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Where Chefs Eat in Washington D.C.

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in Washington D.C. We’ve partnered with Phaidon's Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in Washington D.C. where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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5 Restaurants
Updated September 13, 2021
Restaurants:Clyde's of Gallery Place, Le Diplomate, Zaytinya
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, French, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Logan Circle, Penn Quarter
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Clyde's of Gallery Place

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.4
6684 reviews
"It's very close to Daikaya and I like to take my crew there to eat and drink and hangout." – Katsuya Fukushima

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Le Diplomate

$$$$
French
Logan Circle
4.8
12289 reviews
"Le Diplomate serves classic French food, which was the first cuisine I began cooking. As soon as you walk in, the front of house staff are very attentive. The food is executed well and has been consistent since they opened in 2014." – Tom Cunanan

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Zaytinya

$$$$
Mediterranean
Penn Quarter
4.7
17107 reviews
"Zaytinya is a labor of love towards Greek, Turkish, and Lebanese cuisine. Its location is amazing and its decor is inviting. The food is so unique and more importantly, absolutely delicious. Their use of spice and herbs is something I love and, if I had more experience with the cuisine, I'd open up a small joint of my own highlighting the food of these amazing cultures." – Michael Friedman

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Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.8
24942 reviews
Recommended by Chef Katsuya Fukushima from Daikaya

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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

$$$$
French
Georgetown
4.7
2160 reviews
Recommended by Chef Michael Friedman from The Red Hen

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