is flanked by a cilantro-nutmeg emulsion and rubber-ducky bodyguards.
The eatery also strives to be epic in its drink selection with a varnished wooden bar offering more than 25 imported or microbrewery beers as well as an extensive wine list. Diners can kick off the weekend with dinner, drinks, and jams every Friday night, with entertainment alternating between salsa and live bands.