Washington, D.C. Travel Guide

Washington, D.C. Restaurants


  • 855 E St. NW Map It
  • Chinatown
  • Contemporary

Published 07/20/2015

Fodor's Review

Once a legendarily hard-to-reserve spinoff in the back of a bigger sibling, this critically beloved experimental laboratory of super-chef José Andrés now has about a half-dozen more seats in its new location. Yet Andrés remains as committed to pushing limits, as he puts it, using the magic of molecular gastronomy. Expect to pay more than you can imagine but leave amazed. Previous hits have included a foie-gras "lollipop" coated with cotton candy. For those not lucky enough to snag a table, try reserving online for a spot at barmini next door—the entrance is on 9th Street, north of E Street—where top-secret, creative, and already beloved cocktails are served. Demand there is so high that seatings are capped to two hours.

Restaurant Information


855 E St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20004, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • Typically closed Aug. Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

Published 07/20/2015


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