1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
This upscale, southeast-Asian-inspired restaurant is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Prior to the opening, chefs, owners, and designers spent three weeks traveling Asian cities searching for inspiration and learning about the culture in order to bring an authentic experience back to the capitol.
The dark wood and bamboo-accented interior gives off a warm feeling as you prepare for your meal, but things really heat up when the food begins to arrive. Known for their spicy dishes, TenPenh recommends a sweet chile accompaniment for the table.