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Dupont Circle Restaurants

The Palm Washington DCThe Palm Washington DC
3743 reviews
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Steakhouse | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

excellent in all categories. both my daughter and I enjoyed the restaurant. More

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Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
658 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great experience- from start to finish. The staff were all welcoming, and our server was fantastic. The food is all made from scratch. Highly recommend! More

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Iron GateIron Gate
1364 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our server was very friendly and attentive. The gnocchis was amazing, and outdoor seating was very pleasant. I can’t wait to go back there with my wife. More

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AGORAAGORA
2161 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our waiter was wonderful and attentive. Food delicious! Fresh and healthy! More

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FlorianaFloriana
2498 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Amazing place. Great food, affordable price,great service. More

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Giovanni's TrattuGiovanni's Trattu
446 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

A little NY gem in the heart of DC. Food is superb and a nice little place for celebrations, meetings or just a good meal. More

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Food is excellent, decor is charming, and service professional More

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Russia HouseRussia House
1047 reviews
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Russian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We love this place. For a special birthday celebration our group of ten has the small private room downstairs. It’s perfect. More

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i Ricchii Ricchi
3356 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great food . Pompous and obnoxious waiter More

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Boqueria - DupontBoqueria - Dupont
1925 reviews
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Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent food and great service!! More

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Pesce RestaurantPesce Restaurant
574 reviews
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Seafood | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was great and ambience was good. The server was very helpful and friendly More

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Nazca MochicaNazca Mochica
609 reviews
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Peruvian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

All was great and our server was very nice and genuine. Love the octopus, lomo saltado and fried rice! More

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MalbecMalbec
273 reviews
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Argentinean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed authentic Argentine cosine! Steaks were great as was the rest of the meal. More

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Tabard InnTabard Inn
1537 reviews
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Contemporary American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Oui - par excellence. Bravo. Spectacular. Delightful meal More

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Leziz Cafe and RestaurantLeziz Cafe and Restaurant
64 reviews
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Turkish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Fantastic, delicious food rich with unique Turkish flavor combinations and perfectly grilled lamb, with excellent service. More

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The PembrokeThe Pembroke
830 reviews
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Contemporary American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

This was our first time visiting The Pembroke. Our service was great, loved our outdoor table. The menu selection and prices were reasonable. The only negative was the $20 parking fee that the valet had not mentioned nor did we see signage. Quite a high fee. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NWRuth's Chris Steak House - DC - Connecticut NW
1358 reviews
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Steakhouse | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

I will recognize immediately that this is a classic expensive steakhouse so this was not a surprise. The service would outstanding, with the server and assistant server always being nearby, friendly and helpful. The food was very good but, to be honest, I've had better steak. But let's start at the beginning. Getting a reservation and later adjusting the time was easy. The location was convenience to my meeting and the setting was something out of Hollywood, old and dark the way a steakhouse used to be. My colleague and I ordered drinks but my colleagues preferred drink, while on the menu, was unavailable. My preferred drink (Blanton's Burbon) was not available. We were able to substitute. We ordered some appetizers and which turned out to be very nice (stuffed mushrooms and seared tuna). We both ordered New York Strip steaks (slightly different varieties). Mine was cooked correctly but was a little stringy. The flavor was perfect as were the vegetables. All in all, it was a very nice meal but, as we were leaving, we agreed that we would have preferred another restaurant we've been to before (Morton's came to mind). More

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ANKARAANKARA
555 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great food, service and atmosphere! More

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Teddy & The Bully BarTeddy & The Bully Bar
1232 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

A fun place for a drink, a meal, and a little fun with history. More

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The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
929 reviews
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

One of our neighborhood favorites. Duck, schlow burger, beef carpaccio all fantastic. More

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Grillfish DCGrillfish DC
2570 reviews
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Seafood | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Food was delicious! More

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Darlington HouseDarlington House
1436 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was amazing and their customer service was great More

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Le MirchLe Mirch
126 reviews
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Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great food. Very nice staff. Good drinks. More

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The SallyThe Sally
3 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

My wife and I were delighted to find this gem. Our food and service were fantastic. We were recommending it to friends before we left the building. More

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Rosemary's Thyme BistroRosemary's Thyme Bistro
513 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The prices were great and the food was delicious. The drinks/food/service was also very quick and efficient but they didn't rush us so it was a wonderful mother's day brunch! More

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La TomateLa Tomate
607 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We took a friend to La Tomate for a lovely dinner. The food was great, and the quiet and attractive dining area made chatting easy. Two of us had the linguine with the mussels and tuna — delicious! My husband had the salmon and he enjoyed his as well. I am looking forward to a return trip. More

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Bistrot Du CoinBistrot Du Coin
226 reviews
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French | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Delicious food but just a bit too noisy. Would love to see dishes come with something other than fries More

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Sette OsteriaSette Osteria
990 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

A little unassuming but the food was terrific. More

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Sushi OgawaSushi Ogawa
208 reviews
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Sushi | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The master. More

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Mission DupontMission Dupont
423 reviews
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Mexican | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

I absolutely love Mission DuPont. Great food, drinks and location. Highly recommend it. More

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords CafeKramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
442 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Very kind people and great service More

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Magnolia KitchenMagnolia Kitchen
99 reviews
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Southern | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food and atmosphere were great! It was a little too loud but the service was poor. More

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Firefly - DCFirefly - DC
3667 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Good flavors but on the spicy side. High noise level. Limited wine and beer list. More

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City Tap House DupontCity Tap House Dupont
155 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Servers were very communicative regarding what contained gluten. Unfortunately, some of the items on the "gluten-free" menu were not truly gluten free as there was cross contamination. Thankfully, the servers were aware of this and let me know. More

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Urbana Dining & DrinksUrbana Dining & Drinks
1389 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Dyisha is the best server I had in a long time. Her recommendation was spot on. Have dinner there and enjoy any dish. You will not be disappointed More

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Beacon Bar and GrillBeacon Bar and Grill
2122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The restaurant is nicely decorated and inviting. We were seated immediately at a nice table in a quiet area. Our waiter was excellent! Friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Food was very good, and the menu choices were nicely varied but not too big. Location was convenient to Farragut North and Dupont Circle. I would definitely go back when we’re here visiting our daughter. More

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Brick Lane RestaurantBrick Lane Restaurant
107 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Food is always amazing here and staff is always so friendly. More

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Trio BistroTrio Bistro
113 reviews
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Contemporary American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

One of the best restaurant in DuPont Circle DC. Good food and excellent customer service ask for “Nadia”one of the best server at Trio Bistro. More

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Lemon Cuisine of IndiaLemon Cuisine of India
13 reviews
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Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Fresh and delicious Indian food! Our first visit was for lunch on Saturday. We had the cauliflower in a spicy tomato sauce (Lasooni ghobi) for appetizer followed by the lunch special, which includes either a salad or soup, any entree from the menu, and dessert. We tried the palak paneer and chicken in mango sauce. Both came with rice, naan, and a side of Mattar paneer. You can choose your spice level so we asked for medium hot. Everything was delicious - spicy but not too hot and good portion sizes for lunch- not too large. We each received a small dish of rice pudding with almonds for dessert. I was quite full by then, so I was glad it was just a small taste. It is obvious that the food is made with fresh ingredients and attention to detail. The service was excellent and the prices are very reasonable. Will definitely return for dinner! More

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Buca di Beppo - DCBuca di Beppo - DC
759 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Service was great as always. Our server must've thought it was taking long for some reason, and the manager came out to extend apologies, and offer free dessert. The only odd thing was that we never complained or said anything at all. I thought that was super nice and thoughtful, and a great way to take care of your customers. ONLY COMPLAINT WAS NOT ONE GLUTEN FREE PASTA OPTION. More

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NeroNero
27 reviews
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Global, International | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Nero was wonderful! Small and intimate with great ambiance! We came for a date night and all of the food was delicious. My favorite was the shrimp risotto my boyfriend loved the pizza fries and samosas. The drinks were also delicious and our server was nice and attentive. We’ll definitely be back soon! More

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Rewind DinerRewind Diner
35 reviews
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was tasty enough. We were there early evening and could tell by the DJ presence and livelier by the minute music that things were going to get quite cranked up for a pleasant club scene vibe. The seating was just a little too low for my taste but they did have high chairs also. Still, a perfect spot for a drink and some musical entertainment. More

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Dupont Italian KitchenDupont Italian Kitchen
103 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Went for a Saturday afternoon lunch with visiting guests. I haven't been there in years. Great food, great service, and great prices. Just as I remembered. More

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Italian Walking Food Tour - Dupont CircleItalian Walking Food Tour - Dupont Circle
6 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

I loved the Italian Food Walking Tour in Dupont Circle. Dave was very knowledgeable about the food, restaurants, and the area architecture. The food at each restaurant was simple and the courses complimented each other. The wild mushroom risotto first course and lasagna were my favorite courses. We had a nice variety of old established restaurants and one newer trendier place on the tour. I would definitely go back to each of them. It was a filling afternoon, but walking a few blocks between locations helped to burn off some of the calories! Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for a leisurely afternoon of eating and meeting new people. More

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Dupont Circle Diners' Choice Winners

Dupont Circle's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
658 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great experience- from start to finish. The staff were all welcoming, and our server was fantastic. The food is all made from scratch. Highly recommend! More

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The Palm Washington DCThe Palm Washington DC
3743 reviews
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Steakhouse | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

excellent in all categories. both my daughter and I enjoyed the restaurant. More

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AGORAAGORA
2161 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our waiter was wonderful and attentive. Food delicious! Fresh and healthy! More

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Iron GateIron Gate
1364 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our server was very friendly and attentive. The gnocchis was amazing, and outdoor seating was very pleasant. I can’t wait to go back there with my wife. More

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Giovanni's TrattuGiovanni's Trattu
446 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

A little NY gem in the heart of DC. Food is superb and a nice little place for celebrations, meetings or just a good meal. More

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FlorianaFloriana
2498 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Amazing place. Great food, affordable price,great service. More

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Food is excellent, decor is charming, and service professional More

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Pesce RestaurantPesce Restaurant
574 reviews
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Seafood | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was great and ambience was good. The server was very helpful and friendly More

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i Ricchii Ricchi
3356 reviews
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great food . Pompous and obnoxious waiter More

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Boqueria - DupontBoqueria - Dupont
1925 reviews
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Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent food and great service!! More

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Discover Dupont Circle

Thanks to its proximity to Embassy Row, the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. caters to the truly cultured palate. Shout "Opa!" over a few Greek small plates, blend in with the locals with a pub-style liquid brunch or go fully upscale at one of the boutique hotels and French bistros nearby. Although you may rub elbows with big shots along the way, you can still bask in the neighborhood's slow pace among some of the city's most iconic historical mansions. From dining on authentic tapas outdoors to digging into authentic DC-style chili bowls, new tastes await around every corner. Don't be afraid to take a stroll away from the actual circle itself, since you're only a few blocks from Michelin-star cuisine in multiple directions.

Discover Dupont Circle

Thanks to its proximity to Embassy Row, the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. caters to the truly cultured palate. Shout "Opa!" over a few Greek small plates, blend in with the locals with a pub-style liquid brunch or go fully upscale at one of the boutique hotels and French bistros nearby. Although you may rub elbows with big shots along the way, you can still bask in the neighborhood's slow pace among some of the city's most iconic historical mansions. From dining on authentic tapas outdoors to digging into authentic DC-style chili bowls, new tastes await around every corner. Don't be afraid to take a stroll away from the actual circle itself, since you're only a few blocks from Michelin-star cuisine in multiple directions.