Best American Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(622)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(846)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
MokomandyMokomandy
(1836)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
CIRCA at ClarendonCIRCA at Clarendon
(449)
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
(183)
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Cheesetique - Del RayCheesetique - Del Ray
(171)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Green Pig BistroGreen Pig Bistro
(242)
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Tuscarora MillTuscarora Mill
(3365)
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American | Leesburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs
River Bend BistroRiver Bend Bistro
(164)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The West End Wine Bar & PubThe West End Wine Bar & Pub
(276)
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American | Purcellville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The Liberty TavernThe Liberty Tavern
(3167)
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Brx American BistroBrx American Bistro
(621)
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American | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Seasons 52 - Tysons CornerSeasons 52 - Tysons Corner
(3938)
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American | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The WarehouseThe Warehouse
(2169)
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1270)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(679)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(218)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Landini BrothersLandini Brothers
(2106)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Osteria da NinoOsteria da Nino
(699)
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Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + TapLena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap
(290)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Osteria MarzanoOsteria Marzano
(806)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Zeffirelli Ristorante ItalianoZeffirelli Ristorante Italiano
(1060)
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Italian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs
DaDomenico RistoranteDaDomenico Ristorante
(947)
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Il PortoIl Porto
(1087)
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Italian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Orofino RestaurantOrofino Restaurant
(350)
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Italian | Fredericksburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Ambar - Arlington
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Founding Farmers - DC
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1165
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
836
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
NocturneNocturne
74
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1110
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6515
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
SaxSax
1096
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
462
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
5147
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & HotelThe Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
1036
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Steakhouse | Hanover, Baltimore Suburbs
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20211
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6897
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13440
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
497
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6648
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1928
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
1078
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
885
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
ConvivialConvivial
549
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French American | Shaw, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8284
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Farmers & DistillersFarmers & Distillers
3529
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1030
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
826
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
24680
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
749
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
892
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
1801
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1110
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
2300
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1316
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
497
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1030
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6897
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
749
$$$$
Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13440
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
885
$$$$
Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
Rasika West EndRasika West End
4112
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | West End, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1928
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ChaplinChaplin
595
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Japanese | Shaw, District of Columbia
BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3235
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCLebanese Taverna - Washington DC
879
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Middle Eastern | Woodley Park, District of Columbia
DC NoodlesDC Noodles
93
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Thai | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Mandu - K StreetMandu - K Street
426
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Korean | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1316
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13440
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6648
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8284
$$$$
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Jaleo DCJaleo DC
7490
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bombay ClubBombay Club
3933
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3338
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
5929
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20211
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
BlackSaltBlackSalt
5386
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Seafood | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Treat your taste buds: Explore Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Assaggi OsteriaAssaggi Osteria
1285 reviews
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

great service on a crowded Saturday night -- food was excellent More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1280 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Ambar is one of my favorite spots in Arlington. The small plates are wonderful and worth talking about. And I always get exquisite service. I’ve introduced this place to so many people. Thanks Ambar for such impeccable service! I’ll keep coming! More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
252 reviews
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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Food was awesome. Service was outstanding. Environmental was incredible. I had a blast. The first time I came and definitely be back again. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
50 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and very original ceviche offerings. Cannot wait to return More

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Alta StradaAlta Strada
321 reviews
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

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First time in DC! Looking for quaint Italian restaurant. This was a perfect fit. Save room for dessert. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Virginia - DC Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Russia House Restaurant - Herndon1. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
726 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, wine and service! If you are near Herndon you need to eat here. More

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The Inn at Little Washington2. The Inn at Little Washington
622 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Inn never ceases to amaze and wow me. I’m sure there are people out there that don’t adore this restaurant but I have never met them. The only thing better than the food is the service. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant3. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
183 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were having a small family celebrating. Everyone enjoyed the food and our server was attentive but gave us room to enjoy ourselves. More

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The Ashby Inn4. The Ashby Inn
1316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paris, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Ashby Inn is always a treat. We've been there many times, even as chefs change and menus adjust. The food is almost always locally sourced (the venison stew was REALLY locally sourced--the chef came to the table and we talked) and expertly done. The wine list is almost overwhelming. The pork loin with bone in and blue cheese was superb and the venison stew tasty and hearty. The crab cakes could have used a little more spiciness, but that is personal taste. Excellent service, beautiful ambience, and a welcoming staff all combined for a great (as usual!) evening. If you haven't been, go. If you have, well, come again. It is our annual (at least) tradition and should be yours, but bring your credit card and an open mind: it is not cheap. But it provides for a superb dining experience. More

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Cafe Renaissance5. Cafe Renaissance
2382 reviews
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French | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Everything was outstanding, as always. Between the four of us, we covered the gamut of the menu (chateaubriand, veal, and seafood) on this visit, and everyone loved it. The bananas foster for dessert is always the highlight for my husband. Beyond the food, the service is always impeccable. The owner, Sayeed, truly has a gift for making customers feel welcome. I don't think any restaurateur has ever made us feel as special as he does. And, that's why, after over 20 years in Vienna, we still go to Cafe Renaissance for every special occasion. More

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New to OpenTable

Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Josephine's Italian KitchenJosephine's Italian Kitchen
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Contemporary Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Come to the table and eat! Fresh Southern Italian food in a casual restaurant, classic Italian cocktails and cordials in the comfortable full bar/lounge.More

Little ItalyLittle Italy
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Italian | Centreville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Since 1986 Little Italy has been your favorite neighborhood restaurant.

Family-owned and operated, we specialize in exceptional recipes and Italian comfort foods made with fresh ingredients.

You know us for our great sandwiches, homemade sauces and sides and catering services. Come discover our new look and creative menu items. More

McLean Social Kitchen & BarMcLean Social Kitchen & Bar
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American | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Discover Virginia - DC Suburbs

Historic homes, waterfront settings, and urban scenes make up the many dining destinations in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Turkish, Indian, Cajun, Mexican, and French-American restaurants mingle among local pubs and casual eateries. Celebrate happy hour with creative cocktails, local wines, and hoppy brews. The many foreign embassies located in Washington, D.C. make the area a gathering spot for culture and eclectic cuisine. The dishes range from regional to international, like Carolina mountain trout, New Zealand rack of lamb, and Mediterranean fish. Choose seafood selections from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, including marinated tuna, seafood ceviche, and oyster chowder. Grilled salmon, gourmet pizza, seasonal salads, and farm-fresh sides round out menus inspired by cuisines from Alexandria to Vienna.