Mount Vernon Triangle -- Hip, Historic, and Delish

Posted by Mark Washburn on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 5:36pm.

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A mix of the hip, historic and delish, Mount Vernon Triangle continues to entice locals and visitors, alike. The neighborhood of Mount Vernon Square sits at the crossroads of New York Avenue NW and Massachusetts Avenue, bordered by 7th Street and M Street.

Its delightful location makes it easy to enjoy some of the best that Downtown DC has to offer. Right in the middle of everything today, it’s hard to imagine that Mount Vernon Triangle was originally planned out in the 1800s as open space.

Eventually, a large market opened. The market was later demolished and replaced by new roadways and landscaping. Around the turn-of-the-century, a new library opened, which more than 100 years later now serves as a flagship Apple Store and the DC History Center.

These days, the neighborhood is additionally home to the Walter E Washington Convention Center, which is credited for bringing in a number of new shops and restaurants over the past decade or so. You’ll also find hotels and nearby entertainment venues, high-rise condo developments  and office buildings.

To its credit, this small, Northwest DC neighborhood is virtually packed with delicious places to eat. From freshly made breakfast sandwiches to gourmet burgers and farm-to-table restaurants, you’ll find plenty of options to tempt your taste buds in Mount Vernon Triangle.

The neighborhood also offers a unique restaurant and distillery, as well as a neighborhood hangout that combines a bookstore and restaurant into one. It’s easy to grab some great Italian food in the neighborhood, head to a Brazilian steakhouse or try out some authentic Turkish flair.

Many people like to grab a bite to eat in one of the neighborhood’s diverse restaurants before continuing a night out at nearby Capital One Arena or at the award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company. For history, delicious food and a hip atmosphere, you cannot go wrong with Mount Vernon Triangle.

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