Five restaurants in D.C. have earned stars from the Michelin Guide for the first time.
The guide on Thursday honored four restaurants with one star (“worth a stop”), and one with two (“worth a detour”).
The one-star restaurants:
- Cranes, at 724 9th St. NW, in Chinatown, which Michelin described as a “Spanish kaiseki” restaurant under Chef Pepe Moncayo;
- Elcielo D.C., at 1280 4th St. NE, near Union Market, with a tasting menu inspired by Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos’ native Colombia;
- Rooster & Owl, at 2436 14th St. NW, in Columbia Heights, with “a contemporary menu of global influences from Asia to Europe and everywhere in between” from Carey and Yuan Tang;
- Xiquet, at 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW, in Glover Park, with a menu focusing on the Valencia region of Spain from Chef Danny Lledó.
Two stars were awarded to Jônt, at 1906 14th St. NW, just south of U Street, with a “creative, bold and beautiful” menu from Chef Ryan Ratino. Ratino also runs the one-star restaurant Bresca, downstairs from Jônt.
This brings the D.C. area’s total of starred restaurants to 23, Michelin said. The others (all one star unless otherwise noted):
- Tail Up Goat, at 1827 Adams Mill Rd. NW
- Maydān, at 1346 Florida Ave. NW
- Komi, at 1509 17th St. NW
- Sushi Taro, at 1503 17th St. NW
- Bresca, at 1906 14th St. NW
- Plume, at 1200 16th St. NW
- The Dabney, at 122 Blagden Alley NW
- Metier, at 1015 7th St. NW
- Kinship, at 1015 7th St. NW
- Sushi Nakazawa, at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
- Minibar, at 855 E St. NW (Two stars)
- Fiola, at 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
- Masseria, at 1340 4th St. NE
- Gravitas, at 1401 Okie St. NE
- Little Pearl, at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
- Pineapple and Pearls, at 715 8th St. SE (Two stars)
- Rose’s Luxury, at 717 8th St. SE
- The Inn at Little Washington, at 309 Middle St., Washington, Va. (Three stars — “worth a special trip”)
You can find descriptions, and links to make reservations, for all of them on the Michelin site.