DC Gains Five New Starred Restaurants in 2021 Michelin Guide

No restaurants lost stars this year


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Michelin announced a new two-star restaurant and four one-star spots in its latest DC guide. No places previously on the list lost or gained stars, bringing the total number of starred dining destinations to 23.

Tasting counter Jônt joins Minibar and Pineapple and Pearls as DC’s only two-star establishments. Eclectic Rooster & Owl, Spanish-Japanese Cranes, modernist Colombian El Cielo, and fine-dining Spanish Xiquet all earned one star. The Inn at Little Washington continues to be the only place in the region to earn three stars, the highest rating.

Most dining critics have paused starred reviews as restaurants struggled through the uncertainty of the pandemic. Michelin is one of the rare exceptions.

Rooster & Owl
Chef/owner Yuan Tang runs this delightful new venture in partnership with his wife Carey Tang. The menu is contemporary with global influences from Asia to Europe and everywhere in between.

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