New spots in restaurant-dense DC usually have a few kinks to work out, but not Bar & Lounge 54. This new Asian fusion bar and eatery boasts a strong Yelp rating, with reviewers raving about the great service and exceptional food. Choose from tons of appetizers, inventive cocktails, and well-portioned entrees like salt and pepper shrimp, grilled lemongrass chicken, and meatball pho. Bar & Lounge 54 makes a great takeout option if you’re passing through Dupont Circle, but also does a fantastic job of accommodating patrons during the health crisis if you choose to eat onsite. They have outdoor seating, and QR code menus to cut down on contact. Plus, the vibe inside is fun and lively, and just the kind of place to relax a bit and remember the joy of eating out.
Find this new hot spot on 19th Street, just one block off of Connecticut Avenue, near your Georgetown University apartment. Visit Tuesday through Sunday for lunch, dinner, or just drinks!