Chatter’s Café and Bistro on South Heights near Washington serves styled-up New American cuisine, which borrows flavors and ingredients from across the globe to create something entirely new. That means it’s possible to work through a heaping plate of Asian-inflected stir fry alongside a gyro plate, or tuck into an order of Creole mustard salmon while your dining partner opts for the housemade lasagna. That’s just how eclectic the menu is at Chatter’s. Large groups will have no problem satisfying everyone’s cravings, and with indoor and outdoor seating, there’s plenty of room for all. The hefty brunch menu unveils itself on Saturdays and Sundays, making for a variety of egg dishes and breakfast starches that satisfy weekend revelers.
Small rows of café tables line the walls of Zaytouna Lounge as well as an outdoor patio with more breezy seating. Servers carry in pots of piping-hot mint and jasmine teas, pouring them into colorful glasses laid out on silver trays. Wafts of sweet hookah smoke drift through the air as players toss balls on the gravel bocce court.
Skewers loaded with grass-fed beef and free-range chicken sizzle on the grill at Wholly Kabob, serving as tasty examples of the locally sourced ingredients that fill pita wraps and kebab bowls. Garnished with middle eastern condiments such as hummus, pickles, and mint lemon juice, these dishes sate appetites at lunch, dinner, and late night on the weekends. Additionally, Wholly Kabob hosts free weddings and vow renewals from time to time, uniting and reuniting couples who belong together like peanut butter and jellyfish.