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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Delhi Spice restaurant
4.7 (31)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
India has always been known as a land of spices and Asia’s largest spice market is in Delhi!! Join us as we take you through an aromatic journey of both local and exotic spices blended with the labor of love and effort put into each of our dishes, we try to bring diverse flavors of Delhi to you through the spices used to create our signature dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 29, 2024
Went with two friends for the 1st time to try this out. The manager was a great host very attentive when needed & friendly as well. Food was delicious, I’m also Indian so when i asked for spicy i thought it would be “American spicy”but it was the right spicy to enjoy all the flavors with a good heat Definitely telling my mom and others about this spot
A photo of Two Nine restaurant
5 (37)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Kaiseki-Sushi Omakase Pop Up experience Georgetown, D.C. in the Tucked away food hall at the grace street collective. Curating a meal with hints of Hawaiian ingredients, flavor profiles and hospitality lead by Chef Zachary Ramos. Highlighting local produce from Karma Farm and Moon Valley Farm, Maryland. Seasonal seafood imported overnight from Toyosu Market located in Tokyo, Japan which will make every experience a new one every single time.

Our Tea Service is handled by Thomas Chen.
Seasonal Sake pairing curated by our very own Sake Scholar/Sommelier Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen.

First Seating at 5:30 P.M.
Second Seating at 7:30 P.M.
17 courses/$180 per person.
Sake Pairing/$80 per person.

*Tax and tip does not apply.
Top review
Dined on May 17, 2024
Amazing omakase experience. Everything was delicious
A photo of Afghan Bistro restaurant
4.9 (1348)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
Top review
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Delicious food and great service. Always consistent!
A photo of Dragon Distillery restaurant
5 (439)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Dragon Distillery and Dragon's Den - Frederick's first distillery and Frederick's premier craft cocktail experience!
Dragon Distillery is a medieval/fantasy themed distillery, with a spirit portfolio of over 20 spirits - including a variety of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums, and moonshines.
Our craft cocktail lounge has both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) seating. We have a craft cocktail menu of over 30 hand-crafted cocktails, along with delicious appetizers, sandwiches, and lite fare. We have a number of board games available to play, and two axe throwing lanes for entertainment.
We offer tours of our production process as well as sample tastings on a space available basis during the weekends.
Top review
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great service and drinks. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much for a great evening.
A photo of Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria restaurant
4.9 (502)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
Top review
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Loved this place! Everything we tried was delicious! The thali platter was the way to go…a sampling of so many things. Thank you to Mel for taking good care of us.
A photo of Giovanni's Trattu restaurant
4.8 (783)
$30 and under
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Giovanni's Trattu may be the only restaurant in DC to capture the feel of Venice. Formerly known as Trattu, this cozy little restaurant provides the lighter cuisine of Northern Italy, which is known for its unique flavor. The extensive menu changes every fall, winter and summer. Seating 60 in the main dining room, Giovanni's Trattu is candlelight at night and it entertains guests with friendly style of service, providing classic Italian music. Highlighting the ambiance is a collection of colorful pottery and venetian masks that hangs from the walls. Giovanni's Trattu is ideal for private parties, business lunches and dinners, romantic dates and family celebrations.
Top review
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
You surprised me, it was soooo good and my waiter was fabulous.
A photo of Orofino Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (1613)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Danilo Orofino was born in Palermo, Sicily, where he studied the culinary arts as well as restaurant and hotel management. He opened his first restaurant/coffee bar in Sicily at the age of 18. After 4 years of hard work, he closed the place with dreams of doing even more with his life.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Well we stop over in Fredericksburg pm our way to my to see family several times a year and stay on Fredericksburg va each time. Tried several restaurants over the years and found Orofino last year. Will never ever eat anywhere else in Fredericksburg again. Omg is all we can say.
A photo of Yayla Bistro restaurant
4.8 (760)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Yes, we are open! Dine in & Outdoor Seating.
Online Ordering for pick up & delivery : http://www.yaylabistro.com
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
All our courses were outstanding. Our branzino and Mediterranean chicken were terrific along with the sides (go for the bulgur side)! The baklava was scrumptious! Service was excellent. The ingredients in our food were fresh and delicious! A new best restaurant for us!
A photo of Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill restaurant
4.9 (99)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Exquisite pizza and Grill in the best style of São Paulo, Brazil.
Top review
Dined on May 26, 2024
Amazing Brazilian Restaurant must visit and ask for chicken with catupiry pizza.
A photo of Claire's at the Depot restaurant
4.9 (3490)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and upon entering the restaurant the staff expressed congratulations on our anniversary. The wait staff did this as well. The food was awesome as always. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions. It's always a pleasure to sit in a welcoming environment with great food, drinks, atmosphere and staff.
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