I’m glad Au Pied du Cochan closed. It turned very bad. Roach infested, bad food, and dirty. Which was too bad for such a landmark.
There are some great places to eat on Barrack’s Row (8th St. SE). Take metro to Eastern Market. Come up the escalator and walk straight and you’ll hit 8th Street. Take right onto street.
Here are some of my favs:
Ugly Mugg (pub -great mini-burgers)
Banana Cafe (cuban and puerto rican)
Old Siam (Thai)
Tapatinis (tappas and martinis)
Levi’s Port Cafe (soul/BBQ)
Belga Cafe (Begian)
there’s more places on the street, but these are the one’s I haunt.