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A photo of Zaytinya restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(17060)
$$$$
• Mediterranean • Penn Quarter
Booked 91 times today

Under the direction of celebrated chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on Jose’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and...

A photo of Oyamel restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(9083)
$$$$
• Mexican • Penn Quarter

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana combines Mexico’s rich regional culinary traditions with modern urban fare. Guests experience an array of antijitos—traditional Mexican snack or small plates—along with authentic tacos, ceviches and an impressive selection of cocktails and tequilas. This is like no Mexican...

A photo of DAIKAYA 2F THE IZAKAYA restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1850)
$$$$
• Japanese • Penn Quarter
Booked 21 times today

Please be advised that the reservation is for the Izakaya on the second floor and not the ramen shop on the first floor. The ramen menu is not available at the Izakaya. The Izakaya, located on the second floor of Daikaya, is a casual restaurant that serves Japanese comfort food to accompany a...

A photo of Flight Wine Bar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(326)
$$$$
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 6 times today

Flight is an intimate restaurant and wine bar in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of DC. The James Beard semi-finalist wine program is curated by husband and wife duo and sommeliers, Kabir Amir and Swati Bose. The globally-diverse wine list is paired with a small seasonal dinner menu. Friendly...

A photo of Central Michel Richard restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(7439)
$$$$
• American • Penn Quarter
Booked 49 times today

Michel Richard's modern American brasserie and winner of the 2008 James Beard award for best new restaurant. Central is Michel's tribute to great American cuisine, both modern and classic, with a French accent known for our award winning fried chicken & decadent desserts. A vibrant happy hour with...

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Lively and bustling, Penn Quarter is regarded by many as an epicenter of cultural activity in Washington, D.C. Its high density of theaters and museums makes it a critical attraction for visitors while the neighborhood walkability makes it a much-desired destination for locals to live. Both of these traits make it a great opportunity for the aspiring foodie. The options here are diverse. The hip youth appeal has managed to draw in renowned chefs. As a result, the restaurants blend mature flavors devised by chefs at the top of their game. Whether you're looking for a traditional three-course Spanish meal, a luxuriant Italian dinner served on a checkered tablecloth or a fried chicken sandwich you can enjoy on the go, you'll have no lack of options in Penn Quarter.

Lively and bustling, Penn Quarter is regarded by many as an epicenter of cultural activity in Washington, D.C. Its high density of theaters and museums makes it a critical attraction for visitors while the neighborhood walkability makes it a much-desired destination for locals to live. Both of these traits make it a great opportunity for the aspiring foodie. The options here are diverse. The hip youth appeal has managed to draw in renowned chefs. As a result, the restaurants blend mature flavors devised by chefs at the top of their game. Whether you're looking for a traditional three-course Spanish meal, a luxuriant Italian dinner served on a checkered tablecloth or a fried chicken sandwich you can enjoy on the go, you'll have no lack of options in Penn Quarter.

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