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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.
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
$$$$
Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(7)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(464)
$$$$
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 20 times today
Harold BlackHarold Black
(338)
$$$$
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 20 times today
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(462)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 16 times today
KinshipKinship
(591)
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 50 times today
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(118)
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 23 times today
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(735)
$$$$
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 4 times today
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(824)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 28 times today
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5448)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Booked 115 times today
MokomandyMokomandy
(1537)
$$$$
American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 24 times today
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2689)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 25 times today
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(21750)
$$$$
American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 568 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17774)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 342 times today
Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
(119)
$$$$
American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 1 time today
TicoTico
(771)
$$$$
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 22 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3074)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 83 times today
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2660)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 63 times today
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1372)
$$$$
Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 175 times today
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1092)
$$$$
Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 13 times today
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(8898)
$$$$
Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 200 times today
FlorianaFloriana
(1987)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 50 times today
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(298)
$$$$
Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 8 times today
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(565)
$$$$
Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 5 times today
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(47)
$$$$
Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 1 time today
CentrolinaCentrolina
(694)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 54 times today
TortinoTortino
(634)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(404)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 16 times today
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1476)
$$$$
Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Booked 59 times today

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Tadich Grill - Washington DCTadich Grill - Washington DC
561 reviews
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 42 times today

While the food was very good, the best feature was our waiter, Brendan. He was also the bartender and he was very engaging and added to the success of the lunch. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National HarborMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
4964 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | National Harbor, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 33 times today

Our waitress Angie was excellent. The food was tasty. We will return to this restaurant again. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal CityMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
2329 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 19 times today

Had a fabulous experience at the Crystal City McCormick and Schmick's. Food was fabulous (lobster bisque and steak for hubby, crab and shrimp stuffed salmon for me), server and management were attentive and our booth seat allowed us to be in a quiet spot (which we had requested). More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2359 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 34 times today

Fantastic food and enjoyable atmosphere More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2667 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 23 times today

Very good food in a quiet restaurant. We’ll definitely be back. Very pleased to see Foie Gras as an appetizer. My salt cod was very good and my companions all had the grilled octopus which they said was delicious. Thanks Brabo! 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
464 reviews
$$$$
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 20 times today

The best night ever. Excellent service and amazing menu. We will be back. More

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Afghan Bistro2. Afghan Bistro
285 reviews
$$$$
Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 11 times today

This was our second time to Afghan Bistro and it was as good as our first. We absolutely love the food! The seating is very tight but it doesn’t detract from the outstanding meal. More

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Lafayette Restaurant3. Lafayette Restaurant
824 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 28 times today

As always a gracious dining experience. Food and service are 5 stars. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier4. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2698 reviews
$$$$
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 29 times today

A very special dinner and evening, made more special by Jonathan. We savored every morsel and the experience was memorable!! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage5. Bistro L'Hermitage
3112 reviews
$$$$
French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 24 times today

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

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
12 Twelve12 Twelve
$$$$
American | H Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 3 times today

Our name is 12 Twelve it is a combination of the numbers 1, which means, "Stay positive," and 2, which means, "Keep the faith." Together, 12 is a strong message to stay positive, optimistic, and filled with faith because your positive thoughts and faith will create a positive outcome. SCOTT & MICHELE OPEN AN UPSCALE SPORTS BAR/LOUNGE/RESTAURANT The 12 Twelve Lounge, an American Fusion sports bar and lounge owned by Scott D. Greene & Michele A. Cameron Greene Fletcher. More

703 bar + kitchen703 bar + kitchen
$$$$
Contemporary American | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We are a contemporary American restaurant featuring Chef-crafted interpretations of dishes from the Southeast United States. We take great pride in our scratch cooked menu featuring the best produce, seafood, and dairy Northern Virginia has to offer…so much so that we incorporated our area code into our restaurant name.

Our bar features creative craft cocktails, six local beers on a rotating tap, and an extensive wine selection. Bourbon Certified bartenders deliver education and recommendations for both experienced bourbon aficionados and novices alike. More

Jolley's Restaurant and LoungeJolley's Restaurant and Lounge
$$$$
Ethiopian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Jolley's journeys thousands of miles to deliver aromatic and authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Classic and modern dishes enriched with age-old spices and herbs. House specials include Yemisir wot and our numerous Veggie combos.More

Kirwan's on the WharfKirwan's on the Wharf
$$$$
Irish | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Kirwan’s On The Wharf. An authentic Irish pub honoring the Irish heritage of the Southwest Waterfront in Washington DC.More

Oakton Wine Shop & BistroOakton Wine Shop & Bistro
$$$$
Bistro | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 1 time today

The Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro is a wine and beer shop with an embedded bistro. The establishment focuses on offering hand-selected wines from around the world, hand-crafted beers, and small plates. The bistro serves a seasonal menu which will enlighten the senses through wine, beer and food. Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro aims to present a consumer-friendly environment, with a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful and consumer-focused!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.