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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Two Nine restaurant
5 (37)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Kaiseki-Sushi Omakase Pop Up experience Georgetown, D.C. in the Tucked away food hall at the grace street collective. Curating a meal with hints of Hawaiian ingredients, flavor profiles and hospitality lead by Chef Zachary Ramos. Highlighting local produce from Karma Farm and Moon Valley Farm, Maryland. Seasonal seafood imported overnight from Toyosu Market located in Tokyo, Japan which will make every experience a new one every single time.

Our Tea Service is handled by Thomas Chen.
Seasonal Sake pairing curated by our very own Sake Scholar/Sommelier Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen.

First Seating at 5:30 P.M.
Second Seating at 7:30 P.M.
17 courses/$180 per person.
Sake Pairing/$80 per person.

*Tax and tip does not apply.

Top review
Dined on May 17, 2024
Amazing omakase experience. Everything was delicious
A photo of Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill restaurant
4.8 (101)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Exquisite pizza and Grill in the best style of São Paulo, Brazil.
Top review
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
This was the second time my wife and I ate at Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill. We introduced some friends to the restaurant and, instead of pizza, had the Churrasco Misto which we all shared along with some appetizers! My wife, who is not a big fan of steak, ate some of it (along with the chicken, shrimp and chorizo) and said that it was the best steak she’s had! The atmosphere was great and there was even some live music for a little bit during our time there! Thanks for a great evening!
A photo of Afghan Bistro restaurant
5 (1351)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We felt like we were joining a family dinner. Great service and the quality and flavors of the food were exceptional. Well done.
A photo of Gute Leute restaurant
4.9 (47)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Gute Leute Coffee Bar is one of the most popular coffee bars in Korea,
known for its own unique signature coffee creations.

In German, gute Leute means "good people"
and it is with this idea that gute Leute strives to create a space
in which good people can enjoy good company.

Our logo is inspired by the pine tree
because it stays green all year long like our enthusiasm for coffee.
Every branch in Seoul has its own signature menu created by baristas.
We also present seasonal coffee courses that are constructed with their
own stories.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This was an amazing experience! I went to try the special courses that the had, and it was so cool! The drinks were amazing, and the presentation was so cool! Our barista was amazing, as he was so knowledgeable and friendly! It’s pricey, with two courses and a good tip equaling to 80 bucks, but definitely worth it at least once!
A photo of L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9 (9021)
$50 and over
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Dinner was wonderful, great ambiance and attentive service what more could you want.
A photo of Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria restaurant
4.9 (507)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
Top review
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
The foods are consistently good and the service is always excellent.
A photo of Claire's at the Depot restaurant
4.9 (3516)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Top review
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
I have always had great service and good food here.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Fairfax restaurant
4.9 (973)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and great staff! The food is always amazing and you can’t go wrong.
A photo of Dragon Distillery restaurant
4.9 (440)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Dragon Distillery and Dragon's Den - Frederick's first distillery and Frederick's premier craft cocktail experience!
Dragon Distillery is a medieval/fantasy themed distillery, with a spirit portfolio of over 20 spirits - including a variety of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums, and moonshines.
Our craft cocktail lounge has both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) seating. We have a craft cocktail menu of over 30 hand-crafted cocktails, along with delicious appetizers, sandwiches, and lite fare. We have a number of board games available to play, and two axe throwing lanes for entertainment.
We offer tours of our production process as well as sample tastings on a space available basis during the weekends.

Top review
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great service and drinks. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much for a great evening.
A photo of Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9 (2331)
$31 to $50
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Always a pleasure to dine at Jacques Brasserie. Food is always well prepared and served hot. The sommelier’s sparkling wine selection was on the mark and staff very attentive and professional.
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