The Best Lobster in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Washington, D.C. has some of the best monuments and statues in the whole country, but it also has some of the best food, especially when it comes to lobster. Whether looking for something fancy or something a little more casual, there are plenty of tasty options in the capital. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Each of these restaurants knows how to prepare some of the best seafood around. Read on to discover some of the best restaurants in D.C. for lobster.

Restaurants:Iron Gate, Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC, BlackSalt
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dupont Circle, Downtown, Palisades Northwest

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,909 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
This swanky restaurant offers both Greek and Italian cuisine along with a tasting menu. Everything gets enhanced by the courtyard setting, including the traditional small plate disRead more
92% recommended
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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
The Greenhouse restaurant is in the Jefferson Hotel. Available by reservation, this breakfast and lunch destination serves up a wide array of offerings within its art deco-style, aRead more
93% recommended
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BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,129 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Don't get fooled by this place as soon as you walk in. If you're looking for a relaxing place to dine, you'll just need to pass through the seafood market and bustling bar area firRead more
98% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
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Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
526 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Choose between the 14th Street and Dupont Circle locations as you book your reservation for the Sette Osteria. Dupont Circle is definitely one of the three establishments you shoulRead more
94% recommended
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Grillfish DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
2,843 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
The thing that most diners love most about Grillfish is the ability to taste so much without feeling like you overate. So much flavor gets packed into just the most perfectly sizedRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area
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Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24,088 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
Balance is one word that comes to mind here: Old Ebbit Grill is not too loud and not too quiet. Rather, you'll find yourself comfortably talking with your company as you fawn over Read more
97% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,097 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The extensive menu options here are simply unforgettable. This steakhouse chain specializes in Maine lobster — order it whole or try what critics have acclaimed “the best lobster bRead more
100% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area

Pesce Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
690 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
You'll find the service and atmosphere at Pesce to be second-to-none, but the establishment's real focus is on the food. Not a dash of seasoning falls into a pot without careful coRead more
93% recommended
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,970 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Simplistically elegant and beautiful, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse continues to stand as a dazzling way to end your day with a date or group of friends. Book ahead, and come hungry. The Read more
90% recommended
Special Occasion in District of Columbia

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
1,904 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
If you take the time to make a reservation here, you most certainly won't regret your decision. This decades-old restaurant remains as much a part of the area's past as it does itsRead more
85% recommended
Scenic View in District of Columbia

Vinoteca

$$$$·Contemporary American·
U Street Corridor
1,114 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Vinoteca is a romantic destination serving wine and all the standard bar offerings along side a delicious selection of bistro-style dishes. Small plates and entrees give you plentyRead more
89% recommended
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Siroc Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,179 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Established in 2008, the Siroc has experienced endless success with their offerings of seafood and American favorites. This exceptional find sits right downtown, and they serve up Read more
100% recommended

Brasserie Beck

$$$$·Belgian·
Downtown
4,697 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Brasserie Beck offers Maine lobster in more ways than one, with the most popular choice being a straight-up half plate. Served in its half-pound size, the dish is plenty big enoughRead more
92% recommended
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Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$·American·
West End
6,861 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
The new chef at Blue Duck Tavern has included Lobster rolls on the menu, managing to put this place on the map for the best places to eat lobster in D.C. While this American restauRead more
90% recommended
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Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,795 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Upscale dining is the definition of the Sequoia restaurant. The traditional style setting allows you to enjoy the best of American cuisine with elegant wine pairings and mouth-wateRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in District of Columbia

Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,230 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
You'll truly get to experience a stately meal in this location, which is right in front of the park that's adjacent to the White House. You may feel like a Presidential guest, espeRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Inn at Little Washington

$$$$·American·
Washington
771 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
A banquet-style setting makes this an absolute favorite for family gatherings, friendly events, and upscale dates. The Inn at Little Washington offers Maine lobster served straightRead more
96% recommended
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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
928 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
No list about Maine Lobster dishes could be complete without a mention of Kinship, and that's why they're here at the top. This eatery's Maine Lobster French Toast puts a decadent Read more
93% recommended
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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Source by Wolfgang Puck is one of just many restaurants that he has opened since the 1970s, and this one is a place you definitely can't pass up. Be sure to book your reservatiRead more
89% recommended
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