$15 for $30 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

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Diners scoop bites of simmered lentils, sautéed shrimp, or spicy chicken off a communal platter with small scraps of spongy sourdough injera

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$15 for $30 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine

Chefs prepare an authentic menu that includes puréed yellow split peas with onions and herbs ($8.50) and a tender chicken drumstick and thigh with spicy berbere sauce and hard-boiled egg ($9.75).

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant takes its name from the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, which typically signifies the end of the three-month rainy season and the beginning of more favorable weather. The chefs draw inspiration from this sense of joyous bounty while preparing the menu of spicy stews, sautéed meats, and puréed vegetables, which they serve atop family-style platters perfect for sharing. Instead of relying on the silverware or grease troughs typically found in many American restaurants, they line each communal platter of entrees with spongy injera, a sourdough bread made from teff or fermented whole wheat that allows diners to scoop individual bites off the serving trays. The injera's slight tang lends a distinctive flavor to the rest of the cuisine, which includes lamb in a mild blend of string beans, carrots, and potatoes as well as collard greens in a berbere sauce, a spicy concoction that draws heat from its eponymous Ethiopian pepper.

The owners also work to replicate and share Ethiopia’s high regard for community and relaxing meal times by inviting guests to cluster around their low-slung tables and recline on one of the dining room's 100-year-old chairs.

Customer Reviews

upstairs is the best!
Amiel G. · June 1, 2015
Love this place- my favorite and most authentic Ethiopian place in DC.
Rebecca P. · March 26, 2015
The sampler plate was awesome. The Ethiopian beer was great!
Sarah E. · August 2, 2014
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