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.

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best Contemporary American Restaurants in Washington DC

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Founding Farmers - DC
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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100 Washington, D.C. Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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100 Washington, D.C. Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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SakerumSakerum
372 reviews
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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Waited a little while for a booth, which was absolutely worth it. The ambiance of Sakerum is truly what makes the experience. The food is delicious and fresh, the staff is helpful, and with the roll out of the weeknight happy hour crowd, the dimly lit, expertly architected corridor of the restaurant comes alive. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1238 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Nice quiet, relaxed place with great food. TWO vegetarian entrees to choose from, both beautifully presented. Fabulous buy with TravelZoo coupon for 2. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3072 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great meal, great value and great service from Josh! Highly recommend! More

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Westend Bistro DCWestend Bistro DC
1650 reviews
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Bistro | West End, District of Columbia

Excellent fast service at lunch when we told the waiter we had a time constraint. Still had time for delicious lunch and dessert in less than an hour. Excellent salmon sandwich. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1986 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

By far the nicest F&O that I have been to! Not as noisy and decor/seating top of the line! Food and service consistent with other F&O locations. More

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Specials at top restaurants in District of Columbia

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7091 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great salad, filet mignon tender and flavorful as can be, ambiance in one of their multiple rooms was quiet and beautifully paneled. More

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Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6801 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Valentines Dinner food was amazing great service highly recommend this place for date night . More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
296 reviews
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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Well priced food and outstanding mezcals that were worth every penny if you're into authentic Mexican spirits. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
376 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

I went for Valentine’s Day and it’s a lovely experience, food was great as well. I will be going again very soon!!! More

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ANKARAANKARA
483 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Ali, our waiter, was awesome! Great food and great service. Would definitely come back. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elizabeth's Gone Raw1. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
385 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Valentines adjacent date. More

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Kinship2. Kinship
902 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

I would absolutely and have already recommended Kinship to multiple friends and colleagues. More

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Meze Restaurant3. Meze Restaurant
433 reviews
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Turkish | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

We were sat at a private table for two upstairs and it was intimate and romantic. The food was delicious and our server was excellent! More

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Lafayette Restaurant4. Lafayette Restaurant
1002 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The best Washington DC has to offer. Wonderful ambience, highest level service and absolutely delicious food. More

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Lemon Cuisine of India5. Lemon Cuisine of India
7 reviews
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Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Very good Indian food for a pretty reasonable price. Would definitely go back and would recommend to a friend! More

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New to OpenTable

District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BrooklynBrooklyn
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Brooklyn blends culture with cuisine bringing all people together. An infectious vibe, palpable energy, and savory palette is Brooklyn. Replete with a brick oven for artisanal pizzas, craft cocktails, and two-levels of pure sophistication. Meet Brooklyn once, you will never forget her.

The District dining scene mirrors the dating scene: You’ll fall in love then you begin to lose interest. The object of your admiration will disappear, only to be replaced by a newer, shinier thing. There will be the one that got away, the one that’s out of your league, and the one that’s only good for some late night hedonism. Not in Brooklyn, she will make you seek monogamy.More

District Soul Food & LoungeDistrict Soul Food & Lounge
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Soul food | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will be providing a unique mix of southern cuisine and live entertainment featuring a selection of delicious soul food and signature cocktails. Owners Craig Parkinson CEO, David Roundtree, COO, Christopher Alston, Chris Everette, and Eddie Reynolds are excited to bring District Soul Food Restaurant to the heart of barracks row in Capitol Hill. Executive Chef John Fearrington (La Residence, True Flavors Southern Diner) will bring a menu strongly influenced by Southern flavors. Our Sweet potato pound cake will be one of the items that is sure to have customers coming back time and time again. District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will operate as a restaurant, Cigar Lounge, accompanied with a food truck and catering services for special events.More

Ezio Room at FiolaEzio Room at Fiola
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Located within Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s flagship Fiola, Bar Ezio at Fiola offers ala carte options with all the polish and hospitality that Fiola is known for. Our menus draw inspiration from regional Italian classics, local seasonal ingredients, and family traditions. The restaurant itself features sophisticated private dining spaces for business and social events, and outdoor dining is available from spring through fall on our patio.More

MarrakechMarrakech
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Moroccan | Petworth, District of Columbia

Marrakech Restaurant is a unique dining experience with three stories. It's fit for any special occasion, party, or intimate affair. Through our doors you'll experience a culinary and sensory adventure brimming with exotic flavors, colors, and spices.

Located in DC on Georgia Avenue in the Petworth neighborhood, Marrakech couples delicious Mediterranean signature dishes with legendary Moroccan hospitality in an exquisite old world setting.

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Sfoglina - DowntownSfoglina - Downtown
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Sfoglina (sfoal-YEE-nah) is a casual Italian trattoria and pasta house, named for the artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations.More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.