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.

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Washington DC

Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

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

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

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.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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

Great spot for girls night out! Delicious sushi, ceviche, and drinks! Amazing service! Such a good night! More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2900 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I love coming here for date night or a night out with friends. The cocktails are delicious and they are very conscientious about celiacs. They cook in separate pans and are very knowledgeable about what is in their dishes. More

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

Great food and the service was wonderful. We ordered a lot as we wanted to try different things as it all sounded delicious. Of course it was and we couldn't finish it all so we took the leftovers away. Would definitely come back. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1858 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Jazz was terrific, our meal was delicious and the ambience was just what we needed after a long day of travel. We could not believe that the gentleman checking us in knew where we had sat last time and suggested we try a new spot. It was a memorable evening. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3012 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great food, perfect drinks and world glass service. Thanks Mike Irving for leading an outstanding crew! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Washington DC

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

Delicious, fresh seafood. Hanukkah specials. Good cocktails and attentive service. Loved the ambiance and will definitely return for a date night or brunch. 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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ANKARAANKARA
437 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Delicious appetizers, good portion size, helpful waitress with the wine menu More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
374 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was our first time at Rasoi, which had been recommended by a friend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the great food and service and will definitely go back! More

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

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I love Espita. The pescador, pork, brussels tacos are amazing delicious with layers of flavor. the ceviche is in this sauce that has a zingy flavor and a wonderful tender fish. Great mezcal varieties to try. Magnificent margaritas. 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
636 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Amazing 1st class experience at the Inn at Little Washington. The service and food are outstanding. We loved staying at the Inn. More

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El Andariego2. El Andariego
121 reviews
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Mexican | Ashton, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Incredible and attentive customer service and delightfully delicious food. Everything was really enjoyable. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant3. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
185 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

great times with friends and everyone is always welcoming More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3590 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Superb food. Great wine list. Super service. All makes you feel special More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois5. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5008 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were there to celebrate a very special birthday and loved our dinner. Great service, wonderful food, and terrific ambiance. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Caspi Restaurant and LoungeCaspi Restaurant and Lounge
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International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fine dining and hookah lounge that serves various types of international and domestic food with cozy lounge room with comfy couches.More

JuliiJulii
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Mediterranean | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Julii by Cava Mezze, and Chef Sasha Felikson. Currently open for Dinner service nightly at 5 pm - and looking forward to bring you breakfast, lunch, and brunch.

Stay tuned, we're excited for what's to come!

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Kabuto Hibachi and SushiKabuto Hibachi and Sushi
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Japanese | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Kabuto Hibachi Grill & Sushi is a beautifully design new restaurant in the heart of Rockville town square. We have amazing Sushi & Hibachi items that is sure to satisfy every guests desires & palate. State of the art hibachi tables, beautifully design space combined with amazing food and service will make your experience at Kabuto a memorable one.
We look forward to serving you and making Kabuto Hibachi & Sushi one of your favorite places to dine out.
Please keep us in mind for your special gatherings as we have beautiful private dining room options available.

Thank you!


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Punch Bowl Social- ArlingtonPunch Bowl Social- Arlington
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Punch Bowl Social cultivates an eclectic approach to the new concept of eat-ertainment. In a design–forward environment described as “dirty modern,” Punch Bowl Social effectively combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages, and social gaming. Interested in elevating your weeknight happy hour? Punch Bowl Social’s mixologists focus on serving up well-balanced craft beverages. We know that booze won’t solve your problems; but neither will water - so why argue? After all, great stories never begin with, “Well, it all started with this really great glass of water…” #WinningAtAdulting Our scratch-food and craft beverages are perfectly complemented by a generous selection of social gaming that make us a true #unicorn when it comes to having an authentic, customizable experience. Activities that will set the vibe for your tribe include: bowling, ping pong, billiards, arcade games, giant wall scrabble, shuffle board, private karaoke rooms, and dart boards. More

Red Bar SushiRed Bar Sushi
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Sushi | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Red Bar Sushi has amazing and always fresh sushi and great craft cocktails.
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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.