By Erin Thibeau

D.C.’s food scene is finally getting the respect it deserves.

A new D.C. dining destination has made it onto “Food & Wine” magazine’s “2016 Restaurants of the Year” (unordered) list of the country’s 10 best openings. This follows the announcement that Michelin would begin reviewing restaurants in the District for its famous guide.

The Dabney opened at the beginning of this year on Blagden Alley and has won high praise ever since for its creative menu and commitment to sourcing 100 percent of its ingredients from the mid-Atlantic region.

“Food & Wine” complimented chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s inventive dishes, from ham toast with truffle Mornay sauce to peanut butter cake with celery ice cream, which are “wonderfully modern but have roots that go back hundreds of years.”

In a review originally published in February, “Washington Post” food critic Tom Sietsema lauded The Dabney. He has since ranked it eighth on his list of the top 10 new restaurants in the area. Sietsema wrote the restaurant “goes further than any establishment in years to stocking its pantry with nearby ingredients with the aim of articulating Mid-Atlantic cuisine…So far, so swell.”

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