SLAS2019 Restaurant Guide: Washington, D.C.

SLAS2019 is back in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center February 2–6, 2019. If this is your first SLAS event, be sure to check out their website to learn about all the conference has to offer. Aside from amazing presenters and exhibitors, you will find a variety of networking opportunities and educational programs to enhance your SLAS experience.

If you’re looking to step out of the Convention Center for a casual meeting with clients and colleagues — or to unwind at the end of a long day — save this list of the top-rated nearby restaurants and coffee shops. Pull this list up on your phone for easy reference!

And don’t forget to stop by booth #247 to say “Hi” to the Astarte team! We want to know what immune cells you need to support your research.

Grab a Cup of Coffee

Sip of Seattle: “This easygoing espresso bar supplies standard coffee drinks, smoothies & pastries.”

  • Rating: 4.7
  • 1120 G St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20005
  • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30am – 3:30pm

La Colombe Coffee Roasters: “Trendy cafe serving house-brand artisanal coffee, pastries & snacks in a sleek space.” There are two locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Rating: 4.7
  • 924 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat.-Sun. 8:00am – 7:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Rating: 4.4
  • 900 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat.-Sun. 7:30am – 7:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 6:30am – 7:00pm

Chinatown Coffee Co.: “Local cafe in a sleek semi-industrial space serving coffee drinks, tea, light eats, absinthe & more.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 475 H St. NW #1, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat.-Sun. 9:00am – 5:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 7:00am – 6:00pm

Enjoy a Quick Meal

Sweetgreen: “Locavore-friendly counter-serve chain specializing in organic salads, soup & bowls.”

  • Rating: 4.6
  • 1065 5th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: 10:30am – 10:00pm

SUNdeVICH: “Converted garage houses a counter-serve shop for creative sandwiches made from local ingredients.”

  • Rating: 4.6
  • 1314 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sun. 11:00am – 5:00pm; Mon.-Sat. 11:00am – 9:00pm

Shouk: “Middle Eastern-inspired vegan sandwiches, dips, salads & snacks in a stylish, counter serve.”

  • Rating: 4.6
  • 655 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Espita Mezcaleria: “Stylish, industrial-modern cantina for Southern Mexican dining & drinking, focused on mezcal & mole.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 1250 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 10:30am – 2:00am; Sun. 10:30am – 10:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 4:00pm – 12:00am

Five Guys: “Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 808 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Smoked & Stacked: “Modern daytime counter-serve for smoked meat & hearty breakfast sandwiches, plus beer & wine.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 1239 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat.-Sun. 9:00am – 3:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 8:00am – 3:00pm

Sit Down and Unwind

Kinship: “Unique New American cuisine emphasizing classic and indulgent dishes in chic surrounds.”

  • Rating: 4.7
  • 1015 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Métier: “Modern American tasting menu from chef Eric Ziebold elegantly presented in intimate surroundings.”

  • Rating: 4.6
  • 1015 7th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Wed.-Sat. 6:00pm – 9:30pm

The Dignitary: “Hotel bar with a clubby, retro vibe, upscale bites, bourbon list & drinks named for U.S. presidents.”

  • Rating: 4.5
  • 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Located inside the Marriott Marquis
  • Hours: 5:00pm – 12:00am

Zaytinya: “Chef José Andrés’ light, airy mainstay offers Eastern Mediterranean small plates & regional wines.”

  • Rating: 4.5
  • 701 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Fri.-Sat. 11:00am – 12:00am; Sun.-Mon. 11:00am – 10:00pm; Tue.-Thu. 11:00am – 11:00pm

Farmers & Distillers: “Distillery & eatery with wide-ranging international menu & drinks mixed with housemade spirits.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 600 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 9:00am – 12:00am; Sun. 9:00am – 10:00pm; Mon.-Wed. 7:00am – 10:00pm; Thu. 7:00am – 11:00pm; Fri. 7:00am – 12:00am

RPM Italian: “An elegant, spacious, Milan-modern setting for pasta, steaks, fish, Italian classics & cocktails.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 650 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 4:00pm – 11:00pm; Sun. 4:00pm – 10:00pm; Mon.-Fri. 11:00am – 11:00pm

Acadiana Restaurant: “Sprawling & elegant eatery serving Cajun-Creole specialties plus fixed-price jazz brunch on Sunday.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 901 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 5:00pm – 11:30pm; Sun. 11:00am – 9:00pm; Mon.-Thu. 11:30am – 11:00pm; Fri. 11:30am – 11:30pm

Sfoglina: “Stylish, airy Italian eatery with big windows, warm woods, red leather banquettes & wines on tap.”

  • Rating: 4.4
  • 1099 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 5:00pm – 10:30pm; Sun. 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Mon.-Thu. 11:30am – 10:00pm; Fri. 11:30am – 10:30pm

Momiji Japanese Restaurant: “2-level spot with deck turning out hibachi dishes & creatively named rolls, plus handmade cocktails.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 505 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Fri.-Sat. 11:00am – 11:00pm; Sun. 2:00pm – 10:00pm; Mon.-Thu. 11:00am – 10:00pm

Matchbox: “Wood-fired pizza, New American eats & craft beers in a brick-walled setting with an outdoor patio.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 713 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat. 10:00am – 11:30pm; Sun. 10:00am – 10:30pm; Mon.-Thu. 11:00am – 10:30pm; Fri. 11:00am – 11:30pm

Corduroy: “Upscale, farm-to-fork eatery with a seasonal New American menu, modern decor & an upstairs bar.”

  • Rating: 4.3
  • 1122 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 5:30pm – 10:30pm

Sixth Engine: “American grub & signature cocktails, plus brunch & late-night menus, served in a former firehouse.”

  • Rating: 4.2
  • 438 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
  • Hours: Sat.-Sun. 11:00am – 11:00pm; Tue.-Fri. 4:30pm – 10:30pm