Diners' Choice: Best Overall Restaurants in Washington D.C.

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Restaurants:200 Monroe, L'Auberge Chez Francois, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Continental, French, American
Neighborhoods:Frederick, Great Falls, Lovettsville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

200 Monroe

$$$$·Continental·
Frederick
180 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great price for an evening out. The food could be served anywhere and appreciated. We enjoyed the seafood and pasta dishes. Some of the servers need polish, but given that it is stRead more
4 people mentioned the Crisps
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L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
7,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
C'est magnifique! Very unique spot for northern Virginia. Hits on all cylinders. Its pricey, but worth it.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
55 people mentioned the Plum Tart
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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

$$$$·American·
Lovettsville
1,223 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Everything was excellent.
Best Overall in Washington, D.C. Area
10 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder
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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Downtown
74 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Coffee
The tea was absolutely lovely! Really enjoyed the whole experience. Every bite was truly an exquisite surprise! I really cannot say which bite was the best. They were all so distiRead more
6 people mentioned the High Tea
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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois

$$$$·French·
Great Falls
1,487 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful table on the back Patio! Service was excellent, not rushed. Food always what you want! Kudos to Danny and the Bistro team. John Gray
French in Washington, D.C. Area
15 people mentioned the Beef Bourguignon
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Bistro Aracosia

$$$$·Afghan·
Palisades Northwest
1,674 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
We ate outside during lunch and our table was socially distanced from others. Fortunately for the staff and owners the terrace was completely full, which speaks to the quality andRead more
Best Food in Washington, D.C. Area
48 people mentioned the Dumplings