Chow Down on Asian Fusion Fare at Bar & Lounge 54

Don’t let the simple building or the non-descript name of Bar & Lounge 54 fool you. This new restaurant in Dupont Circle has some simply outstanding Asian fusion food and drinks. Initial Yelp reviews are strong, with folks raving about the inventive cocktails and dishes like the meatball pho, lemongrass chicken banh mi, papaya salad, shaky beef and more. This kind of food makes for the perfect takeout, but Bar & Lounge 54 also offers outdoor seating and contactless QR code menus if you choose to eat and drink onsite. Order a lychee martini, Saigon clay pot, and an order (or two) of crunchy spring rolls and it will be easy to imagine Bar & Lounge 54 becoming your new favorite spot (especially once you experience the exceptional service from the onsite team). 

Bar & Lounge 54 is located on 19th Street, just one block off of Connecticut Avenue. They are open Tuesday through Sunday until 11 p.m.