Trying out a new restaurant near Penn Quarter? Here’s a list of Penn Quarter Restaurants locals and critics love.
5 Penn Quarter Restaurants Locals Love
1. ZaytinyaA dining concept from Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, Zaytinya serves shareable Eastern Mediterranean dishes. The outdoor patio and light, airy interior are an ode to its Greek-inspired small plates. The bar scene is vibrant, and offers regional wines as well as a creative cocktail list.
Tosca delivers fine Northern Italian cuisine focused on local produce, fresh house-made pastas and farm-raised local proteins. The elegant restaurant features a wrapped wine display, natural wood accents and luxurious dining seats. To complement the fare, Tosca offers a variety of American and Italian wines.
3. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana brings culinary flare and creativity to Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. The restaurant’s array of tapas combine Mexico’s regional cuisine with modern urban fare in a lively, upscale atmosphere. The inventive dishes are paired with an impressive selection of cocktails, tequilas and wines.
At Jaleo, Chef José Andrés has created an array of tapas and paellas that highlights the rich regional diversity of traditional and modern Spanish cuisine. Jaleo offers a beverage program consisting of sangrias, wines and sherries in a laid-back, lively ambiance.
Graffiato serves inventive pizzas and other Italian small plates with Mediterranean and Latin influences by Chef Mike Isabella. The lively restaurant boasts an industrial vibe with high beam ceilings and steel furnishings. The beverage program is extensive, offering prosecco on tap as well as a variety of cocktail, beer and wine options.