Dinner Is Grilled Over an Open Flame at The Red Hen, Just Around the Corner From 77 H
Walk into The Red Hen and you’ll find yourself in an airy, spacious space, with cordwood stacked neatly above the bar, exposed rafters soaring overhead, and big warehouse-style windows letting in lots of natural light. This DC restaurant has a rustic-chic style all its own, and it’s located just minutes from 77H.
Sit down to order and you’ll find that the kitchen at The Red Hen has a similar sensibility, with locally-sourced, seasonal dishes dominating the Italian-influenced menu. You might start your meal with an order of creamy whipped ricotta with balsamic brown butter and honey on top of a crispy crostini. Popular main dishes include hearty grilled beef short rib grilled over open flames, fueled by that cordwood above the bar. You’ll also find pasta dishes like rigatoni with a slow-simmered sausage ragu. Diners who prefer lighter fare will appreciate that this restaurant also serves dishes like pan-roasted trout with celery root and fresh herbs, or spaghetti squash with lemon, sage, and crushed hazelnuts.
The Red Hen
1822 1st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001