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New Restaurant Opens at Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.

by Holly Riddle

Nov 7, 2019

Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Photo: Ritu Jethani | Dreamstime.com


Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. brings a new dining option to guests with Amity & Commerce, an American Bistro and Bar. The name is taken from Thomas Jefferson’s 1778 Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and France.

The restaurant serves classic American cuisine and contemporary twists on bistro fare. Signature dishes rotate daily, alongside a menu of popular mainstays. A gourmet breakfast pastry and dessert menu are also available.

The restaurant creates a lively, comfortable atmosphere with an open kitchen; 20-foot, wood-topped bar; multiple communal tables; and a patio.

“Washington, D.C.’s culinary scene has greatly transformed since we opened over 15 years ago,” said Adriaan Radder, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. “We wanted to provide our guests, neighbors and D.C. residents with an accessible modern American bistro experience and the genuine hospitality that Mandarin Oriental is renowned for.”

Amity & Commerce is open daily for breakfast. Breakfast menu highlights include a smoked salmon platter with gravlax, red onions, sliced tomato, capers and dill cream cheese, and avocado toast with radish, arugula, poached egg and sourdough.

Lunch and dinner options range from hearty salads and upscale sandwiches to locally inspired items like pimento cheese and Virginia ham gougères.


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