Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(942)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2846)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19906)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1152)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
CorduroyCorduroy
(2765)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2331)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(6585)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1154)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(746)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1934)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1286)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(450)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5646)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
MuzeMuze
(765)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3307)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(875)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(991)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2867)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
BibianaBibiana
(1444)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
(250)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(3000)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2193)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10225)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2276)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(544)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1215)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1786)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(454)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3228)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo Verde - 14th StLupo Verde - 14th St
(968)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(809)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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

Wedding Anniversary stay at the Jefferson hotel. The ambience is beautiful and the food was very good. I had the egg white omelet and lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the eggs and waffles. Both of our meals were delicious! Will return soon! More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1186 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service and food was all amazing! Great atmosphere ! Highly recommended to anyone in the area. More

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

Super vegan restaurant. We did the wine pairing and it was the way to go. More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3307 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Third time in DC. 3rd time dinner with you guys! More

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

Great high-end breakfast meeting location. More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
4016 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Absolutely Amazing! By far the best service, food and cocktails in DC. Superb!!! More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3894 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

One of the best dining experiences I've had. Great atmosphere, service and the meal was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1152 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great for and service. The ambiance is also very nice and cozy with a nice hint of romantic More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
991 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was very good and service was excellent. But all of the hard surfaces reverb the sounds and when bustling, it is noisy in there and difficult to have a conversation. Otherwise excellent, and the service was particularly good and attentive - which is unusual these days in DC where servers seem less inclined to be mindful of their guests. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2846 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Awesome! Robert was a wonderfully engaging waiter. Really appreciated the pianist playing “our song!” 🎵. Food excellent! More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3195 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

An amazing birthday dinner for my mother. Thank you for the amazing service and personal touch. More

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AlhambraAlhambra
269 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

What a gloriously elegant way to enjoy Sunday brunch. From the delicious food selections to the impeccable service to the fantastic jazz duo, we got our money’s worth. On a side note, what is the deal with people arriving at a place like this dressed in rumpled t-shirts and wearing hats in the dining room. One guy was actually wearing swimming trunks. Oh well! It didn’t ruin our time but kind of disappointing to see people showing up to place dressed so scraggly! More

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BibianaBibiana
1444 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The dinner was excellent. I had the tagliatelle and my partner had the lobster ravioli. They were both awesome - though I thought mine was better :) Our waiter was perfect, very attentive but no over bearing and great with the wine selection. We had a cocktail before dinner, wine with dinner and an after dinner drink. Also both had appetizer, entrée and desert - all excellent. The price was around $275 which I thought was pretty incredible given the quality and service. Highly recommended More

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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
1157 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Made a reservation for the bar area. Greeted warmly upon arrival and seated promptly. Found fish (sea bass) to be well-seasoned if not a bit overly buttery. Calamari was cooked and seasoned perfectly as was the shrimp sautée. Guest raved about the crab cakes. Was a challenge to get an order of grilled vegetables which never happened. Have been here several times - the kitchen is improving over time. More

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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1541 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful, fresh Sushi but the service could have been quicker and more attentive. More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2765 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

First time at this restaurant. I've driven past it hundreds of times but never knew it was there. Attentive professional service and a great ambiance. Soft shells, big eye tuna, scallops were all winners! More

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

We had a wonderful time. The drinks were a little more expensive than expected but otherwise the food, service and ambiance were wonderful! More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2867 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food is always wonderful, but the service is what keeps me coming back. We work within a few blocks, and this is the absolutely perfect spot for a business lunch. More

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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3397 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Try the flight of dumplings. Different and absolutely delicious. Outstanding service. More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2331 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The Service was excellent. The food was very good. The desserts were especially good and creative. The ambiance was also very nice. The waiter even put a candle on my friend's dessert for his birthday! Overall a very good experience. More

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SirenSiren
290 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was great but one of the most impressive things was an action taken by the chef. I ordered halibut without the regular sauce because it had lamb and I don't eat meat. I meant to ask about a replacement sauce but I forgot. The waitress returned and said the chef recommended that the halibut would be much better with a sauce, so I asked the chef to use whatever he/she thought would work. It was some type of lemon grass sauce that truly made the dish fabulous! More

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AcadianaAcadiana
5805 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia

Had the time of my life on my birthday :) I came out with my girlfriends to celebrate my 27th. The room, the table, the decor was perfect. More

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

Great experience Great food, service and ambiance. Will return More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
5168 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

I had an absolutely great time. The customer service was impeccable the food was out standing and my family was pleased. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1154 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

My boyfriend and I decided to try the dinner using a voucher since it was such a good deal. The food was was excellent! Service was exemplary, nice atmosphere, small intimate setting; we both agreed we would definitely return. More

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

Beautiful Ambiance and great service. The food was tasty and well plated. They offer valet for only 8.00. The location is convenient. I would definitely recommend this to friends and family. More

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Mirabelle - Washington, DCMirabelle - Washington, DC
455 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

A truly delicious culinary experience! Outstanding service and attention to detail, with incredible dishes to match. A truly wonderful experience. More

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TortinoTortino
875 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food. Pappardelle was tasty. Marinated heirloom tomatoes were excellent. Cozy atmosphere. More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2311 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Being from the Midwest, a trip to Washington, DC usually includes a dinner at Equinox. It is always a special treat. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1321 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was my first time and I loved it. The service was fewest and they were so sweet to us. I will definitely go back. More

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

Meet my boyfriends parents for the first time and Matchbox was perfect. The food was great and the drinks were definitely delicious. It was not loud we were able to hold great conversations without yelling and that was a great thing. Very clean and the staff was friendly :) More

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

Excellent atmosphere and food! The service was very good. We will definitely come back again. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1592 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was good. Steak grilled correctly and appetizers were ok. Salad left a few things to be desired for the price, but otherwise edible. Avoid the desserts - especially the chocolate souffle. The latter is nothing but an indeterminable mass of mostly under-cooked cake mix. More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DC
1754 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

The only thing I will mention is the valet. I thought that getting ticket validated would of cover cost but instead it gave me a discounted price which through me off. Other than that restaurant was great. More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4363 reviews
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Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia

In DC for business and had dinner with my daughter, her family and another friend. Meal, service, experience,etc were all top notch. Beck’s is always at the top of it’s game. Wife and I spent three years in Brussels and have been eating at Becks for last 15 years wherever we are in DC. More

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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.
41 reviews
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Peruvian | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was my first time at this restaurant and it certainly impressed! The ceviche was FANTASTIC (had the traditional). I also had the lomo saltado as a standard to compare across Peruvian places and it was excellent. My companion had the tuna salad and it was also a winner. The restaurant is very inviting inside. It has a great look and atmosphere. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Pisco y Nazca! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2598 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

First time there and it was great! The food! The vibes! Everything More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2520 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Such a wonderful dining experience, our waiter Roc was exceptional! The Oyster Rockafella was EXTREMELY pleasingly to the palette, paired with a great bottle of Reisling. Also, using a Groupon was hassle free. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2144 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

Unfortunately, present management at Taberna del Alabardero has decided to include "fine-print" in their $30 lunch menu. Though it is supposed to be a $30 menu, you need to carefully pick your choices: some have additional cost in small print at the bottom of each choice. So rather than getting a $30 menu, you are really getting a $40 or possibly higher lunch menu. Diner beware. More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2311 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic greek restaurant. Just like being in Greece. Great service, very quiet for being in a city. Great selection of menu items and everything was cooked perfectly. Especially recommended if you are a seafood fan, it seems to be their specialty, but they have plenty of greek dishes that are common in Greece but not so common in the US. Definitely worth a trip! More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1783 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Besides having a pretty atmosphere, they always have good food. Highly recommend the mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice More

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Rare TavernRare Tavern
106 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was very good but the service lackluster. More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
19906 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Highly recommend. Truly a historic restaurant. Food good, service great! More

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Momofuku CCDCMomofuku CCDC
1289 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great server!! She was very helpful explaining the menu and guiding us in ordering some delicious selections! More

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

Nice food and service with a cool ambiance. It's like a speakeasy atmosphere and you feel like you took a little step back in time when you eat downstairs at Sidecar. More

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

Nice ambiance with live piano music on the Friday evening that we ate there. Friendly staff and good food. More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1743 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

great food.Victor was a great waiter. Ideally located More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
6585 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Booked through open table and was seated within 5 minutes. Restaurant was great. Even with a full house, we stop got our meals quickly. More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1505 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The salmon special was amazing as was the duck. Great food for the prices and great servers More

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

One of my favorite French Toast of all time! The service and experience was great, there is a great variety in the menu, hope to go back soon to try more meals! More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2734 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great dining experience. Bartenders were great and the food was excellent. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1647 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food and great location. Sit outside for best experience. The mussels are amazing More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5646 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great place to dine!!! Elvis provided great service, the ambiance was fantastic and the food was superb!!!! More

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

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Toryumon Japanese HouseToryumon Japanese House
11 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia

The ramen here is the best I've had in DC so far. The Tonkotsu broth is fantastic-- creamy and rich. I really liked the vibe, music, and decor but it was a bit too loud for good conversation. More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5924 reviews
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Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia

I went for a birthday dinner over the weekend, and overall it was a great experience. The food was great and so were the drinks. Our food came out pretty fast and the servers were speedy with everything we needed. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
331 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Of all of the times I’ve come to this establishment, it seems as though the waiter kept forgetting about us. Once we received our food, he didn’t check on us. We waited for awhile before he came back to order drinks with our food and it took long to bring it. In addition, when we were ready for desert, he took a 15 minutes to bring the desert menu. I hate to complain, but the service could have been better especially after I boast about this restaurant to my partner. More

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

Great food. Great environment and great service. We ate there twice More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
337 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed our time there and the great atmosphere. The service was excellent, and the food was amazing... The only reason for four stars there was the dessert...it was lacking (we got the cheesecake tort with truffle ice cream and it just wasn't good), but everything else was superb...especially the service. More

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

$1.00 oysters during happy hour. We had great drinks and we always go for their octopus. More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1934 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food and great staff More

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

Thoroughly enjoyed this awesome dining establishment. Selection and quality were outstanding. Service was friendly professional and personal. Will return happily next time in town. Thank you very much. More

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

Waiter was great, and food was fine. Bartender was less friendly and needed better knowledge of their beverage choices. More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1286 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service! Food is fabulous as always. We always order pizza and it is hot, fast and delicious. More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1257 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Looking forward to visiting the DC area again and will definitely make this restaurant one of our stops for sure! My husband grew weary of me telling him how much I loved it! :) Everyone in our party of 5 enjoyed it as well! More

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

We were quickly seated and the service was fantastic! Food and wine was fabulous as well:) More

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MXDCMXDC
1188 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

We actually wanted to sit down at the bar tables and they accommodate our group very quickly. The place was busy and is definitely loud as well, but the guys were great and super nice. Great food and amazing margaritas. They are on the stronger side which is good. The manager Tony was also very friendly and helped us when the guys were busy. Will keep coming back! More

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

My dining experience at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen was absolutely amazing. From the hostess to my server and bus boy, everything and everyone were absolutely amazing and not to mention the food. OMG. Best steak ive ever had. More

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Toro Latin Kitchen & LoungeToro Latin Kitchen & Lounge
828 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was my first visiting Toro Latin Kitchen and Lounge while in DC and we were very pleasantly surprised by not only the service but also the flavors and quality of the food. Every tapas plate we tried was tastefully prepared and presented. We had the house guacamole, the ceviche, crispy shrimp, the braised short rib arepas, and the lomo saltado. I would definitely recommend Tori Latin Kitchen to anyone who loves very tasteful dishes and variety. Well done! More

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MuzeMuze
765 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food and service were great, along with a nice view of the wharf. No signage on the street - we didn't know it is in the hotel when we reserved. It was a little weird being the only people in the restaurant for most of the time. I was hesitant to try it because of that but glad we did. Ahi poke, veggie lo mein and lobster paperdelle were all excellent. Easy to walk over to Anthem from there. More

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

Had a business meal with 7 people. They put us in a private room. Food and service was excellent. I had the pork chop and it was grilled to perfection. The most minor detail ended up being the biggest surprise... they warmed the creamer for the after-dinner coffee. This is the first restaurant I've *ever* been to that has done that. Highly recommended. More

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

Great coffee. Good servers. More

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

Outstanding food and service. The best in DC! More

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

I ordered from the menu and the food was very good with the eggs poached as requested. The service was outstanding. More

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

Uniformly dependable for business luncheons with fresh seasonal foods and service which has become comfortably consistent as quiet and attentive. The very quiet brasserie ambiance is conducive to effective conversation. More

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Daily Grill - Downtown DCDaily Grill - Downtown DC
1259 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

I had the filet mignon. It was a remarkable piece of meat, cooked to order. Worth the pricey $40. Came with grilled root veggies. More

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

The burgers were fantastic, portions wonderful. Tasty fries as well! Service was so good, I will return on my next visit to DC! More

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

Delicious! We did the high tea for my mom’s birthday and it was wonderful. Perfect amount of food + overall great experience! More

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BarcodeBarcode
666 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved the atmosphere! Food was amazing and I will be back. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2585 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Sent my son and his date here for pre-homecoming dinner. Great ambience for formal date. Fresh oysters and was told everything they ordered was good. A bit pricey for high school students so the other couple was a bit surprised. We have been there a few times so it was expected. Everything was good for the exception of parking. Wish they offered valet parking. My son ended up getting a ticket. Still unsure as to why. Something about no receipt of meter paid. There was no meter around. Saturday night 7pm. More

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

Delicious and hearty lunch- I had a burger and fries, they were brought to my table quite quickly. More

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

Great breakfast options in the buffet. It held us well into the afternoon. More

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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
368 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service and the food was very good. HAPPY ! will go again very likely ! More

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

Old Bay Seasoning wings were yummy! Service was great, especially for a busy bar night. It was standard American fare, but prices were good and happy hour deals were awesome. More

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

The vegetable samosas were to my satisfaction. I was delighted to have their butter chicken. I asked for spice level 6/10 (medium) and was totally satisfied with the outcome. More

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

Very good service. Waiter was wonderful. Food was great! More

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Avenue GrillAvenue Grill
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our waiter was very personable we can’t remember his name More

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Holidays at The WillardHolidays at The Willard
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Join us for brunch on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter at The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. The Willard InterContinental combines American renaissance and luxury —proudly setting the benchmark with two centuries of unrivaled hospitality from its coveted 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue address.

Enjoy a buffet brunch sure to please you and your guests with specialty curated food by Executive Chef Luca De Marchis.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful holiday experience with you.More

Peacock Alley TeaPeacock Alley Tea
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

For a taste of the finer things, The Willard InterContinental proudly hosts Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley. Featuring live harp music, an array of organic teas, finger sandwiches and fresh decadent pastries, Afternoon Tea at The Willard is held througout the year Friday through Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Please note that in July & August, Afternoon Tea will only be offered on Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: $58 per adult $22 for children 5 - 12 years of age. Children under 5 dine complimentary.More

DNV Rooftop LoungeDNV Rooftop Lounge
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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
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DCGreenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
505 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wedding Anniversary stay at the Jefferson hotel. The ambience is beautiful and the food was very good. I had the egg white omelet and lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the eggs and waffles. Both of our meals were delicious! Will return soon! More

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

Super vegan restaurant. We did the wine pairing and it was the way to go. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1186 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service and food was all amazing! Great atmosphere ! Highly recommended to anyone in the area. More

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

Great high-end breakfast meeting location. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2846 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Awesome! Robert was a wonderfully engaging waiter. Really appreciated the pianist playing “our song!” 🎵. Food excellent! More

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

Absolutely Amazing! By far the best service, food and cocktails in DC. Superb!!! More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3307 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Third time in DC. 3rd time dinner with you guys! More

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AlhambraAlhambra
269 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

What a gloriously elegant way to enjoy Sunday brunch. From the delicious food selections to the impeccable service to the fantastic jazz duo, we got our money’s worth. On a side note, what is the deal with people arriving at a place like this dressed in rumpled t-shirts and wearing hats in the dining room. One guy was actually wearing swimming trunks. Oh well! It didn’t ruin our time but kind of disappointing to see people showing up to place dressed so scraggly! More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
991 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was very good and service was excellent. But all of the hard surfaces reverb the sounds and when bustling, it is noisy in there and difficult to have a conversation. Otherwise excellent, and the service was particularly good and attentive - which is unusual these days in DC where servers seem less inclined to be mindful of their guests. More

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BibianaBibiana
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The dinner was excellent. I had the tagliatelle and my partner had the lobster ravioli. They were both awesome - though I thought mine was better :) Our waiter was perfect, very attentive but no over bearing and great with the wine selection. We had a cocktail before dinner, wine with dinner and an after dinner drink. Also both had appetizer, entrée and desert - all excellent. The price was around $275 which I thought was pretty incredible given the quality and service. Highly recommended 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.