Tag Archives: H Street restaurants

Cafe Fili Opening Near H Street

29 Oct

Location for Future Cafe Fili in DC

Cafe Fili, a Mediterranean restaurant by the owners of the former Cafe Ole in Northwest, is opening soon in the Station House building at 701 2nd Street NE (the other side of the building opens onto H Street).  Cafe Fili currently has a location in Baltimore that has been well reviewed.  You can view the Baltimore location’s menu here which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The restaurant recently applied for a liquor license.  More information on opening when we get more details!

 

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Buredo Closes on H Street

22 Aug
Closed Sign on H Street Buredo

It appears that the Buredo location at 625 H Street, NE has closed after less than six months.  In addition to the sign on the door, the location has been removed from the company’s website.  The location opened across from the H Street Whole Foods back in February as a part of the local company’s expansion that includes a recently opened store in NoMa.

Spring Menu at DC Harvest Features Several New Seasonal Dishes

15 May

Cafe Steak at DC Harvest

Earlier this spring as the weather began to warm up, DC Harvest rolled out several new dinner dishes to highlight the flavors of the season.  DC Harvest frequently adds items to its seasonal menu, but the spring menu update features more new items than usual as the only entree that regulars will recognize is the crispy quinoa cakes.  New items include a crispy turkey katsu with black rice and a spicy yuzo avocado sesame pesto, grilled rainbow trout with seasonal vegetables, and a spring edamame and leek pancake with smoked shad (appetizer).  You can view the entire dinner menu here.

Papperdelle with Spring Vegetables at DC Harvest

District Cuisine stopped by recently to explore the new items and experiences.  We started out with the cherry blossom cocktail that has been added to the bar menu for spring.  The cocktail features Leopold Brothers Maraschino liquor, rhubarb bitters, rosewater, and prosecco for a drink that balances sweetness with refreshment perfectly.  If the cocktail stays on the menu as the weather continues to heat up, we will likely be back to cool off on humid days with one of these.  After sharing some of the bacon and asiago “doughnuts” (admittedly a staple from the appetizer section of the menu), we tried the pan roasted cafe steak with peas, sunchokes, onions, and smokey mustard vinaigrette steak sauce.  We were unacquainted with the cut previously, but it was a tender and flavorful piece of steak that was grilled medium rare and paired nicely with the veggies.  While not a traditional steak sauce, the mustard vinaigrette was delicious.  We also tried the papperdelle with a trio of spring vegetables: asparagus, artichokes, and shiitake mushrooms.  The pasta was topped with a ramp pesto and slices of chilis that added a spicy pop to the dish.  The fresh pasta and ramp pesto combined nicely with the spring vegetables to be a true taste of all the season has to offer.

The spring menu at DC Harvest features several great new options.  But, as the restaurant frequently changes its menu, you better hurry in if you want an opportunity to try all of them.

Seats Still Available for DC Harvest New Years Eve Celebration

28 Dec

If you’re still looking for New Years Eve celebration plans, DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) still has reservations available for its seatings throughout the evening.  They will be offering a variety of specials (see below) as well as a champagne toast and a dessert surprise.  Reservations can be made at http://www.exploretock.com/dcharvest

Specials:

Baked Maine Lobster Mac & Cheese / whole wheat tubetti / Vermont cheddar cheese / Maryland goat cheese / chives

Pennsylvania Duck Confit / rye spätzle / caramelized brussel sprout & carrots / bartlett pear-cranberry compote

Kona Kampachi Poke / pink grapefruit / mango / watercress/ chili

Whole Roasted Miatake Mushroom / cauliflower puree / red quinoa & cannellini bean ragout / preserved meyer lemon (Vegetarian & GF)

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar Moving on H Street

6 Dec

Future Location for Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar on H Street

Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar (402 H Street, NE) has been at its current location since it opened in 2011.  The juice bar will be moving a couple of doors down to 408 H Street, NE in the coming months (they tell us that they are waiting on a permit but are hoping to be open by March).

Insomnia Cookies Now Hiring on H Street

22 Nov

Insomnia Cookies Opening Next to H Street Custom Frames

Insomnia Cookies (1309 H Street, NE) has a sign up that it is now hiring as the cookie shop approaches opening.  The New York based cookie company with another location in Adams Morgan will be opening next door to the recently opened H Street Custom Frames.

Bar Elena Opening Soon on H Street

24 Oct

Future Bar Elena at 414 H Street

Bar Elena (414 H Street, NE) appears close to opening on H Street.  The new restaurant and bar is replacing Boundary Road and will feature creative drinks, food by chef Adam Stein, and games (more details from Eater here).  The restaurant recently painted its logo on the outside of the building and a help wanted ad on Craigslist notes that they will be holding open interviews this week to begin training next week “before opening.”  The restaurant is also planning on adding a second floor in the future.