Birch & Barley

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Chef Kyle Bailey and Beer Sommelier Greg Engert of Birch & Barley - Washington, DC

1337 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576
www.birchandbarley.com/
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 11am-8pm

Opening the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s beer concept restaurant Birch & Barley was a brave move in a town traditionally devoted to its wine and bourbons, but it paid off. Husband-and-wife team Chef Kyle Bailey and 2010 Rising Star Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac’s savory and sweet dishes are made for 2010 Rising Star Beer Sommelier Greg Engert’s revolving and lovingly curated collection of beers. But the beer isn’t the only thing that keeps the popular restaurant packed every night. Bailey’s prodigious ability to pack a flavor punch at a low price point leads to welcome surprises like a smoky skate stuffed with grilled radicchio, savory ham hock-parmesan broth, and brown butter drizzle. Meanwhile MacIsaac churns out spot-on ice creams, breads, and inspired nostalgia-based desserts like her Cookies and Confections: Hostess Cupcake, Oatmeal Cream Pie, Pudding Pop, Lemon-Glazed Donut, Mint Chip Eskimo Pie, and Cashew Snickers Bar.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Skate Stuffed with Grilled Radicchio, Ham Hock-Parmesan Broth, and Brown Butter
  • Foie Gras Terrine, Poached Rhubarb, Verjus Rouge, Golden Raisins, Tarragon, Candied Ginger, Candied Almonds, and Black Pepper Brioche
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, Malted Milk Sorbet, and Whiskey Vanilla Shake
  • Cookies and Confections: Hostess Cupcake, Oatmeal Cream Pie, Pudding Pop, Lemon-Glazed Donut, Mint Chip Eskimo Pie, and Cashew Snickers Bar