The Perfect Comfy-Chic Getup For Dinner At H Street's Best New Resto

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Is there such a thing as The Perfect Restaurant? One where the food, drinks, decor, waitstaff, and general vibe all work in harmony to create a dining experience that you start to crave almost immediately after signing the check? H Street's Boundary Road started earning the rep for being exactly that place, back in mid-February, when chef Brad Walker, a Fiola alum, opened the doors on 5th Street NE. The murmurs elevated to a steady buzz when the President and First Lady dined there last month, and the venue is getting serious love from foodies and fans of creative cocktails.
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We're enamored with the rustic-cool interior (including a chandelier crafted from an old boxspring — it's rad, trust us) and the small, carefully chosen menu of local and seasonal comfort-food dishes. On our own date night, we'd debate between the hand-cut fries with curry sauce or the pierogi, and the hanger steak or a bowl of steaming minestrone. Either way, we suggest kicking things off with the oh-so-aptly named I'm Thinking About Getting a Vespa cocktail. The best part? We've chosen a perfect outfit for dinner and drinks, so all you have to do is make a reservation and dig in.
Boundary Road, 414 H Street NE (between 4th and 5th Streets); 201-450-3265.
From left: L'Agence Almond Spaghetti Dress, $535, available at STYLEBOP; J.Crew Denim Vest, $98, available at J.Crew; Zara Soft Bowling Bag, $49.90, available at Zara; H&M earrings, $5.95, available at H&M; Rachel Comey Hitch Boot, $420, available at Piperlime.
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