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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(171)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My wife and I had a wonderful date night here. Food and drinks were off the charts. I’m still fantasizing about the taste of the calamari. I regret that I didn’t try the pallella. Oh well. Guess I’ll be coming back soon! More

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Cafe Du Parc
Cafe Du Parc
(1755)
$$$$
French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Cafe du Parc! It’s a lovely restaurant located in the Willard hotel. Nice location. The main dining room is on the second floor. My husband and daughter ordered the crab cake appetizer and I had the French onion soup to start - all delicious! Both my husband and daughter commented on how good the sauce was that was served with the crab cake. The menu offered a nice selection of seafood, chicken, beef and lamb dishes. We chose beef bourguignon and the New York strip steak. Meat was tender, cooked perfectly and served with delicious sauces. Service was outstanding too! If you like French food or just an enjoyable dining experience, I highly recommend Cafe du Parc! More

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The Riggsby
The Riggsby
(967)
$$$$
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food...It was delicious. I asked the server about my 3 choices and she said those are her top picks so I confirmed those with confidence. I chose the Lightly Smoked Trout which was served in two pieces and tasted great. It balanced well with the pickled and non pickled beets. Next came the Pan Seared Branzino. The fennel and potato definitely added to the dish and all together made for a broth that I wanted to scoop out with a spoon. And the fish was great with it-though I didn't think the whole grape tomatoes added much. Last was the Panna Cotta. Let me tell you I really appreciated that the berries were macerated-I don't like a great dessert where the berries have just been thrown on. I ate every bite of every dish and the only downside is that it was 'just enough'. I wasn't full, just satisfied. More

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Cherry at W Hotel DC
Cherry at W Hotel DC
(35)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was very good. Modern in design and the food was fantastic. Would come here again. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1318)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always the perfect meal from the Host to the meal to the waiter. More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(475)
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed our dinner at Claudia's. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and the atmosphere was lovely. I will definitely return. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7882)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and family friendly! More

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Espita
Espita
(412)
$$$$
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

It was pretty good. Our server could have been more attentive. The lamb roast was good but utterly flavorless, whereas the chicken tamale was quite well seasoned. The churros were odd. Not at all what we expected. More

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DBGB DC
DBGB DC
(1824)
$$$$
French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Wonderful experience. We went for a birthday dinner. Not only was the food exquisite, but the service was top notch and we had a nice birthday dessert. Highly recommend! More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(586)
$$$$
Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent food and great atmosphere! Would love to go again! More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(53)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had Tea Service at both the Trump International DC and The St Regis Hotel DC over the weekend. We enjoyed our food and experience at the Benjamin Bar & Lounge much more and commend the Trump International in their exquisite hotel and surroundings. We were also treated very nicely by the Bell and Valet staff as well as our driver in the hotel car. Just an amazing experience for myself and my daughter all around. We hope to stay there on our next visit. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(461)
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Definitely a Michelin star experience! More

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Fiola
3. Fiola
(2527)
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My fiancé and I celebrated our ten year anniversary here last night! Everything was perfect: food, wine, service! Definitely would love to come back here again! More

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Bistro Aracosia
4. Bistro Aracosia
(1100)
$$$$
Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Outstanding food and service. Very clean, easy access on MacArthur, lots of street parking. Loved it More

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Nocturne
5. Nocturne
(150)
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia

Great experience and ambience. Mixologist Hassan talks to you about what you want your drink to be about. Be it visual or taste or trying something completely new! Looking at the bar, there were maybe one or two recognizable liquors amongst maybe 50-75 bottles of liquor you wouldn’t recognize. He plans your drinks based on what you want and delivers them in order of what would best suit your taste. Great experience. Very personalized! More

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CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

CUT by Wolfgang Puck offers a sophisticated and modern design, refined service, and the absolute finest selections of beef. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus reflect the unique spirit and sensibility of the Washington metropolitan area, with both the menu and design drawing inspiration from the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood.

CUT restaurant features two stunning bars: one guests will find upon entering the hotel lobby, while the other sits atop the hotel on a magnificent deck overlooking the city. Both will serve custom artisan cocktails, wine, beer, and an extensive food menu. An intimate 14-seat private dining space also will be available for special events, meetings, and celebrations. More

Matchbox - Penn Quarter
Matchbox - Penn Quarter
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.More

Olive Bistro Cafe
Olive Bistro Cafe
Mediterranean | Tenleytown, District of Columbia

We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions while maintaining modest pricesMore

Phillips Seafood & Steak
Phillips Seafood & Steak
Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The Phillips family has returned to Washington, DC with a dynamic new location near bustling Logan Circle. Phillips Seafood & Steak features only the best premium steaks, seared over hot hickory to lock in the natural juices, alongside an expansive menu of seafood items, including Phillips' famous family-recipe crab cakes, fresh raw bar, seafood appetizers & entrees. An open exhibition kitchen gives diners an action-packed view of the chefs at work. Visitors can wind down at Happy Hour, available Monday-Friday in the bar & lounge from 4-7pm & again from 10pm-close.More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.