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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in District of Columbia

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in District of Columbia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Nara-Ya restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1248)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Nestled at the heart of the District Wharf, NaRa-Ya offers traditional Japanese Cuisine with modern inflections. Featuring an elegant a la carte menu and available tasting menus, we take pride in the culinary artistry of the traditional Japanese kitchen while advocating a personal responsibility to environmental demands. It is our practice to source local produce, offer sustainable, farm raised, and wild caught global marine products while maintaining an unparalleled dining experience. NaRa-Ya boasts an extensive sake & Japanese whisky list, including exceptional offerings rarely seen outside of the islands of Japan. Most seats at NaRa-Ya offer breathtaking views of the marina and Potomac River.

We recommend allowing extra time for parking.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 14, 2024
Everything was great! Food was amazing, lobster fried rice! Drinks were delicious as well!
A photo of La Vie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3437)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
La Vie is restaurant that specializes in Coastal Cuisine. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to incredible views and decor.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Great atmosphere and service, food was good but a bit overpriced.
A photo of The Point - DC restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1380)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Buzzard Point
About the restaurant
The Point brings the thrill and robust flavors of open flame cooking with the freshest seafood in the city. Perfectly situated at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, our contemporary design, tranquil open-air patio and premium fire pits, compliment the picturesque and panoramic views. Although we cannot guarantee outdoor patio dining for all of our guests. We will try to accommodate as many requests as we can on a first come first serve basis.
Top review
Armstrong
Dined 4 days ago
Great location, food, and service. Had a great time.
A photo of Moonraker restaurant
4.5
4.5 (260)
$50 and over
Japanese
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Welcome to Moonraker at Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, a signature rooftop hideaway with a Japanese inspired menu of light bites and sushi alongside handcrafted cocktails, a curated selection of Japanese whiskeys, and more. All set around a stunning central bar boasting panoramic views of the waterfront. A laidback lounge by day evolves into a buzzy nightlife scene alongside a handsome bar that sets the scene for intimate soirées, nighttime meet ups and weekend afternoons by the Potomac.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Nice experience and the staff made the night special!
A photo of Smoke and Mirrors - DC restaurant
4.3
4.3 (718)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Navy Yard
About the restaurant
Welcome to Smoke & Mirrors! We are a casual elegant social experience serving tapas style dishes envisioned to be shared. Our cocktail program features original craft recipes and modern twists on classics. Join us for a beautiful sunset view of our Nation's Capitol. We strongly encourage reservations as our walk-in space is limited as we operate on a two-hour table limit for reservations
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The views and food were absolutely spectacular. They seemed to be understaffed so the drinks and food took longer than expected to arrive however it was still a great experience over all.
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4.3
4.3 (495)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Welcome to Limani at the District Wharf, redefining waterfront dining. Enjoy stunning multi-level views and a culinary journey from timeless classics to innovative dishes, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and globally sourced fish and seafood. Our approach combines modern and traditional culinary methods, supported by a diverse beverage selection, including fine wines, champagnes, and a dynamic cocktail program with non-alcoholic options. Experience upscale dining with white tablecloths on our first and second floors, or embrace the open air on our 190-seat third-floor Terrace. Here, enjoy the same exquisite menu in a lively, open-air setting with a fresh breeze, string lights, and panoramic water views creating a casual upbeat ambiance. Our Mediterranean-inspired dishes promise an exceptional dining experience. This is Limani, your table awaits.







Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Halal meat in best location with best service. Thank you Limani!
A photo of Tony & Joe's Seafood Place restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2582)
$30 and under
Seafood
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Dine with a view of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center and the beautiful Washington Harbour fountains. Located in The Washington Harbour in Georgetown, we serve only the freshest seafood.

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FJBGvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great location with very good service. Delicious crab cakes!
A photo of Canopy Central Café & Bar restaurant
4.2
4.2 (696)
$31 to $50
American
Southwest Waterfront
About the restaurant
Enjoy Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner with a beautiful view of the Wharf. Located above Hanks and Boardwalk Inside the Canopy by Hilton Hotel
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Shrimp carbonara was better than i expected! Loved sitting outside on the balcony to dine and drinks were made well. Would come again!
A photo of Roberts Restaurant at the Omni Shoreham restaurant
4.0
4 (355)
$31 to $50
American
Woodley Park
About the restaurant
Our casually elegant restaurant invites you to a unique dining experience orchestrated by culinary experts.

The menu features dishes prepared from local ingredients procured from regional farms. Enjoy a glass of wine on our terrace with tranquil views of Rock Creek National Park or embark on a culinary adventure in our opulent dining room.

Whether meeting clients for lunch or dining with the family after a day of sightseeing, Robert's Restaurant has something for everyone.

Top review
Jennvip
Dined 1 day ago
We visited for an anniversary dinner and the entire experience was spectacular. Our waiter, Gizaw, was warm, attentive, and kind. He was also incredibly accommodating of my food allergies. We were made to feel like we were the only people in the room, even on a Saturday night. We ordered the arugula and field greens salads as starters; the salmon and pork as mains; and closed with Italian poached pears. Everything was absolutely phenomenal, and the fish, in particular, may the best I’ve ever had. Between the delicious food, the perfect atmosphere, and the stellar service, I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
A photo of Agua 301 restaurant
3.9
3.9 (805)
$30 and under
Mexican
Navy Yard
About the restaurant
Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Jaime Pelayo tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.
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Court
Dined on May 4, 2024
Great lunch. We were seated right away, even got to pick our own table. The service was very attentive and we both really enjoyed our food - Chicken Tinga tacos and Mango Shrimp tacos. I'm not a fan of the table tent saying there's a 22% service charge added. Just add the amount to the price of the food. I want the service people to be paid a good wage. Saying you're adding the service charge seems a little passive aggressive to me. It's also confusing - do we still tip (we did) ? Overall, good experience and excellent food. I would and have recommended to friends.
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