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Restaurants near Smithsonian Institution

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A photo of Zaytinya - DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(18555)
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Penn Quarter
Booked 317 times today
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.
A photo of Old Ebbitt Grill restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(28714)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 326 times today
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.
A photo of The Hamilton restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(11357)
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 145 times today
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.
A photo of Jaleo - DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(10520)
Price: Expensive
• Spanish • Penn Quarter
Booked 116 times today
Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
A photo of The Bazaar by José Andrés - DC restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(559)
Price: Very Expensive
• Spanish • Penn Quarter
Booked 87 times today
Set in the Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, The Bazaar is the culmination of a 30-year dream for Chef José Andrés. Drawing inspiration from this iconic location, which first opened in 1899 and served as DC’s General Post Office until 1914, The Bazaar is a multi-level destination reinvented with avant-garde and Americana-inspired decor.
A photo of Oyamel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(9340)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Penn Quarter
Booked 110 times today
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
A photo of Fogo de Chao - Washington DC restaurant
4.5
Awesome(5123)
Price: Moderate
• Brazilian • Downtown
Booked 92 times today
Fogo de Chão is an internationally-renowned steakhouse from Brazil that allows guests to discover what's next at every turn. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the centuries-old culinary art of churrasco - roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame - into a cultural dining experience of discovery. Please join us in our dining room, in our more casual Bar Fogo, or bring the Fogo Experience to you with Fogo To-Go or Catering. Visit our website to make a reservation or place an order.
A photo of The Capital Grille - Washington DC restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(4747)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Capitol Hill
Booked 37 times today
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
A photo of La Grande Boucherie - DC restaurant
4.0
Excellent(304)
Price: Very Expensive
• French • Washington
Booked 90 times today
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.
A photo of The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C restaurant
4.4
Awesome(3587)
Price: Expensive
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 46 times today
The Smith is a casual American brasserie with a simple mission — make people happy! We care about every meal and every moment. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and craft cocktails. Walk in the door and you’re in for a great time. Whether it’s date night, drinks on the town, a big birthday bash, a working lunch, a boozy brunch, or an I-don’t-want-to-cook-tonight night, we’ve got you covered.

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  • OpenTable Diner
    Las Vegas •1 review
    4.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We had a wonderful dinner. Food was great, atmosphere was great, our server did not do a great job at all.
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    The HamiltonPrice: Expensive• American• Downtown
    4.6
  • FoodCzarvip
    New York City •46 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We sat in the Grant Room and BK was our waiter. We started with a peach bourbon sangria, which was wonderful. We shared a dozen assorted Potomac oysters, which were like silk. My husband enjoyed his huge crabcake and my meatloaf did not disappoint. Portions were very generous & prices were reasonable. We enjoyed walking around the restaurant and viewing the gas chandeliers, oyster bar, and main bar – it’s a beautiful restaurant.
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    Old Ebbitt GrillPrice: Expensive• American• Downtown
    4.8
  • Patricia
    Washington, D.C. Area •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Delicious farm to table food with awesome service. Wonderful drinks too!!
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    Founding Farmers DC: Foggy BottomPrice: Moderate• American• Foggy Bottom
    4.4
  • Innominate
    Washington, D.C. Area •22 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    First found out about the buffet 7 years ago when we celebrated an important wedding anniversary. Seven years later, went back to celebrate, and brought a friend. Food was great. Service was great. Some items seen previously were missing, but things change over 7 years. All-in-all, still a nice experience.
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    Founding Farmers & Distillers DC: ChinatownPrice: Moderate• American• Mount Vernon Square
    4.3
  • JudyG
    San Francisco Bay Area •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    Food is wonderful. Waiter and servers were excellent. The lack of a fifth star on service has to do with, possibly the website, possibly the front desk. Although there was no distinction when I initially made the reservation, I wrote in the comments that we wanted an outdoor table. They told me I had requested an indoor table and the only area that was open then was for "parties." I have reserved previously and there was a place to indicate where you wanted to sit. This time there was no opportunity to do that, but I do expect them to read the notes.
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    Zaytinya - DCPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Penn Quarter
    4.7
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