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Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
As a lawyer, Elizabeth Banker traveled the world for work. But when she wasn’t swarmed with depositions, she would head to local wineries to sip artfully aged vintages and dream about which one she would choose for her own restaurant—if she had one.
That dream restaurant became a reality in August 2012 when Banker opened Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, a cozy Glover Park spot with what Thrillist calls a “French bistro vibe." Patrons can pull up a stool to the reclaimed-wood bar, or sit at white-clothed tables. Art made from vintage corkscrews decorates the exposed-brick walls.
The Wine List in Three Words
|The bistro exclusively stocks wines from small-production wineries that embrace sustainable practices.||The staff delights in introducing patrons to lesser-known producers and varietals whenever possible.||The temperature-controlled cellar can include as many as 100 wines, including rare bottles from underrepresented French wine regions.|
The Menu at a Glance
Grass-fed meats and local seafood headline seasonal menus on the bistro side of Slate. Chefs imbue each dish with international flair: scallops come with truffle-oil tinged risotto, duck breast spring rolls with chili-soy dipping sauce, and ahi tuna poke with crispy wonton chips.
Given the bistro's emphasis on wine, it should be no surprise that each dish is designed to pair well with numerous selections from the drink menu. Staff members stand ready to offer guidance, gladly helping tables choose the ideal bottle to accompany their meals.