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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(500)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Harold BlackHarold Black
(374)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(486)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(650)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(132)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(747)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(854)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5568)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1611)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2732)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(22359)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18320)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
(128)
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TicoTico
(813)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3153)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2749)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1609)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1150)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9258)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2052)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(345)
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(595)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(86)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
CentrolinaCentrolina
(760)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(683)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(434)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1551)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

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DBGB DCDBGB DC
1278 reviews
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The Boudin Blanc is fabulous- thank you for making it special for me! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - RestonMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston
2918 reviews
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Seafood | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Outstanding dinner tonight. I had the organic salmon and my husband had the flounder. All of the food was perfectly cooked and the accompanying vegetables thoughtfully chosen. Our server, Brandon, accommodated my dietary need with attention and humor. A great dinner from beginning to end. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2411 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Being a vegetarian on Mondays, the chef made a delicious vegetarian pasta dish just for me. The restaurant should add that dish on their menu options. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1051 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was a great find. I will definitely be going back. Awesome food and service at a reasonable price. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2729 reviews
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Did not know what to expect, and was delighted by the experience. The food was excellent. I took some food home, opened the box, and found an extra small loaf of bread included. The server was terrific. And of course I did not know how good he was until I opened the take home box in the privacy of my home. Brabo is the kind of experience you want to have over and over again. More

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Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier1. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2750 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Marcel's is still the best fine dining restaurant in DC - extraordinary food, service, and ambiance. And Chef keeps adding new dishes. So there are nice surprises every time. Finally, the presentation is incredible. Some of the dishes look too good to eat! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage2. Bistro L'Hermitage
3221 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food with great atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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The Inn at Little Washington3. The Inn at Little Washington
500 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

One of our most memorable dining experiences! The food was delicious. The service was impeccable starting from the second we drove up to the inn. Even when you leave, your car is ready and waiting for you without you having to say a word! Every waiter is professional and friendly. The good was beautifully presented and every bite was one to be savored. Highly recommend this place for special occasions. More

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Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois4. Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois
369 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We have enjoyed dining at L'Auberge Chez Francois for many many years--as have our children from the time they were just youngsters. It is the first restaurant we think of when we have a special occasion to celebrate whether it is for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special events of ours or extended family members. While this was our first time dining at the Brasserie--for lunch--we will definitely add the Brasserie to our list and will plan to dine there again. We enjoyed the small intimate setting and the food selection and portion size were just perfect for us. Also our waiter, David, was very attentive and when asked a question about some of the paintings/dishes displayed on the walls sought out Jacques who came downstairs and gave us some of the history of the pieces in the Brasserie--some of which date back to not only the original downtown restaurant but include items either collected by or done by Jacques' relatives. Couldn't have had a nicer afternoon on Valetine's Day or better service and/or food. Thank you Jacque and the staff at L'Augerge Chez Francois! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw5. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
247 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Incredible experience. Best Gin cocktail I’ve ever had. Food was sensationally beautiful. I was personally a fan of the ceviche and the sorbet for this months tasting. Although all of the dishes were beautiful. More

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Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bar BaoBar Bao
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Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Bar Bao, where East meets West with its creative take on traditional Asian fare, brings an exciting bar and culinary spirit to the heart of Clarendon.More

Bistro 1521Bistro 1521
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Filipino | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Bistro 1521 is a Filipino Restaurant based in Washington D.C. that offers a variety of authentic Filipino dishes with a unique fusion style of cooking, which evolves from influences of Spanish, Malay, Chinese and USA. The combination of enriched native ingredients and style of cooking will leave an amazing and unforgettable taste that guarantees to excite the palate.

Bistro 1521’s Filipino style of hospitality is top-notched and it’s our priority that our guest will have an amazing and memorable time with us and it’s our goal to bring you the best experience and to make sure that you’ll come back for more!
Year “1521” is a significant part of history upon the discovery and exploration of the islands of the Philippines.More

Isabella Eatery - Dining HallIsabella Eatery - Dining Hall
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American | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The main dining area of Isabella Eatery located inside Tysons Galleria. The menu features an eclectic mix of items from the menus of our restaurants Requin, Yona, Pepita, and Arroz.More

Mi VidaMi Vida
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Mexican | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy dishes traditional dishes such as Carne Asada and Tacos de Carnitas, Foie Gras with Churros, and Caviar Gorditas.. .Hand-crushed guacamole is offered in unique iterations including a version with blue cheese, grapes and almonds. Santibañez has also commissioned a Hearth Oven to create roasted presentations of Roasted Chicken, Bone-In Short ribs and butterflied red snapper. For dessert, Chef Santibañez prepares classic sweets like Churros con Chocolate, Cajeta Flan, house-made ice creams and Tres Leches.More

The ReserveThe Reserve
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Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Located in DRP's upstairs, sister space, The Reserve has been a destination of local pop up restaurants, private dining, corporate meetings, holiday parties, happy hours, and what ever other private events your heart desires.

After nearly two years in hiatus, we have changed our dining room into an intimate, 30 seat, first come-first serve, small plate, cocktail and wine bar.More

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.