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Best American Restaurants in Mount Vernon Square


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A photo of Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 110 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 Clyde's of Gallery Place restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 28 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 STK - DC restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 77 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 Canopy Central Café & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 9 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 Estuary restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 15 times today
Nestled in the bustling heart of downtown DC at CityCenter, Estuary is a haven for those seeking a truly unique and elevated dining journey that transcends borders. Our visionary chef, Ria Montes, skillfully combines her Filipino heritage with the finest elements of modern American cuisine, offering a truly exceptional culinary adventure. Step into our meticulously designed space, where modern aesthetics meet floor-to-ceiling windows providing a magnificent urban bird's eye view of Washington, DC. Prepare to be captivated by Chef Ria Montes, the culinary mastermind behind Estuary. With a passion for infusing her Filipino roots into every dish, Chef Ria masterfully embraces the rich and diverse flavors of the Philippines, seamlessly blending them with the modern American palate. The result is a menu hailed as a culinary masterpiece, where taste, texture, and innovation intertwine in harmony. To complement the fusion of flavors on your plate, we present an extensive selection of meticulously curated wines and handcrafted cocktails. Our team of expert sommeliers is always on hand to guide you in choosing the perfect pairing, guaranteeing an exquisite dining experience. At Estuary, we firmly believe that exceptional service is as vital as the culinary artistry itself. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing impeccable and knowledgeable service, ensuring that your visit exceeds all expectations. Estuary is where modern American cuisine meets the soulful, diverse flavors of the Philippines. We invite you to embark on a culinary journey like no other-an experience that will linger in your memory long after your visit. Join us at Estuary and discover a world of extraordinary flavors and unforgettable moments.
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 City Tap House - Penn Quarter restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 11 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 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 3 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.
A photo of Milk & Honey at The Delegate restaurant
Very Good(177)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 3 times today
The Milk & Honey at The Delegate is highly regarded for its exceptional and authentic American cuisine. Visitors rave about the attentive service, the quality of its food, and the vibrant atmosphere. Highlights from the reviews include praise for the award-winning shrimp and grits, the delectable bread pudding, and the well-made drinks. The restaurant also caters to diverse dietary needs, offering an array of options for vegans and vegetarians. The ambience is also noteworthy, with live music performances and DJ brunches regularly held. The restaurant has also received special commendation for its service, with several guests intending to come back. The Milk & Honey at The Delegate, evidently, upholds the best of the American culinary tradition.
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