Come stay in the Historic District of LeDroit Park! Designed by French architect James McGill to contain Gothic-style Italian Villas, Ledroit Park is preserved to its archaeological appearance in 1873. Today if offers a residential enclave positioned minutes from the bustling Shaw District, Howard University, and the creative and culturally rich U Street corridor. The neighborhood boasts several of the best restaurants in the District of Columbia, two microbreweries, close proximity to the metro, and a historic walking trail.
Our Favorite Restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk
An American tavern with a southern flair named after General Shaw. They offer one of the best burgers in DC and delicious wood fired pizza at an affordable price. Half price pizza and burgers every Monday through Thursday from 5PM 7PM, and Tuesday from 5PM 10PM. (about $10/person)
Web: shawstavern.com The Red Hen
An Italian-influenced American restaurant, serving hand-made pastas and fresh baked bread. Our favorite and a consistently top 10 ranked DC restaurant! (about $20/person)
Web: theredhendc.com Thai X-ing
An eclectic and intimate thai restaurant, nestled into the first floor of a local rowhome. All meals are cooked homemade by the owner using traditional family recipes. Consistently ranked the top Thai restaurant in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. Make reservations in advance. (about $30/person). Of note, Baeu Thai
is a less expensive Thai restaurant that delivers.
Web: thaix-ing.com Haikan
A Japanese shop, known for its kozara “small nibblings” and delightful Sopporo-style Raman. Food, ambience, service, and price are all excellent. (about $15/person). Of note, Daikaya
in Chinatown DC and Toki Underground in H St NE are Raman restaurants well worth the short distance.
Web: haikandc.com DCity Smokehouse
The finest and freshest barbeque joint in town. Great for lunch or dinner. (about $10/person).
Web: dcitysmokehouse.com HalfSmoke
Specializing in gourmet sausage, this establishment has a unique vibe. (about $10/person) Crisp
Proudly serving chunky, juicy, and crispy Nashville Style Friend Chicken and other southern delights. (about $10-$15/person)
Web: crispdc.com Rustik Tavern
Brick Oven Pizza and Beer. Best Local pizza. (about $15/pizza)
Web: rustikdc.com Oohs and Aaahs Sould Food
One of the original U street corridor establishments, serving traditional soul food and featured on numerous food network channels. Known for chicken and waffles, macaroni and cheese, and collard greens. ($15/meal, which can feed two)
Web: oohhsnaahhs.com Duke Nukem Ethiopian
Traditional Ethiopian food with live music. The best Ethiopian food in the District. SUNdeVICH
The best local sandwich. It’s a little further of a walk, but if you’re attending a conference at the Convention Center or walking mid-day to Chinatown or the National Mall, it’s on your way.