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Char Bar

2142 L St. NW (22nd St. NW) Send to Phone
Cool place in Foggy Bottom to enjoy totally Kosher eats.

Lunch Sun.-Fri., Dinner Sun.-Thurs.

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Char Bar Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: This family-friendly kosher restaurant is small, cozy and welcoming. Its corner location, however, keeps it off the mainstream view, and nearby parking is tight. But for all people, the food is worth any effort taken to eat here. A private dining area with a sliding door helps families celebrate in peace and quiet.

Likes: Pastrami and hummus with pita triangles.
Dislikes: What’s to dislike, except its hidden location?

Food & Drinks: The kitchen is under the kosher supervision of the VAAD (a Hebrew term of a council, usually one of rabbis), and it puts out easy-to-recognize Israeli- and American-focused dishes, from boneless Buffalo thighs and standout hummus to whitefish ceviche with avocado and tortilla chips. Most burgers have standard nametags, as do salads except for the Shemtov with steak or salmon with mango. Deli specials are heaping sandwiches with grilled pastrami, corned beef or brisket in many different guises. Hefty entrées include pasta, rotisserie chicken, prime rib beef, fish and pulled brisket tacos. Wrap up the meal with chocolate cake or cookies. On one side of the space is a well-stocked bar with beers and wines. All wines are kosher and Mevushal.


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