Visiting Dupont Circle, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Washington neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Mexican restaurant and bar to a French-Belgian dessert spot.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Dupont Circle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
Topping the list is cocktail bar, Mexican restaurant and event space Mission, situated at 1606 20th St. With four stars out of 748 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
The dinner menu features pork, chicken and cheese enchiladas, carne asada and blackened salmon. Appetizers include chorizo sliders, crispy cauliflower florets and chipotle chicken flautas.
Deli and traditional American spot Bub and Pop's, which offers sandwiches and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1815 M St. NW (between 18th and 19th streets), 4.5 stars out of 784 reviews.
On the menu expect to find fish hoagies, a Bulgarian feta sandwich, beef brisket hoagie, fresh pickles and handmade potato chips. The spot also serves Italian ices, spiked or non-spiked.
Bar Charley, a steakhouse, tiki bar and breakfast spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 312 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1825 18th St. NW (between North T and North Swann streets) to see for yourself.
Specialties include balsamic-marinated hanger steak, wild striped bass with mussels and lobster sauce, cauliflower steak and 24-hour short ribs. A variety of craft cocktails are also served.
Check out Komi, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 736 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Greek restaurant at 1509 17th St. NW (between North P and North Church streets).
The restaurant offers a fixed-price dinner consisting of about a dozen dishes. Old World wines and a variety of beers are served, but no cocktails.
Finally, there's Un Je Ne Sais Quoi, a local favorite with 4.5 stars out of 580 reviews. Stop by 1361 Connecticut Ave. NW to hit up the cafe and bakery, which offers desserts and more, next time you're in the neighborhood.
The French-Belgian pastry shop specializes in merveilleux, a small cake with meringue and whipped cream. Napoleons, fruit tarts and croissants are among the other specialty bakery items.