At the The Royal Mile Pub, servers and regulars alike greet guests with a hearty "Cead mile failte!" It's Gaelic for "a hundred thousand welcomes," and the sentiment permeates every brew, stew, and show. Juxtaposing the local with the far-flung, Royal Mile cultivates a communal mood while maintaining a Scottish identity. To wit, the menu spotlights haggis, Orkney Scotch eggs, and traditional British-style breakfasts.
Spotlighting Scotland is a trend that also permeates the eatery's decor. Colorful tartans hang from the rafters, some of which match the kilts of live performers. The pub even takes its name from the region: Between Scotland's Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, there's a 1-mile series of streets traditionally traveled by Scottish royalty. The Royal Mile Pub is named for this thoroughfare, and its staff has welcomed its guests as it would kings and queens since it opened in 1981.
Deftly blending New American and Spanish culinary propensities, Nicaro's menu changes daily to accommodate fresh flavors and culinary innovations. Recent offerings include bold, seafaring starters such as the shrimp bruschetta and the blackened, grilled, or barbecued salmon bites (each $9). The blackened chicken sandwich ($12) is served with steak fries and chipotle aioli, and the tossed house salad ($4.50 for a small and $8 for a large) unites julienne peppers, mushrooms, croutons, and bruschetta tomatoes in the perennial battle against boringly bagged grocery-store salads. The fettuccine with Alfredo sauce and basil pesto ($24) and the grilled vegetable platter ($15) both come stamped with the chef's recommendation.
Visit Charlies Bar and Grill and indulge in some good old-fashioned American cuisine. No need to miss out on Charlies Bar and Grill just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Charlies Bar and Grill offers a variety of drink options. Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats. In the mood for dancing? Jive to a live DJ, and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Charlies Bar and Grill's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
A visit to Charlies Bar and Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at DC Reynolds, a local pub. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from DC Reynolds' drink list. Bring the whole family to DC Reynolds, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Perfect for after-work outings, DC Reynolds' happy hour is hard to beat. With its spacious interior, DC Reynolds is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at DC Reynolds, known for its laid-back ambience.
Hop on public transit if driving's not your speed; Georgia Ave Petworth (Green, Yellow) is an accessible stop. Guests of DC Reynolds' Georgia Ave NW location can park their vehicles on the street.
The menu at DC Reynolds is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. All major credit cards are accepted.
Washington's Parthenon Restaurant's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Parthenon Restaurant's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. The bar at Parthenon Restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Parthenon Restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Reserve the private room at Parthenon Restaurant for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together. Make sure to check out Parthenon Restaurant's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Parthenon Restaurant has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Parthenon Restaurant — it's strictly casual. If you need to feed a big crowd, Parthenon Restaurant also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. You can also grab your grub to go.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Parthenon Restaurant's Connecticut Ave NW address.
The average check at Parthenon Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.