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Maxibar José Andrés expands Minibar.

José Andrés’ 20-plus course spectacle of modernist cuisine once consisted of six intimate seats on the third floor of Café Atlántico (and later America Eats Tavern). But a revamped Minibar recently relocated to its own building at 9th and E streets NW, which leaves the restaurant neither mini nor a bar. The number of seats has doubled to 12, and the 3,000-square-foot space now includes a welcome room for aperitifs and an after-dinner lounge and bar. Also not so mini anymore: the price tag. It’s jumped from $150 to $225 per person—just for the food. That’s the equivalent of about five meals at Little Serow or 40 Five Guys burgers. Add in drink pairings (up to $200) plus tax and tip, and you’re paying more than $500 per person. It’s now by far the most expensive dining experience in D.C.

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