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RasikaRasika
8.5
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bar PilarBar Pilar
8.4
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Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
HazelHazel
8.4
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Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
8.3
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
8.3
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Ray's The SteaksRay's The Steaks
8
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
7.8
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
GG
7.8
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Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
HaikanHaikan
7.7
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Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
7.6
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Pepita CantinaPepita Cantina
7.6
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
7.5
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(13)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(618)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Harold BlackHarold Black
(459)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(517)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(832)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(485)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(160)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(846)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(953)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2867)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5924)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1833)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(24629)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(20150)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
VOLTVOLT
(5038)
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3332)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(3019)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1264)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2284)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10343)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2305)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(679)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(465)
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(554)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(217)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TortinoTortino
(893)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(1026)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2887)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
(363)
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Japanese | Arlington
Founding Farmers - DC
(4731)
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American | Foggy Bottom
Farmers Fishers Bakers
(2415)
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American | Georgetown
Ambar - Arlington
(962)
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1163
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
832
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
NocturneNocturne
72
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1101
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6500
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
SaxSax
1094
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
459
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
5139
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & HotelThe Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
1029
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Steakhouse | Hanover, Baltimore Suburbs
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20150
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

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

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6875
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13412
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7604
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
485
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6634
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1914
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
1061
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
878
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
ConvivialConvivial
543
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French American | Shaw, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8270
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Farmers & DistillersFarmers & Distillers
3503
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1026
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
823
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
24629
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
742
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
878
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
1797
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1101
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
2284
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1315
$$$$
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

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.
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
485
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1026
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6875
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
742
$$$$
Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13412
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7604
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
878
$$$$
Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
Rasika West EndRasika West End
4102
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | West End, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1914
$$$$
Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ChaplinChaplin
591
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Japanese | Shaw, District of Columbia
BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3230
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCLebanese Taverna - Washington DC
873
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Middle Eastern | Woodley Park, District of Columbia
DC NoodlesDC Noodles
93
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Thai | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Mandu - K StreetMandu - K Street
426
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Korean | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1315
$$$$
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13412
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7604
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6634
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8270
$$$$
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Jaleo DCJaleo DC
7479
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bombay ClubBombay Club
3927
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3332
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
5924
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20150
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
BlackSaltBlackSalt
5380
$$$$
Seafood | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1825 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service. I am very pleased with the restaurant. Thanks. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2880 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

we went with friends to celebrate our anniversary. Great conversation, great service, wonderful food. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
878 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

An unusual melange of what one might call Kimchi meets Dixie, the space is beautiful and the service was amiable. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2984 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Chic and modern setting with plenty of attention to details. Sitting next to the glass wall reminded us of the Armani restaurant in Paris. The appetizers, filets and desserts were all well done and the presentation was appreciated. The restaurant kindly acknowledged our anniversary with a chocolate message written one one of our desserts, which pleased us very much. More

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SakerumSakerum
326 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Great restaurant with fantastic service. Highly recommend seaweed salad and cocktails. More

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

Excellent service and very original ceviche offerings. Cannot wait to return More

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

I picked Nick's for the waterfront location, but was pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. While Nicks is essentially a sports bar, they exceed sports bar expectations. The food was good (especially the salmon). I would eat there again! More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
373 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed. More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1269 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Service is outstanding and responsive, food is tapas style and delicious. Servers are well versed on menu and answered any questions. It gets busy so I would make a reservation if you can. More

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

Great service! Staff went above and beyond More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
517 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Outstanding, and without doubt, the best buffet I have ever had. The service was flawless and the variety and quality of the food was perfect. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon2. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
723 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, wine and service! If you are near Herndon you need to eat here. More

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The Inn at Little Washington3. The Inn at Little Washington
618 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

No way to get back to D.C. without renting a car (not sober) or spending $200 on a taxi. No Uber. Female hostess was not friendly More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant4. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
180 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My bestfriend came all the way from NC for her 24th birthday and she really enjoyed herself ! More

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The Ashby Inn5. The Ashby Inn
1316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paris, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Ashby Inn is always a treat. We've been there many times, even as chefs change and menus adjust. The food is almost always locally sourced (the venison stew was REALLY locally sourced--the chef came to the table and we talked) and expertly done. The wine list is almost overwhelming. The pork loin with bone in and blue cheese was superb and the venison stew tasty and hearty. The crab cakes could have used a little more spiciness, but that is personal taste. Excellent service, beautiful ambience, and a welcoming staff all combined for a great (as usual!) evening. If you haven't been, go. If you have, well, come again. It is our annual (at least) tradition and should be yours, but bring your credit card and an open mind: it is not cheap. But it provides for a superb dining experience. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Brick Lane - Capitol HillBrick Lane - Capitol Hill
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Brick Lane has become a neighborhood hotspot known for its delicious, fresh food and warm ambiance. More

El Sapo Cuban Social ClubEl Sapo Cuban Social Club
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Cuban | Silver Spring, Maryland - DC Suburbs

EL SAPO, Cuban Social Club is a hip, festive, forward-thinking Cuban restaurant, and the first of its kind in the D.C. metro area: bright, open, and brimming with energy, fresh mojitos, upbeat music and bold island food. More

Little ItalyLittle Italy
$$$$
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

Notti 824Notti 824
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Notti 824 boasts an extensive wine and shareable plates and entree list. A pre-theatre dinner is also offered for those looking to visit before and after shows at the nearby Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. Notti 824 can seat up to 49 guests, equipped with a landscape courtyard. More

The CharlesThe Charles
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Plata, Maryland - DC Suburbs

"Welcome to The Charles, an iconic restaurant space in
the heart of historic La Plata, Maryland.

The Charles is a neighborhood gathering place for the local community and the county, where all folks can dine, drink, celebrate and always feel welcome. We serve unique twists on American favorites along with local fare that
highlights the culinary traditions of southern Maryland. We source much of our produce from our own local EatWell Natural farm and other local
purveyors. We offer all at fair prices. We feature American and regional beers, hand crafted cocktails with a large selection of bourbon along with a well
chosen wine list. We seek to provide great employment for our team, always respect the environment and give back to our community.
"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.