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When looking for different neighborhoods to venture out to during your stay in Washington, DC, you’ll definitely hear about Adams Morgan. A young and vibrant scene filled with international cuisine and a jovial nightlife, there’s plenty to enjoy here. For a little roadmap, here are some suggestions for dinner, dessert and drinks in Adams Morgan.

Dinner at Mintwood Place

Keeping in line with the ethnic flare of the neighborhood, Mintwood Place is a bistro that blends French and American influences. One of the most talked about examples of this hybrid are its escargot hush puppies, which are an excellent place to begin your dinner in Adams Morgan. The main course offers a full list of acclaimed and diverse dishes. The five grain risotto always delights with spoked piperade, summer squash and pine nuts. Mintwood also has one of the best burgers in the city, with wood-grilled beef and dry-aged bacon.

Dessert at Tryst

This cafe and bakery is a trendy place to stop by after your dinner. Those who enjoy a little post-meal perk can indulge in a number of handcrafted drinks including Cuban Coffee, café au laits and good old fashioned espresso.

When it comes to the sweets, Tryst’s offerings are plentiful and sumptuous. The boldest move is the death by chocolate dessert waffle made with a fudge batter and topped with Nutella and strawberries. The cafe also serves a refreshing fruit tart, salted caramel affogato and a simple and sweet apple strudel.

Drinks at Libertine

If you can stand to keep going after some heavy eating, Libertine is a great place to take the edge off with some refined cocktails. An understated bar area is lively without being overly loud, and the drinks have a nice variety. The Thyme Out is a refreshing and safe concoction with gin, thyme syrup and ginger beer, while the Rubens Eighteenth Street Knockout will sweep you away with three different rums, maraschino liqueur and a house made hurricane mix.

Another direction you can take at Libertine is sampling one of its twenty different types of Absinthe, which will surely send you out exploring a whole different side of Adams Morgan.  

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