Best American Restaurants in Foggy Bottom

Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
CIRCA at Foggy BottomCIRCA at Foggy Bottom
(750)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
DISH+drinksDISH+drinks
(1156)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Top of the Gate at The Watergate HotelTop of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel
(24)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(8)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(374)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(484)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(649)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(132)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(853)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5563)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2727)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18294)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(811)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
TOURS @ District Distilling Co.TOURS @ District Distilling Co.
(40)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4846)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(407)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Foggy Bottom

Notti BiancheNotti Bianche
(1584)
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Italian | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3145)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2745)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1594)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9239)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2045)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(754)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(680)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(431)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1544)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(818)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(666)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1075)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2715)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3123)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(388)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia

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Foggy Bottom Restaurants

Marcel's by Robert WiedmaierMarcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2743 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Best food I’ve had in my entire life. I’ve traveled all over the world and eaten at top rated restaurants, however Marcel’s was a magical experience of gastronomy. More

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CIRCA at Foggy BottomCIRCA at Foggy Bottom
750 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Everything was great! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. My only reason for knocking off a star from the service was because there isn't a non-alcoholic beverage list/menu. I don't drink so it would have been nice to see what my options are on paper. More

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Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
22305 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

I was with my kids and had a good time!!! More

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DISH+drinksDISH+drinks
1156 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Lovely before show dinner. Prompt and very good service. More

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Soi 38Soi 38
207 reviews
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Thai | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

A great thai place But $40 for two small bowls of soup and shrimp padthai seems like a lot of $ even incl tx n tip ! More

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ApertoAperto
158 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Very nice Valentine’s Day dinner. First visit to Aperto and will return. More

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Top of the Gate at The Watergate HotelTop of the Gate at The Watergate Hotel
24 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Great ambiance. Chris, one of the skate attendant was great! He even came and skated around the ice rink a few times and also offered to take a few pictures of my date and myself. He took great pictures btw. The ice rink itself was small but the view made up for it! Awesome view of the national monument and surrounding areas with views overlooking the water. Drinks were nicely made but the food was ok for what they had to serve. Bartenders were nice and friendly. The fire pits, blankets and comfy seating made the ambiance that much more enjoyable. Valet parking ticket can be validated at the bar, cost only came up to $12. Valet excepts cash or credit card. Heavy traffic since it’s right next to the Kennedy center so be prepared to wait longer than expected to actually get to the hotel. Overall l, i had a great time and I definitely look forward to coming here again in the spring! More

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JardeneaJardenea
436 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

We are foodies and felt the food was amazing. We had the sea bass and duck Wellington. The service was pretty good, but nothing that stood out like it would at a great fine dining place. We were there on a quiet evening. More

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District CommonsDistrict Commons
2938 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Nice atmosphere, food was excellent as was the service. The pretzel bread was wonderful. More

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Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6047 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Had dinner prior to Kennedy Center performance on Valentine's Day. Food was delicious; my entree of scallops was a bit modest in size but my spouse had a well-portioned veal chop. Efficient service, especially considering most diners had performances to make. More

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Kingbird at The Watergate HotelKingbird at The Watergate Hotel
784 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

It was Valentines Day and a very busy night. I had a show to attend and had given myself 1.5 hours for dinner. It was a prix fixe menu that night. I was told that it would be plenty of time. The waitress disappeared after the appetizer. We had to leave before the dessert. Food was great as was the ambiance. Will go again but not try to do 2 events in one night. More

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Circle BistroCircle Bistro
888 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

My husband and I had breakfast here on Sunday, February 18th but I neglected to mention Open Table to the restaurant and would like to receive my dining points. We stayed in Room 317. The service was great and the food was delicious. Thank you, Sandra Callahan More

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Notti BiancheNotti Bianche
1584 reviews
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Italian | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Excellent service. Thomas made our evening!! Excellent meals. Will return. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Washington (DC)TGI FRIDAYS - Washington (DC)
4 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

TGI Fridays has been living the weekend since its doors opened in 1965. Today, there are over 900 restaurants in 60 countries offering delicious food and legendary drinks, all served in the spirit of Friday. We are proud to bring people together for brunch, lunch, dinner, late night, and everything in between. So when we say "In Here, It's Always Friday" we mean it.More

Foggy Bottom Diners' Choice Winners

Foggy Bottom's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Marcel's by Robert WiedmaierMarcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2743 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Best food I’ve had in my entire life. I’ve traveled all over the world and eaten at top rated restaurants, however Marcel’s was a magical experience of gastronomy. More

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CIRCA at Foggy BottomCIRCA at Foggy Bottom
750 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Everything was great! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. My only reason for knocking off a star from the service was because there isn't a non-alcoholic beverage list/menu. I don't drink so it would have been nice to see what my options are on paper. More

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Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
22305 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

I was with my kids and had a good time!!! More

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ApertoAperto
158 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Very nice Valentine’s Day dinner. First visit to Aperto and will return. More

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DISH+drinksDISH+drinks
1156 reviews
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Lovely before show dinner. Prompt and very good service. More

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Soi 38Soi 38
207 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

A great thai place But $40 for two small bowls of soup and shrimp padthai seems like a lot of $ even incl tx n tip ! More

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JardeneaJardenea
436 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

We are foodies and felt the food was amazing. We had the sea bass and duck Wellington. The service was pretty good, but nothing that stood out like it would at a great fine dining place. We were there on a quiet evening. More

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District CommonsDistrict Commons
2938 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Nice atmosphere, food was excellent as was the service. The pretzel bread was wonderful. More

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Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6047 reviews
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Had dinner prior to Kennedy Center performance on Valentine's Day. Food was delicious; my entree of scallops was a bit modest in size but my spouse had a well-portioned veal chop. Efficient service, especially considering most diners had performances to make. More

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Kingbird at The Watergate HotelKingbird at The Watergate Hotel
784 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

It was Valentines Day and a very busy night. I had a show to attend and had given myself 1.5 hours for dinner. It was a prix fixe menu that night. I was told that it would be plenty of time. The waitress disappeared after the appetizer. We had to leave before the dessert. Food was great as was the ambiance. Will go again but not try to do 2 events in one night. More

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Discover Foggy Bottom

This historic district's food scene is just as worthy of investigation as its reputation for the arts is. If you're not too busy taking in some culture at the Kennedy Center or checking out the Watergate complex, you should definitely check out some of the Mediterranean counter service restaurants and classic pad Thai spots. If you're around when the weather is nice, you might even prefer to grab something to go and hang out by the waterfront while you nosh. As you might expect from an area so steeped in history, there are plenty of comfort food locations that provide hearty American, Italian and Spanish fare. Many even offer farm-to-table options, classic tavern brews, and upscale dining settings that stand in refreshing contrast to the nearby National Mall and crowded memorial scene.