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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Claire's at the Depot restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3469)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Warrenton
About the restaurant
In a casual yet elegant atmosphere, set in a recently remodelled century old historic train station, Claire's passion is great food and outstanding service. Offering contemporary American cuisine - local, seasonally focused - with a Southern flaire. The renovation honors the historic character of the Warrenton Train Depot, resulting in a warm, comfortable environment for casual meetings with friends, or special occasions and intimate family meals. The warm, elegant Garden Room provides seating for intimate meals, while the Tavern Room features a more casual dining experience in luxurious surroundings. A rotating selection of craft beers is available on tap, and the wine service is regularly expanded. Outdoor dining is available in season, and private events can be hosted in one of several areas in the restaurant. Awarded "Best of Warrenton" every year since 2006.
Top review
PhyllisMvip
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food. Gorgeous outdoor dining. Best crème brûlée since I lived in Paris!
A photo of NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Tysons Galleria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (269)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tysons Corner / McLean
About the restaurant
THE NM CAFE located in Neiman Marcus TYSONS CORNER GALLERIA is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at THE NM CAFE® TYSONS CORNER GALLERIA. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

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Let THE NM CAFE® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.

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TriciaC
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
Always consistent, Neiman's Cafe is my go to luncheon place with my friends, love it!
A photo of Monocacy Crossing restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3193)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Monocacy Crossing is located off the beaten path five miles south of Frederick. As soon as you walk through our door, you relax, you're comfortable, and at home. Our menu selections and extensive wine list will satisfy everyone in your party. So come, enjoy, be our guests!
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bettyvip
Dined 5 days ago
We’ve Monocacy and come there frequently My husband misses the NY strip. We loved the rockfish and sweet corn risotto Always a lovely evening outdoors at Monocacy .
A photo of The Island Hideaway restaurant
4.9
4.9 (566)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Solomons
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Island Hideaway. A family owned and operated restaurant offering an assortment of fresh New American Cuisine ​on Solomons Island! We have done our best to create a warm environment that offers a variety of tasty food.

Please note:
-All reservations are based on a 2 hour seating time
-Reservations outside are NOT guaranteed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 20, 2024
Great food. Great view. Been here twice and loved it each time. A must go to restaurant.
A photo of The Study restaurant
4.9
4.9 (295)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Discover our Modern American menu inspired by Chef Tomas Chavarria’s Mesoamerican heritage and training. Our regionally sourced plates such as Korobuta Pork Belly and Seven Hills Farms Center Cut Steak are complimented by our library of classic cocktails. Grab your favorite sip and savor attentive service, a luxe atmosphere, and live entertainment in a boutique hotel.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 15, 2024
A perfect place for a business dinner. Small quiet
A photo of The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1020)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in downtown DC, just four blocks from the White House, breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are served under The Jefferson’s historic skylight in The Greenhouse. Natural light streams from above, creating an airy atmosphere that complements the light, fresh and energizing fare on our seasonal menus.
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MichaelSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Wonderful experience with a great vibe, food was great too
A photo of The Tasting Room restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2991)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Frederick
About the restaurant
Established in 2001, The Tasting Room restaurant and wine bar has earned a reputation as a modern American force in the Frederick area. Situated in the heart of Frederick's historic district, The Tasting Room captures the energy of Market St. with floor to ceiling windows and a 180˚ panoramic view. Fresh local ingredients, seasonal menu changes, Frederick's best wine & cocktail lists, friendly/professional service, and countless regional awards set the standard for dining in our beautiful little city.


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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Great tasting experience and atmosphere in an historic city.
A photo of The Ashby Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1794)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Paris
About the restaurant
The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily dependent on what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.
Top review
PatriciaC
Dined 5 days ago
We love The Ashby Inn and go to enjoy a relaxing and delicious lunch on the outdoor patio. The food and service are always perfect. We enjoy ordering from the Prix Fixed Lunch Menu - great value for the 3 courses.
A photo of Peacock Café restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1895)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Maziar Farivar, Chef/Proprietor serves contemporary American cuisine with flavors of around the world in an elegant, comfortable & cosmopolitan setting. Celebrating over 28 year Anniversary in Georgetown, Peacock Cafe is a dining experience not to be missed when in Georgetown. In addition to our wonderful lunch menu, we do offer a selection of our popular breakfast items as well on weekdays (11am-4pm). Chef Maziar, on dinner menu offers a greater variety of small plates and entrees from contemporary American to small selection of Contemporary Iranian (Persian) dishes.
Enjoy a comprehensive wine list from boutique wineries to large labels and fabulous signature cocktails from the bar to compliment your dining experience.

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
I arrived as the staff prepared to open. The manager allowed me to sit at an outdoor table and soft drinks served as I waited. All the employees were pleasant and professional. The food was great. Thanks!
A photo of Rosemary Bistro Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (460)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Friendship Heights
About the restaurant
Rosemary Bistro Cafe is a restaurant based in Washington, D.C. that serves classic French-based cuisine. All our menu offerings prepared using the freshest ingredients. If you’re looking for a cozy dining experience in the D.C. area, come by our restaurant today.


Top review
DCdinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Greatest burgers but great French food as well. Fun outdoor ambiance although a couple with a big dog sat right behind us and the owners really didn't keep it tethered too well. Definitely not the fault of the restaurant.
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