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Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood
Photo: Russia House Restaurant & Lounge/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 13, 2020.

Visiting Kalorama, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Washington neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a cocktail bar to a Russian restaurant.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Kalorama, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. McClellan's Retreat

Photo: brian t./Yelp

Topping the list is bar McClellan's Retreat. Located at 2031 Florida Ave. NW, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 168 reviews on Yelp.

The bar features a variety of craft cocktails, as well as spirits, wine and beer. It also sells weekly drink kits.

2. Russia House Restaurant & Lounge

Photo: russia house restaurant & lounge/Yelp

Next up is Russia House Restaurant & Lounge, situated at 1800 Connecticut Ave. NW. With four stars out of 576 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite. 

The menu features Moscow borscht, chicken Kiev, pierogis, slow-cooked duck confit and wild boar sausage.

3. Sushi Ogawa

Photo: damon c./Yelp

Sushi Ogawa is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2100 Connecticut Ave. NW, four stars out of 207 reviews.

"Ogawa serves edomae (Edo-style) sushi, a style of sushi where fish is imported from Tsukiji Market, Tokyo, Japan," according to the restaurant's website. A variety of nigiri, rolls and sashimi bowls are on offer.

4. OpenDoor Market

Photo: sanaa m./Yelp

OpenDoor Market is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 19 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2160 California St. NW to see for yourself. 

The market sells Italian coffee, ice cream, frozen pizzas, chicken and tuna salad, crackers and snacks, in addition to beer and wine.


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.