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Washington DC's Award-winning Restaurants

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by OpenTable
Updated April 18, 2023

James Beard Award winners. MICHELIN-recognized restaurants. Perennial best-of picks. Book an award-winning spot in Washington DC and find out for yourself why these restaurants are beloved by critics and diners alike.

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4.6
4.6 (6216)
$31 to $50
American
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Sitting on a quiet residential street in Georgetown, 1789 Restaurant has the charm of a historic country inn. Our contemporary seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious dishes. Valet parking available, $20 per car.

2022 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; Zagat Top Ratings in Food, Service, Decor, and Most Popular; DiRona Award Winner.
Top review
SwissCottageFoodievip
Dined on Dec 19, 2023
Wonderful experience. Great service and beautiful ambience for the holiday season. Strolling carolers - what more could you want!
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4.6
4.6 (1157)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Welcome to a gastronomic gem that transports you to the sun-kissed shores and rich culinary traditions of the Levantine region. Nestled discreetly within a charming corner of the city, Michelin-rated restaurant ala invites you on an unforgettable journey through the flavors and aromas of the Mediterranean.

Step into a world where heritage and innovation harmoniously intertwine, a place where passion for authenticity meets avant-garde culinary techniques. As you enter, you'll be captivated by the warm and elegant ambiance, adorned with tasteful hints of Middle Eastern motifs that effortlessly blend with modern chic.

The thoughtfully curated wine list complements the menu perfectly, offering a carefully selected range of regional wines, arak, and innovative pairings that elevate the dining experience further.
Prepare to be enchanted by the brilliance of the Levantine cuisine and the experience that has earned its well-deserved place in the revered Michelin guide.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
ala has become my favorite restaurant in DC! Their dishes are so inventive and everything is so delicious, even when it’s something I normally would not order. Great atmosphere and friendly staff too.
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4.7
4.7 (4856)
$30 and under
Balkan style
Capitol Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Ambar, the gem of Capitol Hill, where you are invited to explore the dynamic flavors of Balkan cuisine. What distinguishes us, is our well-curated, exclusive 'Dining Without Limits' experience, which brings you the soul of Balkan dining traditions. Our extensive menu boasts a variety of shareable small plates, perfectly paired with a vast selection of premium Balkan wines.

Whether joining us for a leisurely lunch, celebratory weekend brunch, or an evening of indulgence, our unlimited dining menu promises to deliver an unparalleled culinary journey. We excel in serving individual guests, as well as larger groups, and private events. At Ambar, our custom catering services add that extra sparkle to your events.

At Ambar, we are revolutionizing dining with inventive Balkan cuisine that blends tradition and innovation, seamlessly. We ensure an unforgettable gastronomic experience with award-winning, extraordinary hospitality. Step into Ambar, the pinnacle of Balkan dining.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The Food was phenomenal, wine pairing matched the Menu Perfectly. All around a great Birthday Experience!
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4.6
4.6 (535)
$30 and under
Chinese
Shaw
About the restaurant
Since opening in October 2021, Bar Chinois has been recognized for its constantly-evolving Chinese menu combined with a signature French-inspired cocktail and wine program. Recent accolades include being listed in the Michelin Dining Guide USA and the Washington Post Fall Dining Guide.

Located in Mount Vernon Triangle, Bar Chinois is a short walk from the Washington Convention Center, Capital One Arena, National Mall and Union Station. We offer happy hour specials Monday-Saturday from 5 pm-7 pm and a bottomless brunch on Sundays.

If you are looking for an energetic Washington, DC dining experience with great food, drink and service, we would love to host you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Bar Chinois is excellent! Great for a date night dinner and apparently has an amazing Happy Hour most days of the week! Dollar dumplings at Happy Hour- do check if it’s only at bar, not sure. Small plates and entrees were wonderful, very unique fusion cuisine not seen elsewhere and delicious. Drink menu is also superb! A great value!
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4.1
4.1 (564)
$30 and under
American
NoMa
About the restaurant
Chef John Mooney’s restaurant gets its name from General John Bidwell, an Army general in the 1800′s and founder of Chico, California. An avid farmer, he developed the Bidwell heirloom melon, a gold medal winning flour, and California’s first commercial raisin crop.
The Bidwell menu features Chef John Mooney’s signature dishes with Southern flair and flavor including: Gin & Tonic Salmon with Caramelized Cauliflower, Crispy Deviled Eggs with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Lobster Taco with Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, and Suckling Pig. Completing the menu is a confidently curated selection of regional wines, craft beers and classic cocktails.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
First at the Bidwell and I will be back. Fried chicken is one my favorite meals so I had to order theirs, and I was not disappointed. Breading was flavorful and crispy, the chicken was Judith, and the sides of green beans and mashed potatoes were great. Cannot wait to eat there again.
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4.7
4.7 (6629)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Palisades Northwest
About the restaurant
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
**A 4% charge is applied to all sales for card processing fees. Charge will be waived if paying with cash
Top review
DcGeorgiaGalvip
Dined 4 days ago
Always a delicious meal at Blacksalt! I called ahead to see if they had any soft shell crabs available in the market and they were able to prepare them for one of my guests. Absolutely perfect for her and the Caesar salad with grilled prawns was amazing as well. Love the changing menu and delicious salads. And dont sleep on the cheeseburger either! thank you for a lovely lunch.
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4.8
4.8 (5191)
$31 to $50
Indian
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Bombay Club emulates characteristics of the old clubs of India. The elegant environment with pale pastels, ceiling fans, and a profusion of greenery is designed to create a warm and inviting gathering place for relaxation and regeneration. The cuisine is the finest of India, utilizing only the best quality ingredients to create a harmony of subtle flavors. Specialties prepared by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi, include tandoori salmon and green chili chicken. The sophisticated cuisine is enhanced by refine service and live piano music. Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding service and food. Corporate dinner group was a bit obnoxiously loud - not sure what can be done about that tho. It’s a great restaurant regardless.
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4.8
4.8 (143)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
In the grand tradition of French cuisine, Café Riggs presents a contemporary American brasserie that reimagines classic dishes within a vibrant setting.
Top review
scottg
Dined on Apr 16, 2024
Good food,music was too loud friendly efficient service
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4.6
4.6 (1530)
$30 and under
Japanese
Shaw
About the restaurant
Chaplin's Restaurant & Bar is a 1930's style Japanese Ramen House and cocktail bar. Chaplin's Executive Chef and Partner, Myo Htun, is originally from Burma, but was cooking ramen in Japan at a young age. Myo received a blessing from his mentor in Japan after nearly 30 years of cooking in Japan, to come to America and continue to showcase his authentic Ramen and traditional Japanese cuisine. Chaplin's Restaurant demonstrates the aesthetic of a bustling ramen house in Japan in the 1930's silent film era. There is also a large outdoor dining area that is dog friendly. Chaplin's is located in the heart of the Historic Shaw neighborhood. And it is open until last call 7 days a week. Chaplin's received a Plate certification in the Michelin Guide in 2020. And it is located steps from the convention center and popular Logan Circle, 14th street and City Market.
Top review
NyendeVvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Fabiola was fantastic! Always on top of things and super helpful! We visited after looking all over for a good happy hour and this was my favorite spot for my visit! Will definitely be coming back here. Love that they had spirit forward cocktails on their Happy Hour and they were delicious.
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4.7
4.7 (107)
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Bethesda
About the restaurant
Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the heart of Washington DC offering a fun-filled, casual dining experience! Cherecher strives to always serve you fresh and affordable Ethiopian cuisine. This is what our customers say about us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
The meal was delicious, exotic, colorful and flavorful. Although it was my first introduction to Ethiopian cuisine, I felt that this experience represented the country and its diversity well. The ambience was nice, cozy and clean and the service was friendly. They guided us well in our menu choices, again not being familiar with the cuisine. I also appreciated the more casual, family dinner like setting. Only improvement was there was no barperson present at the time, to help choose beverages. I had to go to the bar myself and make a choice.
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4.7
4.7 (3516)
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
China Chilcano celebrates the rich culinary diversity of Peru and brings an exciting exploration of this multicultural cuisine to our Nation’s Capital. The restaurant, led by award-winning chef José Andrés, honors Peru’s deeply rooted and diverse heritage, including its native Criollo, Chinese Chifa and Japanese Nikkei cuisines; its name an homage to Peru’s renowned fish stew and its popular national drink, the Chilcano.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Everything was great! My cousin and I did the shared tasting. It was fantastic!
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4.7
4.7 (1493)
$31 to $50
Ethiopian
Georgetown
About the restaurant
DAS Ethiopian offers you a cozy two story setting, with rare outside dining views and al fresco patio dining in season. DAS is located at the eclectically brilliant historic corner of the internationally renowned shopping district of Georgetown. A tent under which all come to feast is the very Amharic definition of DAS, and that is what you will enjoy here. From neighborhood diners, nearby students, journalists, to international visitors and performers, all enjoy the casual but refined atmosphere that serves up the freshest Ethiopian dishes from local and sustainable food sources. Let us know of your dining plans now so we may accommodate any extra needs or private dining desires you may have. We look forward to serving you again and again!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Would even consider 5 stars food, the mains were amazing. We had the veggie entree combination and a fish. Every meal is eaten with their home-made rolls, which I would assume is traditional Ethiopian; it’s way better than cutlery. Service was friendly and quick, water refills abundant during the heat wave with a bottle of wine made me a very happy guy. Good wine list with reasonable prices. My disappointment comes in at the dessert: I had the lemon sorbet in frozen lemon. Presentation was nice but including tips and taxes I paid 13 dollars for 2-3 scoops of (I’m assuming) store-bought lemon sorbet. It was slightly sweet, no sourness and no fresh taste, almost half molten when it arrived to the table. Anyway, amazing restaurant but avoid the desserts.
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4.5
4.5 (1329)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Dauphine’s, a restaurant inspired by the playful spirit and iconic cuisine of New Orleans is led by Chef Kristen Essig, who called the city home for over two decades. The Dauphine’s menu pays homage to the diverse cultural influences and rich culinary traditions of New Orleans while utilizing Mid-Atlantic ingredients. The beverage program is developed in partnership with New Orleans native Neal Bodenheimer – owner of Cure, the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Bar Program – and offers a menu of both classics and innovative riffs. The expansive indoor dining features a large sunken dining room anchored by a custom raw bar and wood charcuterie case, a wrought-iron pavilion linking the bar and dining, and an intimate mezzanine with private dining. Bookend by two outdoor spaces, Dauphine's features a 30 seat outdoor bar with a custom New Orleans-inspired tiled fountain and a separate covered dining patio for 80 guests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great food and atmosphere! Decor is beautiful and love the outdoor area!
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4.7
4.7 (1747)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Welcome to dLeña, a Wood-Fire Mexican Cocina & Mezcaleria by Chef Richard Sandoval.

dLeña is derived from the Spanish word “leña,” meaning firewood. The restaurant is centered around it’s wood-burning grill - a nod to the rustic open-fire cooking techniques of Mexico’s past.

The menu transports diners to Mexico through a multi-sensory experience in every bite of the signature smoked entrées, fresh ceviches, and unique sharing plates. The expansive bar features hand-crafted margaritas, Latin cocktails, cervezas and vino.

CHEF'S TABLE EXPERIENCE:
Book an exclusive dining experience at our chef’s table tucked behind the main bar facing into the open kitchen. Chef will prepare eight courses for 160.00 per guest, with an optional beverage pairing for 75.00 per guest. Please visit our Chef's Table OpenTable page to book:
https://www.opentable.com/r/dlena-chef-table-washington
Top review
KristinaS
Dined 3 days ago
My mom and I had a wonderful time! We can during the lunch time. The food and drinks were fantastic! Our server was so lovely and helpful. I can’t wait to return.
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4.4
4.4 (615)
$30 and under
Latin American
Downtown
About the restaurant
El Secreto De Rosita seeks to create great tasting food to be enjoyed in an eclectic "hacienda" atmosphere that warms the heart.
Top review
SharonLvip
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Service was impeccable. Food was…just ok. Mushroom app was very under salted. Lomo Saltado was overly salty which made it unenjoyable. Churrasco was a thin overly fatty cut that was cooked unevenly, one end the med rare the other med well. Cocktails nice and server great. We were treated well for our special occasion, but for the cost, it just wasn’t worth it. Not likely to return.
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4.7
4.7 (657)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Nestled in the bustling heart of downtown DC at CityCenter, Estuary is a haven for those seeking a truly unique and elevated dining journey that transcends borders. Our visionary chef, Ria Montes, skillfully combines her Filipino heritage with the finest elements of modern American cuisine, offering a truly exceptional culinary adventure. Step into our meticulously designed space, where modern aesthetics meet floor-to-ceiling windows providing a magnificent urban bird's eye view of Washington, DC. Prepare to be captivated by Chef Ria Montes, the culinary mastermind behind Estuary. With a passion for infusing her Filipino roots into every dish, Chef Ria masterfully embraces the rich and diverse flavors of the Philippines, seamlessly blending them with the modern American palate. The result is a menu hailed as a culinary masterpiece, where taste, texture, and innovation intertwine in harmony. To complement the fusion of flavors on your plate, we present an extensive selection of meticulously curated wines and handcrafted cocktails. Our team of expert sommeliers is always on hand to guide you in choosing the perfect pairing, guaranteeing an exquisite dining experience. At Estuary, we firmly believe that exceptional service is as vital as the culinary artistry itself. Our dedicated staff is committed to providing impeccable and knowledgeable service, ensuring that your visit exceeds all expectations. Estuary is where modern American cuisine meets the soulful, diverse flavors of the Philippines. We invite you to embark on a culinary journey like no other-an experience that will linger in your memory long after your visit. Join us at Estuary and discover a world of extraordinary flavors and unforgettable moments.
Top review
AngelGvip
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Every course was amazing as well as the service was top-notch. If you’re looking for high-quality experience, this is the place to go.
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4.4
4.4 (8619)
$31 to $50
Low Country
Downtown
About the restaurant
Come and experience our lively interpretation of South Carolina Low-Country cuisine. Enjoy good southern food, servers who bubble over with hospitality, and a dining room that is truly distinctive. With its golden woods and bronze sculptures that crawl across the ceiling, designer Adam Tihany has created an atmosphere to awaken your senses. What better place to enjoy low country cuisine than in this contemporary environment celebrating the south. Offering the flavor of the South - the Soul of Washington; where we will be sure to leave a light burning in the window for you, our guests.

20% service charge is included on every check. 18% is distributed directly to service workers on top of their base wages, and the remaining 2% is used to help pay for all staff costs. You may choose to leave an additional tip!

Connect with Us:

https://twitter.com/georgia_browns

https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaBrownsRestaurant/

https://www.instagram.com/georgiabrowns_dc/

http://gbrowns.com/
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
I was at a conference and choose this restaurant for me and my coworkers and everyone enjoyed it. The food and service was great.
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4.7
4.7 (10579)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Jaleo brings alive the spirit and flavors of Spain with a menu reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Spanish cuisine, under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés. Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Good experience, our server was from Nicaragua and she was amazing!
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3.5
3.5 (712)
$30 and under
Asian
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant


Award-Winning, Michelin Bib Gourmand 2024 Recipient! Kaliwa presents upscale, South East Asian fare accompanied by vibrant cocktails in classy, waterfront digs. Enjoy interpretations of Thai, Filipino and Korean dishes under a sky of eclectic chandeliers, or dine Al Fresca on the patio overlooking the bustling waterfront.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Great food, very nice waitress, we sat outside it was delightful!
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4.8
4.8 (853)
$31 to $50
French
Downtown
About the restaurant
Welcome to La Bise, a modern, bright, and colorful 21st century French restaurant in the heart of Washington, DC. Just steps from the White House, patrons can enjoy our expanded outdoor patio, inviting bar, and an engaging, open-air kitchen with two distinctive dining room options. Enjoy our unique wine list of French and American varietals featuring both old and new world selections.
Top review
LeeP
Dined 6 days ago
La Bise is a gem here in Washington that makes fine dining comfortable, delightful, and insanely delicious.
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4.4
4.4 (1928)
$31 to $50
Italian
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, breads, cheeses and antipasti. House-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner. A true Italian experience in an intimate two-story setting.

Indoor dining is now available as of 1/22 at 25% capacity. Reservations are for indoor seating only. You may request patio seating, however it is on a first come first serve basis. Please be aware that there is a 90 minute maximum per table for parties less than 5 (*both inside & outside) unless otherwise approved by management. We are doing our best to accommodate as many guests as possible. We appreciate your business and understanding during this difficult time.

In-House Delivery and Takeout
UberEats, Postmates and Doordash
Top review
CassidyG
Dined 3 days ago
We went for my husband’s birthday and it was definitely an “occasion” worthy spot! We loved the burrata and bruschetta and shared the pappardelle + a bottle of Chianti. Street was a little loud, but our server was great and gave us great recommendations. Would come back!
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4.5
4.5 (328)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Brunch & Dinner
In the best area of 14th Street, modern homage to authentic Mexican Cuisine, featuring local ingredients that result in exquisite and vibrant creations.

It´s all about the corn - the maiz - at this upscale Mexican stunner. Four kinds are turned into fresh masa daily for the tacos, tamales, and other corn-bassed essentials, and even the art on the walls is corn-themed.

Vegetables and fish are one of the Chef's great specialties, including tuna tostada and yellow ceviche, culminating with the traditional catch of the day.

Mezcal Room an extensive bar downstairs, we have a lot of Mexican spirits, including most famous Oaxacan beverage mezcal. There’s a wide spectrum of mezcals, with dozens of flavors ranging

We are a universe of colors, of textures, of flavors; the print of hands worn down legends that draw the magic of a culture willing to be discovered.

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EvelynF
Dined on Mar 13, 2024
The service is stellar! The presentation of the food is beautiful and the taste of everything we had was absolutely incredible. So delicious! The dessert topped off the entire meal! Definitely recommend and definitely will return when in DC. Thank you Victor and his team!
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4.2
4.2 (273)
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
West Loop
About the restaurant
MICHELIN-starred Chef Matt Baker's second restaurant is an homage to his late mother. Join us for Summer Restuarant Week, August 12th-18th for $35 lunch options and a $55 dinner menu!

Guests can enjoy the bar and lounge, perfect for dining solo or gathering with friends. Weekends are reserved for delectable brunch options, served alongside craft cocktails. A slight departure from his highly-acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant, Gravitas- the approach to all things culinary at Michele's is just as seasonal and serious, but playful and accessible.

We have a celebration fit for any occasion: the perfect blend of delicious food, live entertainment, and great company! Now offering lunch, Mondays-Fridays 11:00am-3:00 pm.

Ask about our specialty features:
Monday Burger Night
Wine Down Wednesdays
Live Music & Prime Steaks Every Thursday
Half-Shell Happy Hours
Seasonal Happenings & More!
Top review
ivorbeer
Dined 4 days ago
Really nice menu, very pleasant service thoroughly enjoyable meal
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4.7
4.7 (1648)
$30 and under
Turkish
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Ottoman Taverna provides flavors and dishes from the Turkish cuisine. Enjoy house made kebaps, dips, hot mezes, desserts and more at our Turkish restaurant. Ottoman Taverna has been awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status since opening in 2017.
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SusanBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Fast service with excellent food. The portions are large!
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4.7
4.7 (9361)
$30 and under
Mexican
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. Under the direction of renowned chef José Andrés, Head Chef Omar Rodriguez takes traditional ingredients and techniques and elevates them to deliver dishes and drinks with exceptional creativity and refinement.
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HeatherM
Dined 2 days ago
We enjoyed everything! Fresh guac is amazing. Cocktails are delicious! Will definitely go back!
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4.8
4.8 (1482)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.

The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Great food and great service! Will definitely come again.
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4.1
4.1 (202)
$30 and under
Oyster Bar
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Rappahannock Oyster Bar (Wharf) occupies the restored historic oyster shed (circa 1912) building at the Municipal Fish Market (the oldest fish market in the United States). The restaurant serves a line up of small plate offerings, wines, craft beers, unique cocktails, and of course, our very own celebrated shellfish.
Top review
smackh1vip
Dined 2 days ago
3 of us shared a dozen oysters, Caesar salad with fried oysters and the large, whole branzino. It was all terrific. This isn’t fancy dining and you don’t pay fancy prices. Try it.
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4.8
4.8 (2193)
$31 to $50
Persian
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Rumi's Kitchen first opened more than a decade ago in Atlanta, the result of years of development by Chef / Owner Ali Mesghali. Showcasing the flavors of Iran -- fresh herbs, kabobs cooked over an open-fire grill -- quickly won loyal guests at the original location in Sandy Springs, GA and set us on pace to open our first restaurant outside of Georgia in 2020. Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet whose words and life teach us how to find inner peace, happiness and love. We invite you to Rumi’s Kitchen where fresh, healthy food and attentive Persian hospitality await you.
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JalehVP
Dined 3 days ago
Our waitress Ora was wonderful. Food was fantastic. Service was outstanding Thanks Ora!
A photo of San Lorenzo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (265)
$31 to $50
Italian
Shaw
About the restaurant
Come in and feel transported to the streets of Italy.

Enjoy light, wholesome dishes - beautiful stucco walls and black and white photos of the chef/owner’s quaint hometown. Chef Massimo believes in creating dishes that honor the heritage and flavors of his native Tuscany. The magic of this cuisine is the exceptional preparation — fresh, simple ingredients paired with unique herbs and seasonings for a taste that’s anything but simple. With over 30 years of culinary training - Chef Massimo delivers homemade pastas, sauces, Florentine steak, veal, lamb, fresh fish and exceptional risotto.

Stay tuned for the not-to-be missed tasting menus offered nightly.

Also inquire about the unique communal wine lunch experiences on Saturday afternoons that can be booked only directly with management because they book up quickly. If you enjoy dining in Chef Massimo’s ‘San Lorenzo’ home - know he will also come to your home for special occasions or even travel with you within the US and Italy.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Eat here! Great food, uniuqe local restaurant.
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4.6
4.6 (34)
$31 to $50
American
Navy Yard
About the restaurant
A modern American restaurant in Navy Yard where Executive Chef Reid Shilling serves his take on seasonal cuisine highlighting ingredients from around the Chesapeake region. Experiences include a 7-course tasting menu (served exclusively at the Chef's Counter), a 3-course prix fixe menu, an a la carte menu, and a weekend brunch menu.

The 7-course tasting menu is seasonally driven and changes regularly offering guests a front-row seat to the open kitchen. Enjoy an expansive offering of Chef Reid Shilling’s regularly changing culinary creations and seasonally-inspired dishes, all prepared with a hyper-local approach to sourcing. This experience is the only menu served at the Chef’s Counter and may be previewed on our website.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 3, 2024
Shilling Canning is amazing! Service and food is top notch! Definitely recommend the ham biscuits and tuna!
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4.5
4.5 (451)
$50 and over
African
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Swahili Village Restaurant and Bar offers authentic Kenyan meals and Kenyan ambiance. Venture in and be transported to a city in Kenya. Karibu. We serve nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Wonderful experience and I got to try out my few words of Swahili. Definitely going back!
A photo of The Pembroke restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1841)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Situated in the bustling heart of Dupont Circle is The Pembroke, a sophisticated dining destination. Featuring contemporary American fare with global influences, The Washington Post’s food critic Tom Sietsema described the experience as “cut from a different cloth." The Pembroke’s stunning design by Martin Brudnizki features plush velvet coral-toned banquettes around glossy marble tables, cream-paneled walls with playful artwork, and boasts panoramic views of the neighborhood, while a seasonal terrace offers al fresco dining from spring to fall. The marble-topped bar is a bright and airy nod to cocktail bars of the 1950s and features classic drinks with a twist and a selection of fine wines. Reserve your table today to see how “The Pembroke makes Dupont Circle a destination again.”
Top review
JenniferLJ
Dined 4 days ago
Great place to join a few friends/coworkers/family for a nice evening of excellent food and drinks. Prices are a little high but in this area/location that is to be expected so get your wallets prepped. The service was fantastic and the food so delicious. The beautiful room/seating area and bar gave such great ambiance! Love it all! (and Leo the bartender was fantastic!) Will for sure go again at some point!
A photo of Tonari restaurant
4.6
4.6 (288)
$31 to $50
Italian
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Tonari is our Wafu Italian restaurant. WAFU means Japanese-style, so our menu is a Japanese take on Italian food. It originated in Japan through the love that the Japanese had for Italian food but wanted to incorporate some of their cultural flavors and ingredients to them. We at Daikaya Group and chef & owner, Katsuya Fukushima, are bringing this experience to you here in DC.

Looking for some fun Japanese antipasti bites, one of a kind pasta dishes, or pizza that you won't find anywhere else in the city? Then come join us for dinner, we look forward to having you soon.
Top review
ChaseB
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Food was excellent. So much more on the specials than what we expected too. We’ll be back for sure.
A photo of Zaytinya - DC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (18675)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Penn Quarter
About the restaurant
Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and concept chef Michael Costa, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington, DC.
Top review
CarrieFvip
Dined 5 days ago
Our meal was wonderful--recommend the Za'atar Margarita, Labneh, Grilled Haloumi, Sauteed Shrimp (the sauce is incredible), Brussel Sprouts. Our server was so lovely and while the restaurant was very busy, service was great!
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