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

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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Nobu DCNobu DC
476 reviews
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Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was great, service was fine, cocktails were overly sweet and nothing special. Atmosphere was kind of bleh and the tables were too close together. The lounge seemed more lively and comfortable. Will return for the lounge happy hour. More

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SakerumSakerum
375 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
3078 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Carlie Palmer is the best steak in D.C. in my opinion. Great atmosphere, great service, great food! Would recommend to anyone! More

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Westend Bistro DCWestend Bistro DC
1652 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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Specials at top restaurants in Washington DC

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
95 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

This place is fabulous! Spacious, big, great menu. We went there for brunch and the monkey bread, chocolate chip waffles, French toast, and lobster rolls—— so good! Highly recommend and will definitely be going back More

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ANKARAANKARA
488 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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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
285 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Food was excellent...service was very professional. Great location. Really nice evening. Katherine was our waitress, and she was great. More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
378 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Their kulfi was wonderful! Their service was even better More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7101 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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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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

Incredible experience and certainly a great introduction to high quality vegan dinning. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois2. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5169 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Reliably outstanding service, lovely ambiance and delicious food. A special place indeed! More

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

They’re still the one. Every bite a remarkable experience. Every need attended to. Just special. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3694 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

High quality French cuisine at a reasonable price. Quaint atmosphere and friendly service. More

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Afghan Bistro5. Afghan Bistro
612 reviews
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Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Afghan Bistro is always on point. Great service and the food is amazing! I look forward to traveling to the area just to experience it all. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC 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

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

La Casa Del MofongoLa Casa Del Mofongo
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Caribbean | Silver Spring, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The Mofongo has become a staple in the Dominican and Puertorrican kitchens. Although it’s been said that this delicious dish originated in Puerto Rico, most agree that it was brought by the african slaves to the Caribbean; the dish which Mofongo derived from was a Ghananian dish called Fufu. We at La Casa del Mofongo, specialize in this delicious treat, sure to please the most selective palates

We at our family restaurant, La Casa del Mofongo, focus on providing our guests with the best of our Caribbean and Latin kitchen has to offer. You will be delighted with our variety of dishes and unbelievable service. Conveniently located on Georgia Avenue, in the heart of Silver Spring, Maryland. Thank you for stopping by!More

London Curry HouseLondon Curry House
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Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Beautifully located in stunning surroundings at Alexandria Cameron station, London Curry House offers the unique combination of classic and modern-Indian cuisine catering to an American clientele that desires something a bit spicy, but not overly so. A meal at London Curry House means accomplished food inspired by both tradition and modern Indian cuisine. You may enjoy outdoor open-air sitting with gorgeous park view or perfectly balanced ambiance indoor sitting and warm professional service.



Our menu offers wide selection of Indian cuisine with touch of British flavor-Indian dishes, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken with excellent balance of spices. Chef Ram has fashioned our dessert menu with his personal favorite desserts. London Curry House bar specialized in hand crafted cocktails with bartender's custom-picked Scotch and Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys along with delicious bar bites.More

Vino BistroVino Bistro
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Bistro | Leesburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We’re a husband and wife team that love wine, great food and treasured memories shared around the dining table. We’re thrilled to share our love for food & wine with the community of Leesburg, Virginia. Vino Bistro will feature and upscale wine bar & bistro with French inspired speciality foods and wines from around the world for your enjoyment! Our goal is to create a boutique neighborhood wine & food destination. At Vino Bistro, you can browse our wine shelves, select a bottle and enjoy it right there at your table or purchase retail to go. We have over 100 wines to choose from! Vino Bistro’s menu features french-inspired dishes with a California-American flare, all designed to match with the wines we have in store. 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.