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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
GG
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
(13)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(622)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Harold BlackHarold Black
(463)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(518)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(836)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(497)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(162)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(846)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(959)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2873)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5929)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1836)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(24680)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(20211)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
VOLTVOLT
(5044)
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3338)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(3029)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1270)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2300)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10369)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2320)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(679)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(468)
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(556)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(218)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TortinoTortino
(896)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(1030)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2890)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
(393)
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Japanese | Arlington
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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Founding Farmers - DC
(4653)
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American | Foggy Bottom
Farmers Fishers Bakers
(2335)
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American | Georgetown
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1165
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
836
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
NocturneNocturne
74
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1110
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6515
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
SaxSax
1096
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
463
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
5147
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & HotelThe Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
1036
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Steakhouse | Hanover, Baltimore Suburbs
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20211
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

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

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6897
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13443
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
497
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6648
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1928
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
1078
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
886
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
ConvivialConvivial
549
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French American | Shaw, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8284
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Farmers & DistillersFarmers & Distillers
3529
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1030
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
826
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
24680
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
749
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
893
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
1801
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1110
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
2300
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1316
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

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.
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
497
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1030
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6897
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
749
$$$$
Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13443
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
886
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
Rasika West EndRasika West End
4112
$$$$
Contemporary Indian | West End, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1928
$$$$
Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ChaplinChaplin
596
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Japanese | Shaw, District of Columbia
BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3235
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCLebanese Taverna - Washington DC
879
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Middle Eastern | Woodley Park, District of Columbia
DC NoodlesDC Noodles
93
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Thai | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Mandu - K StreetMandu - K Street
426
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Korean | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1316
$$$$
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13443
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7617
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6648
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8284
$$$$
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Jaleo DCJaleo DC
7490
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bombay ClubBombay Club
3933
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3338
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
5929
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20211
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
BlackSaltBlackSalt
5386
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Seafood | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1834 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Such a lovely space. Every bite was delicious from crostini to dessert. Service perfect. We all enjoyed our entrees- risotto, sea bass, chicken and paella. Everything was superb. We sat upstairs so it was not too noisy. Downstairs looked fun and lively so maybe next time we will ask to sit there. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2882 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The atmosphere is cozy and classy, very comfortable furniture! The service was good, the food was pretty good and the prices were reasonable. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
893 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My best friend and I went for brunch this past Saturday. We both had the Lobster Benedict and warm potato salad. The food was divine and the service was excellent. The ambiance was very soothing! More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2989 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Delicious food with excellent service. One of the better places in DC for a good steak. More

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

Food was great, sashimi was very high quality and the presentation was fabulous. I would definitely go back again next time I’m in town. More

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

Excellent service and very original ceviche offerings. Cannot wait to return More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
284 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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I picked Nick's for the waterfront location, but was pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. While Nicks is essentially a sports bar, they exceed sports bar expectations. The food was good (especially the salmon). I would eat there again! More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
373 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed. More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1280 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Ambar is one of my favorite spots in Arlington. The small plates are wonderful and worth talking about. And I always get exquisite service. I’ve introduced this place to so many people. Thanks Ambar for such impeccable service! I’ll keep coming! More

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

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Food was awesome. Service was outstanding. Environmental was incredible. I had a blast. The first time I came and definitely be back again. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
518 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We were there for a Saturday lunch. The menu was varied, and the food was well-prepared and tasted great. The service was exceptional, happily accommodating special dietary needs. It’s a lovely and quiet setting. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon2. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
726 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We always have a wonderful time at the Russia House. Delicious food, warm ambiance and friendly owners. More

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

The Inn never ceases to amaze and wow me. I’m sure there are people out there that don’t adore this restaurant but I have never met them. The only thing better than the food is the service. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant4. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
183 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were having a small family celebrating. Everyone enjoyed the food and our server was attentive but gave us room to enjoy ourselves. More

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The Ashby Inn5. The Ashby Inn
1316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paris, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Ashby Inn is always a treat. We've been there many times, even as chefs change and menus adjust. The food is almost always locally sourced (the venison stew was REALLY locally sourced--the chef came to the table and we talked) and expertly done. The wine list is almost overwhelming. The pork loin with bone in and blue cheese was superb and the venison stew tasty and hearty. The crab cakes could have used a little more spiciness, but that is personal taste. Excellent service, beautiful ambience, and a welcoming staff all combined for a great (as usual!) evening. If you haven't been, go. If you have, well, come again. It is our annual (at least) tradition and should be yours, but bring your credit card and an open mind: it is not cheap. But it provides for a superb dining experience. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Brick Lane - Capitol HillBrick Lane - Capitol Hill
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Brick Lane has become a neighborhood hotspot known for its delicious, fresh food, warm ambiance, welcoming atmosphere, and impeccable service. New to Barricks Row, we provide the unique dining experience of American fusion cuisine that is sure to delight any palate. Come in during the week for our delicious and dynamic happy hour that has some of the best deals on the block, or stop by on weekends to enjoy a delectable brunch. The Brick Lane is a perfect spot for dining, whether for date night, a celebration, or family dinner. More

Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
$$$$
Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Nada - N. BethesdaNada - N. Bethesda
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Contemporary Mexican | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Nada, a reimagining of Mexican cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Mix-and-match tacos, salads and more with a menu designed for sharing with friends or sampling different flavors on your own. Snag some guac and salsa for the table, or dig into caramelized cauliflower tacos, Maine lobster (roll) bolsas, or grilled shrimp and sweet corn salad. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and local craft brews keep the party going.

Nada N. Bethesda opening in November 2018 will dish up bold tacos and lively cocktails from Pike & Rose at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road.More

Scotts RestaurantScotts Restaurant
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

With the feel and ambience of an English home, Scotts will serve many of America’s favorite dishes with a little theatre from an open Seafood bar, grill and Silver carving trolley that will roam the dining room. From whisky sours to innovative house cocktails guests can snack or eat from the full menu in the bar or restaurant from noon to 10.30pm daily.More

The CharlesThe Charles
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Contemporary American | La Plata, Maryland - DC Suburbs

"Welcome to The Charles, an iconic restaurant space in
the heart of historic La Plata, Maryland.

The Charles is a neighborhood gathering place for the local community and the county, where all folks can dine, drink, celebrate and always feel welcome. We serve unique twists on American favorites along with local fare that
highlights the culinary traditions of southern Maryland. We source much of our produce from our own local EatWell Natural farm and other local
purveyors. We offer all at fair prices. We feature American and regional beers, hand crafted cocktails with a large selection of bourbon along with a well
chosen wine list. We seek to provide great employment for our team, always respect the environment and give back to our community.
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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.