4 To Raise the Roof

BY Nevin Martell with contributions from Jennifer Barger, Kelly Magyarics and Kristen Schott | June 27, 2018 | Feature Features

It's about thyme! From to-dine-for debuts to desserts that delight, here are 50 reasons why DC is the new capital of cuisine.
Rose's Luxury

Rose's Luxury
There’s a garden on top of Aaron Silverman’s award-winning restaurant. The enclosed rooftop greenhouse holds parties of eight to 12 and is available by reservation only. (Pro tip: Follow @lastminutedinnerplans on Instagram to discover late rezzies.) A dedicated server ferries up a specially curated menu for the party, which might include longtime faves such as the lychee salad, or new additions like caviar on coconut ice cream. 717 Eighth St. SE, 202.580.8889

DNV Rooftop
Epic pool? Check. Unparalleled views of the city? Check. Frozen drinks galore? All the checks. Perched atop the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, the chic, open-air lounge offers a rainbow of icy sippers, including a riff on an Orange Crush, a spicy margarita and a made-for-sharing cacha├ža-driven punch served in a fishbowl. Those looking to live their best brunch life can stop by on weekends for svelte avocado toasts and indulgent nachos too. 1155 14th St. NW, 202.379.4366

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