The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
RasikaRasika
8.5
$$$$
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bar PilarBar Pilar
8.4
$$$$
Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
HazelHazel
8.4
$$$$
Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
8.3
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
8.3
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
7.8
$$$$
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
G by Mike IsabellaG by Mike Isabella
7.8
$$$$
Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
HaikanHaikan
7.7
$$$$
Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
7.6
$$$$
Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
7.5
$$$$
Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Best American Restaurants in Shaw

Takoda Restaurant & Beer GardenTakoda Restaurant & Beer Garden
(156)
$$$$
American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today
Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(7)
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today
Harold BlackHarold Black
(327)
$$$$
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(458)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today
KinshipKinship
(573)
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 41 times today
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(113)
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 28 times today
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(813)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 27 times today
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5412)
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Booked 115 times today
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2678)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 34 times today
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(21596)
$$$$
American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 445 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17586)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 376 times today
TicoTico
(763)
$$$$
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 62 times today
TOURS @ District Distilling Co.TOURS @ District Distilling Co.
(32)
$$$$
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 2 times today
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4725)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 60 times today
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(364)
$$$$
American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Shaw

Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(345)
$$$$
Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today
Dino's GrottoDino's Grotto
(337)
$$$$
Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3056)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 47 times today
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2642)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 66 times today
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1297)
$$$$
Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 127 times today
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(8801)
$$$$
Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 180 times today
FlorianaFloriana
(1963)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today
CentrolinaCentrolina
(671)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 46 times today
TortinoTortino
(617)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 28 times today
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(396)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 29 times today
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1452)
$$$$
Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Booked 75 times today
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(719)
$$$$
Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 71 times today
GhibellinaGhibellina
(576)
$$$$
Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 58 times today
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1018)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 49 times today
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2660)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3059)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 31 times today

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Treat your taste buds: Explore Shaw restaurants.

Shaw Restaurants

ChaplinChaplin
414 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | , District of Columbia
Booked 54 times today

This place ended up being perfect for a late-night bachelorette party dinner. Ambience was awesome (felt like we were in a club, music could have been a bit quieter though) and the food was delicious. More

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HaikanHaikan
47 reviews
$$$$
Ramen | , District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today

Ramen was delicious and not overpriced, which tends to happen in the DC area. More

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NocturneNocturne
11 reviews
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | , District of Columbia
Booked 42 times today

Nocturne is the perfect spot if you want to go on a nice date and enjoy amazing cocktails. More

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Al CrostinoAl Crostino
345 reviews
$$$$
Italian | , District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Chefs Julian and Lina (mother/daughter team) served up a fabulous dinner and were extremely attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend Al Crostino! More

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Dacha Beer GardenDacha Beer Garden
2 reviews
$$$$
Beer Garden | , District of Columbia

Really great casual spot to sit outside and enjoy a couple beers with friends. I arrived 20min earlier than my party and the bartender immediately attended to me and was super friendly. More

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HazelHazel
376 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | , District of Columbia
Booked 44 times today

Hazel has a limited and eclectic menu. I am assuming it changes frequently to provide incentives to return. We ordered cocktails that arrived along with our first course, described as a chicken dish but really zucchini, with rich and interesting spices. Next came the smoked barbecued carrots, our favorite, followed by four meaty ribs nicely battered, flavored, and sprinkled with peanuts. We were never asked about wine, the empty plates quickly disappeared. Except for the drinks, the service was seriously efficient. The seating is typical: booths along one wall, tables lined the other. The bar is separate, and appeared to be a local favorite with groups gathered there when we arrived. When we left, couples filled several outdoor tables, heated with a fire pit or lamp. If you enjoy unusual flavors and have adventurous taste buds, Hazel definitely will surprise you delight you. Note: the suggestion was to order 2-3 plates /person, but we order 3 total and it was definitely enough for the two of us. More

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ThallyThally
397 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | , District of Columbia
Booked 30 times today

Great service! Very friendly staff! More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
3 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | , District of Columbia
Booked 51 times today

Espita has excellent food and a cool artistic atmosphere. The service can be standoffish, but you’re never neglected. Unique cocktails and salsa options make it great for groups. Only downside is that the place can get incredibly noisy when packed. Make reservations for dinner ahead of time! More

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EteteEtete
28 reviews
$$$$
Ethiopian | , District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

Went with a group for my birthday. We all loved it! The food was great, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was very classy. More

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Dino's GrottoDino's Grotto
337 reviews
$$$$
Italian | , District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today

I no longer live in DC but go to Dino's everytime I am in town (used to be our favorite neighborhood restaurant in Cleveland Park). I love the daily specials and the food. More

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DeclarationDeclaration
91 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | , District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

Great place to go before a show at 9:30. Good food. Quick service More

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Takoda Restaurant & Beer GardenTakoda Restaurant & Beer Garden
156 reviews
$$$$
American | , District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

Good service and great food! More

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1230 Restaurant & Champagne Lounge1230 Restaurant & Champagne Lounge
9 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | , District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Solid food and cocktails, superb service, modern/cool ambiance, refreshingly moderate noise level -- easy to converse even though it was a Saturday. More

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Baby WaleBaby Wale
204 reviews
$$$$
Wine Bar | , District of Columbia
Booked 16 times today

Stopped in after seeing "The Price" at Arena Stage. I was delighted with the New Jersey hot dog. She got a salad and then ordered her ribs entrée to go when the waitress confessed to being was eager to see us gone. We will return to Baby Wale, but try to get there earlier on a weeknight. More

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French Quarter Brasserie and Oyster BarFrench Quarter Brasserie and Oyster Bar
47 reviews
$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern | , District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

A new, great place with a lot of potential! First time trying this new place and it did not disappoint - They still have a few kinks to iron out, being a new place, but I will definitely be back!! More

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Drift on 7thDrift on 7th
44 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | , District of Columbia
Booked 2 times today

Really enjoyed our meal at Drift 7. The service was outstanding, and the food was yummy. It's a very small place, and my nephew and I went on a night where a band was playing. The music was good, but it made for a difficult time talking. More

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Duffy's Irish PubDuffy's Irish Pub
1 review
$$$$
Irish | , District of Columbia

Excellent service, good food, good fun! More

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Shaw Diners' Choice Winners

Shaw's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ChaplinChaplin
414 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | , District of Columbia
Booked 54 times today

This place ended up being perfect for a late-night bachelorette party dinner. Ambience was awesome (felt like we were in a club, music could have been a bit quieter though) and the food was delicious. More

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Al CrostinoAl Crostino
345 reviews
$$$$
Italian | , District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Chefs Julian and Lina (mother/daughter team) served up a fabulous dinner and were extremely attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend Al Crostino! More

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HaikanHaikan
47 reviews
$$$$
Ramen | , District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today

Ramen was delicious and not overpriced, which tends to happen in the DC area. More

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EteteEtete
28 reviews
$$$$
Ethiopian | , District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

Went with a group for my birthday. We all loved it! The food was great, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was very classy. More

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ThallyThally
397 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | , District of Columbia
Booked 30 times today

Great service! Very friendly staff! More

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HazelHazel
376 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | , District of Columbia
Booked 44 times today

Hazel has a limited and eclectic menu. I am assuming it changes frequently to provide incentives to return. We ordered cocktails that arrived along with our first course, described as a chicken dish but really zucchini, with rich and interesting spices. Next came the smoked barbecued carrots, our favorite, followed by four meaty ribs nicely battered, flavored, and sprinkled with peanuts. We were never asked about wine, the empty plates quickly disappeared. Except for the drinks, the service was seriously efficient. The seating is typical: booths along one wall, tables lined the other. The bar is separate, and appeared to be a local favorite with groups gathered there when we arrived. When we left, couples filled several outdoor tables, heated with a fire pit or lamp. If you enjoy unusual flavors and have adventurous taste buds, Hazel definitely will surprise you delight you. Note: the suggestion was to order 2-3 plates /person, but we order 3 total and it was definitely enough for the two of us. More

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Dino's GrottoDino's Grotto
337 reviews
$$$$
Italian | , District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today

I no longer live in DC but go to Dino's everytime I am in town (used to be our favorite neighborhood restaurant in Cleveland Park). I love the daily specials and the food. More

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DeclarationDeclaration
91 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | , District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

Great place to go before a show at 9:30. Good food. Quick service More

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Takoda Restaurant & Beer GardenTakoda Restaurant & Beer Garden
156 reviews
$$$$
American | , District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

Good service and great food! More

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French Quarter Brasserie and Oyster BarFrench Quarter Brasserie and Oyster Bar
47 reviews
$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern | , District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

A new, great place with a lot of potential! First time trying this new place and it did not disappoint - They still have a few kinks to iron out, being a new place, but I will definitely be back!! More

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