The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

Best American Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Best American Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Best Italian Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants.

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2900 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I love coming here for date night or a night out with friends. The cocktails are delicious and they are very conscientious about celiacs. They cook in separate pans and are very knowledgeable about what is in their dishes. More

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Skydome RestaurantSkydome Restaurant
469 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We arrived early, but were seated immediately. The staff were very attentive an accommodating. Cocktails are unique and delicious. Food was great. More

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King Street TavernKing Street Tavern
218 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was a return visit to a very nice Hotel Restaurant. The food was good, though the "fried chicken" was very dry.....even when on of our party asked that it be replaced, and it was, it was replaced with "fried chicken" that was also very dry..... We asked if it was truly fried, and found out it is Baked and Fried .....thus part of the problem. The other food items were quite good. Best of all was the service. Our server was very attentive, and so good, we will return! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tyson's CornerRuth's Chris Steak House - Tyson's Corner
1476 reviews
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Steakhouse | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Typical Ruth dinner. They have an excellent wine list. Our waiter wasn’t as attentive as a Ruth server usually is. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - ArlingtonRuth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
2131 reviews
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Always great food and service. Able to seat us earlier than reservation and at a table that accommodated our need for a little less noise. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Assaggi OsteriaAssaggi Osteria
1292 reviews
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great option in McLean for a nice dinner with friends. Friendly staff. Good food (especially in the restaurant wasteland that is McLean). More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
265 reviews
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

I love Espita. The pescador, pork, brussels tacos are amazing delicious with layers of flavor. the ceviche is in this sauce that has a zingy flavor and a wonderful tender fish. Great mezcal varieties to try. Magnificent margaritas. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
63 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Delicious, fresh seafood. Hanukkah specials. Good cocktails and attentive service. Loved the ambiance and will definitely return for a date night or brunch. More

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Duck Duck GooseDuck Duck Goose
394 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We loved it. Food was delicious. Perfect for a birthday dinner. More

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Alta StradaAlta Strada
328 reviews
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Asked them to turn down the music and they did to better enable conversation. Food is very good. Be sure to ask for tap water if you care since they tend to push bottled. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Virginia - DC Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
636 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Amazing 1st class experience at the Inn at Little Washington. The service and food are outstanding. We loved staying at the Inn. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant2. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
185 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

great times with friends and everyone is always welcoming More

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Bistro L'Hermitage3. Bistro L'Hermitage
3590 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Superb food. Great wine list. Super service. All makes you feel special More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5008 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were there to celebrate a very special birthday and loved our dinner. Great service, wonderful food, and terrific ambiance. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon5. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
731 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went on a whim, and very much enjoyed the choice. Great food, interesting change of pace, and excellent service. More

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New to OpenTable

Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Caspi Restaurant and LoungeCaspi Restaurant and Lounge
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International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fine dining and hookah lounge that serves various types of international and domestic food with cozy lounge room with comfy couches.More

Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Little ItalyLittle Italy
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Italian | Centreville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Since 1986 Little Italy has been your favorite neighborhood restaurant.

Family-owned and operated, we specialize in exceptional recipes and Italian comfort foods made with fresh ingredients.

You know us for our great sandwiches, homemade sauces and sides and catering services. Come discover our new look and creative menu items. More

Punch Bowl Social- ArlingtonPunch Bowl Social- Arlington
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Punch Bowl Social cultivates an eclectic approach to the new concept of eat-ertainment. In a design–forward environment described as “dirty modern,” Punch Bowl Social effectively combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages, and social gaming. Interested in elevating your weeknight happy hour? Punch Bowl Social’s mixologists focus on serving up well-balanced craft beverages. We know that booze won’t solve your problems; but neither will water - so why argue? After all, great stories never begin with, “Well, it all started with this really great glass of water…” #WinningAtAdulting Our scratch-food and craft beverages are perfectly complemented by a generous selection of social gaming that make us a true #unicorn when it comes to having an authentic, customizable experience. Activities that will set the vibe for your tribe include: bowling, ping pong, billiards, arcade games, giant wall scrabble, shuffle board, private karaoke rooms, and dart boards. More

Red Bar SushiRed Bar Sushi
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Sushi | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Red Bar Sushi has amazing and always fresh sushi and great craft cocktails.
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Discover Virginia - DC Suburbs

Historic homes, waterfront settings, and urban scenes make up the many dining destinations in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Turkish, Indian, Cajun, Mexican, and French-American restaurants mingle among local pubs and casual eateries. Celebrate happy hour with creative cocktails, local wines, and hoppy brews. The many foreign embassies located in Washington, D.C. make the area a gathering spot for culture and eclectic cuisine. The dishes range from regional to international, like Carolina mountain trout, New Zealand rack of lamb, and Mediterranean fish. Choose seafood selections from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, including marinated tuna, seafood ceviche, and oyster chowder. Grilled salmon, gourmet pizza, seasonal salads, and farm-fresh sides round out menus inspired by cuisines from Alexandria to Vienna.