October 10, 2016

If you’ve been to Compass Rose for dinner or drinks, you pretty much know immediately that we’re all about travel, meeting new people, exploring the world, and eating the best food you can imagine. (Or at least we hope you know that!) But if you sit back and see what's happening beyond our kitchen and bar, you'll see that Compass Rose is about sharing these experiences with family, friends, and everyone you love. Embedded in our menu is a deep appreciation for sharing: We're about going out into the world to bring back new tastes, new memories, and new insight to share. It's our hope that the people we love can experience the same things we've experienced. When we get to do this, it makes the memories that much more rich and satisfying.


During my three years in Russia, I learned that the only ways to stay warm during Russian winters are vodka and the hospitality of good friends.


With all of that said, we’d like to welcome you to WanderCrust: Compass Rose's blog about our food, drinks, wanderlust, and travel. We’re recruiting our entire staff to share their experiences with you: Our favorite dishes at Compass Rose, what it’s like to work in the restaurant industry, our passions and talents, and amazing travel tips. Maybe a recipe or two. 


Eating in Istanbul: A bazaar paradise


Stay tuned for stories, travel pics, and a lot of tchotchkes. And we mean a lot.

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1346 T Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

N +38.92, W -77.03



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We’d love to hear all about the highlights from your trip around the world with us! Please send feedback about your experience and travel tips (particularly ones that include food tips) to info@compassrosedc.com.

Like any great stall in a market, we know we’re sometimes hard to find. But once you know where we are, it’s hard to imagine how we manage to stay hidden in such plain sight. 


If you’re looking and can’t seem to locate us, we’re in a brick row home right on T Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets. 


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Tues - Thurs 5 pm - 2 am

Fri - Sat 5 pm - 3 am

Sun - 11 am - 12:30 am

(Kitchen open Mon - Sat until 11 pm, 

Sun until 10 pm.)