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4.6 (612) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: Creative dining with whimsical decor.

BRESCA stands out on 14th Street with its unique blend of casual yet fine dining in a whimsical setting. A seasonally changing tasting menu showcases fresh ingredients in creative and experimental dishes. The golden fish heads and moss-lined walls add a playful touch to the comfortable atmosphere. A well-curated wine list and expertly crafted cocktails, featuring fresh and house-made ingredients, complement the innovative culinary offerings. Perfect for both special occasions and neighborhood drop-ins, BRESCA merges the warmth of local dining with the flair of an artistic retreat. The service is top-notch, devoid of pretense, ensuring an enjoyable experience for every guest. Whether you're there for the foie gras "negroni" with Campari gelée or the perfectly crafted pappardelle with lamb ragù, BRESCA's menu is a testament to the chef's avant-garde approach to French cuisine. And for those who prefer a liquid finale, the cocktail selection, such as The Dauphine St. Punch, is a delightful alternative to traditional desserts.


1 Star
James Beard
Best Chef Mid-Atlantic - Semifinalist 2023
4 Diamonds


1906 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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