Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(827)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2690)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17824)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 298 times today
CorduroyCorduroy
(2651)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1071)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 19 times today
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2228)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 3 times today
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(5506)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 189 times today
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(614)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 48 times today
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1771)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5150)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 88 times today
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(381)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today
MuzeMuze
(707)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1008)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1052)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 45 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3082)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 22 times today
CentrolinaCentrolina
(701)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 37 times today
TortinoTortino
(637)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2670)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today
Sette Osteria - 14th StSette Osteria - 14th St
(211)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 27 times today
BibianaBibiana
(1352)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today
Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
(202)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2665)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 51 times today
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1392)
$$$$
Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Booked 139 times today
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(8924)
$$$$
Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 173 times today
FlorianaFloriana
(1994)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 35 times today
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(406)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 11 times today
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1481)
$$$$
Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Booked 56 times today
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(744)
$$$$
Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 58 times today
GhibellinaGhibellina
(603)
$$$$
Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 62 times today
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1030)
$$$$
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Booked 31 times today
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3072)
$$$$
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 12 times today
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(352)
$$$$
Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
827 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

This is my first time in a very long while visiting the Lafayette, and it was simply wonderful! The atmosphere, the holiday decorations, the staff was all fantastic! The Cobb Salad was exceptional!!!! More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3099 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 103 times today

Our server and sommelier were outstanding. Had a great time all around. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2016 reviews
$$$$
Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Nice, quiet restaurant with great food and exceptional service. More

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Elizabeth's Gone RawElizabeth's Gone Raw
229 reviews
$$$$
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 8 times today

Top scores for ambiance, service, presentation, creativity and a cruelty-free menu. Flawless, even. Food was only ok, and for the price, not something I’d do again. The one phenomenal taste was the “bleu cheese” in an apricot. More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3082 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 22 times today

The fish was outstanding (dover sole filleted at table, rockfish). Great pasta (squid ink/lobster ravioli app & short ribs ravioli). Great cocktail choices and marvelous wine. Service was top notch. Very busy with many business/office party diners at this holiday time. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2690 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today

Always a pleasure to dine at the Prime Rib and I have been doing so since it opened and when Martinis were $5. Longevity is no accident when it comes to great restaurants. If you like meat this is the place. No better Prime rib can be found and if you prefer fish, try the Dover Sole. It's not from Dover Delaware. The staff is always attentive and friendly and you don't have to shout to be heard even if you are with some seniors like me. Go, relax, take your wallet and enjoy a great meal. It's worth it. More

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

Always great food and service. I had a terrific time. I will be back again. More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DCGreenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
448 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

It is an ideal location to enjoy a special lunch for the holidays. Just lovely! More

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TortinoTortino
637 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today

Definately my top Italian restaurant in DC! More

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Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.Ocean Prime - Washington D.C.
687 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 35 times today

The service is impeccable. Order the calamari - it is amazing! More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2670 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

We really loved everything about this place. The service was first rate, it wasn't overly expensive and the fool from starters to dessert were outstanding. Nice wine list with not too expensive wines...good choices. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1008 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Staff was attentive and pleasant. We ordered a brunch selection of Lump Crab omelets and it was very food. For desert we has the Chocolate Raspberry mouse and Apple Crisp which were also tasty. Overall a nice meal. More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
2867 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 24 times today

BLT consistently provides great service and great food. More

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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3209 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 10 times today

My wife and I have gone to The Source a number of times, mostly for lunch when doing the DC museums. We are never disappointed. This particular time we conveniently parked across the street and arrive a bit early but no issues. The service was excellent: our waiter answered questions, made suggestions and was very attentive to our needs. The restaurant is spotless and all of the staff very helpful. The lunch menu selection was not exhaustive but certainly adequate for our desires, the prices moderately expensive but well worth it. There is construction across the street which did not improve the view but there was no noise from the construction site. Overall, we were delighted with the experience and will certainly return! More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
729 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 49 times today

Jim Murphy and his staff are terrific. Mr. Murphy greets all guests with such a sincere and gracious welcome. We love introducing our family and friends to him. Food is great, service is great and we always enjoy our experience. More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3570 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 44 times today

Excellent traditional Indian food served in an elegant atmosphere. Unless you have huge appetites a thali plus an appetizer and a single dish is enough to satisfy two people without feeling stuffed. More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2228 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 3 times today

Oval room is always an excellent experience. Food is outstanding and creative.Service is excellent and personal in all respects. Am made to feel at home. More

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Kaz Sushi BistroKaz Sushi Bistro
1432 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

Kaz Sushi has quite a bit of innovative sushi, with truffle, with olives, etc. which we didn't eat but some may want to do so. Their conventional dishes are well enough prepared, if not stellar. Flights of sake are nicely presented and well priced for those wishing to taste several different types. More

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The Park at 14thThe Park at 14th
232 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

You have to try the Sampler Platter. It is amazing! More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
701 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 37 times today

We loved Centrolina!! The food was creative, the service perfect (not rushed) and the ambiance was great!! More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1071 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 19 times today

Made Reservations for my wife's birthday. Ambience was great, service impeccable. Food was paired very nicely with the wine. This would be a special occasion venue since it is a bit pricey. Overall, 5 stars on everything and 4 stars on value only because of the price point. Highly Recommended! More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4167 reviews
$$$$
Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 27 times today

Great, authentic cuisine and an incredible beer list. Very friendly, unpretentious staff - all of whom were ready, willing and able to assist us in selecting favorite beers from the extensive list. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
4712 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today

The drinks, food, and the venue was perfect for our Shareholders Meeting. More

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Tavern at RareTavern at Rare
9 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

Absolutely incredible. The food was absolutely delicious, including dessert. The coffee was hot and perfect. Wonderfully quiet and comfortable. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2141 reviews
$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 51 times today

Fantastic experience!! Delicious and copious amounts of food! Service was outstanding!! More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1302 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 89 times today

Went for a birthday brunch. Pretty solid experience. Service was good, but not great. The wait was a little long to order our wine, but progressively got better. Food was outstanding. Setting was beautiful. Drinks were delicious. People were polite. Would definitely go again and look forward to trying their dinner menu. More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2100 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 21 times today

Fantastic food, great service and an overall good time More

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MirabelleMirabelle
271 reviews
$$$$
French American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 20 times today

Great food, good service, portion sizes were a little small but it was a wonderful Experience overall, Great ambience More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
17824 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 298 times today

Great experience. I dine there often. This a very special Washington DC venue, as a great number of power players, like myself, attend for business meetings. I highly recommend as a destination location. More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2098 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 22 times today

Dining at Equinox is always a good time. It's a staple in my vegan fiance and I's list of usual go-to restaurants. A seasonally shifting menu prepared well and top notch service make it enjoyable every time. More

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Rare Steakhouse - Washington DCRare Steakhouse - Washington DC
34 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 26 times today

Great atmosphere and food. I will definitely recommend this restaurant. More

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AcadianaAcadiana
5407 reviews
$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 32 times today

I make it a point to always go there when I am in DC. I enjoy the food and the service is always great and it is quiet More

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Momofuku CCDCMomofuku CCDC
789 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 109 times today

DELICIOUS! I love the cucumber salad! I also love the pork belly ramen soup-- out of this world! More

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Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
614 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 48 times today

Went for a Saturday brunch. Had great food and great service. I will recommend Matchbox to my friends. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1477 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 11 times today

We had the Wagu steak and crab cake with potatoes and Brussels sprouts and everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. Our server, Eric, was wonderful! Very knowledgeable and friendly. More

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Sette Osteria - 14th StSette Osteria - 14th St
211 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 27 times today

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
381 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

Great experience! Mary our server was wonderful! Would definitely recommend! More

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SirenSiren
151 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 17 times today

We had a great server Eddy and we enjoyed our dinner immensely! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1186 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 21 times today

Everything was perfect!!!!!! More

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Claudia's SteakhouseClaudia's Steakhouse
250 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

Great food, incredible wine list and outstanding service! Claudia's has become by dinner destination every time I am in D.C. More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2272 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 17 times today

The service was awesome! Food was good, too. We were able to have a great annual dinner with good friends in an unrushed atmosphere. More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2456 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 29 times today

Had the chef's seafood trio. The fish was super fresh and the shrimp/scallops were fantastic. I recommend making reservations. I look forward to coming back again. More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1052 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 45 times today

Great service!! Excellent food. A fantastic choice for any occasion. More

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ZentanZentan
1423 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

Absolutely scrumptious! We tried so many dishes and particularly enjoyed the Brussels sprouts, wagyu beef, rock shrimp, maki rolls and cod in broth. More

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Le DeSalesLe DeSales
169 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

The pâté is amazing! I didn’t know how pâté should taste until I had it at Le DeSales! Small snafu with the fact that they were closed for a private party, but I was able to make a reservation at the tail end of that window. Nonetheless, it was delicious once we got set up! More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - DC
1237 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 30 times today

My husband and I was celebrating our anniversary. We had a great time. The service and food was exceptional. Not to mention the restaurant gave us complimentary champagne and dessert to celebrate our anniversary. My husband and I was very pleased - we definitely will be back! More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2651 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

Great restaurant More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1771 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I had called the day before to increase number of diners to 7, but the table was set for 6 and, even after an extra chair was brought in, another place setting had to be requested once the 1st course came. . Wine service was very good. More

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The St. Regis RestaurantThe St. Regis Restaurant
218 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 13 times today

Overall quite good, but failing to offer to decent a two hundred dollar bottle of Cote de Rhône is rather weak. Had some substantial sediment in my last glass. All natural, but still. Please remedy that More

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Sushi GakyuSushi Gakyu
33 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Downtown, District of Columbia

Superb Edo-style sushi and excellent service. More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
5506 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 189 times today

Our server was Mike and he really gave attention to the kids. We enjoyed the ambiance and festivities, although the restaurant was really busy. They had good organization, with some people bussing, clearing, and refilling drinks, while others got orders and delivered food. More

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MXDCMXDC
977 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 16 times today

First time, very nice from the beginning to the end! Hostess, was staff, etc... More

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Benjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International HotelBenjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
6 reviews
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 2 times today

Service was very sweet but extremely slow. The hamburgers were great! More

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Cafe MozartCafe Mozart
147 reviews
$$$$
German | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

Great beers and fabulous sauerbraten. Impeccable friendly service. More

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Ici Urban BistroIci Urban Bistro
712 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

My wife and have been traveling all throughout New England to celebrate our 1-year wedding anniversary and D.C. is our final stop. We’re staying at the Sofitel and just wanted a nice relaxing outdoor dinner and Ici was absolutely perfect. We had the duck, wagyu steak, and some truffle mashed potatoes. It was all outstanding. Would absolutely recommend. More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5150 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 88 times today

Service was great! Restaurant was extremely busy, but we were seated on time and received attentive & efficient service. More

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City Tap House - Penn QuarterCity Tap House - Penn Quarter
555 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

This place looks like an ordinary pub food joint on the surface, but the food is a step above. Hearty sandwiches, good fresh salads (if overdressed - next time I'll get dressing on the side). And do not miss the divine crab mac & cheese! Plenty to share, or make it your entrée. Best mac & cheese I've had anywhere, ever. More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1643 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Always have wonderful food and good service. Very reasonable and convenient for parking and getting in and out of town. More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5306 reviews
$$$$
Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 86 times today

The variety and quality of food was outstanding. Enjoyed the band. Customer service exceptional More

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Pennsylvania 6 DCPennsylvania 6 DC
275 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Great $1 local oysters at happy hour plus excellent beer selections! More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
199 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

The food, service, and ambience at our meal were all exceptional. The bread basket was wonderful as was the venison tartare appetizer and of course the oysters. For mains we had a great short rib and halibut and the chocolate dessert was decadent. More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1093 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 36 times today

I love this place for brunch!!! The food and drinks are sooo good and the price is so affordable. Mariah is such a great server, she's very friendly and attentive. I hope to see you guys soon! More

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BibianaBibiana
1352 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

I am not from DC but travel there every week. I look for places to dine with fellow travelers or my client pretty regularly and my first choice has become Bibiana. Service is exceptional and food is very good (interesting and different than what you might expect). The wine list is all Italian so my typical go-to California wines aren't on the list but the sommelier does a good job suggesting wines that are comparable. Never disappointed. More

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P.J. Clarke's DCP.J. Clarke's DC
824 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 14 times today

DC solid! Seared Ahi tuna salad was excellent. More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1342 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 28 times today

Service was prompt and the entrees were delicious. More

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Toro Toro D.C.Toro Toro D.C.
615 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 21 times today

We had the lunch time special tapas. The corn, lamb and beef were especially delicious. This might be the tastiest lunch I have had in DC this year. Our servers were very quick, friendly and willing to please. I will definitely be back. More

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EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower HotelEDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel
226 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

My date and I had dinner there before enjoying a lecture at the National Geographic Society. I had clam chowder and Cobb salad- both excellent, perhaps the best salad I've ever had. I got two more meals from the left-overs. My date just had the salad since she's vegan. She would have liked a soup, but those offered had seafood or chicken. She did not complain however, and was pleased with what she had. I would recommend Edgar Bar & Kitchen to anyone, and hope to dine there again soon. More

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Pinea at W Hotel DCPinea at W Hotel DC
202 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

First time there; didn't know it existed. Food was excellent with good variety of options. Very nice place with great natural light at lunchtime. More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
342 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

We went there for a family holiday. Our group included two vegans. Our waitress was wonderful and worked with all of us to ensure a pleasurable experience More

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BarcodeBarcode
627 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

Kevin was an awesome waiter. Food was great service great. Thank you More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2361 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 26 times today

The waiter served our wine in warm glasses. When we questioned him, he said they just came out of the dishwasher, and he didn't offer to get alternates. He obviously has not been trained well. Not the quality you expect form a top steak and fish house. More

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MuzeMuze
707 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

The Staff at Muze is wonderful! The food is delicious and the staff is friendly and seems genuinely happy to see the guests enjoying the food. We went for Thanksgiving Brunch and it was delicious! Thank you Muze Staff! More

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Daily Grill - Downtown DCDaily Grill - Downtown DC
1197 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

great time at Grill. Started at bar waiting for my friends. Relaxing and great service as always. Once at table, awesome Server. Started with salads and main dishes were fish and steak. Food was perfect. First time for one of my friends and they enjoyed it as well. More

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Cafe SoleilCafe Soleil
860 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 4 times today

Excellent food, respectful service, allowed us plenty of time for the conversations we were having with our meal. With the quality of the food, I am surprised how few tables were full, even though it was a midweek evening. A place this good deserves more customers! More

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Proper 21Proper 21
99 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 11 times today

The ambiance is sports bar meets upscale dining. The food and service felt premiere, while the cheers from sports fans of the game on the multiples TVs felt a bit discordant. More

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The Tavern at the Henley ParkThe Tavern at the Henley Park
487 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Wonderful place to celebrate Christmas with an afternoon tea for girls and their moms. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1564 reviews
$$$$
French | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

If Cafe du Parc isn't on the list of top Washington restaurants you are using, think about finding a new reviewer. I am a local and happened in for lunch by chance. I was rewarded with an outstanding lunch. The kitchen showed great attention to detail on all aspects of the order. The setting of the eatery in the Willard Hotel cannot be beat either. More

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Capitol City Brewing Company - DowntownCapitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
437 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 6 times today

Had quick service and great food! Perfect for a work lunch! More

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RadiatorRadiator
65 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Fantastic food, drinks, service, everything. The new hotel it’s in ain’t too shabby either! More

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14K Restaurant & Lounge - The Hamilton DC14K Restaurant & Lounge - The Hamilton DC
707 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Thanksgiving dinner. The service was excellent and the food was flavorful! More

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Fire & SageFire & Sage
665 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

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

We chose the Empress Lounge for high tea to celebrate a 90th birthday. Fantastic setting, baked goods, sandwiches and desserts were exceptional and inventive. Truffled egg salad in pastry puff will not to be forgotten. More

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Avenue GrillAvenue Grill
229 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

The food was excellent; location was ideal for attending the National Theater; but service was extremely slow. More

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

The menu is pretty basic but the seared rare tuna salad nicoise I had was very fresh and tasty. The ambiance is Earl Schieb's living room. (Robin Williams joke for bright and a bit garrish) It's good for business food but would take a customer to the nicer Arrozo restaurant attched to the Marriott if budget allowed. More

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10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel10 Thomas at the Washington Plaza Hotel
133 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 7 times today

The staff was great and the manager was awesome. More

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Ping Pong Dim Sum - 7th StreetPing Pong Dim Sum - 7th Street
1761 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 17 times today

Excellent lunch specials. Service was a little slow More

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North Gate GrillNorth Gate Grill
103 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 1 time today

I like North Gate Grill for business lunches because of its ambiance, good menu choices, and excellent service. The restaurant is usually an easy place to get a table and an easy place for conversations. It fills up when the hotel (Capital Hilton) hosts a conference, but otherwise is spacious and open with a very pleasant street-level view of 16th Street NW from large windows that fill the dining room with light. The menu has salads and sandwiches which I have almost always found to be well-prepared and tasty. Many of the servers have been there for quite some time. More

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DNV Rooftop LoungeDNV Rooftop Lounge
15 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
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
827 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

This is my first time in a very long while visiting the Lafayette, and it was simply wonderful! The atmosphere, the holiday decorations, the staff was all fantastic! The Cobb Salad was exceptional!!!! More

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Elizabeth's Gone RawElizabeth's Gone Raw
229 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 8 times today

Top scores for ambiance, service, presentation, creativity and a cruelty-free menu. Flawless, even. Food was only ok, and for the price, not something I’d do again. The one phenomenal taste was the “bleu cheese” in an apricot. More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3099 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 103 times today

Our server and sommelier were outstanding. Had a great time all around. More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2016 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 5 times today

Nice, quiet restaurant with great food and exceptional service. More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DCGreenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
448 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

It is an ideal location to enjoy a special lunch for the holidays. Just lovely! More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2670 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

We really loved everything about this place. The service was first rate, it wasn't overly expensive and the fool from starters to dessert were outstanding. Nice wine list with not too expensive wines...good choices. More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3082 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 22 times today

The fish was outstanding (dover sole filleted at table, rockfish). Great pasta (squid ink/lobster ravioli app & short ribs ravioli). Great cocktail choices and marvelous wine. Service was top notch. Very busy with many business/office party diners at this holiday time. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1008 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 9 times today

Staff was attentive and pleasant. We ordered a brunch selection of Lump Crab omelets and it was very food. For desert we has the Chocolate Raspberry mouse and Apple Crisp which were also tasty. Overall a nice meal. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
729 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 49 times today

Jim Murphy and his staff are terrific. Mr. Murphy greets all guests with such a sincere and gracious welcome. We love introducing our family and friends to him. Food is great, service is great and we always enjoy our experience. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2690 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 18 times today

Always a pleasure to dine at the Prime Rib and I have been doing so since it opened and when Martinis were $5. Longevity is no accident when it comes to great restaurants. If you like meat this is the place. No better Prime rib can be found and if you prefer fish, try the Dover Sole. It's not from Dover Delaware. The staff is always attentive and friendly and you don't have to shout to be heard even if you are with some seniors like me. Go, relax, take your wallet and enjoy a great meal. It's worth it. More

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