A Home For Filipino Food In The Capital

Positively Filipino

“Filipino dishes at Purple Patch are both for the adventurous and the cautious eater. The flavors range from the spicy to the salty and sweet in manageable portions that leave room for the unique Filipino ube (purple yam) desserts Cleary developed.”

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Best Places to Travel to in March

Travel + Leisure

The nation’s capital has become a hot destination for much more than politics and history. There’s now a significant dining scene that’s well worth a visit, including the prix fixe-only Rose’s Luxury and Filipino-American fare at Purple Patch…

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D.C.’s Best New Restaurants Of 2015


After hiring a new chef, the menu is better than ever, with minor tweaks to old staples like pancit bihon and the sizzling comfort of breakfast dishes like sisig (and there’s a brand new pork dish I’m told is amazing)…

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Must-Try Dinner Spots in Washington, D.C.


Purple Patch serves a delicious and unique combination of classic Philippine dishes and American cuisine. Owners Patrice Cleary and her husband Drew aspire to feature a menu with comforting, relaxing, and homey dishes.

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DC’S 13 Best Openings of 2015 (So Far!)


What if there were two floors of awesome in Mt Pleasant beckoning you with sliders, lumpia, steak frites, and cocktails that make you feel like you’re on vacation? Enter Purple Patch, a Filipino-American restaurant in the former Tonic space that looks like a success story from Flip This House….

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Filipino food arrives

Washington Post

Patrice Cleary, co-owner of Purple Patch, uses her mother’s recipe — and labor — for the restaurant’s prized lumpia, selling hundreds of pieces a week…

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