Citysearch Editorial Review.
Bibiana is upscale Italian dining without the pretense; the decor is elegant, and the staff so friendly that one might be welcomed five times between coat check and the table. The dark wood, cream-colored booths and modern, artistic details make it a draw for couples, groups and many of D.C.'s biggest political figures. The menu offers traditional Italian options interpreted in surprising, modern ways--like the black spaghetti, mixed with squid ink for its unique color. Service is a focus here. It's the kind of place where they'll refold a crumpled napkin when someone goes to the restroom--and what a magnificent restroom it is; with thick, heavy wooden doors, leather-like walls and a mysteriously pleasant scent, it's almost like being in a spa. (Photo by Greg Powers)