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Founding Farmers - DC
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Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA
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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(148)
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The menu was hard for us to understand but we quickly figured out you can’t go wrong. Everything was delicious!! I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Nobu DC
Nobu DC
(627)
$$$$
Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food and cocktails were amazing. We had the tuna tataki, rock shrimp and black cod and all were outstanding. Also had grapefruit on ice, mango martini and old fashioned-all delicious. Service was ok-wait staff not very attentive but fine. Had to ask for menus and additional drinks. Celebrating 50th bday and dessert was an after thought-we received after we had paid the check. More

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Vasili's Kitchen
Vasili's Kitchen
(747)
$$$$
Greek | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs

It was a Monday so the restaurant was not crowded, hence not noisy. Our waiter was very attentive and told us a great deal about the food selection. Both dishes were delicious, and my guest from Manhattan was very impressed. I live about 25 minutes away and it was well worth the drive. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1555)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great service! Juan and the manager took great care of us. Hummingbird Cake is a must have!! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
(346)
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Marvelous service. John is a superb waiter. Food excellent. Salmon the best. Truffle fries a great starter with wine. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
(157)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

If you haven't been here go, if you have go back! Small oyster selection but really good quality. I shared Raspberry points super tasty. They also have a $9.99 burger lunch. I guess its quieter in Georgetown during the summer but this place its really good. I ate down at the waterfront yesterday it was very busy but like fast food compared to this place. Service here was great. The young lady that waited on us was happy, funny and helpful. The portions and price are very good as well. We need more restaurants like this in Georgetown. i hope to get in for dinner next week. More

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Nick's Riverside Grill
Nick's Riverside Grill
(326)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Had a reservation for 7, didn’t realize it was for indoor only. Noise level inside was at a shouting level in order to hear and to be heard. Thankfully the host staff was able to reseat my party outside once several tables were cleared and with minimal wait time. Outside next to the Potomac is definitely the way to go when dining here. Wait staff was very courteous and timely, the food was tasty, well presented, and delivered in well timed stages. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7724)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I liked the comfortable atmosphere of the dining room. I definitely would return to try more dishes and drink selections. The prices are affordable and portions sizes were just right. We've decided to have monthly lunches there. More

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Tupelo Honey - Arlington
(1368)
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This restuarant was quite enjoyable for me and my family. The hospitality of the staff was amazing and we all had a great time. The food was well priced and delicious. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(591)
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was amazing...baked hummus, the lentil soup, the salads and the baked veggies. The only thing I had a problem with was the price of the drinks we ordered. The rest just an unexpected good experience. I’ll try to be back!! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
1. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(949)
$$$$
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

What a hidden gem. Gorgeous views. Amazing food. Much of the food is sourced on the property, the rest locally. We both had the beef brisket with duck egg omelet.... so much truffle, was awesome. More

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200 Monroe
2. 200 Monroe
(160)
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Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great overall experience. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
3. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(51)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved the high tea and our waitress was great! Loved the Lobby it is beautiful will go again! More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois
4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5491)
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
5. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(448)
$$$$
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really interesting tasting menu with many layers of flavors. Excellent dishes both aesthetically and gastronomically delightful with one exception which was the purple potato dessert ....very good cocktails and wine selection. Impeccable service. Second time we have been here. More

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Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Agora Tysons
Agora Tysons
Mediterranean | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A-go-rah\: a gathering place At Agora, we combine the aromatic flavors and textures of the Mediterranean for a tapas-stye feast inspired by the rich traditions of Turkey, Greece and Lebanon. Come gather over mezze favorites and our award-winning selection of local and Mediterranean wines and beers, house-crafted cocktails and Lion’s Milk, a special drink made with the beloved Turkish spirit, Raki. Visit us in D.C.’s vibrant Dupont Circle or Northern Virginia’s expansive Tysons Corner.More

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Rockville
Contemporary American | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant combines modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. Our menu features fresh contemporary-American fare infused with flavors from around the world. From appetizers to desserts, each dish on our menu is listed with a bin number to help guide you to your selection’s perfect wine match. In addition to dining, Cooper’s Hawk offers a full-service bar, private party spaces, and Napa-style tasting room with specialty gift store, where guests can enjoy sipping and sampling wines in a traditional winery setting. Sourcing the highest quality grapes from the best vineyards around the world has earned Cooper’s Hawk a growing list of more than 200 wine awards. Most recently, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants was selected as “Hot Concept 2010” winner by Nation's Restaurant News and MenuMasters winner for the category of “Menu Trendsetter” in 2013.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

The Bistro at Goodstone
The Bistro at Goodstone
Bistro | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Bistro at Goodstone offers an elegant A La Carte menu in our inviting lounge and balcony overlooking the Conservatory. Featuring Belgian and French inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Jan Van Haute.

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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.

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.