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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
(410)
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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
(735)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(274)
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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
(786)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(915)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2801)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5736)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1713)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(23460)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19107)
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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
(3260)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2895)
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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
(1923)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9810)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2187)
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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
(495)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(159)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TortinoTortino
(786)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(885)
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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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(1240)
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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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
1298 reviews
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Greek | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

I Find the food consistently delicious. I keep going back. More

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Isabella Eatery - Dining HallIsabella Eatery - Dining Hall
93 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
1224 reviews
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

We LOVE Kapnos. Staff is super friendly and accommodating, even when my husband and I show up with our 9 month old. We always have a great time. Food include some basic Greek classics, such as tzatziki and taramasalata, but goes well beyond it with fantastic grill and fish dishes; cocktails are innovative and tasty, they have outdoor space, which we love, and they never disappointed! I personally don't find the indoor space particularly charming - a little cold. But still, it's a very cool place. Highly recommended. More

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Kapnos Taverna ArlingtonKapnos Taverna Arlington
1192 reviews
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Greek | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful experience with my father who was visiting from out of town! Excellent waiter, delicious food, and such a fun ambiance! I'll definitely be back again and again! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

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
786 reviews
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

What a phenomenal experience. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The views are spectacular. The food was innovative and even my 10 year old thought it was delicious. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage3. Bistro L'Hermitage
3392 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
735 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

The food was very good and we had a lovely meal but unfortunately the waiter left us with a desert menu for 30 min. More

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Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Barrafina Bar & GrillBarrafina Bar & Grill
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Barrafina is a unique culinary experience bringing you a variety of dishes representing the Mediterranean region. Our signature cocktails and vibrant atmosphere will ensure your satisfaction. More

City Winery DCCity Winery DC
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Mediterranean | Ivy City, District of Columbia


City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city. Our cuisine borrows from Mediterranean history – Italian, French, Spanish, and Middle-Eastern cultures have been pairing simple and wholesome food with wine for centuries. With this in mind, our culinary team has created share plates to pair with your wine. Our award-winning wine list has over 400 unique producers from around the world, in addition to the more than 20 in-house produced wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington and Argentina.More

OVATIONS by America EatsOVATIONS by America Eats
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American | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

At OVATIONS by America Eats, guests attending performances at the Filene Center will enjoy Chef José Andrés’ take on American classics and dine al fresco pre-show, or have the option to choose from a selection of prepared picnics.

**OVATIONS by America Eats is ONLY open on Wolf Trap performance days for the Filene Center during their Summer Season. OVATIONS by America Eats opens 2.5 hours before the beginning of the show.

Buffet price: $45/ adult
$22.50/ Children 10-under
Picnic Box: $30 Serves 1-2
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The Heights TaproomThe Heights Taproom
$$$$
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.