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Best American Restaurants in Southwest Waterfront


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A photo of The Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 43 times today
The Grill is an excellently reviewed American restaurant boasting an impressive menu and a beautiful setting by the water. The restaurant celebrates traditional American cuisine with diners particularly enjoying the ribs, scallops, Mac & Cheese, and grilled chicken. Noted for its top-notch service, diners rave about the attentive and friendly servers and managers, as well as the personal touches for special occasions. The delectable pineapple upside cake and the unique Grill Punch come highly recommended. With stunning views of the marina and the perfect ambiance outdoors or indoors, The Grill consistently delivers memorable dining experiences, proving a must-visit locale for lovers of American cuisine.
A photo of Makers Union - The Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 16 times today
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A photo of Officina at The Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 35 times today
Officina at The Wharf in DC offers an exceptional Italian dining experience. Patrons have consistently praised the eatery's remarkable service and noted the friendly, service-oriented bar staff. One reviewer found the Bucatini alla amatriciana dish unforgettable, indicating authenticity to Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s attention to details was appreciated, with management often checking on dining guests. They showcase flexibility by adjusting their dishes for special dietary requirements like vegetarianism. Also, their tiramisu is a patron favorite. Despite loud music, diners have enjoyed their time at Officina, complimenting the lovely ambiance and the spectacular views offered by their outdoor seating.
A photo of Rappahannock Oyster Bar at The Wharf restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 18 times today
Rappahannock Oyster Bar (Wharf) occupies the restored historic oyster shed (circa 1912) building at the Municipal Fish Market (the oldest fish market in the United States). The restaurant serves a line up of small plate offerings, wines, craft beers, unique cocktails, and of course, our very own celebrated shellfish.
A photo of The Pool Terrace at Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 7 times today
The Pool Terrace at Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf is a beacon of impeccable American cuisine. The restaurant has consistently impressed patrons with its delightful culinary offerings and exceptional service. As one diner quoted, "the service is wonderful, the food is delish!!!!" Adding to the charm is the engaging and courteous staff, including the praised attendee "B". However, the jewel in its crown is its location at the vibrant hub of Washington DC – The Wharf. While it's preferred that they be accessible to non-guests on weekends, the overall experience is said to be unforgettable, making it a significant location for American cuisine.
A photo of Bar Pendry restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Southwest Waterfront
Booked 2 times today
The unexpected at every turn. Our signature lobby bar is an intimate, richly designed space that evokes the essence of a classic hotel bar with the modern grandeur of today. Finishes are warm and comfortable with an air of refinement, signature drinks are hand-crafted and served with impeccable attention to detail, and spirited gatherings set the scene with conversation, camaraderie and perhaps an extra cocktail. Or two.
A photo of Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Foggy Bottom
Booked 332 times today
Founding Farmers - DC is acclaimed for its fantastic American cuisine, offering a varied menu that's irresistible. The food is rated highly by customers, praised for the unique blends of herbs and flavors that set the restaurant apart from typical American bistros. Standout dishes include a creatively crafted pasta dish, the Seven Cheese Macaroni, with home-made pasta and a delicious blend of cheeses, complemented by chicken tenders. It's these innovative spins on classic American food that impress the customers. The large selection of American dishes utilizes excellent quality ingredients, and the servings are generous. Their southern styled food, pot roast, and chicken pot pie received special mentions for being done very well. Overall, Founding Farmers - DC provides an outstanding dining experience with its delicious food, exemplary service, and warm ambiance.
A photo of Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 317 times today
Old Ebbitt Grill is a celebrated icon of American cuisine located in the vicinity of the White House and Washington monument in Washington DC. With its existence tracing back to the 1970s, the restaurant continues to be a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Known for its exceptional service, the restaurant's brunch, featuring dishes such as chicken and waffles and crab cake benedict, has been particularly lauded by patrons. Considered an ideal dining stop for those visiting the African American Museum, the restaurant's ambiance, resonating a blend of old and new, adds to the authentic American dining experience. Old Ebbitt Grill is equally prized for American classics like crab artichoke dip, lobster rolls, and a variety of oysters. Also appreciated are the traditional American dinner settings and the charming views of the lit Washington monument visible from the restaurant. As many reviews endorse, Old Ebbitt Grill not only stands for high-quality American cuisine but also encapsulates the soul of the American dining tradition.
A photo of The Hamilton restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 199 times today
Located in the heart of Washington D.C., The Hamilton is celebrated for delivering a superb American cuisine experience. Visitors commend its diverse offerings that include traditional American fare, sushi, homemade pasta, and desserts. The restaurant is highly regarded for maintaining a perfect blend of food quality, exceptional service, and a relaxed ambiance as quoted by one of the customers: "The food and service were top-notch, and this place couldn’t be any better". Reviews consistently highlight the attentive and professional service, remarkable food presentation, and beautiful surroundings. With a menu catering to even the pickiest eaters, The Hamilton is undeniably an excellent choice for gourmet American dining.
A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 136 times today
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, located in Washington DC, is highly recommended for its exceptional seafood cuisine. Diners have a consistently memorable experience, praising the restaurant's excellent service, delicious food, and fantastic location. Notably, guests applaud the freshness of the seafood, claiming the crab cakes are 'full of lump crab' and 'so delicious'. The seafood pasta, in particular, is highlighted as having a 'great assortment of seafood'. The restaurant's quality, ambiance, and commitment to service are universally acknowledged, with one customer calling it their 'ALL TIME favorite Seafood restaurant'. Joe's Seafood provides a unique and exceptional culinary experience, making it a must-visit for seafood lovers.
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