Stop by Maketto during the day and you’ll find locals seated at tables and counters throughout the place—in the downstairs restaurant, the upstairs cafe, the open kitchen, the courtyard, and the roof deck—typing away on laptops, a cup of coffee and a sticky bun within reach. (All the baking is done in-house.) They look like they live here, and that’s the idea. But Maketto is first and foremost a restaurant, one of several operated by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, including Brothers and Sisters at the Line hotel in Adams Morgan. And the food is delish: steamed pork bao (doughy bun filled with shredded pork in hoisin sauce), crispy dumplings with braised beef, flash-fried broccoli with peanuts, and Taiwanese fried chicken, a crispy sweet and spicy version served atop bread. Maketto grows livelier as the day progresses—this is the nightlife-happy Atlas District, remember. Other things to note: Maketto sells men’s contemporary fashion and stages assorted events, from pop-up shops to yoga classes.
Washington, D.C.› Restaurant
1351 H St. NE
Our Rating Neighborhood Atlas District Hours Café open Mon–Thurs 7am–10pm; Fri–Sat 7am–11pm; Sun 7am–5pm Transportation Metro: Union Station, then walk, take a taxi, or ride the streetcar Phone 202/838-9972. Prices Restaurant $6–$12 lunch items, $6–$34 dinner items (most items under $16), $4–$15 dim sum (1 item $26) Cuisine Type Cambodian/Taiwanese Web site Makketto Other Reservations accepted for dinner only
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