Chef Ann Cashion and partner John Fulchino

On June 21, 1999 within the confines of an intimate 35-seat restaurant space on Dupont Circle, Johnny’s Half Shell opened for business. In September 2006 with the Capitol dome shining behind it, the restaurant relocated to Capitol Hill. After a decade of serving House Representatives and Senators, in its third incarnation, Johnny’s Half Shell opened in the familiar Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest, Washington, D.C. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remain the kitchen’s focus, and Chef Ann Cashion and partner John Fulchino continue to maintain the restaurant’s homespun conviviality.

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“It’s safe to say that no one in Washington comes close to Ann Cashion and John Fulchino to combining folkiness with refinement. The fiercely unpretentious atmosphere and unmistakably personal menus (both food and wine), remain the cornerstones of their restaurant. Ann Cashion’s composed menu is a creation of dishes that easily recall some time and place in the past, and Bostonian Fulchino is a front-of-the-house guy who understands that wine is a beverage as well as an intellectual pursuit. Though the name suggests a personal place, their restaurant confirms that the partnership behind them is a kind of dream team.” ..........................................................- Brett Anderson, New Orleans Picayume

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