Celebrating Black Excellence in Culinary Arts: Honoring Our Black-Owned and Operated Restaurants

Guide By Cassie Eufracio
As we commemorate Black History Month, we're honored to shine a spotlight on the vibrant tapestry of flavors, traditions, and stories woven by our black-owned and operated restaurants.
At the heart of our culinary landscape, these establishments not only serve up delicious meals but also embody the resilience, creativity, and cultural richness of the African American community. Join us on a culinary journey as we celebrate the contributions of these visionary chefs, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers who have carved out their own space in the food industry, leaving an indelible mark on our taste buds and our hearts.

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1245 H St NE, Washington, DC, 20002
Best Cocktail bars in D.C. - Service Bar
Bronze is a creative-fare restaurant that represents the imagined travels of Alonzo Bronze. Serving creative gastronomical cuisine inspired by Afrofuturism and the African Diaspora.


548 SE Ash Street, Portland, OR, 97214
Best Cocktail bars in D.C. - Bar Amazonia
A live-fire restaurant from James Beard Award winning chef Gregory Gourdet, serving seasonal Haitian cuisine with Pacific Northwest bounty.


548 SE Ash St, Portland, OR, 97214
Sousòl features serious and elevated bar food inspired by the rich flavors, spices, and history of the pan-Caribbean and Caribbean cultures.

Filé Gumbo Bar

275 Church Street, New York, NY, 10013
Best Cocktail bars in D.C. - Destino
A New York City Cajun and Creole restaurant serving up slow-cooked gumbo, fresh seafood classics, and signature cocktails.

Horn Barbecue

2534 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA, 94607
Horn Barbecue serves authentic barbecue inspired by the flavors and history of Central Texas and the Black South. Horn Barbecue is currently closed due to a fire but promises to return as soon as possible.

Bauhaus Biergarten

326 Holcomb St, Springdale, AR, 72764
Best Cocktail bars in D.C. - 1799 Prime
Bauhaus Biergarten has brought a taste of Germany to the city's arts district. They offer German favorite foods, beers, and wines!

Multiple Locations

Best Cocktail bars in D.C. - 1799 Prime
A vibrant fast-casual restaurant serving high-quality, homemade Jamaican cuisine.

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley
Locations in Dallas, Chicago & DC

Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley is a Dallas-based restaurant focusing on classic comfort food like flavorful fried chicken, lobster tails, shrimp and grits, and more.

Pig & Butter
Multiple Locations

Pig & Butter is an indulgent comfort food establishment serving boozy brunch everyday! With indoor/ outdoor seating, this black woman owned eatery is a must for good vibes and great food.

644 H St. NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Purl offers contemporary American Fare with a slight eclectic twist. It's easy on the palate as it is on the eye - warm and welcoming with playful cocktails including the traditional Espresso Martini.

The Urban Oyster
916 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD, 21211

Led by Chef Jasmine Norton, The Urban Oyster will be the first Black woman-owned Oyster bar in the US.
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