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Best American Restaurants in Penn Quarter


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A photo of The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 108 times today
"The Smith – Penn Quarter" brings a delightful taste of American cuisine to the heart of Washington, D.C. Reviewers emphasize its excellent food and service, with dishes like the Pork Chop, Mexican corn, and Spicy Salmon Tartare standing out in particular. Some guests even highlight the imaginative take on traditional dishes such as the Benedict Johnny. Furthermore, the restaurant offers gluten-free options, marking them clearly to ensure guests' safety. The Smith also boasts an inviting ambiance, complemented by its stylish decor. Those who visited commended the place for its attention to detail and optimal location, making this restaurant an undoubted highlight in Washington's culinary scene.
A photo of Succotash PRIME restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 54 times today
Succotash PRIME stands out as a beacon of exceptional American cuisine. Celebrated for its artful blend of Southern comfort food with Asian influences, the restaurant takes traditional dishes to a new height. Their diverse and delectable menu has received rave reviews for items like smoked chicken wings, fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and innovative cocktails. Diners have praised the quality of the food, outstanding service, and the elegant ambiance, housed in a beautifully restored former bank. The restaurant's knack for going the extra mile for its guests also shines through, with tailored menu options and surprise complimentary offerings, enhancing an already exceptional dining experience.
A photo of Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Mount Vernon Square
Booked 147 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 40 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 Dirty Habit | The Glass House restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 31 times today
Renowned for its outstanding global cuisine, Dirty Habit | The Glass House is a restaurant that doesn't disappoint. Patrons rave about the delectable food and impeccable service, with many highlighting the excellent quality of the dishes, creative menu, and knowledgeable staff. The ambiance has a magnetic appeal, from the chic aesthetics to the energetic vibe, making it a spot for any occasion - be it a romantic evening, a business dinner, or hanging out with friends. Despite some reviews indicating a noisy atmosphere, the overall dining experience at Dirty Habit is highly recommended. A notable mention is the Sunday brunch which has been touted as a favorite by many. The attentive management team also contributes to making every visit a special event.
A photo of Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 13 times today
Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen is renowned for its excellent Pizzeria cuisine, offering a unique dining experience in Washington DC. Patrons from all over the country have praised Ella's, with many commenting on the high quality of the wood-fired pizzas. One review even exclaims that the American Wheel Pizza at Ella's is "the best pizza I've ever had", surpassing even those tasted in Northern Italy. Their outstanding service also makes the dining experience enjoyable. The delicious pizza, coupled with the great atmosphere and superb service, continually sees diners "begging to return". Whether you're craving a thin-crust, wood-fired pizza or a gluten-free variant, Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen promises to deliver on every visit.
A photo of matchbox Penn Quarter restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 25 times today
Matchbox Penn Quarter is a beloved cornerstone of American cuisine, located in the heart of Washington D.C. Patrons regularly applaud the quality and variety of its dishes, from the "outstanding" seafood like crab cake Benedict and shrimp appetizers, to the "excellent" pizza varieties, and even the brunch offerings. The restaurant's All American Breakfast receives special mention along with their deliciously unique spinach artichoke dip. The staff, including servers Maurice, Melissa, and Pierre, often receive praise for their fantastic service and kind professionalism. Visiting Matchbox Penn Quarter is not just about having a meal, it is about experiencing the best of American dining.
A photo of Hard Rock Cafe - Washington, DC restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 29 times today
The Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, DC is renowned for its sumptuous American cuisine. The restaurant has received copious praise from patrons, with many favourably recalling their dining experiences. Customers not only laud the cafe for their gratifying meals like the All-American sliders, full rack of ribs, and the BBQ sandwich, but also commend the cafe for its exceptional service. One review even deemed them deserving of "6 out of 5 stars". Another customer asserted the "food was phenomenal, the service was great, and the atmosphere was very cool". Clearly, the Hard Rock Cafe is a pivotal establishment in Washington's dining scene.
A photo of City Tap House - Penn Quarter restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 14 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 Guy Fieri's DC Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Penn Quarter
Guy Fieri's DC Kitchen + Bar at Caesars Sportsbook comes highly recommended for its delightful American cuisine that greatly impresses both first-time visitors and regular customers. Many patrons have praised the quality of the meals, describing the food as "great," "delicious," and "over the top excellent." Memorable dishes include the flavorful Kobe burgers and scrumptious nachos. While some pointed out that the restaurant could use more servers on busy nights, others commended the staff for being "helpful," "attentive," and "responsive". The restaurant's location provides easy access to the arena, making it a convenient dining choice before events. Despite some negative reviews, many customers were glad they chose Guy Fieri's DC Kitchen + Bar, with plans to return for more great food and good times.
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