Check Out Fall’s 5 Must-Book Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to be in the know about D.C.’s latest restaurant openings — this fall brings a Parisian bistro, Louisiana-inspired quarters, French fine dining, a waterfront seafood grill, and a lively Peruvian spot to the city. Here are the top five must-book restaurants in D.C. this fall.

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Le Sel

$$$$·French·
Dupont Circle
25 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

A French bistro is the latest addition to the Kimpton Banneker Hotel, opened in June. Le Sel’s name — “salt” in French — makes its way onto the menu through dishes such as classic onion soup with smok...

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Fit for Foodies in District of Columbia

El Secreto de Rosita

$$$$·Latin American·
Downtown
59 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Edgy Peruvian spot El Secreto de Rosita, from restaurateur Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld of Latin Concepts group, found its home this May where his hookah bar Chi-Cha Lounge used to stand on the bustling U...

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Dauphine’s

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
301 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

The unmistakable charm of New Orleans is encapsulated in this early May opening in Downtown, serving up style and stellar food from James Beard Awards finalist Kristen Essig, who brings more than 20 y...

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La Bise

$$$$·French·
Downtown
158 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

A French makeover took place this past year at powerhouse dining favorite Oval Room, which once hosted the likes of the Clintons and George H.W. Bush, transforming it into modern French restaurant La ...

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French in District of Columbia
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The Point - DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Navy Yard
338 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups

It’s not every day you can arrive at your dining destination by land or river. This new wood-fired seafood and grill restaurant, opened this past April, sits along the marina at the new Buzzard Point ...

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Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area