Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Washington DC

Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(944)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2852)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19954)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1153)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
CorduroyCorduroy
(2768)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
(2335)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The HamiltonThe Hamilton
(6602)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
(1160)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - 14th StreetMatchbox - 14th Street
(747)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
(1937)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
(1288)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Morrison-Clark RestaurantMorrison-Clark Restaurant
(454)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
(5658)
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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
(3311)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(879)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(998)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2872)
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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
(3005)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2207)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10237)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2281)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(548)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1218)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1790)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(455)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3234)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo Verde - 14th StLupo Verde - 14th St
(972)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(811)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Downtown Washington DC Restaurants

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

Service was appropriately engaged, dover sole was well prepared. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1194 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Need a "Family" restroom with safety bars for physically challenged people close to the restaurant . More

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

Gorgeous breakfast in a quiet area. Impeccable and thoughtful service that even offered a stool for me to place my hat on. The food was fantastic More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3311 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Came here for a large business dinner and had excellent food, service, wine, and overall atmosphere! More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
4029 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Another great meal at joes, great ambiance, food and service! Very enjoyable evening More

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

It was excellent! Such a wonderful experience; definitely will return. More

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Bombay ClubBombay Club
3901 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Simply wonderful. The food was delicious- I highly recommend the Bombay Thali, it’s an excellent mixture of vegetarian dishes. The chai is also fantastic. Attentive service and friendly. More

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1153 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The cocktail was bad, and we’ve tasted better food. For a Michelin rated restaurant the food was disappointing. The location is good and the restaurant interior is very nice. The staff is a little arrogant. Bad cocktails and average food. It is served pretty but it does not taste out of this world for the money you’ll pay for it. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2852 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent evening; great menu, delicious food, beautiful room, amazing drinks and classic wine list, all with fantastic service!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
998 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful service!! Interesting take on Italian food with a fresh menu - would return! More

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AlhambraAlhambra
270 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed our dining experience. We had a booth which was great for our anniversary celebration. The Octopus and Mussels were wonderful starters and full of flavor. We had Red Snapper and Lamb for mains. The lamb was a little underdone for my liking but very flavorsome. Desert of French apple tart and Plum Calfoutis rounded off a great evening. The only complaint is that the restrooms feel like they are in another building and confusing with stairs, doors and corridors. More

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BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3200 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fantastic attention paid to us by the staff, celebrating our anniversary. 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.
1168 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

First time there will definitely be back. Service was great. Food was delicious. Warm bread with a selection of pretzel or french was served. We had a great experience. 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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The Source by Wolfgang PuckThe Source by Wolfgang Puck
3401 reviews
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Asian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The staff really took the high quality dining experience over the top. Everyone was so attentive, from the hostesses to the bar staff. I’d enthusiastically recommend the Source to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in DC. More

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CorduroyCorduroy
2768 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We went to Corduroy for a nice date night on Saturday and everything was phenomenal. We both did the tasting menu and each dish was plated nicely and tasted great. I had the wine pairing - the wines were very good and well-paired, with some interesting flavors I hadn't had before and was pleased to try. Everything was great, even the iced tea and coffee! Highly recommend the tasting menu - great price too. We'll gladly come back. More

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

A gem in DC that is still being discovered. This lovely downtown restaurant is lovely for an evening date night with lovely food options and drinks. The staff is very focused on making a memorable experience. More

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Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
2872 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food and service. Good value and great location. Totally gets the job done! More

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AcadianaAcadiana
5812 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, District of Columbia

My husband and I were there the first time. The food was amazing with great presentation. My husband had a peanut butter pie for dessert, which was to die for. Service was good. It exceeded our expectations. We will definitely go back. More

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

We were there early... So the place was quiet. Warm, welcoming service. Warm, delicious bread with honey butter. Fabulous wine list. The oven was malfunctioning, so I couldn't have the entree I wanted, and one appetizer was crazy late, but they were super apologetic and paid for our wine. Then they recommended the crudo appetizer which was,hands down, the best crudo I have ever had anywhere. I also had the house pate, which was fantastic and we shared a side of broccoli rash, again fantastic. Even with the kitchen issues, it was a fabulous meal. More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - DCOceanaire Seafood Room - DC
5181 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

This restaurant has fantastic seafood at a reasonable price. Watch for their specials; these are exceptionally good buys. More

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SirenSiren
293 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Amazing food! Great service! Awesome wine list and the entire meal was superb. More

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The Oval RoomThe Oval Room
2335 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our group all had the tasting menu, with WIne - the restuarant offers great flexibility in that you can choose 4 to 6 course and each person at the table can choose which courses they would like. We all opted for 5 courses, Very interestesting combinations of ingrediant and great wine pairings. Service was outstanding, although admittedly it seemed to be a quiet night there. Only diappointment was the fig dessert, which was not really what we expected. First visit to see our daughter at her new college and she chose, hopefully all future visits and picks will be just as good. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1160 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and delicious food. Crab cakes were outstanding. Great value in DC More

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

Excellent food and service!!!! Really appreciated the free dessert! More

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Equinox - DCEquinox - DC
2316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service and great vegan food! We really enjoy the Sunday Brunch. More

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

The Park customer service is usually always very nice. Unfortunately, we got a waitress that never cracked a smile. Poor customer service turned my birthday celebration sour. I got there about 15 minutes after my friends. By the time I got there she was just not downright rude. I asked her for an alternative version of my drink and was told there was no other option. When the bill came, I was shocked to see that my friends got a cheaper version!! I got a sidecar. I was charged $22 for the same drink that my friends got for $8. Henny versus Martell. Moreover, I received my meal before my salad-which did not appear until about 15 minutes later. I ate my food first because I did not want it to get cold. Additionally, it seems that the recipe for the mac n cheese has changed. Please go back to the older version. Mine was runny and loose. Lastly we asked for water several times and never received it. One thing I would like to mention is that my friends were there first and was over her by the time I got there. So maybe something went down. Additionally, one of my friends was very adamant about receiving her own bill. That was embarrassing and the situation was handled by a very accommodating manager. I apologize for that because it was so unnecessary. I will return to the Park because of my previous (and there are many) visits there in which I received impeccable service. More

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TortinoTortino
879 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Damn! My waiter was awesome!! They started of.f with a carpaccio, followed by splitting the lamb ravioli and sausage rague. Service is great. Runners are awesome. Found my favorite Italian place outside of NYC! I will be back!!! More

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

Service was outstanding-thanks, Kevin. The seating is a bit uncomfortable for an extended stay. The food was very good and the wine as well. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DCMorton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
1594 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Owen (our waiter) was wonderful! Very attentive but not over bearing. Food was perfect! More

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

We had a great experience, the piscos were fantastic, the food authentically Peruvian and the waiter, Melvin, was excellent. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention CenterRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Convention Center
1323 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food. Good service. What you would expect from Ruth’s Chris. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DCFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Washington DC
2605 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was an outing for a 33rd birthday dinner. The ambiance was nice. The food was great, but it wasn’t constant. There were lulls in the delivery of the food. More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DCDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - DC
1769 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

The ribeye steak was outstanding, perfectly prepared and delivered with a tender scallop and creamed spinach. Excellent wine list. Superb service by Xavier! This is great image for a special night out. More

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Brasserie BeckBrasserie Beck
4368 reviews
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Belgian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Friendly, yet professional, service and outstanding Belgian moules and frites. They knew we were in a bit of a hurry for theatre and stepped up. Very tasty Old Fashioned and glasses of house Chardonnay and Sauv Blanc that they selected (they informed us after we ordered second Chardonnay that they didn’t have a chilled bottle and didn’t want to serve sub par wine) were high quality and reasonably priced. They don’t do a 9oz pour, though, so half a demerit! Great ambiance. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1797 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

A wonderful discovery of food excellence in DC. Comfortable, great service and location - all contributed to a fantastic experience! More

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La Taberna del AlabarderoLa Taberna del Alabardero
2149 reviews
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Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed our amazing meal, the excellent service, cool ambience - and our conversation without intrusions. Thanks so much! More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2316 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

The ambience and service were excellent and the food delicious. More

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

We loved the food so much we came back next night! Food is German/Viennese and very reasonably priced. Schnitzel was great; lived rahm (mushroom)=sauce. Apple sauce seemed homemade. Loved sauteed potatoes. Portions were large. More

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
19954 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

You'll miss a Washington "must go" spot with top notch ambiance, service and food, not to mention history ( dates to 1856), if you don't go. Oysters. Yes. Eclectic menu. Yes. Craft beers. Yes. Quality. Yes. What else can I say!? L.D. Shubnell More

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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - DCBobby Van's Steakhouse - DC
2526 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

Absolutely classic perfectly prepared steakhouse fare. Great beef, great cuts, prepared exactly as requested. Big beautiful lobster. Perfect simple green beans and asparagus. Great oysters, classic caesar. Classic cocktails and very good wine. Service lively and expert. Comfortable seating. Everything I want from a steak house. More

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Momofuku CCDCMomofuku CCDC
1295 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Bummed that the signature ramen and pork buns are no longer served but still enjoyed the seasonal menu. More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
6602 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The Hamilton restaurant is my go to place to eat when I am in Washington DC. The place is beautiful, love the food and the service is excellent. More

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Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.Bobby Van's Grill - New York Ave.
1744 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, District of Columbia

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

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

Tried the veggie salad for starter.Delicious.Next we tried the Chef’s Pot, clams and shrimp in a tasty broth.Good to the last drop. Finished with a key lime pie. Very nice , though I would have preferred more tartness. Service was very pleasant- not rushed. More

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Woodward TableWoodward Table
1509 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was delicious. The desserts were the highlight of the meal. Plenty of options for all dietary needs. Great service 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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The Smith - U StreetThe Smith - U Street
145 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great place for a casual bite and drinks. Nice atmosphere and great service. More

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Legal Sea Foods - 7th StreetLegal Sea Foods - 7th Street
2742 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Always love getting to meet friends at Legal Seafood. The seafood is always delicious. More

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Cafe Du ParcCafe Du Parc
1649 reviews
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French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I loved the Cafe du Parc. I ordered the Stilton salad, which was a salad of Belgian endives, walnuts, and a Stilton mousse. The waitress was skeptical that I would like it (not sure why - I love Belgian endives), but I loved it. I also ordered the traditional moules frites (mussels with fries), and I have never seen so many mussels served for one person! It could easily have served two, maybe more. The fries were just the right amount of salty, and the mussels were perfect. I could not finish all of them. I had hoped to try dessert, but I was much too full. More

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Georgia Brown'sGeorgia Brown's
5943 reviews
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Low Country | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food. Try the gumbo — Loved it! Excellent service. Perfect atmosphere for conversation. Was there for a late lunch. More

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Clyde's of Gallery PlaceClyde's of Gallery Place
5658 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful service, we never felt rushed . Food was great! Crab soup and crab dip were excellent! Filet was perfect! More

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

My friends and I had a fantastic experience - the food, drinks, and ambiance were exactly what we were looking for. Special should out to our server Jan who took great care of us. More

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

The food was good but it had no vibe, there were one 4 people in the place, maybe I went on the wrong day 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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P.J. Clarke's DCP.J. Clarke's DC
941 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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Claudia'sClaudia's
336 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Great restaurant... very pleasant staff and the food was great!!!! More

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Occidental Grill & SeafoodOccidental Grill & Seafood
1937 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The sea bass is amazing! Service is outstanding and highly recommended. More

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El Centro D.F. on 14th StreetEl Centro D.F. on 14th Street
1259 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food ! Our server was very attentive and kept the bottomless mimosas flowing. The chicken casadilla's are the best I've had in a long time . Great brunch menu. More

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

great food, nice vibe. Get the hushpuppies -- out of this world! More

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MXDCMXDC
1192 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, District of Columbia

Outstanding enjoyed a meal after attending National Theater. Very attentive staff and food was outstanding. We will be back soon More

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Matchbox - ChinatownMatchbox - Chinatown
1288 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The pizza came with charred edge, more than expected from a wood-fired oven. Service was consistently good, but always about 5 minutes off filling drinks, etc. More

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

We had a wonderful late lunch. So glad service lasted to 2:00pm. We and our friends will return often as it is a grand restaurant. More

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

I made reservation for lunch. However, the waitress seemed to think we were there only for tea. I had to ask for a lunch menu. The food was great. Very quiet which was perfect as this was a business lunch. Did not see a waiter often enough. Overall good experience. More

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

Food was great! It was very loud but we expected that given the sports bar feel. Great location as well. 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
831 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved it so much, we ate there 2x even though we were only in town 6 days. 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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Benjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International HotelBenjamin's Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
22 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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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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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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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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Cafe SoleilCafe Soleil
912 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I needed a place walkable to DAR Constitution Hall. Not many options that weren’t already booked. This was a very pleasant surprise. Lovely French food, attentive service, not overly loud, and reasonably priced. Will return. 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
20 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Antham was very convenient for the business lunch due to the location close to the convention center. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2589 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great table and good service. Everyone enjoyed themselves. 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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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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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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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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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
370 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Nice menu and the food was delicious. 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
161 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
259 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our waiter was simply divine and put a smile on my face every time he came by. 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
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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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
506 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Gorgeous breakfast in a quiet area. Impeccable and thoughtful service that even offered a stool for me to place my hat on. The food was fantastic More

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

It was excellent! Such a wonderful experience; definitely will return. More

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BLT Prime by David BurkeBLT Prime by David Burke
1194 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Need a "Family" restroom with safety bars for physically challenged people close to the restaurant . More

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

Service was appropriately engaged, dover sole was well prepared. More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
2852 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent evening; great menu, delicious food, beautiful room, amazing drinks and classic wine list, all with fantastic service!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DCJoe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
4029 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Another great meal at joes, great ambiance, food and service! Very enjoyable evening More

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Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3311 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Came here for a large business dinner and had excellent food, service, wine, and overall atmosphere! More

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AlhambraAlhambra
270 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed our dining experience. We had a booth which was great for our anniversary celebration. The Octopus and Mussels were wonderful starters and full of flavor. We had Red Snapper and Lamb for mains. The lamb was a little underdone for my liking but very flavorsome. Desert of French apple tart and Plum Calfoutis rounded off a great evening. The only complaint is that the restrooms feel like they are in another building and confusing with stairs, doors and corridors. More

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CentrolinaCentrolina
998 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful service!! Interesting take on Italian food with a fresh menu - would return! 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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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.