Aug 13

9 throwback restaurants to check out in DC

DGS Delicatessen Mosaic District

Throwback to: The ’50s

The Dupont Circle location has a bright, modern feel, but the new iteration of this upscale deli in Virginia’s Mosaic District channels the pharmacy lunch counter of days gone by. It’s reflected in the vintage-looking mirrors, the red-and-white color scheme, the vinyl swivel stools at the counter and the fact that they — like the original — offer egg creams and house-cured pastrami alongside cocktails that harken back to that era with midcentury names like The Honeymooner and The Miriam.