The Source | Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar | Bistro Cacao | Dangerously Delicious Pies | Granville Moore's

The Source: Enjoy Fusion Cuisine Courtesy of Wolfgang Puck, Not Far From AVA H Street

Reputable Chef Wolfgang Puck broke into the DC dining scene when he opened The Source in 2008. The upscale restaurant in the Newseum offers two different dining styles that can accommodate a wide variety of guests. Regardless of where in the restaurant you dine, patrons are sure to see why the eatery has earned countless accolades.

The Source, not far from AVA H Street, received a No. 3 ranking on Washingtonian Magazine's "Top 100 Restaurants," three awards from the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, and three stars from the Washington Post. Sip some drinks on the first-floor lounge or enjoy a meal of fusion cuisine in the second-floor dining room to see what all of the fuss is about. Don't forget to take a look at the extensive wine list, as well as the impressive view of the city. Stop by The Source for lunch, dinner, or a late-night bite and drink to eat Mondays through Saturdays. Dim Sum brunch is also served on Saturdays.

The Source
575 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 637-6100

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Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar Near AVA H Street: 40 Wines By the Glass

According to those customers who frequent Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar in Washington, DC, the eatery is good for more than just a glass of wine. Many of them crown Sonoma Restaurant's burger as the best in the entire city, and it's available not far from AVA H Street.

However, virtually all of the American and Italian food served for lunch and dinner is well-crafted and well-received. Pass around some small plates, perhaps the house-crafted meatballs, and order a glass or two of wine. The bar offers 40 wines by the glass, most of them hailing from California and Italy, as well as a spate or reserve bottles. Many of the glasses are reasonably priced, so you won't have to splurge on happy hour here.

Sonoma Restaurant's entree menu features a few vegetarian options, but the rainbow trout isn't one of them. This classic American dish arrives with saffron couscous and never seems to disappoint.

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar
223 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-8088

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Enjoy a French-Inspired Meal in the Cozy Bistro Cacao Near AVA H Street

Bistro Cacao takes home-style dining to a whole new level. The Washington, D.C. restaurant is located in a converted townhouse complete with a fireplace at the entryway and separate small rooms meant for dining. Make the short trip from AVA H Street to this cozy and welcoming eatery for French-inspired cuisine.

Bistro Cacao is a particularly appealing date-night destination. Ask to be seated in one of the semi-private booths to set the mood for a romantic dinner. Consider getting started with an appetizer such as the cuisses de grenouilles au pernod—also known as frog legs—or the escargots au beurre d'ail. The steamed mussels in a lime or cream sauce are a popular choice. When it comes to entrees, consider the lamb, duck, or sea bass. Those willing to splurge a bit should consider the tasting menu that is created by the chef. Stop in on the weekends to enjoy an upscale brunch.

Bistro Cacao
320 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-4737

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Dangerously Delicious Pies: Sweet and Savory Treats Near AVA H Street in Washington

Dangerously Delicious Pies doesn't just do dessert, despite what assumptions you might make based on its name. The popular D.C. bakery, which isn't far from AVA H Street, crafts both sweet and savory pies at its storefront on H Street.

So if you're craving a classic chicken potpie, you can find that here. Dangerously Delicious' version comes stuffed with roasted chicken and vegetables. The sausage tomato fennel pie, on the other hand, gleans inspiration from the sweet and hot sausages of Italy.

If you are seeking dessert, try the Baltimore Bomb pie. Its main component is a sweet vanilla sludge made from melted-down cookies that are crafted right in D.C. Then again, there are also options like Chocolate Chess pie with chocolate ganache, caramel apple crumb, and a slate of other pies packed with custard or fruit.

Dangerously Delicious Pies
1339 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 398-7437

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Don't Miss Chef Teddy's Moules Frites at Granville Moore's Near AVA H Street

When Granville Moore's first debuted in 2007, its focus was much different than it is today. Originally conceived as a Belgian beer bar, Granville Moore's quickly switched gears due to the attention that Chef Teddy Folkman's fare received. His mussels and fries—also known as moules frites—began drawing crowds to Granville Moore's, as did the rest of his gourmet gastropub food. It wasn't long before beer lovers and food lovers alike were heading to Granville Moore's for dinner and a drink.

Just a stone's throw away from AVA H Street, Granville Moore's dishes out five different types of moules frites. The tequila lime is equal parts tart and fiery, and the marinere creation contains white wine and butter with a blend of garlic and herbs. Grab one of 50 bottled Belgian beers to enjoy with your food, perhaps the slightly sweet and tart St. Bernadus Tripel or the Chimay, with subtle champagne tones.

Granville Moore's
1238 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 399-2546

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