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A photo of Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(28804)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 298 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
4.6
Exceptional(11396)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 182 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
4.8
Exceptional(9683)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 161 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.
A photo of Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - DC restaurant
4.2
Awesome(1244)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 149 times today
Diners extol Kitchen + Kocktails by Kevin Kelley - DC as a shining beacon of Southern cuisine. This establishment brings heartfelt Southern hospitality to the cosmopolitan city, creating a fusion that indulges the senses. The menu walks the line between traditional and modern, with acclaimed favorites like the sauteed cauliflower, vegan bowl with catfish, and lobster mashed potatoes. Reviewers raved about their offerings, with the seafood gumbo, fried cauliflower, shrimps and grits, short ribs, jerk lamb, and candied yams earning special praise. Above all, the ambiance and attentive service only enhance the dining experience. "Southern cuisine without the heavy feeling but with all the love," stated one pleased guest.
A photo of VUE Rooftop at Hotel Washington restaurant
4.2
Awesome(93)
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Washington
Booked 111 times today
Perched above the Hotel Washington, experience VUE Rooftop, an artfully designed destination that brings the outside world in. Offering unparalleled views of the White House and Washington Monument, VUE pairs the effervescent energy of D.C.'s skyline with seasonal cocktails, elegant plates, and a stylish ambiance like no other.
A photo of The Park at 14th restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2715)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 75 times today
The Park at 14th, a renowned restaurant that serves exceptional Contemporary American cuisine, garners stellar praise for its delicious food, vibrant ambiance, and top-notch customer service. As customers have attested, the food was "amazing" and "phenomenal," with one customer stating that the food "exceeded expectations." The mentioned dishes, such as tender salmon fillet with lemon butter aioli and apple crisp dessert, tantalizingly display the balanced, creative approach typical of contemporary American cuisine. A lively, energetic atmosphere and "great music and vibes" further enhance the dining experience. As noted by numerous reviewers, The Park at 14th consistently offers excellent customer service, with the staff acknowledged as being "kind, knowledgeable, and very accommodating." This restaurant embodies the best attributes of contemporary American dining: innovative meals, vibrant settings, and warm hospitality.
A photo of Proper 21 - F Street restaurant
4.2
Awesome(868)
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 22 times today
Proper 21 in DC is renowned for its exemplary Contemporary American cuisine, offering a delightful menu and outstanding service. Celebrated for its unique food options and excellent bar service, this gem in the heart of the city boasts the perfect ambience for an unforgettable dining experience. The reviews praise the restaurant for its thoughtful service, fresh ingredients, and enticing dishes like truffle fries, bacon burger, and Big Mac Flatbread. Many also acknowledge the consistency in food quality and service. Whether it's a casual lunch with clients, a family meal, or celebrating a special occasion, Proper 21 never fails to impress. Its friendly service, high-energy vibe, and delicious cuisine make it a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
A photo of Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave. restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2377)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 11 times today
Bobby Van's Grill located on New York Avenue is a renowned steakhouse offering a remarkable dining experience. Commended for its excellent service and perfectly prepared meals, this restaurant is a well-regarded destination for steakhouse cuisine. Guests have particularly appreciated the NY Strips, describing them as "cooked medium rare to perfection", and "superbly seasoned". They also highlight the attentive service that allows for a comfortable, enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant is not only a delightful choice for intimate dinners, but also an ideal spot for business lunches and celebratory occasions. The consistent praise for both the cuisine and service at Bobby Van’s Grill underscores its reputation as a premier Steakhouse.
A photo of Fireclay - At The Hotel Washington restaurant
4.3
Awesome(7)
Price: Expensive
• American • Washington
Booked 2 times today
Classic but whimsical; elegant yet laid back — Fireclay at Hotel Washington is setting a new and unexpected standard within the DC dining scene. The menu unfolds over a lineup of small plates and larger, shareable items, prepared over open fire, with an emphasis on seasonality and flavor.
A photo of Avenue Grill restaurant
4.1
Excellent(307)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Avenue Grill excels in American cuisine with its high-quality menu to suit most palates. Past diners applaud the range of dishes, from excellent burgers to well-seasoned grilled chicken on soft brioche buns. Even a club sandwich is noted for having the perfect amount of ingredients and being made perfectly. The restaurant is also lauded for its outstanding customer service, from its professional and courteous wait staff to its attention to customers' special needs. Located near The National Theater, the Avenue Grill is a popular choice for pre-show meals owing to its excellent food and stellar service.
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