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A photo of Gypsy Kitchen - DC restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1503)
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Logan Circle
Booked 88 times today
Just like the bohemian travelers who inspired our name, Gypsy Kitchen’s alluring flavors aren’t bound by borders. Instead, our chefs go wherever the inspiration takes them, crafting deeply creative dishes that transport you to uncharted places around the Mediterranean and beyond. A menu designed to taste and share gives guests the freedom to explore the menu at their own pace, connecting over seductive flavors, festive craft cocktails and curated regional wines. The alluring interior matches the menu, with welcoming dining spaces that foster connections and spark conversation. Antique tapestries and rugs, twinkling lights and vibrantly patterned tile set the scene in the expansive dining room. Or, take a seat on the rooftop patio oasis, where lush greenery, plush cushions and the sky overhead evokes the feeling of being on a caravan to explore a distant land.
A photo of Ambar - Shaw restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(347)
Price: Moderate
• Balkan style • Shaw
Booked 71 times today
Welcome to Ambar, the gem of Shaw, where you are invited to explore the dynamic flavors of Balkan cuisine. What distinguishes us, is our well-curated, exclusive 'Dining Without Limits' experience, which brings you the soul of Balkan dining traditions. Our extensive menu boasts a variety of shareable small plates, perfectly paired with a vast selection of premium Balkan wines. Whether joining us for a leisurely lunch, celebratory weekend brunch, or an evening of indulgence, our unlimited dining menu promises to deliver an unparalleled culinary journey. We excel in serving individual guests, as well as larger groups, and private events. At Ambar, our custom catering services add that extra sparkle to your events. At Ambar, we are revolutionizing dining with inventive Balkan cuisine that blends tradition and innovation, seamlessly. We ensure an unforgettable gastronomic experience with award-winning, extraordinary hospitality. Step into Ambar, the pinnacle of Balkan dining.
A photo of Haikan restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(639)
Price: Moderate
• Ramen • Shaw
Booked 17 times today
Haikan is our second Sapporo Ramen shop in DC after Daikaya. Haikan means, “pipe works” in Japanese, an ode to Atlantic Plumbing Building where we are located. At Haikan, we focused on creating the taste of ramen from the showa period, the golden age of ramen in Japan. There are over 1000 ramen shops in the city of Sapporo alone, and we are excited to share a completely new line-up of traditional Sapporo style ramen in DC. In addition to ramen, we are serving a playful selection of Japanese-inspired kozara (small plates) to share, or to start with, or to make a whole meal of by picking a few of them. Haikan's bar serves a collection of Japanese-inspired cocktails, and a concentrated selection of Japanese sake, shochu, beer, whisky, and more.
A photo of Mi Vida, 14th Street restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(370)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Logan Circle
Booked 35 times today
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 traditional dishes such as Carne Asada, a variety of Tacos, Seasonal Fish, Ceviches and other Contemporary Mexican creations.
A photo of Chaplin restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1532)
Price: Moderate
• Japanese • Shaw
Booked 40 times today
Chaplin's Restaurant & Bar is a 1930's style Japanese Ramen House and cocktail bar. Chaplin's Executive Chef and Partner, Myo Htun, is originally from Burma, but was cooking ramen in Japan at a young age. Myo received a blessing from his mentor in Japan after nearly 30 years of cooking in Japan, to come to America and continue to showcase his authentic Ramen and traditional Japanese cuisine. Chaplin's Restaurant demonstrates the aesthetic of a bustling ramen house in Japan in the 1930's silent film era. There is also a large outdoor dining area that is dog friendly. Chaplin's is located in the heart of the Historic Shaw neighborhood. And it is open until last call 7 days a week. Chaplin's received a Plate certification in the Michelin Guide in 2020. And it is located steps from the convention center and popular Logan Circle, 14th street and City Market.
A photo of Lupo Verde - 14th St restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1933)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Logan Circle
Booked 39 times today
Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. House-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner. A true Italian experience in an intimate two-story setting.Indoor dining is now available as of 1/22 at 25% capacity. Reservations are for indoor seating only. You may request patio seating, however it is on a first come first serve basis. Please be aware that there is a 90 minute maximum per table for parties less than 5 (*both inside & outside) unless otherwise approved by management. We are doing our best to accommodate as many guests as possible. We appreciate your business and understanding during this difficult time. In-House Delivery and Takeout UberEats, Postmates and Doordash
A photo of Bresca restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(761)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary French / American • U Street Corridor
Booked 26 times today
Bresca offers A La Carte and Tasting Menu options. We are a Contemporary French restaurant and cocktail bar located in the bustling 14th Street neighborhood. Our team explores the finest in seasonal ingredients paired with genuine hospitality.
A photo of HalfSmoke restaurant
4.2
Awesome(1246)
Price: Moderate
• American • U Street Corridor
Booked 9 times today
HALFSMOKE is a modern day gourmet American restaurant serving a classic American menu of premium wood grilled dishes, tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes, milkshakes, liquor, beer and wine.The beverage program features a wide array of innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar of alcoholic beverages to include seasonal craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, 10+ craft beers (with an emphasis on local), as well as wine, and mixed drinks on tap. Non-alcoholic beverages to include craft sugar cane soda, house-made seasonal lemonade and teas, and ready to drink juices, sparking water and cold brew coffee are also available.
A photo of Zeppelin restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(687)
Price: Expensive
• Sushi • Shaw
Booked 62 times today
Shaw's first edomae-style sushi & kushiyaki grill where guests can enjoy daily sashimi & nigiri specials, happy hour from 4-6pm everyday, and half priced bottle sake every Tuesday from 4pm until close. Come sing karaoke with us Thursday through Saturday starting from 10:30pm on.Omakase is available upon request!
A photo of Mita restaurant
4.3
Awesome(3)
Price: Very Expensive
• Latin American • Washington
Booked 15 times today
Vegetable Experience. The root of everything. The beginning of life, where we come from, the reason for being. The origin of many paths that lead to a single destination. The upward growth from darkness to light. From mystery to truth. What it was, what it is and what will be.Mita is life and flavor.Mita is Latin America.We can be reached at info@mitadc.com.

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  • OpenTable Dinervip
    New York City •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    We ate here twice in our brief DC visit - once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the food was terrific. Complex compositions, tasty and well presented. I eat Caesar salads quite often and theirs was one of the best I’ve had. Both times we commented that the background music was enjoyable and not too loud for the room. Our waiter was familiar with the wine we wanted to try and it was delightful.
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    The HamiltonPrice: Expensive• American• Downtown
    4.6
  • BLaw
    Minneapolis - St. Paul •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    The food was delicious as we're the drinks! There are several restaurants and our Uber driver took us to the wrong one. By the time we arrived, our reservation had been canceled and wrapping had to sit outside. It was extremely hot and humid, so that was a bummer.
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    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomPrice: Moderate• American• Foggy Bottom
    4.4
  • wuciwugt
    Washington, D.C. Area •17 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Our guests from California and Florida loved this place and can’t wait to visit again.
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    Zaytinya - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Penn Quarter
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    Washington, D.C. Area •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Entertaining relatives from out of town, I knew Old Ebbitt Grill would not disappoint. Ambiance was great and impressive, and food was delicious, and wonderful. Although server was very friendly and pleasant, she did not refresh our drinks. That was the only downside of service. Otherwise, everything was great!
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    Old Ebbitt GrillPrice: Expensive• American• Downtown
    4.8
  • Kellyvip
    Memphis / West Tennessee •42 reviews
    4.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    Great rooftop patio, good food. Loved the unique choices of small plates. Wonderful dessert- warm baklava skillet w vanilla ice cream on top!
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    Gypsy Kitchen - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Logan Circle
    4.6
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