Best Round-The-Clock Eating
The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW, (202) 332-7777
The Royal does the whole day-to-night thing better than the sun itself. In the morning, the LeDroit Park eatery is perfect for a grab-and-go cortado and a guava pastry. In the afternoon, it’s an ideal place to telework thanks to the Wi-Fi (until 5 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. on weekends), a variety of seating options, and uninterrupted access to arepas. In the evening, they push boundaries with cool cocktails that pair well with steak frites, a satisfying burger, and the fried chicken sandwich. The second Monday of the month is a great time to visit because the bar welcomes guest bartenders for its “Royal Knights” series.