If I lived in this neighborhood, I would probably hang out here all the time. It’s a cozy little wine bar (one of the USA's top 20, according to Food and Wine magazine) with 160 bottles on offer (most from unusual, small producers), and a whopping 50 wines by the glass. And because wine always tastes better with food, the menu features about 20 dishes nightly, half cold, half hot, meant to be shared. Cheese and charcuterie; carrot and marcona almond salad with golden raisins and toasted cumin; a pan-crisped brioche sandwich of prosciutto, fontina, and Path Valley egg; and french fries tossed with parsley, garlic, and lemon always seem to be available, and you should order them, as they’re delish. Consider the nightly specials, too, which on my last visit included a memorably rich moussaka. Cork was a pioneer when it opened in 2008, but just these few years later, the neighborhood has more eateries and bars than one can keep up with. Nothing like Cork, though. By the way, if you like a particular wine, you can buy it across the street at Cork Market and Tasting Room, 1805 14th St. NW (tel 202/265-2674).
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
Cork Wine Bar
1720 14th St. NW (at S St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood U & 14th St Corridors Hours Sun 11am–3pm and 5pm–10pm; Tues–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thurs–Sat 5pm–1am Transportation Metro: U St./Cardozo (13th St. exit) Phone 202/265-2675 Prices Brunch items and dinner small plates $5–$20. Reservations accepted. Cuisine Type American Web site Cork
Map1720 14th St. NW Washington, D.C.
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