DC gains 4 more Michelin-starred restaurants

Maydān joins the prestigious list of Michelin starred restaurants in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Nahal Amouzadeh)

Four D.C. restaurants achieved rarefied status Tuesday, when Michelin announced its 2020 guide selections.

Gravitas, Little Pearl, Maydān and Sushi Nakazawa all receive a star this year, making them “worth a stop,” according to Michelin. Inn at Little Washington maintains its three-star status (“exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey”) in 2020, and both Minibar and Pineapple and Pearls maintain their two-star status (“excellent cuisine, worth a detour”).

Gravitas, located at 1401 Okie St. NE, “features an impressive series of creative, astutely composed dishes” by chef Matt Baker and “is the perfect locale for a social gathering or an intimate dinner at the chef’s counter,” Michelin said in their statement Tuesday.

Little Pearl, located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, is the third starred D.C. restaurant from Aaron Silverman, joining both Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls. Michelin praised its “culinary delights” and affordable tasting menu.

Maydān, located at 1346 Florida Ave. NW, gains a star one year after achieving the “Bib Gourmand” distinction. “The fare, from pita bread to lamb shoulder, is delivered with dazzling finesse,” they said.

Located inside the Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Sushi Nakazawa has “a laser focus on quality, seasonality and technique, thanks to the vigilance of chef Daisuke Nakazawa.”

The full list of local honorees is below.

Three stars

  • Inn at Little Washington

Two stars

  • Minibar
  • Pineapple and Pearls

One star

  • Bresca
  • The Dabney
  • Fiola
  • Gravitas
  • Kinship
  • Komi
  • Little Pearl
  • Masseria
  • Maydān
  • Métier
  • Plume
  • Rose’s Luxury
  • Sushi Nakazawa
  • Sushi Taro
  • Tail Up Goat
Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer.

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