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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.6
6.0
$40
A small-time venue where the food seems like an afterthought, even on the nice patio

Now that Veranda has outdoor seating, there’s at least one high point we can emphasize in this Logan Circle’s Mediterranean-themed restaurant. The wicker-furnished sidewalk patio is pleasant—certainly a better bet than the uncomfortably stiff red-and-green-striped pleather seats that line the perimeter of the lackluster beige dining room. The leafy street is an improvement over the grainy black and white photos inside depicting crumbled ruins, serving as the one reminder of the restaurant’s culinary theme.

The struggle with ambiance extends to… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$20
A letter to our favorite NoVA Ethiopian

Dear Meaza Restaurant,

Excellent Ethiopian that isn’t in a dump? You spoil us! In fact, you look downright pretty, though that may owe to the slightly uncomfortable absence of lighting in here. Who are you, Blanche DuBois? These are appropriately Southern sensibilities for Virginia, even if it is a little unsettling to eat great Ethiopian on nice furniture with painted walls (and those plaid chairs are decidedly Yankee). We still wish you’d insist on withholding forks from diners who resist the… [More]