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? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. 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

Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,045 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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
97% recommended
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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Navy Yard
914 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Brunch
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
91% recommended
Good for Groups in District of Columbia

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
516 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
93% recommended
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O-Ku - DC

$$$$·Sushi·
Washington
674 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
99% recommended
Best Food in Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Buck's Fishing & Camping

$$$$·American·
Chevy Chase
722 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
100% recommended
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Peacock Café

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Georgetown
1,546 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Washington, D.C. Area

BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,102 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
99% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$·Balkan style·
Capitol Hill
3,060 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
97% recommended
Best Value in District of Columbia

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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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
89% recommended
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