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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Founding Farmers DC: Foggy Bottom restaurant
4.4
4.4 (33996)
$30 and under
American
Foggy Bottom
About the restaurant
Our award-winning Founding Farmers DC flagship restaurant – located just three blocks west of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue – has been a destination for locals and tourists alike since 2008. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes and drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, weekday happy hour, and a la carte weekend brunch.

Majority owned by American family farmers, including the more than 50,000 farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, our restaurant is guided by a very simple principal: we see and share everything Through The Eyes Of The Farmer.™ We actively care about our guests, our communities, the planet, and the next generation. This all comes together in our everyday neighborhood restaurant.
Top review
CynthiaFvip
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent food! Our server (Jozellle) was very nice as well.
A photo of Zaytinya - DC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18676)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and concept chef Michael Costa, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington, DC.
Top review
Lara
Dined 5 days ago
We had a lovely table for our special occasion lunch right by the big window. The six of us ordered multiple dishes from the hot and cold mezze and enjoyed every single one. My son said the chicken kabob was “the best chicken I have ever eaten in my life.” The zucchini pancakes, roasted Brussels sprouts and Labneh with zaatar were standouts for us, and the hot puffy bread of course. The pides had good flavor but just a tad too much cheese on top for us. Service was very friendly and efficient. Thank you for making our lunch memorable.
A photo of Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (28847)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Founded in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is Washington, DC's oldest saloon and a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. Situated in the heart of the city, just steps from The White House, this historic landmark boasts a timeless blend of classic American cuisine and unparalleled hospitality. Old Ebbitt Grill promises a memorable visit filled with a warm ambiance and a seasonal menu spanning from freshly shucked oysters to house-made pastas and perfectly prepared steaks & chops. In addition to Lunch and Dinner service, Old Ebbitt Grill offers daily Oyster Happy Hours, Weekday Breakfast, and Weekend Brunch.
Top review
Bill3
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent restaurant with great food and historical location near White House & Lafayette Park. Great value too!!
A photo of Founding Farmers VA: Tysons restaurant
4.4
4.4 (12760)
$30 and under
American
Tysons Corner / McLean
About the restaurant
Inspired by a Virginia farmhouse with an expansive and lively dining room, full-service bar, and a covered & heated patio, this farmer-owned restaurant is open 365 days a year serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, and a decadent weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch. Everything is made from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers they know and trust.

Expansive menus offer American-inspired food & drink with an array of fresh pastas, fried chicken & waffles, premium seafood, burgers & sandwiches, decadent desserts, Founding Farmers Chocolates, and cocktails featuring spirits from their DC-based distillery, Founding Spirits. You can also swing by for a cup of house-roasted coffee and a breakfast treat or donut from their First Bake Cafe.

Mission driven and operating Through The Eyes Of The Farmer,™ they actively care about their guests, communities, and the planet. This all comes together in their friendly neighborhood restaurant.
Top review
TracyE
Dined 4 days ago
The Juneteenth brunch was excellent with lots of options.
A photo of The Hamilton restaurant
4.6
4.6 (11430)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Hamilton, located in the heart of Washington, DC, is a vibrant restaurant known for its diverse American cuisine and lively atmosphere. Boasting an expansive menu that includes fresh seafood, savory steaks, and inventive sushi, it caters to a wide range of tastes. The Hamilton also features an impressive bar with handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list, perfect for pairing with any meal. With its spacious dining areas and a music venue hosting live music performances, The Hamilton offers a unique dining experience that blends culinary excellence with entertainment. Enjoy daily Sushi Happy Hour, lunch, dinner, brunch, and late night service. Across the street from the Treasury building, the W Hotel, and the Willard Hotel.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Crystal was incredible and such a delight to be served by. Her menu recommendations were great and her overall knowledge of the menu was impressive.
A photo of La Grande Boucherie - DC restaurant
4.0
4 (419)
$50 and over
French
Washington
About the restaurant
Located at 699 14th Street on the coveted corner of 14th and G Street NW, La Grande Boucherie is situated on the most high-profile street in Washington D.C., just one block away from the White House. The restaurant is built in elegant and ornamental Art Nouveau style, evoking the sense of optimism from the turn of the 20th century. The brasserie’s menu features both classic and modern French dishes, with focus on the meat program, raw bar and extravagant large-format meats, ideal for sharing and celebrating. Mahogany wood and glass partitions divide the gargantuan space to create intimate dining experiences. These pieces are adorned in gilded accents and uniquely curved arches inspired by the 20th-century Art Nouveau movement of Paris. The main dining room highlights a massive curved bar with a metal top imported from Paris, a signature piece of Boucherie.
Top review
Katevip
Dined 5 days ago
The food and drinks were delicious. I can always tell a good bartender by the color of my cosmo. It was perfectly pink and tasted delicious. My tomato salad was good and steak frites cooked perfectly. The profiteroles for dessert were good too. Service was excellent. Of course the ambience was awesome.
A photo of Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: Chinatown restaurant
4.3
4.3 (10031)
$30 and under
American
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Walking distance to many of DC’s historic landmarks, Founding Farmers & Distillers offers a diverse menu beloved by locals and tourists alike, including dishes inspired by nearby Chinatown and cocktails featuring our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes & drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, decadent weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, or grab a cup of house-roasted coffee and breakfast treat from our First Bake Cafe.

Majority owned by American family farmers, including the more than 50,000 farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, our restaurant is guided by a very simple principal: we see and share everything Through The Eyes Of The Farmer.™ We actively care about our guests, our communities, the planet, and the next generation. This all comes together in our everyday
Top review
HungryGirl
Dined 2 days ago
Shannon was one of the best servers I’ve ever had.
A photo of Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers DC: Georgetown restaurant
4.3
4.3 (13534)
$30 and under
American
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Located at Georgetown’s Washington Harbor on the Potomac River with a lively dining room, full-service bar, and a covered & heated patio, this farmer-owned restaurant is open 365 days a year serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, and a decadent weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch. Everything is made from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers they know and trust.

Expansive menus include an array of seafood dishes, sushi, pizzas, tacos, decadent desserts, Founding Farmers Chocolates, classic and tiki cocktails featuring spirits from their DC-based distillery, Founding Spirits. You can also swing by for a cup of house-roasted coffee and breakfast treat from their First Bake Cafe.

Mission driven and operating Through The Eyes Of The Farmer,™ they actively care about their guests, communities, and the planet. This all comes together in their friendly neighborhood restaurant.
Top review
Susie
Dined 6 days ago
We were seated promptly and the server was attentive. The food was good, not great. Overall it was a good experience and I would go back.
A photo of Filomena Ristorante restaurant
4.8
4.8 (16607)
$31 to $50
Italian
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Filomena Now over 40 Years and counting!
Filomena is a Washington DC landmark restaurant now with over 40 years of serving some of the finest Italian food you can enjoy. Our Pasta is fresh made by hand just like it was done for centuries in Italy. Our bakery is in-house, and we make over 20 different desserts to choose from. During Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas you can experience some of the most incredible decorations you can find! Four decades of making not just a great dining experience but a memorable one. Filomena has recently introduced a full line of homemade pasta, sauces, desserts that can be shipped nationwide too!
Top review
golfbabe60
Dined 4 days ago
I'm so glad we ate lunch at this wonderful restaurant! The food was excellent, and the service was five star. I will be back!
A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC restaurant
4.8
4.8 (9711)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature Prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers, such as the 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye or Bone-in Filet Mignon. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie.

Top review
KayDecker
Dined 3 days ago
As always, Joe's delivered a delicious meal with wonderful service in a very elegant atmosphere. I was treating a co-worker and her partner to a thank-you lunch. Neither had been to Joe's previously, and both were very impressed with the food and service. I just wish Joe's sold those delicious crackers in the bread basket to take home!
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