The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Washington D.C. might be best known for being home to politicians, but it’s also home to some amazing eats, especially vegan. The nation's capital has a lot of fancy, traditional restaurants, and when it comes to vegan eats, they don’t mess around. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best spots with vegan options among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Find everything from plant-based, healthy foods to the not-so-healthy vegan comfort foods, and more!

Restaurants:Jaleo DC, The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Sette Osteria - 14th St
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Spanish, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Navy Yard, Logan Circle
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Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
8,721 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Jaleo is a Spanish Tapas restaurant that serves creative food with a wide array of spices and ingredients. The food showcases the spirit and flavors of Spain and the atmosphere is Read more
96% recommended
Spanish in Washington, D.C. Area

The Arsenal at Bluejacket

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Navy Yard
893 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
The Arsenal is a part of Bluejacket Brewery and is a great place for folks to grab a beer and enjoy delicious food. The restaurant features a number of vegan offerings on the menuRead more
89% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Washington, D.C. Area

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
444 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
This lively restaurant is located on 14th Street, one of D.C.'s most bustling streets. Sette Osteria has a laid-back vibe that is casual enough to drop in with a group last-minute Read more
94% recommended

O-Ku - DC

$$$$·Sushi·
Washington
399 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in Union Market, O-Ku Sushi is a nightlife hotspot with multiple bars where you can grab a drink and socialize with your friends. They have two floors of seating in additioRead more
89% recommended
Sushi in Washington, D.C. Area

El Centro D.F. on 14th Street

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
1,454 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
El Centro, by Chef Richard Sandoval, is an excellent Mexican restaurant that showcases the light and colorful flavors of the country. They have a strong focus on regional cuisine sRead more
91% recommended
Mexican in District of Columbia

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,647 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The Source by Wolfgang Puck offers an upscale dining experience at the Newseum. The restaurant features creative Asian cuisine dishes in a cool, funky setting. After you visit the Read more
93% recommended
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Buck's Fishing & Camping

$$$$·American·
Chevy Chase
709 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
This is a small, neighborhood restaurant that features delicious comfort food and the feel of an old hunting lodge. Grab a seat by the fire and enjoy the local produce, meats, and Read more
91% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Washington, D.C. Area

Peacock Café

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Georgetown
1,483 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe has been a favorite of residents for decades. They offer an eclectic menu with something for everyone and are also known for their fantastic serviRead more
92% recommended
Contemporary American in District of Columbia

BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
5,980 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This seafood shop and dining room is an old favorite in the neighborhood. The kitchen focuses on fresh seafood and Italian pastas, but don't be turned away if you're vegan! You canRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
2,740 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Ambar pays special attention to all kinds of dietary restrictions, especially vegan. Come here to sample some of their standout plates, such as the silky baked beans with smoked paRead more
96% recommended
Best Value in Washington, D.C. Area
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SEI restaurant & lounge

$$$$·Asian·
Penn Quarter
2,489 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
SEI is a modern Asian restaurant that offers a wide variety of exciting dishes, including vegan options like miso soup, salads, crispy tofu, quinoa and edamame, Brussels sprouts, aRead more
93% recommended
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Cafe Mozart

$$$$·German·
Downtown
322 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
This one might be surprising, as Cafe Mozart is an old-school German sausage hall, but they do have plant-based options on the menu. The potato goulash is vegan and comes glazed inRead more
95% recommended
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Esencias Panameñas

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Petworth
This Panamanian restaurant is vegetarian so you can be sure that you’re getting only veggie-friendly meals here. The ground yuca balls are a house specialty and come stuffed with sRead more
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Dorjee Momo

$$$$·Asian·
Capitol Hill
This restaurant's Tibetan-born chef has designed a menu full of vegetarian and vegan treats, including perfectly fluffy steamed buns with tofu and veggies covered in a glaze, king Read more
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Busboys and Poets

$$$$·American·
U Street Corridor
This chain has a growing number of vegan options on the menu, including vegan mac and cheese and a killer “tuna” sandwich made with mashed chickpeas and crunchy bits of celery and Read more
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Marks Kitchen

$$$$·Vegetarian·
Silver Spring
This Asian and American diner has tons of vegan options — and the menu changes often, so keep an eye out for new choices. The mung bean pancakes are a great place to start. Then yoRead more
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