Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2730)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18308)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
CorduroyCorduroy
(2684)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1095)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2258)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(5800)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(652)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1816)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5306)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(409)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
MuzeMuze
(721)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1049)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1101)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(758)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(682)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2715)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Sette Osteria - 14th StSette Osteria - 14th St
(248)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
BibianaBibiana
(1410)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
(213)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2748)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1600)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9250)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2048)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(434)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1548)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(820)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(668)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1076)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3125)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(389)
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Italian | Shaw, 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
3272 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Superb service! Food is outstanding. I highly recommend for a special occassion. More

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

We had a wonderful time! We were there for my moms birthday and they didn’t disappoint! More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3148 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

one of the consistently best restaurants in DC. great for any occasion, business or personal. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2730 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The Prime Rib has been a favorite restaurant for several years! More

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TortinoTortino
682 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tortino is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant well worth a visit for its food, service and atmosphere. It's also a great value. More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3659 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and customer-centered attitude. Food is always great, and I know Indian food. We particularly enjoyed the Crispy Kale appetizer and vegetarian dishes. More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
758 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic service and unbelievably good cocktails and food. The gnocchi was particularly wonderful. My wife wife and I highly recommend. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2042 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

My wife and I have enjoyed La Taberna del Alabardero over the years, and have always been impressed. We just celebrated Valentines Day, and ordered of the menu (not fixed fare). The salad was delicious, the squid-in paella amazing, and the red wine perfect. The waiter and entire staff were, as usual, very respectful, knowledgeable, and knew when to arrive and when to leave us alone -- altogether another great evening! More

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

Had the pleasure of having dinner while on business in Washington, D.C. What impressive service and my New York strip steak with blue cheese and caramelized onions on top is still on my mind. It's a must to have a meal here! More

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

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing music. Will definitely be returning there. More

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

The service and food was great!! The happy hour menu had good options and great prices. More

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

I enjoy holding business meals here as it's quiet, charming with great service and food. More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2715 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Siroc's downtown location makes it convenient for my wife and me to meet for lunch but we took this week's Valentine's Day for an outstanding dinner. The atmosphere in the evening is even more cozy and pleasant than at lunch and the evening sound level was just as conversation-supporting as it is at lunch. The service is equally professional and friendly. Each plate was creatively and beautifully presented, wonderfully flesh and flavorful, and healthy. The wine pairing was excellent. Overall, this was an outstanding and good value experience. We will definitely return for dinner again, soon. More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
2944 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Greet good and service as always. More

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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3255 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very nice for lunch with Good menu choices. I had a deliciously flavored curry with duck and noodles ; companion ate great halibut dish. Staff was very attentive & helpful. More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4216 reviews
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Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Jon was amazing and the croquet madame was the best I’ve ever had! More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2258 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

New chef is great. Portions are not too big. More

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

We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with his parents and his children. We had special food accommodations that were made for us, everyone enjoyed their meal. My boyfriend and his oldest daughter had steaks which they finished! I had the salmon and dad have the Seabass which was excellent both! One son had chicken and dumplings which he liked and mom and the youngest daughter had chicken burgers which they said were really good. The oldest son had spaghetti and meatballs which he devoured! We tasted each other’s food and I really love the carrots with pistachios. I ordered a sweet potato hash which was underwhelming for me — not a lot of flavor, but I also was catching a cold. So I would probably pass on that again. Our server was Daniel, and the supervisor Kelly were very accommodating attentive and I would absolutely go back again because of Daniel’s service. It turns out that Daniel is actually a teacher so he appreciated that our kids were there, which was nice. He was really patient with us and timing was perfect on everything! Food, service, dietary accommodations , & ambiance were impeccable! A great venue for a special occasion or just a nice Friday night dinner. Can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes. More

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

Excellent experience, phenomenal playlist, and even got to meet the owner!! Worth every dollar ! More

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SIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DCSIDECAR at P.J. Clarke's DC
86 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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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1456 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was the most delicious, special omakase sushi tasting. We received exceptional service from Chef Nao. He delivered course after course of the most amazing and creative dishes. He was very professional and personable. We love sushi and Japanese food, and this was our favorite dining experience ever. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2265 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

I absolutely love dining at Fogo de Chao! I took friends there when I celebrated going from walker to cane. They fashioned a dessert for us to share with CONGRATULATIONS written upon it. Such a nice gesture. If I could afford it, I'd dine there every day. The food is earthy. You don't dare ruin it with salt! Can't wait to return. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1049 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tasty food, great service, nice settings in a historic venue. More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2146 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always reliably wonderful for one vegan and omnivorous hubby. Tasting menus were superb with fab wine pairings. Our waiter was super attentive and just perfect. More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1663 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was everything I was hoping for. I loved the food, the service, and the atmosphere. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
4851 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pino, Marcus, everyone here are the best of the best and deserve raises! Best crab cakes anywhere. Sides are huge and full of flavor. Great wine. But you’ll come back for all the great people who make this place special! More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
18308 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Old Ebbitt has always been a favorite of mine. Great energetic atmosphere, great food. More

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SirenSiren
191 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our first time at Siren and it lived up to its reputation for amazing food. It will be crowded when DC gets to know it. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1433 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Nice atmosphere, great service, rich variation and a fantastic downtown location. Never fails. More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1095 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Perfect in every way. Crom the moment I arrived, everything was perfect. Food, service, atmosphere. I’m in awe. More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2684 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Well prepared, well presented New Am/evolved Continental menu. Service polished, beautiful room. Accessible wine list. Recommended to friends, lIve in NY but would go back next time in town. Upstairs bar $30 3-course looks like a find. NB: I did not see bill so my value rating (which survey required me to answer) is based on a guess and the bar prix-fix option. More

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AcadianaAcadiana
5546 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was incredible...food, service and location! More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2137 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great place for business lunch. My "go to" place. Love the grilled shrimp salad. More

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

Everything was wonderful! We enjoyed happy hour before dinner. Oysters, steaks, dessert were AWSOME. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1509 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service and food, as always! More

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

Loved this place! Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. More

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

The wait staff are always friendly, Great food!!! My husband and I love coming here. More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2337 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food and excellent service. Rudi and Nelson took care of us beyond our expectations, very friendly staff. We are definitely coming back. More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1816 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic experience in a very quintessential DC restaurant. The history inside is amazing. Service was impeccable. More

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

The food was amazing, and very reasonably priced. We had a party of 9, including one vegan, and all of us were completely happy with the selections. More

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MirabelleMirabelle
326 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Catch-up with friends over v good food & wine. Chef Frank Ruta and Team Mirabelle are gold-medal wondrous to me. More

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BibianaBibiana
1410 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Went to Bibiana recently for a meal with a client and everything was exceptional. Great food, very attentive and knowledgeable server, excellent Sommelier with great wine suggestions and a beautiful dining room where you can actually have a conversation with your guests! I think the chef is new and the food was really outstanding! Don't miss the secondi pastas to share with the table! More

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

Momofuku consistently provides excellent service and serves delicious, fresh food. I highly the buns (especially shrimp) and the kimchi small plates. The Pork Ramen and Momo Bap are excellent. You can't miss topping it all off with Milk Bar Desserts. More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2504 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

I came to D.C. and this place was recommended to me by one of the locals. My wife and I loved it and the service. I returned to D.C. the next week and had to come again due to the fabulous food and service. Well worth the trip! More

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

Fish excellent, service slow More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
5800 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We've eaten here more than once. The food is always delicious and the ambiance is very nice. Perfect for a nice date night. More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1101 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food and atmosphere were great. Service was not the best - was very nice but had to ask for things several times and seemed upset when we corrected our order. We were a large crowd though. Last time I was there I had excellent service so I think it was a one off situation. More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DC
1388 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a great time. We were only there for dessert. The butter cake is like a slice of heaven. Scoop of real butter pecan ice cream. Squirt of whipped cream. Warm Butter cream over a caramel sauce. It was worth the 40 min drive!!!! A great way to close out my birthday weekend!!! More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1139 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Even through the loud crazy night we didn’t regret going. The al pastor tacos and margaritas were amazing. More

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

This is one of the best places in DC. We have gone at least 3 times and always had a terrific experience. They are GF and vegetarian friendly, and quite knowledgeable about the food. It is just the place if you enjoy good Austrian and German food and miss the traditional staples. More

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MXDCMXDC
1021 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Guacamole and tacos were delicious. Drinks were great. Service was sufficient. Perfect for an upbeat Friday date night. More

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MuzeMuze
721 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was excellent. The portions were well-sized. The service was top-notch. We highly recommend Muze. More

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AlhambraAlhambra
230 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was delicious. Service started off sparse but got better. I think due to patrons to staff ratio, not that the very nice waiter was inattentive. The waiter was actually very personable and thoughtful. The only real issue was that we were two seated at a four top. At one point the hostess tried to sit two others at "our" table. Before I could speak up the party that they were trying to seat said "no". Of course no. And they were seated elsewhere. I spoke to that couple during brunch to say how odd that they tried seating us together. They agreed and apologized if I was offended. Very gracious and of course we were of the same mind so I was not offended. Still very odd to have put either of us in the position to say we don't want to sit with them! More

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RadiatorRadiator
77 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We ordered a mocktail, which was delicious.. But our waiter couldn't tell us what was in it. And didn't bother to find out. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1226 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food and service More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1396 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was great More

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BarcodeBarcode
636 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food is decent and service was very good. We had one issue with a dish we ordered and they took care of us right away. The waiter was very charming and continued to fill our drink glasses. More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5465 reviews
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Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia

The server seemed out of it. The food was good but could've been better. We got the gumbo (was expecting more sauce and more spice), shrimp and grits (a little on the sweet side), and jambalaya (literally meat and rice on a plate). The collard greens were really good. Especially with the housemade vinegar (phenomenal). The scallops are very delicious as well as the fried green tomatoes. More

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

Great food and great service! More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5306 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our server was the absolute best. She was attentive without being overbearing and very accommodating and friendly. The next group business meal I organize I will definitely be back and will ask for her section. Shanie Yates knows the restaurant business and excels at providing excellent customer service. Thank you. More

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

My friends enjoyed dining at Pennsylvania 6...our seating, food, and service was absolutely impeccable. Thank you all and we will definitely be back. More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
243 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

As always, superior service, excellent management, and great food. Thanks a lot. More

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ZentanZentan
1443 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia

Need better service More

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

Fabulous food, friendly and quick service. Good beer and probably the best brussel sprouts I’ve ever had. More

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

Lively bar atmosphere with very good food. More

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

The restaurant was closed upon my arrival as the cook staff had not arrived. It opened shortly but I had to begin making plans to have my breakfast meeting elsewhere. More

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

Very friendly wait staff. Food was good. Enjoyed having lunch there with a friend. More

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Daily Grill - Downtown DCDaily Grill - Downtown DC
1207 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service was a little slow since it was not crowded. Our waters were not filled once emptied unless we asked. Besides that - good food and nice ambiance. Yum. More

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

Excellent food and Staff. We arrived when it was opening so it was very quiet and the staff was very attentive. It was also raining outside. More

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

I reserved a quite table at Rasoi kitchen for a special occasion and I had a good experience except that it was Saturday evening and the restaurant was too quiet and though it was obviously a slow evening the service was very slow as well. We had to flag down the waiter for everything and after we finished we waited and waited but were never offered dessert so we just asked for the check and left. overall the food was really good. More

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

We had afternoon high tea at the Henley Park Hotel-wodedul service and the food was delicious! Delectable scones and pastries! Highly recommend for high tea! More

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

We enjoy the tour, the whiskey was pretty good but the food was simply amazing!!! Love it!!! 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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Proper 21Proper 21
124 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Perfect for pre theater dining on a Friday in lent. Crab dishes were good. Good meal and service at a reasonable price. Will definitely return More

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

Excelente ambiente,cómodo. Muy amable el personal. Fui a tomar el té y es bueno pero normal. More

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

Great food, great service!!!! More

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Ici Urban BistroIci Urban Bistro
716 reviews
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French | Downtown, District of Columbia

Croissants & coffee are delish. Service spotty. Tables (& floors) left dirty after guests (some with children) leave for way too long. Unpleasant to look at the mess. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2411 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Being a vegetarian on Mondays, the chef made a delicious vegetarian pasta dish just for me. The restaurant should add that dish on their menu options. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1586 reviews
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French | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great and amazing service!!! More

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

Food and ambiance was good but the service wasn't so great as our waitress had a slight language barrier and she was not very attentive. More

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

Great location, the food didn’t wow me. The duck fat fries were not very good and I was disappointed that they were so greasy and droopy. The waitstaff was pleasant but not efficient. More

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

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

Exceptional service. Food very good. Nice selection of wine. More

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

Convenient and affordable place to grab a casual dinner near Metro Center. The cauliflower appetizer with grilled onions and golden raisins was delicious, as were our chicken sandwich and quinoa vegetarian burger--both served with large-cut seasoned fries. The wine list is much longer than the beer list, but they have a few local beers on tap. Our server was friendly and attentive. More

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

Not a great variety of choices for a brunch but every thing I had was delicious. More

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

Bringing offbeat sandwiches throughout the DMV. Familiar tastes with new twists. We are more than just meat, cheese, and bread.More

Downtown Washington DC Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elizabeth's Gone RawElizabeth's Gone Raw
246 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent experience, phenomenal playlist, and even got to meet the owner!! Worth every dollar ! More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3272 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Superb service! Food is outstanding. I highly recommend for a special occassion. More

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

We had a wonderful time! We were there for my moms birthday and they didn’t disappoint! More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2042 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

My wife and I have enjoyed La Taberna del Alabardero over the years, and have always been impressed. We just celebrated Valentines Day, and ordered of the menu (not fixed fare). The salad was delicious, the squid-in paella amazing, and the red wine perfect. The waiter and entire staff were, as usual, very respectful, knowledgeable, and knew when to arrive and when to leave us alone -- altogether another great evening! More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3148 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

one of the consistently best restaurants in DC. great for any occasion, business or personal. More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2715 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Siroc's downtown location makes it convenient for my wife and me to meet for lunch but we took this week's Valentine's Day for an outstanding dinner. The atmosphere in the evening is even more cozy and pleasant than at lunch and the evening sound level was just as conversation-supporting as it is at lunch. The service is equally professional and friendly. Each plate was creatively and beautifully presented, wonderfully flesh and flavorful, and healthy. The wine pairing was excellent. Overall, this was an outstanding and good value experience. We will definitely return for dinner again, soon. More

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

We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday with his parents and his children. We had special food accommodations that were made for us, everyone enjoyed their meal. My boyfriend and his oldest daughter had steaks which they finished! I had the salmon and dad have the Seabass which was excellent both! One son had chicken and dumplings which he liked and mom and the youngest daughter had chicken burgers which they said were really good. The oldest son had spaghetti and meatballs which he devoured! We tasted each other’s food and I really love the carrots with pistachios. I ordered a sweet potato hash which was underwhelming for me — not a lot of flavor, but I also was catching a cold. So I would probably pass on that again. Our server was Daniel, and the supervisor Kelly were very accommodating attentive and I would absolutely go back again because of Daniel’s service. It turns out that Daniel is actually a teacher so he appreciated that our kids were there, which was nice. He was really patient with us and timing was perfect on everything! Food, service, dietary accommodations , & ambiance were impeccable! A great venue for a special occasion or just a nice Friday night dinner. Can’t wait to go back and try some other dishes. More

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

The service and food was great!! The happy hour menu had good options and great prices. More

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TortinoTortino
682 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tortino is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant well worth a visit for its food, service and atmosphere. It's also a great value. More

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

Had the pleasure of having dinner while on business in Washington, D.C. What impressive service and my New York strip steak with blue cheese and caramelized onions on top is still on my mind. It's a must to have a meal here! More

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