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Best American Restaurants in Mount Vernon


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A photo of Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 169 times today
Founding Farmers & Distillers in DC is a stellar representation of American cuisine. The star-studded restaurant prides itself on its use of locally sourced ingredients, as highlighted by diners. Reviewers have lauded the diverse menu, which deviates from traditional American meal selections while maintaining a uniquely American flair. From crispy pork dumplings to homemade glazed donuts, the restaurant’s array of dishes caters to a variety of palates. In addition, the establishment features an impressive selection of cocktails made with in-house produced liquors. A reviewer praised Founding Farmers for its "interesting and modern American fare", cementing its culinary prowess in the American dining scene.
A photo of STK - DC restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 68 times today
STK Steakhouse is “not your daddy’s steakhouse,” offering a high-energy dining experience that artfully combines the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse with a Vibe Dining atmosphere unlike any other. Delectable cuisine, upscale cocktails and an elevated Happy Hour, along with an in-house DJ and chic décor, all come together to offer a memorable fine dining experience that keeps guests enjoying their evening from drinks to dinner to late night. STK’s menu features reimagined classic American cuisine for lunch, brunch and dinner with unique local flair infused into each location’s menu. The brand’s beef program focuses on the highest quality, delicious and craveable steaks while emphasizing transparency and traceable sourcing practices.
A photo of Clyde's of Gallery Place restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 47 times today
Clyde's of Gallery Place is described by its patrons as an excellent dining venue serving top-notch American cuisine. It is conveniently located near the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Praised for its "fantastic food" and "friendly service," the restaurant is particularly famous for serving what has been dubbed the "Best Chili in America." Outstanding meals, along with "terrific brunch" and "excellent service," form a combination that never fails to impress, with one reviewer stating, "Clyde's never disappoints!" Many satisfied customers highlighted not only the delicious dishes but also the comfortable ambiance and attentive waitstaff. This is clearly a must-try for anyone seeking a genuinely incredible American dining experience.
A photo of City Tap House - Penn Quarter restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 9 times today
City Tap House - Penn Quarter is a beloved destination in Washington D.C. for its outstanding American cuisine. Customers consistently praise its "good comfort food," "excellent service," and "amazing beer list". City Tap House particularly shines in its unique and flavorful dishes like crab hush puppies, the "best burger", and lamb "gravy". Customer reviews attest to the restaurant's impeccable service, with staff described as "pleasant and attentive," and the atmosphere as "comfy" with a "nice and easy vibe." Its excellent location, near the Verizon Center, makes it a popular pre-game spot for locals. City Tap House - Penn Quarter is not just a restaurant, it is a testament to the flavors and hospitality intrinsic to American cuisine.
A photo of Canopy Central Café & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 15 times today
Canopy Central Café & Bar stands out as an esteemed purveyor of excellent American cuisine. It is conveniently located on the scenic DC Wharf, offering lovely views of the marina to diners. Reviewers consistently rave about the great food, cocktails, ambiance, and exceptional service. Regular patrons highly recommend the restaurant's chicken and waffles and the casual brunch option that includes both an entrée and endless mimosas. A friendly staff and stunning waterfront view additionally enhance what is already a fantastic dining experience. Whether it's for the outstanding food, the congenial staff, or the relaxing ambiance, guests are certain to leave Canopy Central Café & Bar deeply satisfied.
A photo of Whiskey Charlie restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Whiskey Charlie is a celebrated establishment known for its high-quality Contemporary American cuisine. The rave reviews of Whiskey Charlie highlight the exceptional service, relaxed ambiance, and stunning city views that complement their unforgettable dining experience. Patrons frequently commend the venue for its superb drinks and celebrate its ability to create a warm, inviting atmosphere, whether for a casual gathering or a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday. Although the food isn't the primary focus, the culinary offerings such as wings, pizza, and bread with hummus are praised. However, the standout is evidently their drinks that are mentioned repeatedly for their excellence. Whiskey Charlie presents the quintessential embodiment of a contemporary American dining experience, providing an ideal blend of a welcoming environment, delectable food, and superb drink options.
A photo of The Dabney restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Shaw
Booked 15 times today
Located in historic Blagden Alley in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood since 2015, The Dabney continues to pay tribute to the wonderful farmers, watermen, and purveyors of the mid-Atlantic region whom provide some of the best and most unique products in the country. We celebrate these ingredients by preparing them in a large wood burning hearth which is the centerpiece of our open kitchen. The current dining room experience is an 8-course tasting menu honoring the Mid-Atlantic's bounty. We offer an additional 3-course experience at our bar and bar area tables. Walk-in guests are welcome to enjoy the bar area as well.The Dabney has been awarded one Michelin star every year since 2017, James Beard Foundation Best Chef Mid-Atlantic for Chef Jeremiah Langhorne in 2018, and Washingtonian Magazine's #1 restaurant in 2023. At this time we are unable to accommodate severe allium and dairy allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian diets.
A photo of Anthem at Marriott Marquis DC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 1 time today
Anthem at Marriott Marquis DC is a standout choice for an authentic American culinary journey, as evident by an array of positive customer reviews. Patrons consistently praise its varied menu, clean and friendly atmosphere, and exceptional service. Choices like the Mighty Mo burger platter and pancakes get a special mention for their exquisite, thought-through flavors, proving that the restaurant knows how to maintain the essence of American cuisine. The restaurant's commitment to good quality food extends to its vegetarian options with meals like kale salad and tomato soup. Offering a great selection of dishes at reasonable prices and excellent customer service, Anthem is proclaimed by many as having the best food in the area.
A photo of Founding Spirits Tour and Tasting restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Founding Spirits Tour and Tasting has received high praise for its inventive approach to American cuisine. It is renowned for its diverse spread of meats, veggies, crab dip, French toast, and donuts which patrons delightedly describe as 'fantastic'. An equally remarkable feature is the distillery tour that offers a unique and educational experience into the process of distilling spirits. Their tastings of Gin, Vodka, Rye, Pisco, and Amaro, particularly the vodka, have been named 'excellent'. Reviewers also have words of high praise for the knowledge and hospitality of their staff and guides, creating an atmosphere that guests are eager to return to. Overall, they effectively embody the spirit of American cuisine with their combination of great food, informative tours, and fantastic service.
A photo of The Tavern at the Henley Park restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 2 times today
The Tavern at the Henley Park boasts a reputation for sumptuous American cuisine. Nestled within a historic hotel, it offers a delightful atmosphere for enjoying the traditional afternoon tea, as noted by numerous reviews. Patrons have praised the quality and freshness of the food, particularly emphasizing the variety of tea selections. The service is repeatedly lauded for being excellent and thoughtful, with staff going above and beyond to cater to dietary requirements. Moreover, the old and grand setting adds to the unique and tasteful ambiance. Highlighting more than just meal times, The Tavern at the Henley Park is a versatile destination for celebration, relaxation, and enjoyment.
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