Diners' Choice - Washington, D.C. Area

Best Contemporary American Restaurants

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Washington DC? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

Top ​10 Diners' Choice Winners

How are Featured results ranked
The default order for search results reflects a number of factors, including table availability, restaurant location, search criteria, and restaurant reviews and ratings. In addition, payment made by a restaurant to OpenTable is also a factor for the relative ordering of restaurants.
photo of cork & table restaurant
Exceptional
(74)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Fredericksburg
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photo of the reserve restaurant
Exceptional
(48)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Alexandria
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photo of monocacy crossing restaurant
Exceptional
(1529)
99% 99% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Frederick
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photo of the rail stop restaurant
Exceptional
(716)
98% 98% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American The Plains
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photo of st. anselm - dc restaurant
Exceptional
(459)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Mount Vernon
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photo of blt prime by david burke restaurant
Exceptional
(1435)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downtown
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photo of the park at 14th restaurant
Exceptional
(496)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Downtown
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photo of claire's at the depot restaurant
Exceptional
(1649)
98% 98% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Warrenton
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photo of the conche restaurant
Exceptional
(489)
95% 95% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Leesburg
photo of vermilion - alexandria restaurant
Exceptional
(3392)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Alexandria
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