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2100 P St. NW (21st St. NW) Send to Phone
THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED Playful executive chef produces lively Franco-Caribbean eats.
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Lunch Wed.-Sun., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Trope Restaurant Review

: THIS ESTABLISHMENT IS CLOSED This little gem in Dupont Circle stars former soccer-player-turned-chef Howsoon Cham, a Gambian native who has honed his French and Caribbean culinary skills. What makes his cooking so unique is his careful blending of spices (not too hot) and his artful presentations. Besides, he takes a unique approach to using basic ingredients in unexpected ways. Take, for example, his snow pea linguine on a bed of puréed eggplant and lentils, or his rack of lamb, trimmed and delicately arranged on the plate, with seasonings that carry plenty of gusto without the sting. He has even placed Jamaican jerk chicken, which the waitstaff assures is not Jamaican-hot, on the menu; this comes as several trimmed drumsticks coated with spices. His brunch menu is composed of similarly intriguing fare, starring such appetite pleasers as shrimp and grits with chorizo, traditional French crêpes, and filet of beef Rossini with potato hash. And if you crave something sweet, his chocolate lava cake is a triumph of chocolate over calories.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Trope
Average rating    5
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Dinner Date
by jhon dale on Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:13 am
I took my current girlfriend here on our first date. I can tell you we
just celebrated our 3 month anniversary at Cafe Trope recently! Lovely
atmosphere, soft lighting, great tasty food, not oily, dare I say
healthy! Chef was wonderful and came to our table to congratulate us.
Nice Resto!
by jhon dale on Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:38 am
I went here for lunch and was not disappointed. It was a little more
expensive than I would have expected, considering what I ordered. But
the food was delicious and filling within reason. What can I say? I
like food!
I had “BCCLT” bacon, crabcake, lettuce and tomato with tartar sauce
and french fries. Perfect.
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