Urbana

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Chef Alexander Bollinger of Urbana - Washington, D.C.

2121 P Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 956-6650
www.urbanadc.com
Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-10:30am, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 7am-10:30am, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat 8am-3pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 8am-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm

After successful stints at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole in New York and Charlie Palmer Steak in DC, Chef Alexander Bollinger landed at Urbana in 2008. His food sure fits within the modern American genre at which Palmer is so adept, but his creative playful outlook sets him apart from other less adept chefs of his generation—his cheeky use of corn nuts to top a dish of Pan-Roasted Wild Alaskan King Salmon, Sweet Yellow Corn Purée, Fresh Blueberry Compote, for one. Touches like this are classic nostalgia-based tweaks to his elegant modern dishes, rather than the other way around. The Palomar Hotel-adjacent restaurant pairs soft lighting and luxe touches like chocolate leather chairs with a roughly hewn wooden floor for an urban chic feel.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Pan-Roasted Wild Alaskan King Salmon, Sweet Yellow Corn Purée, Fresh Blueberry Compote, and Corn Nuts
  • Asparagus Salad, Crispy Four-Minute Egg, Prosciutto, and Truffle Vinaigrette