Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(933)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2824)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19642)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1138)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
CorduroyCorduroy
(2752)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2320)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(6470)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1142)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(737)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1919)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1255)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(445)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5609)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
MuzeMuze
(757)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3289)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(845)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(947)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2839)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
BibianaBibiana
(1425)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Catch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster BarCatch 15 Italian Kitchen + Oyster Bar
(510)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
(244)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2962)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2103)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10068)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2243)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(525)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1199)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1730)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(447)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3211)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo Verde - 14th StLupo Verde - 14th St
(942)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(779)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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

Wonderful place. Outstanding in health and taste and service. Washington DC is very lucky. THANK YOU! More

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

Dining as it should be. Elegant and refined with attentive, impeccable service. More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3897 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed the food & service was exceptional. I'll definitely be back. More

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

I love this place! So relaxing and the food is good as well. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1127 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always an OUTSTANDING experience!!! The food, service, and ambience are always flawless! More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3289 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Incredible Italian, refined and special meal. The scallop appetizer, crab ragu fettucini and veal chop were incredible. Tiramisu in a martini glass to end the night was a great dessert also. More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
947 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very good food Our server ( a fabulous, lovely, young blonde woman) was top notch. We had a great evening More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3856 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes. I will definitely go back. More

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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1518 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was amazing sushi. Very authentic, the sake is also quite tasty. Beautiful atmosphere wonderful service. More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2320 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

A wonderful experience! Excellent service and great restaurant week menu. Very elegant room. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1142 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food, service and ambience at the Fourth Estate are always top notch. Highly recommended. More

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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3377 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Six of us went for a Restaurant Week dinner. The food was amazing. The staff was gracious. The service was efficient. a memorable meal! More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2752 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Lovely ambiance, creative food but not too fussy, splendid service and quiet restaurant. More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3129 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good steakhouse in a nice location on K Street - lively atmosphere, attentive but not intrusive service. Solid lobster roll, good Cobb salad, excellent burgers (and lots of creative options) More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2824 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The once and future king. Old school and proud of it. 40 plus years of the finest steak in DC. Service is impeccable, the prime rib itself is the best anywhere , an excellent well thought out wine list with selections unseen anywhere else. When anybody really wants to go eat a steak this is where to take them. More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1138 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Cristian was fantastic as was the food and your sommelier! Wonderful birthday experience. More

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BibianaBibiana
1425 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Absolutely marvelous. Food was exquisite. Excellent presentation. Attentive staff. Will be back! More

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TortinoTortino
845 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

We very much enjoyed our dining experience at Tortino. Kurt, our server was professional and accommodating in helping us with our order, especially our wine selection. The Ripassa Volpolicella was quite nice. Our appetizers of grilled octopus and scallops with cauliflower were great as were our entree of Fettacine Ala Bologonese, Seafood Lunguini and Beef Tenderloin.....And our daughter’s 12th Birthday was very graciously honored with Tiramisu with a candle...this topped-off a wonderful evening. More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2839 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great little place. Have been there on numerous occasions. Food and service always great! More

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

Ran out of banana Pudding. Not informed until just before serving of desserts More

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

Great place for a business meal. Entrees are small, but was delicious. More

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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
1102 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was my first time dining at Ocean Prime and I was well pleased. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable. I will definitely dine there again. More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2285 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

As always, Eqinox never disappoints. With a variety of excellent food, atmosphere and service, it’s one of DC’s best. Steve and Monica More

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

This is a great restaurant in D.C., great pizza and good selection of beers. We go every tim we come to D.C. 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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AcadianaAcadiana
5768 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend the shrimp and grits and charbroiled oysters. More

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AlhambraAlhambra
267 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service was great, very attentive. The food was amazing. My appetizer was the eggplant. The flavors combined so well. My entree was the lamb. It was incredible; so tender just slid off the bone. I highly recommend. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2127 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

Love this place- our favorite romantic spot in the city. Wonderful service, delicious food and warm space. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2532 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Went for the first time for my birthday and the food was amazing. More

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SirenSiren
262 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Amazing food and service. We had a vegan with us and the kitchen was very accommodating. More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4343 reviews
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Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always an outstanding experience - the food is amazing and the service attentive. The food never ceases to amaze and during Restaurant Werk it’s even better. More

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MirabelleMirabelle
428 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food is absolutely wonderful. A big improvement over the prior chef (and that's really saying something). The service is top notch as well. More

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Momofuku CCDCMomofuku CCDC
1221 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Anniversary, it was intimate and not rushed. Fantastic ambiance More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1736 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

the best waitress we have ever experienced. her name is Tupou, manger was Lee Meadows More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2501 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pleasant service and delicious food! More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DC
1695 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food is always delicious and service is great. Reasonable prices also. Highly recommend . More

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

I have traveled the world and every major city in the US, and this was BY FAR the best steak house I’ve ever been in. The bread is like nothing you’ve ever had. Rolled like a cinnamon roll, but all savory, garlic, garlic and herbs, topped by finely shredded parm. Appetizers were delish, the sides, especially corn pudding were amazing, but the steaks and scollops best I’ve ever had. My daughter had Scollops and they had the perfect seer and were soft and delicate. The risotto sublime. Husband had a 13 oz dry aged bone in strip steak that he loved. I had the center cut ribeye and it was cooked and seasoned to perfection. Hard seer on outside, perfect mid-rare center. The best part was the seasoning. I’ve never had a steak that I didn’t need to add salt and pepper too! The used a heavy course salt and it was perfect! Highly recommend when in DC More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
19642 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our server, Omar, was outstanding! He was gracious and considerate. Food was excellent. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
5103 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great from beginning to end, the valet was kind, there was no wait time, the server was exceptional. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1299 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Everything was great. Anna was superb, great check in by the hostesses, Restaurant Week Dinner menu was special. Got the mix of a tenderloin, crab cake and chicken. The chicken was beyond amazing. Creamed spinach was equally good and the wine is always top notch. Plus, they have the best valet in town--and I always walk to and from since I live around the corner. More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2283 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Have always enjoyed Kellari since I first dined there in New York. So was very happy to find they had the same restaurant in Washington DC. We went for restaurant week and had a fabulous meal. My favourite grilled sardines (although they seem to have gotten much smaller than last time), and a wonderful fish entree which was also delicious, followed by a yummy light yoghurt cheesecake. Scrumptious. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1731 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and delicious food. We went for summer restaurant week and the menu was great. More

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

Excellent steak. Great wine suggested by super waiter Tommy! More

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

always first rate; this place has great food for the value and atmosphere. Always first rate. More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5609 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food. Great service. Crab cakes werre very good. More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1255 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We go here often. It’s always excellent. Very attentive staff. Great seating options. And good menu. Unlike so many places around the Capital One Arena, you can have a conversation with your friends because there is no blaring music. More

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

Great for big groups! The service was exceptional and accommodated my group of 11 extremely well. Great brunch menu too. More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
6470 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always excellent food and service. I was surprised at the size of my lunch entree, fish tacos! So big and was stuffed after them, delicious and healthy too. More

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

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Tried it for the first time during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the meal so much, I'm returning with another group before the event ends! More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
325 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We went for restaurant week and absolutely loved it. Honeysuckle meets the class and high service expectations without the pretension. It’s a great place for happy hour especially if you actually want to hear what your friends are saying. More

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

Anyone who appreciatets excelllwnt Asian-fusion cuisine will love Toryumon!!! More

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

Washington Resturant week menu!!! Worth the trip! Excellent value and delicious menu! Yummy!! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1571 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

The waiter was excellent the food was awesome and we had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was relaxing. More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1492 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

WT is classy and reliable. Nice ambience, good service, tasty food. Yay! More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2707 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was good and service was friendly. More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5848 reviews
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Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia

made reservation for restaurant week.... but was surprised when we arrived to find `you were not participating. It was a great experience regardless and wonderful food and service. Gary More

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

I admit I went for afternoon tea because of the Trump brand and pictures I had seen from the opening of the hotel. The afternoon tea was fine. The items on the menu were delicious. However I was disappointed to see the plate at my place setting had a chip out of it. The other disappointment came when the tea was served and there were no extra spoons or spreaders for the lemon curd, raspberry jam or clotted cream. Had we been a group it would have been a real mess and mishmash of everyone’s large knives into small dishes and not sure how anything would have tasted well at that point. The service was quite relaxed and there was a little bit of a language gap with the server. All is all is was a pleasant break in the day but nothing extra special compared to other Afternoon Teas I’ve been to. More

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

Wonderful service. Delicious food with many choices for all appetites. Good drink menu. Highly recommend. More

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

Went to PJ Clarke’s for a business dinner and everything was great! The seared scallops were amazing. They have a happy hour for oysters if that’s your thing. Our server was on top of drinks and our food came out pretty quickly. Will definitely be back again! More

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

Wonderful tea, great server, great food choices. Only negative was our table was right beside the bar, not very conducive to afternoon tea. Would have much preferred no view of the TV and noisy afternoon bar patrons. Ours was the only table located beside the bar like that. The location really took away from our special occasion tea with my daughters. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1630 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food and service were excellent. Highly recommend for Restaurant Week! More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1239 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very good tacos...great favor, very authentic favor. Very good Agua Fresca...sweet enough to be refreshing and had great flavor. Love this place! More

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

Amazing food! Amazing service and ambiance. I’ll be back! More

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

This is the 2nd time we’ve dined here and certainly won’t be the last. Chef orchestrates a tremendous creative menu. The service matches the fine quality of the food. Keep up the great work. More

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

This place should be packed with sushi lovers. Maybe that’s the rub. A lot of people say they like sushi but they really don’t like true sushi with raw fish. And they like going to places that have things other than sushi because, well, they aren’t real fans of sushi. They might want to be able to tell others they had sushi but nigiri and sashimi isn’t there primary focus. I had dinner at Pabu in San Francisco a few weeks ago. It was good but pretty spendy. Sushi Gakyu is better and much more reasonably priced. I had the $100 omakase and it was great. The selection of fish, the preparation and presentation, the quality, and flavor were all top notch. If you’re a sushi lover you have to try Sushi Gakyu. More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1919 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Beautiful white table cloth restaurant w/ generous seating on the interior as well as exterior. Very pleased at the service. Our waiter was jolly & engaging but made sure the table stayed clean, we had proper utensils before each course and expertly devised/served each of us portions of our whole stuffed Chilean Sea Bass. More

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

What can I say? It was amazing, everything was just beautiful! John and I lived in Maryland yet work in VA. So driving into DC for dinner is not something we would do on our two-days off. However, I just wanted to do something special, make the night over the top for our night out and I could not have selected a better place! Could not have, it was amazing! More

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

Wonderful dinner, service was great and the oysters were delicious! More

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MuzeMuze
757 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great meal - service is wonderful, food was great. More

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

Excellent brew pub type restaurant. Very nice staff More

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

Our waiter was awesome and the food was even better!! More

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MXDCMXDC
1166 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great place with excellent food and ambiance. We sat at a high top table in the bar and the service was very good and very friendly. Drinks were fun. We will definitely return. More

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

First time and super convenient to meet friends via Metro Center. Meaningful to have local and organic food. Burgers were great. Attentive service and best of all no rushing or pressure to eat and run by the wait staff. I will go back for lunch more often. More

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Daily Grill - Downtown DCDaily Grill - Downtown DC
1244 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very good food - reservation was not necessary due to very view people late evening. Closes at 10pm More

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

One of my favorite downtown lunch spots. Food is always reliable, usual treat is the lamb burger with a side of sweet potato fries..Today had the ceaser with a crab cake. Quite tasty. Priced well and a very nice ambiance. More

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

Outstanding service and delicious food. The manager Fessaha Gebraghio even came over and introduced himself to us, thanked us for dining, and gave us a complimentary drink he had created. An overall warm and inviting atmosphere and the food was wonderful. We will definitely dine here again. More

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

We came for the Hot Shoppe experience but found much more. The crab cakes were great. More

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BarcodeBarcode
662 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The only downside to this experience was that the pesto pasta was a little bland. Other than that everything else was great. More

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RadiatorRadiator
109 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Service was fast and friendly, food was tasty, specialty drinks were amazing, good music selection, and overall a great experience for our team dinner. The ambiance was beautiful and energetic. I see this becoming a go-to location for future team dinners. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2552 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a wonderful family dinner with 8 people. We were seated at a fantastic table with a curtain that was spectacular for family time. Our service was beyond great. More

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

Dining at The Tavern at Henley Park is always a pleasure and a delight. The food is elegant. The portions are just right. Service is unparalleled from being seated at your table until you walk out the hotel's front entrance. It is an excellent place to have lunch when you and your friends wish to have a quiet conversation and get together. 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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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
365 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This hotel restaurant is central to downtown DC. It has great service and good food served without delay. A good environment for talking business or catching up with friends. More

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Capitol City Brewing Company - DowntownCapitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
488 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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10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel
158 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Stayed at the hotel and ate a couple meals there...GREAT service (but under staffed while we were there) and the food was very good for hotel food...by the pool which made it a perfect place for a nosh, a couple drinks, and a dip! Didn't eat breakfast but it smelled wonderful. More

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

We came to Rasoi for my daughter's birthday. As a vegan, it can be difficult to find good dining options, but Rasoi was a great experience. The food was very good, I'd say that on the same level as Rasika, where finding a reservation is usually very difficult. The lady who welcomed me defines customer service. I am thinking she must be the owner or similar. Her smile and warmth sure beat anyplace else's service. I told her about my vegan birthday girl and she said she would be aware of that throughout the dinner. In the end, as there were no vegan desserts, she brought a cute bowl of melon with a candle. Our food was amazing and, if you think you're good on spicy food, do try their vindaloo. Outstanding! A great night was had by all, and we enjoyed the welcoming service and conversation. More

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

Quiet place for an extended business lunch. While a limited menu, my party all loved the food. Service was just attentive enough to allow good conversation, without hovering. Both men in my group complimented on how great it was not to have to compete over loud music or other loud table groups. And the food. They had burgers and raved about them! More

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DNV Rooftop LoungeDNV Rooftop Lounge
17 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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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

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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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
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Wonderful place. Outstanding in health and taste and service. Washington DC is very lucky. THANK YOU! More

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Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
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Dining as it should be. Elegant and refined with attentive, impeccable service. 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

Really enjoyed the food & service was exceptional. I'll definitely be back. More

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

I love this place! So relaxing and the food is good as well. More

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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1518 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was amazing sushi. Very authentic, the sake is also quite tasty. Beautiful atmosphere wonderful service. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1127 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always an OUTSTANDING experience!!! The food, service, and ambience are always flawless! More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3289 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Incredible Italian, refined and special meal. The scallop appetizer, crab ragu fettucini and veal chop were incredible. Tiramisu in a martini glass to end the night was a great dessert also. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2824 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The once and future king. Old school and proud of it. 40 plus years of the finest steak in DC. Service is impeccable, the prime rib itself is the best anywhere , an excellent well thought out wine list with selections unseen anywhere else. When anybody really wants to go eat a steak this is where to take them. More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
947 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very good food Our server ( a fabulous, lovely, young blonde woman) was top notch. We had a great evening More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3856 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes. I will definitely go back. 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.