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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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Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
Farmers Fishers Bakers
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American | Georgetown
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Japanese | Arlington
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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

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

Nobu has always been the best place for sushi with great service from extremely knowledgeable staff. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3182 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Best Tuna Tartare ever. Great steak. Generous pour from the bar. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
1403 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My wife and I had a wonderful date night. The service was attentive and personable, and the food was delicious. More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
340 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the area More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2450 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

This is a really good restaurant for the quality of the food and the service. More

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

Our waiter was so attentive to us celebrating Mother’s Day. It was an amazing experience, and the food was so yummy More

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

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Our dinner was amazing! We sat outside on the deck, right along the Potomac. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I ordered the caprese salad for an appetizer and it was big enough to split with another person. I ordered the soft shell crabs for my main course and they were absolutely perfect- not chewy at all. We didn’t have to wait too long for our food and didn’t feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend this place! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7506 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Maximilian was a great server and food was great as always. More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1251 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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The ambiance was great, food delicious, and nice service. The restaurant is conveniently located and I would recommend it to other people! More

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ANKARAANKARA
549 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Ali was a great waiter, helped us on portion size and selection. Great outside seating area. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Jyoti Indian Cuisine1. Jyoti Indian Cuisine
15 reviews
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Indian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great food and service as always More

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200 Monroe2. 200 Monroe
159 reviews
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Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The atmosphere was perfect, including the artwork on the walls and the music. The service was attentive, welcoming, and accommodating. The food was spectacular with a beautiful presentation and high flavor profile. I highly recommend the Monroe Restaurant to anyone! They do a wonderful job. More

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

Fantastic experience from start to finish. Amazing food, wine pairings, and staff. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
423 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was really great, and most of it was raw and uncooked. It was eye opening how food could taste great uncooked. The potato and cauliflower cake was the one cooked item. Everything was delicious and looked amazing. We had a 10 month with us and he loved the food too. Allow about 3 hours for the whole meal (tasting menu). The place is not accessible but the staff helped us take the stroller up the two flights of stairs. There is also a bar downstairs where I saw guests who had come in early wait. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois5. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5369 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Delicious food. Yes, it is pricey, but the ambiance and the food are outstanding! More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Bombay VelvetBombay Velvet
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Contemporary Indian | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Modern, Indian cuisine located in Reston, Virginia. More

Library TavernLibrary Tavern
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Persian | Brightwood, District of Columbia

The Tavern was built for the community as a place to relax, eat, drink, and enjoy your neighbors, family, and friends. Our cuisine features Persian dishes like our Koobideh kabob and signature hummus, paired with our hand selected specialty cocktails and owner selected wine list. Alongside a few American classics.More

Rango's TEX-MEXRango's TEX-MEX
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Tex-Mex | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Rango's delivers the best salsa, guacamole, fajitas, and margaritas, as well as any Tex-Mex cuisine that you can think of!More

The Leonardtown GrilleThe Leonardtown Grille
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American | Leonardtown, Maryland - DC Suburbs

At The Leonardtown Grille, we are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner! Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here!More

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston QuarterTrue Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.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.

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.