Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Birch & Barley

Birch & Barley Review

In a city where culinary classicism is too often code for predictable steaks and pastas, this earth-toned kitchen is a welcome throwback to the age before zany fusion ingredients turned dinner into science class. The six entrées, as well as rotating flatbread and pasta duos, are odes to autumnal flavors that pair perfectly with the 555 (yes, that's not a typo) varieties of artisan beers on offer. Try the ricotta cavatelli topped by melt-in-your-mouth short ribs or the succulent Brat burger with creamy Emmentaler and kick back for a leisurely, romantic repast. Just save room for the delightful desserts, particularly the house-made versions of childhood classics such as the Snickers bar and pudding pop.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Closed Mon. Brunch Sun. only.
Updated: 06-05-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

View more trip reports

  • Dining in D.C.

    My husband, myself, and 10 year old daughter are headed to Washington, D.C. next week. We will be staying with relatives for a couple of days, and then we'll be staying at the Hotel George from the 16th Read more

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories