1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 Just Above Dupont Circle Q St. Metro Exit  



This Week's Dinner Menu & Specials

Wreckfish w/Organic Mushrooms 19
Carolina wreckfish filet - diced slab applewood bacon
organic mushrooms - honey-ginger butternut squash purée - butter-poached spinach
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier ca 10/39

Mediterranean Lamb Shank* 21
Café braised Elysian Fields Farm lamb shank
root veggie & white bean broth - greens
Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone fr 9/35

Duck Cassoulet* 19
brined & slow roasted duck leg & thigh
cannellini, sausage, applewood bacon, ham stew - crusted w/bread crumb - greens
Devils Backbone Pear Lager VA 7

Café Pot Pies …. short rib 18 or chicken* 16
Café braised beef short rib or poached chicken - root veggies
in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust - greens
Espirito Rosé pt 9/35

Café Ramens . . . Duck 19 Chicken 17
Café-made shoyu dashi broth - chashu BBQ pork belly - fresh sweet corn
bean sprouts - daikon - bamboo shoot - hard-cooked egg - nori seaweed & scallions
over classic ramen noodles
quick-pickle cucumber - wakame - togarashi

Papparadelle in a Malaysian Goat Ragu 18
slow-smoked goat rubbed w/sambal spice
chili-tomato & yogurt paste - fresh wide pasta - greek yogurt - fresh basil
adapted from Fatty Cue, NYC

Pasta
Butternut Squash Ravioli 17
roasted butternut squash & goat cheese ravioli - browned butter - basil
sun-dried tomato - parmesan - lemon - pumpkin seeds
Santa Marina Pinot Grigio it 7.50/29

Crab Cake Pasta 19 - A Café Specialty
Café jumbo lump crab cake - pan-seared in butter - roasted corn - tomato
sweet peppers - scallions - Old Bay cream
Pacific Rim Riesling wa 8.50/33

Fettuccine New Orleans 19
shrimp (3) - julienne chicken - andouille sausage
Cajun spices & sweet cream

Meat
Argentine Hanging Tenderloin 21
Café trimmed ‘butcher’s cut’ - served rare - chimichurri
grilled Mexican street corn on the cob (elote) - black bean salad
Rock & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon ca 9/35

Gary’s Jamaican Curried Goat 18
fresh shoulder & leg goat meat - Café braised - scotch bonnet pepper
Jamaican ‘gungo peas & rice’
Allagash Belgian White Ale me 6.50

Grilled BBQ Rib Platter 19
St. Louis style pork ribs - baby back pork loin ribs - slow-smoked
fresh corn - mac ‘n cheese
DC Brau ‘Public’ Pale Ale dc 7

Chicken Pot Pie 16
Café slow roasted chicken – pulled from the bone - root veggies
in a ramekin topped w/a pastry crust

Café Whole Grain & Veggie Platter* 17
organic quinoa & summer black bean salads - braised greens - fresh corn
pan-roasted root veggie hash - mushroom crostini


Sea
Baked ½ Lobster w/Crabmeat 21
½ New England lobster stuffed w/jumbo lump crabmeat
Maryland butternut squash puree - pan-roasted root veggie hash - seasonal greens
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier ca 10/39

Asian Salmon*19
Loch Duart fresh salmon filet - soy-glaze - roasted in the oven
Japanese seaweed salads - fresh avocado, edamame - soba noodle

Low Country Shrimp & Rice Grits* 19
pan-seared gulf shrimp - organic Louisiana rice grits - andouille sausage
spiked tomato gravy

Smothered Bayou Catfish 17
fresh farm-raised catfish filet coated w/Cajun spices & corn flakes - pan – fried
Cajun-spiced cream w/shrimp, sausage & chicken


Café Taqueria
two grilled corn tortillas - Café kimchi - cilantro - onion
Sriracha crème fraiche - pico de gallo - queso fresco
guacamole - sour cream - Café salsa - black bean summer salad

Grilled Fresh Fish 18
fresh market fish - fired on the grill

Café-Smoked Pork 17
Café slow-smoked pork

Grilled Jerk Chicken 15
chicken brushed w/Jamaican jerk marinade

Jumbo Lump Crab Quesadilla 17
fresh jumbo lump crabmeat or shrimp
hand made corn tortilla - queso fresco
Chicken or Veggie Quesadilla 15


Cafe Faves & Sandwiches*
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake 19
pan-seared in butter
potato, arugula & blue cheese salad

Grilled Buffalo Cheeseburger 16
coarse ground grass-fed buffalo
applewood bacon - aged cheddar - avocado
tomato - caramelized onion

Hanger Steak Sandwich 17
grilled trimmed ‘butcher’s cut’ - served rare
caramelized onions - herb-roasted red potatoes

Smoked Pork Cubano 15
Café slow-smoked pork shoulder
aged gouda - aioli - prosciutto - pickled jalapeños


Dinner Salads
Sushi Tuna & Avocado Salad 19
fresh sushi-grade tuna - pan-seared rare - soy, wasabi & honey vinaigrette
fresh avocado - edamame - soba noodle salad

Crab, Tomato & Avocado Salad 19
jumbo lump crab cake - heritage tomato - red onion - greens



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Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Desserts & Ice Cream
Breakfast Menu | Brunch
Sharezies & Appetizers | Specialty Drinks | Wine & Draft Beer


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