Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Downtown

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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, these places are sure to satisfy any and all of your brunch cravings.

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, these places are sure to satisfy any and all of your brunch cravings.

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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

Whether you’re looking for something strong or a drink that goes down smooth, these are the best bars you’ve got to check out.

Whether you’re looking for something strong or a drink that goes down smooth, these are the best bars you’ve got to check out.

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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

Deep colors, wood textures, white tablecloths, and suited waiters - these restaurants don't just offer up a meal; they deliver an experience.

Deep colors, wood textures, white tablecloths, and suited waiters - these restaurants don't just offer up a meal; they deliver an experience.

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Washington DC restaurants

Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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1. Tosca Ristorante
4.8
Exceptional(3708)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Downtown
Booked 51 times today

Excellent food and wonderful service

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2. Lafayette Restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1140)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Downtown
Booked 35 times today

Pear salad one of the best dishes I have ever had. Amazing service. Always a wonderful experience

A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC restaurant
Booked 164 times today

We went here mistakenly expecting a D.C. Restaurant week menu—- they do not participate. Too bad! But we still had an excellent meal and Victor was a great server although he was pushing the stone crabs really hard.

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4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
4.8
Exceptional(505)
  • $$$$
  • Vegan
  • Downtown
Booked 23 times today

Just simply an amazing group of people...form the service to the back of the house. The chef and their crew is making some amazing items. A wonderful experience with a very dedicated staff.

A photo of Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C. restaurant
Booked 67 times today

It was a great place to catch up with a good friend that I haven’t seen in a long while.

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6. Centrolina
4.7
Exceptional(1527)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Downtown
Booked 77 times today

Always a good dining experience: Chef Brandwein joins fidelity to high quality Italian cooking and ingredients with imaginative flair. Wonderful pastas, perfectly prepared, and fine first courses as well. The desserts are also exceptional. The service is alert, efficient, and helpful,...

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7. Summit the Rooftop at Conrad
4.4
Awesome(12)
  • $$$$
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Downtown

A Robin Leach Experience !!! Wonderful ambiance, service was great!

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8. Tortino
4.7
Exceptional(1214)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Downtown
Booked 28 times today

Excellent food!!! Great service! Definitely give it a try!

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9. BLT Prime by David Burke
4.7
Exceptional(1834)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Downtown
Booked 31 times today

What a wonderful dining experience! We wanted to try some place different to celebrate our birthday dinners (six days apart) and chose to have dinner here. The staff was very attentive and extremely polished with the way they treated their guests. The food was, as expected, amazing! We had the...

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10. Equinox - DC
4.7
Exceptional(2716)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Downtown
Booked 63 times today

We invited a vegan friend to lunch at Equinox. We wanted it to be a special treat, and it was. She had a number of options to choose from. The chef graciously accommodated a few special requests from our guest as well, with everything coming out extremely tasty. We ordered several vegetable...

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11. Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
4.7
Exceptional(1825)
  • $$$$
  • Seafood
  • Downtown
Booked 99 times today

Spectacular meal -- with service on point. Steak done to perfection, lovely atmosphere for conversation. Generous sized table -- no scrunching. Lovely wine. The stuff memories are made of.

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12. Old Ebbitt Grill
4.7
Exceptional(23033)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Downtown
Booked 276 times today

All 3 of us enjoyed the Filet and it was delicious. Only issue was sliding in and out of velour covered booth... was like Velcro on the pants😜

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13. Le DeSales
4.7
Exceptional(466)
  • $$$$
  • French
  • Downtown
Booked 16 times today

Good (but noisy) lunch at Le DeSales. I definitely recommend this place -- especially for those looking for a location for a business/weekday lunch option in the Connecticut and K Street area. The french-themed menu has a nice variety of options that don't require you to forego healthiness for...

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14. BLT Steak DC
4.7
Exceptional(3565)
  • $$$$
  • Steak
  • Downtown
Booked 41 times today

This is my favorite steakhouse in DC. The food is consistently excellent and the service is generally solid. On this occasion service left a bit to be desired and the pacing of the meal was far too fast, but the steak, the bacon, the spinach and the strawberry sundae were stellar.

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15. Bombay Club
4.7
Exceptional(4405)
  • $$$$
  • Indian
  • Downtown
Booked 63 times today

much quieter before piano started playing. Volume in room doubled

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.

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.

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