Washington DC Restaurants

Make a free reservation

View all 4603 restaurants in Washington DC

The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

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

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(7)
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(450)
$$$$
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 15 times today
Harold BlackHarold Black
(331)
$$$$
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(458)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 8 times today
KinshipKinship
(577)
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 49 times today
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(113)
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Booked 10 times today
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(730)
$$$$
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 7 times today
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(815)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 13 times today
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5422)
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Booked 86 times today
MokomandyMokomandy
(1524)
$$$$
American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 13 times today
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2681)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 17 times today
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(21640)
$$$$
American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 483 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17634)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 288 times today
Freddie's Beach Bar & RestaurantFreddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
(115)
$$$$
American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 4 times today
TicoTico
(766)
$$$$
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 19 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3059)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 41 times today
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2648)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 43 times today
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1319)
$$$$
Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 107 times today
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1083)
$$$$
Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 10 times today
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(8823)
$$$$
Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 119 times today
FlorianaFloriana
(1965)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(292)
$$$$
Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 8 times today
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(553)
$$$$
Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 4 times today
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(42)
$$$$
Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
CentrolinaCentrolina
(681)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 40 times today
TortinoTortino
(621)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 21 times today
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(397)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 12 times today
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1460)
$$$$
Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Booked 53 times today

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Farmers - DC
(2058)
$$$$
American | Foggy Bottom
Farmers Fishers Bakers
(449)
$$$$
American | Georgetown
Kapnos Taverna Arlington
(705)
$$$$
Greek | Arlington
Ambar - Arlington
(19)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
View all Washington DC restaurants

Treat your taste buds: Explore Washington DC restaurants.

Earn Free Meals Faster with Bonus Points

Washington DC's most booked Bonus Point Tables
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National HarborMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
4930 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | National Harbor, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Booked 52 times today

Our server was great! It was not as crowded as it has been in the past which was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be going back! More

OpenTable Diner -
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2352 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 15 times today

Great seafood meal today. Very good waitress. I’ll come back. More

OpenTable Diner -
FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1279 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 46 times today

Jenelle, our server are our evening very special. She made all the right recommendations, never pushed us and was very engaging. My wife and I had an outstanding evening. Thank you More

OpenTable Diner -
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal CityMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
2314 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 20 times today

I joined friends from my deployment. We had a great time. The wine flowed and the food was great. More

OpenTable Diner -
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - RestonMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston
2840 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 24 times today

Lovely restaurant with good food and good service. One of our favorites More

OpenTable Diner -

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
450 reviews
$$$$
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 15 times today

Impeccable! What a perfect special occasion treat. My husband and I went for his birthday, and was well worth the expense. More

OpenTable Diner -
Afghan Bistro2. Afghan Bistro
283 reviews
$$$$
Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 6 times today

As usual the food is authentic and delicious. Menu includes a variety with tasty vegetarian dishes. While there were just the two of is, in addition to appetizers, we ordered 3 entrees!! More

OpenTable Diner -
Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier3. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2687 reviews
$$$$
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 19 times today

Marcel’s really ought to have a Michelin star— it feels like the prototype high end European Fine food restaurant, but with more interesting food! Superb menu, combinations I have not seen elsewhere, cooked and served beautifully! A great ( but not inexpensive) night out. Importantly, very easy to hear, comfortable tables, knowledgeable waiters. More

OpenTable Diner -
Ristorante Bonaroti4. Ristorante Bonaroti
1083 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 10 times today

An outstanding memorable dinner with good friends. Cuisine and service was out of sight. More

OpenTable Diner -
Harold Black5. Harold Black
331 reviews
$$$$
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today

We love coming to Harold Black. Always an amazing atmosphere and inventive, delicious craft cocktails. Haveing this neighborhood gem is a treat! 🍸 More

OpenTable Diner -

New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
12 Twelve12 Twelve
$$$$
American | H Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 2 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

MVP BarMVP Bar
$$$$
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

A truly great sports bar must be awash in TVs, offer an inordinate selection of beers, whiskeys, tequilas and excel at something good, saucy and routinely on special, and must end up all over dress shirts. MVP's our one-size-fits-all Sports Bar concept, with more than 28 HDTVs, two video wall, dozens of beers, and huge selection of Whiskey's and Tequilas (did we say HUGE?). It doesn't stop there, our 'Farm-To-Table' locally sourced take on comfort food means along with buffalo wings, fries and a lengthy list of sliders (Sliders -that's out thing). we'll also serve Shrimp & Grits, Chicken Waffles, Fried Ravioli, and Avocado Tostadas. We truly believe that the way food is raised can change and transform lives…from the farmer who grows it to the person who eats it. Whether it be sports, live music, food, beer or any other events, Shaws newest Sport Bar MVP is NOW OPEN!More

MaydanMaydan
$$$$
Middle Eastern | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Booked 95 times today

We want you to have a different approach to dining: one that’s about the food, but also the love, respect, and traditions that go into each dish. Our food tells the story of our own travels, from Tangier to Tehran and Batumi to Beirut, but it also tells the stories of voices that often go unheard. Hope to see you tonight, walk-ins welcome!


Join us at Maydan to taste the flavors of Northern Africa and The Middle East. The beauty of the space will catch your eye, our one of a kind hearth will grab your attention, and the flavors will steal your heart!

The piping hot bread that comes to every table is sure to be the perfect accompaniment to our salads, spreads, skewers, grilled vegetables, and condiments.

See you at Maydān soon. We’ll be waiting.More

Tyber Creek Wine Bar & KitchenTyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen
$$$$
American | Bloomingdale / Brookland, District of Columbia
Booked 3 times today

Located in Bloomingdale, Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant and bar featuring an affordable wine list, wood-fired dishes, and patio seating during warmer months. The menu of American fare spans from shared plates, to soup & salads, mains, flatbreads, and vegetables. Weekend dinner starts at 5PM.More

Waraku Japanese RestaurantWaraku Japanese Restaurant
$$$$
Japanese | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Waraku Japaneses Restaurant specializes in providing delicious food with great sight and decoration of the dishes. Every plate of sushi is a piece of art. You can enjoy the food by taste and viewMore

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.