The Best Lobster in Washington DC

Washington, D.C. has some of the best monuments and statues in the whole country, but it also has some of the best food, especially when it comes to lobster. Whether looking for something fancy or something a little more casual, there are plenty of tasty options in the capital. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Each of these restaurants knows how to prepare some of the best seafood around. Read on to discover some of the best restaurants in D.C. for lobster.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Iron Gate, The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC, BlackSalt
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dupont Circle, Downtown, Palisades Northwest
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

This swanky restaurant offers both Greek and Italian cuisine along with a tasting menu. Everything gets enhanced by the courtyard setting, including the traditional small plate dishes and the long lis...

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Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
668 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

The Greenhouse restaurant is in the Jefferson Hotel. Available by reservation, this breakfast and lunch destination serves up a wide array of offerings within its art deco-style, airy surroundings. Am...

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Best Ambiance in Washington, D.C. Area

BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,193 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Don't get fooled by this place as soon as you walk in. If you're looking for a relaxing place to dine, you'll just need to pass through the seafood market and bustling bar area first and you will get ...

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Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
550 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Authentic
  • Great for Brunch

Choose between the 14th Street and Dupont Circle locations as you book your reservation for the Sette Osteria. Dupont Circle is definitely one of the three establishments you should consider venturing...

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Grillfish DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
2,884 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

The thing that most diners love most about Grillfish is the ability to taste so much without feeling like you overate. So much flavor gets packed into just the most perfectly sized serving, and you'll...

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Seafood in District of Columbia

Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Balance is one word that comes to mind here: Old Ebbit Grill is not too loud and not too quiet. Rather, you'll find yourself comfortably talking with your company as you fawn over the menu options. On...

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Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,196 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Birthdays

The extensive menu options here are simply unforgettable. This steakhouse chain specializes in Maine lobster — order it whole or try what critics have acclaimed “the best lobster burger in town.” From...

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Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area

Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,981 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Simplistically elegant and beautiful, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse continues to stand as a dazzling way to end your day with a date or group of friends. Book ahead, and come hungry. The entire menu is upsca...

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Steakhouse in District of Columbia

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
2,068 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

If you take the time to make a reservation here, you most certainly won't regret your decision. This decades-old restaurant remains as much a part of the area's past as it does its future, helping to ...

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Seafood in District of Columbia

Siroc Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,150 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

Established in 2008, the Siroc has experienced endless success with their offerings of seafood and American favorites. This exceptional find sits right downtown, and they serve up Maine lobster in a v...

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Best Service in District of Columbia

Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
6,023 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Upscale dining is the definition of the Sequoia restaurant. The traditional style setting allows you to enjoy the best of American cuisine with elegant wine pairings and mouth-watering desserts. From ...

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Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,293 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation

You'll truly get to experience a stately meal in this location, which is right in front of the park that's adjacent to the White House. You may feel like a Presidential guest, especially if you sit ri...

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Special Occasion in District of Columbia