The greater Washington, D.C., area is said to have the largest Ethiopian immigrant community in America. Ethiopian cuisine, likewise, has found a place for itself in D.C.’s expansive dining scene, as immigrants eager to introduce Washingtonians to the authentic tastes of their country open restaurants. In other words, if you’re already a fan of Ethiopian food or are curious to try it, D.C. is the place. And Ethiopic remains among the best, especially for those who like to enjoy their meal in a pretty setting with a nice glass of wine. Vegetarians, especially, rave about the veggie sampler: simmered collard greens; curried potatoes simmered with red onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, olive oil, and herbs; split lentils in a spicy sauce; and yellow split peas with onions and herbs. Located at the corner of H and 4th streets, it’s also a great people-watching spot (in good weather, ask for sidewalk seating).
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
401 H St. NE (at 4th St.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Atlas District Hours Tues–Thurs 5–10pm; Fri–Sun noon–10pm Transportation Metro: Union Station, then walk, take a taxi, or ride the streetcar Phone 202/675-2066 Prices Main courses $14–$35, most items under $15 Cuisine Type Ethiopian Web site Ethiopic
Map401 H St. NE Washington, D.C.
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