Food and dining network Eater has released a list of D.C.’s Best New Restaurants of 2018 based on views of experts.
Laura Hayes, a Washington City Paper food editor picked Chloe, Pappe, Spoken English, St. Anselm, Poca Madre, and Ellē as her best of new D.C. restaurants in 2018.
Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema chose five restaurants in his best of 2018 list. “I’m editing myself here, because there were a *lot* of exciting additions to the dining scene. But if someone held a corkscrew to my head, and I could only choose five, they would be Chloe, Ellē, Fancy Radish, Kuya Ja’s and Three Blacksmiths. All added something novel to the mix,” said Sietsema.
Washingtonian food editor Jessica Sidman picked Trump hotel among other restaurants as her favorites. “I know a lot of people who refuse to step foot in the Trump hotel, but they’re really missing out on Sushi Nakazawa. The sushi is superb. Other top newcomers: Ellē, Spoken English, and Kaliwa,” she said.
Tim Carman, Washington Post food writer, chose Momo Yakitori in Woodridge/Brookland, Little Sesame on L Street NW, Xi’an Gourmet in Rockville, and Philly Wing Fry at the South Capitol Hill Whole Foods and at Union Market as her favorite newcomer restaurants in D.C.
Food blogger Lori Gardner chose St. Anselm, Poca Madre, Fancy Radish, Spoken English, Nama, Reverie, Gravitas and Ellē restaurants as her favorite new restaurants in D.C.
Food writer Nevin Martell, who is also the co-author of Red Truck Bakery Cookbook, chose Three Blacksmiths out in Sperryville, Virginia as her favorite restaurant.
In D.C. area, she chose Ellē restaurant which she said, “stood out thanks to chef Brad Deboy’s unconventional, but winning, flavor combinations, like toast topped by grilled kimchi, yogurt, and XO sauce, and maple marinated feta crusted with dehydrated olives.”