A Marina newcomer, U Street single-handedly adds a splash of trendy down-tempo charm to Union Street. Fitting seamlessly into the scene, the restaurant features über-popular small plates along with ambient beats. From gourmet comfort food to Asian fusion to Mediterranean and more, the California cuisine menu has a little something for every taste bud. It's no surprise that high-fashion neighborhood hipsters flock here for a night out.
Open since December in what was previously Morpho Sushi, the 42-seat restaurant is nicely spread out. Wooden stairs lead up to a front porch with a bistro table for dining but not drinking. The most stunning aspect of the space is its retractable glass roof, which far outdoes the run-of-the-mill high ceilings you might come across in other restaurants. Although the exposed kitchen takes up a major part of the dining area, it does not overwhelm. -- Sarah Sung
Live DJ’s spin down-tempo ambient music in the full service lounge.