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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

Elizabeth's Gone Raw
Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(464)
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Elizabeth's couldn't have been a lovelier time. My husband and I got the tasting menu for our anniversary and had a ball with the creative cuisine, the beautiful ambience, and the best service I've ever had in DC, and nearly my life! The waitstaff was so well trained, courteous, and knowledgeable, and the food was beyond compare. Couldn't recommend more highly! More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(55)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Have taken afternoon tea in Claridges, the Savoy and other prestigious hotels but this one bar far was the best. Simply delicious! Would definitely recommend More

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Lafayette Restaurant
Lafayette Restaurant
(1094)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really lovely place for breakfast with friends or business. Food is excellent and so is the staff. I love that they serve breakfast on Wedgwood china! A touch of luxury in the heart of the bustling city! More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
(5148)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Busy, friendly and top quality restaurant. Excellent service from reception to bar to table and then throughout the meal. Our waiter Ivan was exceptional, only too happy to explain the menu, particularly in respect of the Stone Crab, bringing out a selection of sizes of crabs claws so I could choose the size and number of claws I would like. If you like crab you have to try these. Followed them with the grilled seafood platter which included jumbo shrimps, lobster tails and scallops, good size portion I couldn’t fit in a dessert ! My husband had the NY Strip and French Fries, the knife went through the steak like a knife through butter and was delicious. Ivan recommended one portion of french fries between the two of us and he was right. So good we’re going back again on Sunday and we’ve asked to be on one of Ivan’s tables. More

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BLT Prime by David Burke
BLT Prime by David Burke
(1722)
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pre-dinner drinks at the bar started off a very good evening at this top quality restaurant at the Trump International Hotel. Great table on the second floor overlooking the main bar and lounge of the hotel. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable, especially the wine waiter who was happy to spend time explaining how and where some of the more expensive wines were made and came from. The NY Strip and Filet Mignon were cooked perfectly and deliciously soft and tender. We were not too keen on the creamed spinach as it was a little too garlicky. No room for dessert but they brought us some lovely complimentary petit fours. When the bill came they had missed off the bar drinks , so we told them, which they very much appreciated, so much so that when they returned with the amended bill they advised us that they had not charged us for the spinach and the bar drinks were on the house due to our honesty, can’t complain about that ! Overall a great place, friendly, polite staff, delicious food and great wine. And then to top it all off the hotel doorman called their limousine to take us back to our hotel for free. Fantastic. More

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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
(1662)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The family was out celebrating the parent’s wedding anniversary and had a taste for seafood. We ordered the snapper, salmon, and halibut an these dishes were delicious. More

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Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1314)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Just an outstanding experience!! More

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The Source by Wolfgang Puck
The Source by Wolfgang Puck
(3586)
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

I took a friend who was visiting from L.A. and wanted to celebrate his birthday. Made a last-minute reservation about an hour beforehand, and mentioned his birthday. They greeted us at the door and wished him a happy birthday. Then, to my delight... there were two complimentary glasses of champagne and a personalized menu with his name and a "Happy Birthday" message! Our waiter was great and the manager stopped by, as well. They even treated us to two delicious dessert items. The icing on the cake was the food..... delicious! It made his evening! Have already started recommending The Source to everyone! More

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Mirabelle - Washington, DC
Mirabelle - Washington, DC
(632)
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Another fabulous night, was great to introduce other family members to the magic of Mirabelle. Everyone had a great visit and were blown away by the amazing meals. More

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Tosca Ristorante
Tosca Ristorante
(3591)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tosca is a true dining experience. One of the finest Italian restaurants in DC currently. Expect fresh seafood with creative preparations. Love the pasta Specials and great appetizer options. The service is the best in town. In short very deserving of Michelin stars. Would highly recommend. More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
(609)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Beautiful atmosphere. Elegant, quiet and pleasant. Wait staff was superb. A tiny pricey but worth it. Food was delicious. More

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Centrolina
Centrolina
(1425)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Scott and Rachel did a terrific job. Nice of the manager to come by and check in. Food was fantastic as always. Verde salad followed by the chicken made for an outstanding dinner. More

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