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 Washington DC

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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Washington DC

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
Farmers Fishers Bakers
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American | Georgetown
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Japanese | Arlington
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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Washington DC

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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Washington DC

The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

Best Brunch: See the best 20 restaurants in Washington DC. We use our data and local experts to curate the best restaurants in your city.
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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

Best Bars: See the best 20 restaurants in Washington D.C. We use our data and local experts to curate the best restaurants in your city.
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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

Best Steakhouse: See the best 20 restaurants in Washington DC. We use our data and local experts to curate the best restaurants in your city.
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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

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Nobu DCNobu DC
513 reviews
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Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food and drinks were excellent. The atmosphere made it easy to hold a conversation with the woman I was with. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
2051 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

My team went to Fig & Olive for a farewell lunch for a departing team member, and we had a lovely meal. The lunch options were very nice, and the decor and seating were very cozy and comfortable. Fig & Olive is also a neighborhood favorite for post-work drinks, so I’ll be back again soon. :) More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3124 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Thank you for an amazing dinner to Michael Barlow, Angel and the entire team. More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2411 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food and service for an elegant business lunch with white tablecloth. Would be nice for lunch to celebrate a special occasion as well. Will be back! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
334 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

The butternut squash soup was exceptional. In addition, the truffles fries were really good. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Washington DC

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

The octopus carpaccio was amazing. Manager was attentive without being overbearing. Great stop along the canal! More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
289 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We celebrated a birthday and St. Patrick's Day. Ambiance and food was great! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7255 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The clam chowder was delicious. Excellent service. Wonderful meal. More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1143 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I now have a new favorite restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was incredible. In recommending this place to everyone. More

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ANKARAANKARA
512 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent. Very happy we chose to dine at this nice restaurant. Would absolutely eat there again. Thanks for help make a nice evening out for our family. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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

Fabulous food, impeccable service, beautiful setting! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
407 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Overall a great experience. Exceeded our expectations. Staff was amazing, food was amazing. Wonderful dining experience. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois3. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5242 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wait staff was distracted. Wine glass soiled, liver full of gristle (not able to cut), brought wrong desert, etc. on balance, very good. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3731 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

It is always amazing event at the Bistro from the waiters to the front of the house and Management everything is superb! More

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Afghan Bistro5. Afghan Bistro
640 reviews
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Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Please was great and the employees were nice and courteous. Most importantly the food was great. Would come back More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Boqueria - Penn QuarterBoqueria - Penn Quarter
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Lively, Barcelona-style tapas bar serving a menu of Spanish classics and market-driven seasonal specials in a warm, modern space in the heart of Washington DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. (Brunch coming soon!)More

Buena Vida - ArlingtonBuena Vida - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

At Buena Vida the cuisine featured is traditional, indigenous fare incorporating recipes that have been handed down through generations. One will have an authentic experience, tasting a Mexican cooking that transcends what one expects from most Mexican restaurants in America. For example, there is no flour used in any savory dish as seeds are ground and incorporated, as is the tradition for authentic cuisine from this country. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh, seasonal ingredients as well as sustainable and socially responsible cooking methods. All items are made from scratch including organic corn tortillas, house-made sauces and made-to-order salsas.
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Ophelia's Fish HouseOphelia's Fish House
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Seafood | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Ophelia’s was founded on the belief that a great meal is more than just food on a plate. It’s the relationship between the romantic atmosphere and our Southern-inspired menu and service. This is Ophelia’s commitment to an exquisite experience. And that’s why Ophelia’s is quickly becoming the go-to place on The Hill for quality seafood and cocktails. Orchestrated by the renowned Chef Gregorio Martinez, the menu at Ophelia’s is the culmination of flavor and color that comes from using the freshest, selectively-sourced ingredients.More

Salamander Resort EventsSalamander Resort Events
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American | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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TTT Mexican DinerTTT Mexican Diner
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

TTT Mexican Diner showcases authentic street food of Mexico City. The daily brunch menu offers a variety of Fresh Fruit, House-Made Pastries, Scrambles, Benedicts, Omelets, Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffles and Signature Brunch Dishes. Menu items feature cage-free eggs, house-made lamb chorizo sausage and additional meats sourced from local Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania farms. TTT also features a pastry corner where breads, biscuits and traditional Mexican pastries are made in-house. The Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffle, Chocolate and Vanilla Conchas, and Yucatan Buñuelos are standouts that whisk guests to Mexico.More

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.