Located inside the Hotel Monaco, Dirty Habit is a new, edgy, and fun addition to the DC bar and restaurant scene. The space itself is dramatic, featuring a two-story glass atrium that makes you feel like you’re outdoors as well as a popular patio for patrons who prefer to dine alfresco during the warmer months. Marble and slate surfaces throughout the restaurant combine to give this place a sense of classic opulence with a decidedly modern, no-nonsense atmosphere.
The seasonal menu changes often, but tends to focus on shareable small plates (go for the summer tartines piled high with pickled green strawberries and arugula) and creative entrees (regulars praise the pan-seared scallops with jalapeno, ninja radish, and gooseberries). This place is popular for special occasion dinners, as well as its daily happy hour, so whether you’re planning something extraordinary, or just want to have a casual drink with friends after work, Dirty Habit might be just what you’re looking for.