Adams Morgan/Woodley Park
Cashion's Eat Place
This is an all-American-style restaurant decorated with owner Ann Cashion's family photos. It's small and always crowded; some people love it, some don't. The menu changes daily, but there's a variety of comfort food like roast chicken and steak and wonderful garlic mashed potatoes, as well as some pretty exotic fare such as buffalo steak and roasted duck breast with beets. The goat cheese ice cream is always recommended if it's on the menu, and locals say the desserts are not to be missed, so save room. It's also a local choice for Sunday brunch.
Dinner runs between $19 and $35, and Cashion's takes Master-Card and Visa only. Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner, and for Sunday brunch. Valet parking is also available.
This two-story restaurant with large windows is popular because you can order any selection in appetizer or meal sizes, and the menu is creative but dependable. Full entrees run from $19 to $29, but appetizer portions are about half that. Major credit cards are accepted. Free valet parking is available.
Perry's is a former disco; today it's a hip, fun restaurant with cozy sofas around tables and a funky, bizarre, alienlike chandelier. Perry's serves Asian fusion food in the evenings, and there's a rooftop dining area open in the spring and summer where you can eat sushi or beef loin with sweet espresso crust. Most meals run between $17 and $24, but you can make a meal out of sushi (big menu) and an appetizer. Sunday brunch. Major credit cards are accepted. Take the Metro to Woodley Park station.
Perry's hosts a famous and fabulous drag-queen brunch every Sunday that serves up a display of pan-Asian and American breakfast treats with a wicked cocktail. It may not be appropriate for children between the ages of five and the late teens, but there are plenty of baby boomers with strollers and toddlers in attendance every Sunday.