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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(7)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(339)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 23 times today
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(462)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 17 times today
KinshipKinship
(593)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(118)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 20 times today
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(826)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 37 times today
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5453)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Booked 97 times today
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2689)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 31 times today
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(21770)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 494 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17793)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 337 times today
TicoTico
(771)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today
TOURS @ District Distilling Co.TOURS @ District Distilling Co.
(35)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 2 times today
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4749)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 41 times today
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(372)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
Booked 20 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3074)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 46 times today
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2661)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 66 times today
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1386)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 156 times today
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(8916)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 155 times today
FlorianaFloriana
(1989)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 40 times today
CentrolinaCentrolina
(697)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 58 times today
TortinoTortino
(635)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 12 times today
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(404)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1478)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Booked 60 times today
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(742)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 51 times today
GhibellinaGhibellina
(600)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 62 times today
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1030)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 23 times today
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2669)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 27 times today
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3071)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 20 times today
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(352)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

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Tadich Grill - Washington DCTadich Grill - Washington DC
562 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 51 times today

Always a pleasure eating at Tadich. Great food and service. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2359 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 52 times today

Fantastic food and enjoyable atmosphere More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1008 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 15 times today

Staff was attentive and pleasant. We ordered a brunch selection of Lump Crab omelets and it was very food. For desert we has the Chocolate Raspberry mouse and Apple Crisp which were also tasty. Overall a nice meal. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1299 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 112 times today

People greet you as you walk in and out...and those are the beginning and end to a completely positive experience. Awesome food and service. Salmon was delicious as was the Risotto. Wine list is awesome. Make reservations to ensure you get a table. More

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RangeRange
2639 reviews
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Contemporary American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
Booked 13 times today

Solid meal —6.7/10 More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Lafayette Restaurant1. Lafayette Restaurant
826 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 37 times today

The dining room has a clubby, timeless elegance that is calming in and of itself. Service is quiety attentive. Our starters were excellent; we were both appropriately enticed by the octapus. I ordered as a main course the haibut which could have been more assertively flavored; my dining companion enjoyed the Dover sole, an indulgence that the Lafayette's traditional version measured up to The sole was artfully filleted tableside, accompanied by the superb playing on the piano of Tom Vogt. In fact Tom is the primary reason we dine a few times a year here. Many diners stopped by to tell Tom how much they enjoyed his music. We did, too. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier2. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2699 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 25 times today

Marcel's never disappoints - I only wish we could go more often. On this occasion, we did the pre-theater menu before a show at the Kennedy Center, and the service was efficient yet did not feel rushed at all. The food was, as always spectacular - the lobster flan was a delightful new treat on this occasion and well worth the upcharge. The car service to the show is fantastic, and I would say that it sets Marcel's in a class its own, but the food and service alone honestly deserve that merit. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw3. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
224 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

I'm a vegetarian, and have tried top vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York City and Philadelphia. Hands down, Elizabeth's Gone Raw tops them all. From the exciting ingredients, to the beautiful plating, and from the impeccable service to the exhilarating culinary experience, there is extreme thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and dedication towards quality. Thank you, Elizabeth, for the amazing and healthful cuisine. More

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Harold Black4. Harold Black
339 reviews
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 23 times today

This place is a must for a romantic, cozy, relaxed night out. Great service, fantastic drinks, and a vibe you will find no where else. I highly recommend this place! More

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Kinship5. Kinship
593 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today

The restaurant was stylish and quieter than I expected. Our server was warm, friendly and efficient. You can't ask for more than that! Portions are not hardy, but the ingredients are rich enough to satiate one's appetite. Everything was delicious and prepared perfectly. Thank you Kinship for a lovely experience. More

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New to OpenTable

District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
12 Twelve12 Twelve
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American | H Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 2 times today

Our name is 12 Twelve it is a combination of the numbers 1, which means, "Stay positive," and 2, which means, "Keep the faith." Together, 12 is a strong message to stay positive, optimistic, and filled with faith because your positive thoughts and faith will create a positive outcome. SCOTT & MICHELE OPEN AN UPSCALE SPORTS BAR/LOUNGE/RESTAURANT The 12 Twelve Lounge, an American Fusion sports bar and lounge owned by Scott D. Greene & Michele A. Cameron Greene Fletcher. More

Kirwan's on the WharfKirwan's on the Wharf
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Irish | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Kirwan’s On The Wharf. An authentic Irish pub honoring the Irish heritage of the Southwest Waterfront in Washington DC.More

Lemon Cuisine of IndiaLemon Cuisine of India
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Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Spice up your Life! Come try some of our traditional flavors from all corners of India where every dish is made from fresh organic in-house ingredients, perfectly spiced according to each patron.More

MVP BarMVP Bar
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

A truly great sports bar must be awash in TVs, offer an inordinate selection of beers, whiskeys, tequilas and excel at something good, saucy and routinely on special, and must end up all over dress shirts. MVP's our one-size-fits-all Sports Bar concept, with more than 28 HDTVs, two video wall, dozens of beers, and huge selection of Whiskey's and Tequilas (did we say HUGE?). It doesn't stop there, our 'Farm-To-Table' locally sourced take on comfort food means along with buffalo wings, fries and a lengthy list of sliders (Sliders -that's out thing). we'll also serve Shrimp & Grits, Chicken Waffles, Fried Ravioli, and Avocado Tostadas. We truly believe that the way food is raised can change and transform lives…from the farmer who grows it to the person who eats it. Whether it be sports, live music, food, beer or any other events, Shaws newest Sport Bar MVP is NOW OPEN!More

MaydanMaydan
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Middle Eastern | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 70 times today

We want you to have a different approach to dining: one that’s about the food, but also the love, respect, and traditions that go into each dish. Our food tells the story of our own travels, from Tangier to Tehran and Batumi to Beirut, but it also tells the stories of voices that often go unheard. Hope to see you tonight, walk-ins welcome!


Join us at Maydan to taste the flavors of Northern Africa and The Middle East. The beauty of the space will catch your eye, our one of a kind hearth will grab your attention, and the flavors will steal your heart!

The piping hot bread that comes to every table is sure to be the perfect accompaniment to our salads, spreads, skewers, grilled vegetables, and condiments.

See you at Maydān soon. We’ll be waiting.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.