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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(898)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2788)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18893)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1119)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
CorduroyCorduroy
(2727)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2284)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(6175)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1090)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(715)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1871)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1188)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(433)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5488)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
MuzeMuze
(743)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3229)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(756)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(855)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2785)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
BibianaBibiana
(1458)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Catch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster BarCatch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster Bar
(460)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
(232)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2868)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1844)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9674)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2158)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(485)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1135)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1650)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(431)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3167)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(887)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(737)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3596 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic place. Great service. Incredible wine. Incredible steak and crab. More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3229 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tosca Ristorante offers an excellent pre-theater menu and is located right near a number great venues in the city. The staff is efficient and courteous and the menu is varied, tasty and creative. More

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Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
898 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

As usual, this lovely restaurant in an historic hotel in an exciting part of town offers genuine food, fresh choices, elegant service, and fine wine. Our regular lunch spot for many years. Looking forward to having a diner here one time. More

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TortinoTortino
756 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Delicious Food! All four at our table said the meals were exceptionally delicious. The service was impeccable. Anyone would love this restaurant! More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2788 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We eat at the Prime Rib every time we re in DC. It is our favorite restaurant, Great service, food and more. I would recommend the Prim Rib to anyone that wants a terrific meal and great atomosphere. More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1119 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1488 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was a great experience and the service, ambiance and experience dining there was phenomenal. Looking forward to going back for another dinner. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
991 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was great! The setting, the food, and service were all first class! Get the clothesline bacon for sure! More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
855 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service with good food. A bit pricy for pasta in my opinion. More

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Elizabeth's Gone RawElizabeth's Gone Raw
289 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We have been to EGR several times now and it never ever disappoints! The location is fantastic, the restaurant is classy and elegant, the owner and staff are unbelievably friendly and professional and last but not least, the food is AMAZING!! This is a truly special restaurant and we will always keep going back!! More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2092 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food , service, ambiance was good, we had the lobster paella as main dish and tapas as appetizer. More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DCGreenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
484 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food-amazing; service-impeccable; atmosphere-devine; We had a celebratory lunch for a special friend. It was long with memorable stories and a bright Sancerre for toasting. It does not get any better. More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3040 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Delicious food, service was amazing and everything was perfect! More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3771 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The ambiance was great- lively piano music and busy. International clientele, delicious food and knowledgeable server. Highly recommend. More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4299 reviews
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Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia

I eat here every time I come to DC. Excellent bread and mussels, service and drinks. More

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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
991 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Love this restaurant. Awesome service, food and atmosphere! More

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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3323 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic evening! Thank you for making this so special. More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2785 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service and generous portions. While the entrees like osso buco were great, pasta dishes, while flavorful, were over cooked. Wine recommendations and choices were also great. More

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SirenSiren
230 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very nice place to dine. Food is really good. Service was outstanding....thanks Ben. And, the whole experience is well worth the money. We will be back. More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2727 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food and atmosphere. Service was okay the food took a bit too long More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
18893 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Johnny was our waiter and he was awesome. Great Food. Good Drink, wonderful experience. More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2284 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

My son, his wife, and my grandson loved the food and the service. The food was outstanding with wonderful sauces. The service was attentive and caring. More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1702 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Slow start. Calamari was average. Salad and burger we excellent! Location as great service was slightly better the. Average!! More

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MirabelleMirabelle
389 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Blue fin tuna was exceptional! And so was the service from the first greeter to server They had a rabbit special and I should have tried that too! Thank you More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1591 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Overall good experience, it was busy so we had to pull another server for more drinks but it could have just been the volume of people. Would come back again. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2396 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

We came out for our anniversary dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was amazing the ambiance of the restaurant was very nice. I do recommend everyone to go and have a great meal. More

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The Park at 14thThe Park at 14th
338 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

First off.. let me just say attending during happy hour was perfect and the start to a GREAT night. Our waiter Brittney was amazing and attentive. We flew down from Boston to DC for a friend’s birthday weekend and the lq, food, live band and atmosphere was the exact way we wanted to kick our weekend off. Loved it!! More

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Rare Steakhouse - Washington DCRare Steakhouse - Washington DC
131 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food and highly recommend. Staff and service were excellent. Will definitely go back when in dc. More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2430 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

I have dined in many of the top Steakhouses around the country and I was very well taken care of. My steak was perfectly prepared, the Macaroni and cheese with Prosciutto was delicious. I was never left wanting for anything. Even encouraged my family who travels here often to try it. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
4970 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The atmosphere was nice. The food was good. I would have rated higher if it didn’t take 20 mins to bring our checks after we asked for them. More

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AcadianaAcadiana
5668 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia

The staff did an amazing job hosting for a surprise birthday party. Everything from the level of service to the food and drinks and even the ambiance was absolute perfection! More

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Tavern at RareTavern at Rare
60 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I ordered the soft shell crab sandwich and it was excellent. The cheese curds with the ranch dipping sauce were very tasty. They went fast. Service was attentive and our water glasses never went empty. More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2215 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food, well served. I had forgotten how nice it is. Expensive, but reasonably so. More

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Le DeSalesLe DeSales
229 reviews
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French | Downtown, District of Columbia

Amazing. Would recommend to everyone. Food, service, ambiance all perfect. Will be back as often as possible! More

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Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
715 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Matchbox was great! They gave us a complimentary appetizer for being first time customers and our waitress, Jai, was amazing! She made us feel welcome and did a wonderful job taking care of us. Very glad we chose to go here for dinner! More

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Momofuku CCDCMomofuku CCDC
1053 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was great. Drinks were great. We were running late and I could have lived without the attitude from the hostess, but everything else was excellent. More

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P.J. Clarke's DCP.J. Clarke's DC
883 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We were in town for a conference and staying across the street at the Capital Hilton. Their restaurant is not open for dinner and the concierge recommended PJ Clark's. At first they wanted to seat us near the bar, however, we didn't want to sit there since we wouldn't be able to hear our conversation. They gladly sat us on the other side of the room. One person ordered a grilled chicken sandwhich. It is not on the menu, however, the waiter and the chef made it happen. (It took at little work - and they were very accomodating. I give them high scores.) I had the ahi tuna salad and it was outstanding. (A very large serving - the big salad is REALLY BIG.) More

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Cafe MozartCafe Mozart
199 reviews
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German | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was great. Wish I had more time in dc to eat here again... will def be back. More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1454 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

My party was seated promptly according to our reservation. Food and service were great. Alcoholic beverages were strong, some people in my party didn’t enjoy them. But overall I would definitely recommend his place to anyone More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1191 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food! This was my second visit and they didn't disappoint! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
6175 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very well appointed decor and nice atmosphere. Loved the comfortable booth seating after sitting in a conference all day! Food was good, I had the scallops. Our server was very friendly and efficient. More

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BibianaBibiana
1458 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a wonderful evening, great wine selection. Andrew, our waiter, was awesome and the food was amazing! Great place for date night! More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2212 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Kellari on K Street is a Greek-style restaurant that features terrific for fish and seafood. The ambience is nice. The room allows for quiet conversations. The fish is well prepared. Spanokopita is good. The one dish that is not up to par is the crab cake, which does not use lump crabmeat. More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
277 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was a great evening, the waiter Adam was top notch and the food was very good. I would recommend this to all my friends. More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2622 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service under time crunch for Caps game. Great servicdle More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5675 reviews
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Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia

My grilled steak salad was delicious as was the bread pudding. Our server, Ayesha, was great. She was friendly, prompt and knowledgeable. More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DC
1549 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food. Fantastic server— patient, knowledgeable, attentive More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1188 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Two of us went for lunch on a Friday. We got seated right away. Our waiter was very friendly and informative. He was especially helpful in choosing beers. I had the burger and it was excellent. My friend got pizza and also loved it. We recommend as a casual lunch spot. I bet its really nice when the weather is good. More

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Toro Toro D.C.Toro Toro D.C.
732 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, District of Columbia

Atmosphere is good for lunch, would like go back for drinks/HH - it looks fun. The lunch menu was a good value and very tasty. Service was good. More

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City Tap House - Penn QuarterCity Tap House - Penn Quarter
607 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food and beer were outstanding. Our service was slow and we had to flag down people to order new drinks and to clear our table. I would go again and hope the service was a fluke because the food and beer were really great. More

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MuzeMuze
743 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Located close to the Monument Mall. Very upscale, excellent service, terrific view, very good food. Highly recommend this location for lunch. Located inside the Mandarin Hotel. More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1871 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We were in DC for a meeting and made a point of having dinner at Occidental. We enjoyed two appetizers- Grilled octopus/ pork belly & three cheese gnocchi followed by main entrees of Duck and surf & turf. Our waiter, Jeremy was fantastic! He made great recommendations! We were treated to a wonderful bread pudding with ice cream to end our evening! More

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The Smith - U StreetThe Smith - U Street
24 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This location doesn’t have happy hour. Other than that, it was a great place! More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1090 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. It's a quiet, classy, and significant location. With a Travelzoo voucher, it's a great value. More

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BarcodeBarcode
649 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Took my husband to celebrate his birthday. Didn’t know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Music, drinks, and food were on point. Would definitely recommend this for hanging out with friends. More

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MXDCMXDC
1101 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Brought a few friends for a late dinner on a Saturday night. We decided to seat at the bar tables since were looking for drinks and something more casual. The staff was friendly and attentive. The Margaritas were great and they also have sangria specials. My friends loved the place and the late night happy hour. Will keep coming back!!! More

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EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower HotelEDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel
246 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This restaurant in The Mayflower was a good place to eat when the weather turned stormy and we didn't want to leave the hotel. Large salads were fresh and tasty and wine selection was good. More

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Benjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International HotelBenjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
10 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Having tea with my girlfriends in Benjamin's bar was the highlight of our trip to Washington DC More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1542 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Kelly was a fabulous server, she really made our evening. The only negative comments is the smell of cigar smoke became a little strong inside even thought the only place you can smoke cigars is on the outdoor patio. Have been to this location many times and have never experienced this before. More

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SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DCSIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DC
87 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wanted eat downstairs but Hostess said food was the same up in the Sidecar restaurant. Menu was not the same , much pricier and less "Lunch-like". 2 of the three orders were very good, Pot Pie & Fish & Chips but my Seared Tuna on Spinach bed was lacking. Much better downstairs, better food offerings and more reasonable prices. More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5488 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Classy environment with rich wood, ornate antique decor. Greenhouse seating very nice. Good crab cakes, and cocktails. More

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Sushi GakyuSushi Gakyu
63 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excelente restaurante de comida auténtica japonesa. Unos rollos de sushi y nigiris deliciosos. Buena selección de Sake. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1270 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great meal. Wonderful service. Our waitress was friendly, attentive, and very polite to all. Would definitely go again. More

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Daily Grill - Downtown DCDaily Grill - Downtown DC
1226 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Delicious and reasonably priced More

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Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
433 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The lobster grilled cheese was absolutely amazing and the service was top notch per usual. More

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Catch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster BarCatch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster Bar
460 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was excellent! Great Caesar salad with a delicious dressing. Angle hair pasta was the perfect size and the noodles and sauce were clearly fresh and prepared to perfection. Great service, very nice decor, even nicer prices. More

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ZentanZentan
1469 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia

Perfect dinner restaurant for business dinner have the complete dinner. Worth every penny. Perfect place to talk without have to yell. Chef is so creative. Will definitely put it on my favorite list. More

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Pennsylvania 6 DCPennsylvania 6 DC
326 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best burger that I have had in a very long time! The food is consistently good. More

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Cafe SoleilCafe Soleil
884 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The Bourbon Chicken was very good and portion size was great More

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14K Restaurant & Lounge - The Hamilton DC14K Restaurant & Lounge - The Hamilton DC
734 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and salad was delicious! I would definitely come back when I am in town. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1608 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

First time there, will go back again. The service was great, and the food was very good. I liked the atmosphere, and its location in the heart of DC. More

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Proper 21Proper 21
169 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was great with one exception...our main dishes were brought out when we had barley been able to eat our appetizers. Poor timing and an easy way to get no tip. Only thing that saved them was the server was very kind and the food was great. More

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AlhambraAlhambra
246 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great restaurant in the St. Regis hotel. Great food without the crowds. More

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Claudia's SteakhouseClaudia's Steakhouse
296 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

The big fish was awesome!!! The mushroom soup was excellent!!! More

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Empress Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental - DCEmpress Lounge at the Mandarin Oriental - DC
63 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

We all had such a lovely afternoon! The High Tea selections were great, the sandwiches and sweets were delicious, and our server was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. The only complaint is that the tables were really small and it was quite cramped for a party of 10. We had to adjust and readjust the settings often. Other than that, we had a delightful time. Thank you! More

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Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
232 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pinea was most accommodating to multiple changes in the number of people on our reservation. The restaurant is very attractive, the staff are friendly and cheerful, and the food was very good. The value was also excellent! This is a restaurant that will be on my list of places to go when downtown for business or on the mall with guests. Glad we found it! More

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RadiatorRadiator
95 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The atmosphere is casual and yet feels alive - we loved sitting outside. The server was friendly, and offered helpful suggestions. We loved the appetizer tots and the burger. More

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Capitol City Brewing Company - DowntownCapitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
479 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very good food and service on a busy Monday night. Very much enjoyed it More

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Anthem at Marriott Marquis DCAnthem at Marriott Marquis DC
15 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Ate here twice while attending a conference. Food was delicious. I would eat here even if not staying at this hotel. More

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The Tavern at the Henley ParkThe Tavern at the Henley Park
508 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

It would have been nice to have the tables all ready for Mother’s Day even though we were not having the special brinchb More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2483 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food and service was excellent. Wonderful cozy atmosphere! More

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North Gate GrillNorth Gate Grill
104 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

A nice surprise to get such a good meal in an unknown hotel restaurant. A great and reasonably priced option More

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Opaline Bar and BrasserieOpaline Bar and Brasserie
3 reviews
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French | Downtown, District of Columbia

We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast here. There were quite busy, so the service was a bit hit or miss. When the waiter was at the table, the service was excellent. It was just hard to flag him down, due to his heavy table load. The food is very good, and there is plenty of space between tables so you do not feel cramped. More

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

Rasoi has been my go-to restaurant for years. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and the friendly and welcoming environment. An intimate meal or a many member meal fits well at Rasoi. Food is authentic and delicious! Barbara B More

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Fire & SageFire & Sage
671 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always an excellent choice. The team of servers and managers are personable and attentive. More

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10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel
150 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Nice Mother’s Day Brunch environment. More

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Avenue GrillAvenue Grill
249 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Quiet for an early dinner before the theater. Discounted meals, knowledgeable and attentive server, OK for three to share one dessert. More

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Dirty South DeliDirty South Deli
3 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food. It’s essentially a lunch counter in the museum. Quiet and great hideaway to have lunch w a friend. More

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DNV Rooftop LoungeDNV Rooftop Lounge
16 reviews
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South American | Downtown, District of Columbia

My first time there. I brought my husband s a surprise and he and I loved it! Beautiful view and delicious food. Thanks or your service! More

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Downtown Washington DC Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3596 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic place. Great service. Incredible wine. Incredible steak and crab. More

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Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
898 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

As usual, this lovely restaurant in an historic hotel in an exciting part of town offers genuine food, fresh choices, elegant service, and fine wine. Our regular lunch spot for many years. Looking forward to having a diner here one time. More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3229 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tosca Ristorante offers an excellent pre-theater menu and is located right near a number great venues in the city. The staff is efficient and courteous and the menu is varied, tasty and creative. More

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TortinoTortino
756 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Delicious Food! All four at our table said the meals were exceptionally delicious. The service was impeccable. Anyone would love this restaurant! More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2788 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We eat at the Prime Rib every time we re in DC. It is our favorite restaurant, Great service, food and more. I would recommend the Prim Rib to anyone that wants a terrific meal and great atomosphere. More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
855 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service with good food. A bit pricy for pasta in my opinion. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
991 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was great! The setting, the food, and service were all first class! Get the clothesline bacon for sure! More

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Elizabeth's Gone RawElizabeth's Gone Raw
289 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We have been to EGR several times now and it never ever disappoints! The location is fantastic, the restaurant is classy and elegant, the owner and staff are unbelievably friendly and professional and last but not least, the food is AMAZING!! This is a truly special restaurant and we will always keep going back!! More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DCGreenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
484 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food-amazing; service-impeccable; atmosphere-devine; We had a celebratory lunch for a special friend. It was long with memorable stories and a bright Sancerre for toasting. It does not get any better. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2092 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food , service, ambiance was good, we had the lobster paella as main dish and tapas as appetizer. More

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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.