Best Place To Get a Craft Beer And Matzo Ball Soup

Carving Room
300 Massachusetts Ave. NW, (202) 525-2116
When Carving Room first opened a few years ago, I called it the “bar/deli,” which is actually an amazing combination. Who doesn’t love roast beef on weck with their peppercorn saison? While DGS Delicatessen in Dupont is also a great place to drink craft beer and eat matzo ball soup, Carving Room offers more local beers plus a delicious Israeli salad and a “carving board” option, which includes three piles of different deli meats, rye bread, and several unique condiments (like tomato jam and a bacon-onion compote). Perhaps most important of all, the Carving Room doesn’t face Massachusetts Avenue traffic, so the atmosphere is always calm and neighborly, even on a Saturday night.