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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.8
8.2
$35
A sparkling neighborhood spot for uncomplicated small plates, fresh cocktails, and okay wine

The Uptown movie theater almost demands a smart but easy, casual but stylish, spot for a snack and a cocktail in Cleveland Park before the film starts. Bardeo, the sibling of the more elaborate, expensive Ardeo (with which it shares a space), strikes the right balance. This low-key bar has deep red walls and substantial burgundy booths, offset by natural wood seats at the cool gray countertop. The lighting is dim in a hip, loungey kind of way, but just… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
7.0
$15
If you’re here for an ice-cream sundae, you’re pretty far off

If you’re not Korean, here’s a good game to play: tell one of your Korean friends that you love soondae. She probably won’t believe you at first, but once you convince her that you’re for real, you’ll probably be greeted by a combination of incredulity, newfound respect, and the sense that you’re a slight freak—but in the best possible sense of the word “freak.”

That might be what happens, too, with the staff at this simple, pleasant, gently upmarket restaurant.… [More]