At Rose’s Luxury, Aaron Silverman uses decor like toy soldier dioramas to create a space that’s as fun and appealing as his food. His favorite around DC include spicy, spicy Thai food, a local art destination and epic seafood platters.

By Ryan Harrington
Updated May 31, 2018
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For refined Chinese dining, Peking Gourmet Inn

“They have THE BEST Peking duck around and definitely ask for the sweet garlic sauce.” 6029 Leesburg Pike, pekinggourmet.com

For a tower of seafood, Old Ebbitt Grill

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“This place is great for late night oysters and drinks but the stand out is the Orca Platter: packed with lobster, crab claws, clams, oysters, and shrimp.” 675 15th St. NW, ebbitt.com

For family style Northern Thai, Little Serow

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“It is simply AWESOME. A minimalist yet fun vibe. And super spicy, always a plus!” 1511 17th St. NW, littleserow.com

For stalls of the freshest food for sale, Eastern Market

“On Saturdays I can go out and find great produce, fresh flowers, local art, anything!” 225 7th St. easternmarket-dc.org

For authentic sushi, Sushi Capitol

“There are fun drinks and specials, but the real draw is that they fly their fish in from Japan.” 325 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, sushicapitol.com