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RasikaRasika
8.5
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bar PilarBar Pilar
8.4
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Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
HazelHazel
8.4
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Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
8.3
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
8.3
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Ray's The SteaksRay's The Steaks
8
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
7.8
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
G by Mike IsabellaG by Mike Isabella
7.8
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Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
HaikanHaikan
7.7
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Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
7.6
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Pepita CantinaPepita Cantina
7.6
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
7.5
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(11)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(541)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Harold BlackHarold Black
(411)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(507)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(737)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(280)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(145)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(788)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(918)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2802)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5744)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1715)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(23481)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19133)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
VOLTVOLT
(4908)
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3262)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2897)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1212)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1930)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9822)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2189)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(631)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(397)
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(498)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(161)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TortinoTortino
(786)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(889)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2807)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

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(886)
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GraffiatoGraffiato
1661 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My wife and I were visiting DC to see U2 at the Capital Centre and I was looking for a restaurant nearby. I found Graffiato online, read the reviews, looked at the menu, and got a reservation. We had a great experience. Our server, Fran was a sweet, very good ambassador for Graffiato and she did a great job on her recommendations. My rigatoni was delicious. We will go back. More

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Kapnos KouzinaKapnos Kouzina
1301 reviews
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Greek | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Outstanding service, particularly the bartender(s). The a/c didn't seem to be working well, though, and it was hot. The head bartender, Mehdi, is a gem and quite the mixologist. Reservations were adjusted for my group size. I can't say enough about the excellent personal care from the staff. More

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

Great drinks and deserts. The menu was awesome and included lots of interesting things to try. The food was just ok. More

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KapnosKapnos
1227 reviews
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

This place truly surprised us, great food and ambience, service was excellent as well. More

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Kapnos Taverna ArlingtonKapnos Taverna Arlington
1193 reviews
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Greek | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food and very attentive service. Alas, like most restaurants these days, the noise level makes conversation very difficult. More

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Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
541 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Consistently amazing experience. Feel very fortunate to be able to go! More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm2. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
788 reviews
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

As always a fantastic and memorable experience! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage3. Bistro L'Hermitage
3395 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 Ashby Inn4. The Ashby Inn
1264 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paris, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The outdoor patio is a wonderful setting for a spec gal meal. More

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Kinship5. Kinship
737 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

The place was a hidden gem. There is no sign. The foods were amazing. Def will be back soon. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Cheesetique - MosaicCheesetique - Mosaic
$$$$
American | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Cheesetique, established in 2004, is the go-to neighborhood spot for fine cheeses, food-friendly wine, and an eclectic, cheese-centric menu.

We’re a specialty cheese and wine shop. We’re a comfortable, cheese-centric restaurant. We’re all things to all cheese lovers, so join us to shop, dine, or both!More

O-Ku - DCO-Ku - DC
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Sushi | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

O-Ku DC is a modern Japanese restaurant opening May 2018 in the Union Market neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC. Executive Chef Bryan Emperor will create a menu of innovative dishes using traditional Japanese techniques and the finest fish and ingredients from around the world. The 120-seat restaurant will also house a lounge specializing in Japanese whiskey as well as a 40-seat rooftop bar, both featuring a sleek industrial design to complement the surrounding neighborhood.More

The Haute TableThe Haute Table
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American | Brookland / Brentwood, District of Columbia

Chef Candace Richardson is offering a preview of her new catering concept and restaurant beginning July of 2018 in a Pop-Up Series. Pop-Up Restaurants originally began as supper clubs or speakeasies during the prohibition era. Just as their name implies, they would appear in unexpected places for a limited amount of time, where guests had “to be in the know to patronize.

A DMV transplant, Chef Richardson shares her Garden State vision for the future of American Cuisine with subtle southern influences by lauding the farm to table mantra, “eat local, fresh and seasonally inspired!” The Haute Table is an interactive 6-course tasting menu and each course is complemented with a perfectly balanced craft cocktail, beer, & wine pairing. Our guests will enjoy an exploration of flavors while mingling with others. From the moment guests arrive to their last spoonful of dessert, the “Haute Experience” is created with heartfelt intention and a deep appreciation for locally-sourced ingredients.

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The Heights TaproomThe Heights Taproom
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Pub | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

Welcome to The Heights Taproom! Join us for Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-8pm. We have what you need!More

The Smith - U StreetThe Smith - U Street
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Located in the heart of Washington DC’s bustling U Street corridor, our newest location offers a lively and convivial atmosphere that’s perfect for a night out with friends, a pre-show meal, a late night bite, or brunch any day of the week. The menu features bistro classics, seasonal fare, and family style dishes to share. A private dining room is also available for events of any occasion. 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.