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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(486)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(650)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(132)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(854)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5567)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2730)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(22348)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18310)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(813)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
TOURS @ District Distilling Co.TOURS @ District Distilling Co.
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4849)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(407)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3151)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2748)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1602)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9255)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2049)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(759)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(682)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(434)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1549)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(822)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(668)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1076)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2716)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3126)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(389)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia

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DBGB DCDBGB DC
1278 reviews
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The Boudin Blanc is fabulous- thank you for making it special for me! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2411 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Being a vegetarian on Mondays, the chef made a delicious vegetarian pasta dish just for me. The restaurant should add that dish on their menu options. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1049 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tasty food, great service, nice settings in a historic venue. More

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RangeRange
2690 reviews
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Contemporary American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia

Probably the best restaurant I've ever been to - and I've been to a number of places in and around the Baltimore-DC Metro region. Range is staffed by people devoted to the spirit of Mid-Atlantic regional cuisine, and it shows: from the cheese board from all local Maryland farms (even the cheese on the salad is local!) to the seafood (not just Chesapeake oysters, but also rockfish! done RIGHT!) Food was all spectacular: the right blend of elegant and homey to make you feel like you had an upscale but satisfying meal. The bread basket was just right for two, with melt-in-your mouth cheddar biscuits and housemade spreads, and the entrees were generously sized - no two-bite portions here! The server was polite, charming, and attentive without constant hovering. It's a little pricey, but on par with what I'd expect for a restaurant of this quality, and you definitely get plenty of value for it - we ordered a little of everything off the menu (sides, apps, entree, dessert) and the final bill was extremely reasonable for what we got. I've paid more for less quality food at upscale chain restaurants. Will definitely be going back the next time I'm in DC! More

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SakerumSakerum
234 reviews
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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

We love sakerum - the rooftop is beautiful and makes you feel as though you are not in DC at all. Food is delicious, although a little pricier than most sushi spots, you get your money's worth. Cocktails are great - Malachi behind the bar is fantastic! Great private dining room and more! More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier1. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2748 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Everything was absolutely perfect. The service was amazing and they kept making sure we were comfortable and offered wonderful suggestions. We did the 3 course meal and I loved every single dish that was brought and I was completely full by the end. I would definitely recommend anyone who is in DC looking for an exquisite meal to go to Marcel’s. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
246 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent experience, phenomenal playlist, and even got to meet the owner!! Worth every dollar ! More

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Harold Black3. Harold Black
374 reviews
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great cocktails and quick service! I’d recommend the old fashioned. The ambiance was also fantastic, very romantic and not over crowded More

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Kinship4. Kinship
650 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Wonderful food and service. More

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Meze Restaurant5. Meze Restaurant
364 reviews
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Turkish | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

They did a nice job for Valentine's Day - special menu, special wines, candlelit atmosphere. Great service. Food was good to very good. Great value. More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Letena Ethiopian RestaurantLetena Ethiopian Restaurant
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Ethiopian | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

Letena (pronounced as Lá.Tey.Nah), located in the heart of Columbia Heights, DC, is an Ethiopian Restaurant that offers authentic, premium quality dishes, with special attention to vegetarians, vegans, health conscious, and adventurous customers.
Our menu options cater to vegetarians, vegans and meat lovers alike at reasonable prices. Our dishes are freshly prepared from quality spices imported from Ethiopia and locally sourced naturally grown ingredients, raised and grown without pesticides or antibiotics.
We serve desserts, coffee and specialty drinks, 7-days a week. We source our coffee from Counter Culture coffee, a certified-organic roaster with two decades of history working on coffee quality and coffee farmer sustainability. More

MayahuelMayahuel
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Mexican | Woodley Park, District of Columbia

Mayahuel is a modern Mexican restaurant that offers a unique interpretation of classic Mexican cuisine. The liveliness of the bar, dining room, and patio are matched by the thoughtfulness of the drinks menu, showcasing cocktails, draft beer, wine, margaritas, and sangria. Along with the creativity of the food menu featuring tacos, small plates, full entrees, and desserts. Last but not least, genuine service ties it all together!More

Mi VidaMi Vida
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Mexican | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy dishes traditional dishes such as Carne Asada and Tacos de Carnitas, Foie Gras with Churros, and Caviar Gorditas.. .Hand-crushed guacamole is offered in unique iterations including a version with blue cheese, grapes and almonds. Santibañez has also commissioned a Hearth Oven to create roasted presentations of Roasted Chicken, Bone-In Short ribs and butterflied red snapper. For dessert, Chef Santibañez prepares classic sweets like Churros con Chocolate, Cajeta Flan, house-made ice creams and Tres Leches.More

SparkSpark
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Caribbean | Bloomingdale / Brookland, District of Columbia

Providing a modern take on traditional Caribbean street food and BBQ dishes, Spark brings a unique communal dining experience to the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Housed in the historic Engine Company 12 firehouse, guests are invited to enjoy our sumptuous appetizers and bar snacks and then build a feast to share from our jerked and smoked meats. Each item on our menu is meticulously created from scratch by Executive Chef Peter Prime. Craft cocktails and surprising desserts all offer a little spark of their own. Dinner at Spark is an unparalleled dining experience in Washington, DC!More

Discover Shaw

The Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is known for being a hub of international restaurants. Running from Mt. Vernon Square to U Street, this trendy area is packed with eateries and hosts everything from Thai and West African cuisine to French-Asian fusion food. These multicultural restaurants frequently entertain throngs of students from Howard University as well as business professionals meeting for lunch before heading back to the Mt. Vernon Square Convention Center. If your taste buds prefer more classic American-style food, try the half-smoke hot dog, one of D.C.'s most iconic dishes. This hot dog is smothered in french fries, cheese sauce, meaty chili and raw onions. You can grab one of these hearty hot dogs just east of the African-American Civil War Memorial.