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Best American Restaurants in Penn Quarter

Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(135)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
(6366)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
(779)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Del Frisco's Grille - DCDel Frisco's Grille - DC
(1589)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Penn CommonsPenn Commons
(330)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Cabinet - Grand Hyatt Washington DCCabinet - Grand Hyatt Washington DC
(15)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DCGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
(1811)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(9)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(395)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(497)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(689)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(181)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(883)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2764)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5655)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(22914)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18745)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(427)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(848)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4922)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1109)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Penn Quarter

Carmine's - Washington DCCarmine's - Washington DC
(4078)
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3199)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2829)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1740)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9534)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2117)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(467)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(731)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(818)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2757)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1113)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1605)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(412)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3154)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(866)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(712)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Penn Quarter Locals Are Talking About
What are some of your favorite spots nearby?
Capitol One Arena, American History Museum, Madam Tusades Wax Museum
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What’s iconic about Penn Quarter?
Capital One Arena (previously known at the Verizon Center). Many great restaurants. Short walk to Smithsonian museums.
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What’s iconic about Penn Quarter?
The vibe and unique dining experiences available.
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Penn Quarter Restaurants

RasikaRasika
7860 reviews
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

First time and it was amazing. The sate and toffee pudding was excellent. Everything was great including the service. I will definitely be returning. More

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Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
135 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

A NYC speakeasy in DC! Great hidden gem! More

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CIRCA at ChinatownCIRCA at Chinatown
66 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Foods was delicious, the space is pretty, the staff are knowledgable and after asking them about cocktails their description was so enticing we both got drinks we normally wouldn't have chosen (loved them). SO convenient if going to an event at the arena! More

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ZaytinyaZaytinya
12549 reviews
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fun place with great food. We make reservations well in advance. More

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NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)
1256 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Met a friend for dinner prior to the Pink concert at Capital One Arena. The location was perfect. Lots of variety on the menu but we both ordered cheeseburgers. I love a good burger and these did not disappoint. Our server was polite and efficient. I’d love to return and try a few of the swankier menu options. More

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Flight Wine BarFlight Wine Bar
150 reviews
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Wine Bar | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great for a girls night. So many wine options for different flights. We had burrata & potatos for snacks. Both were great! More

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SEI restaurant & loungeSEI restaurant & lounge
2209 reviews
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Asian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great Sushi Happy Hour-perfect little happy hour spot, great service and great prices. More

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Jaleo DCJaleo DC
6988 reviews
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great Food, cocktails, sangria and service. We always come here when visiting Washington, D.C. More

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OyamelOyamel
7215 reviews
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Took my team of 6 there for lunch on a Monday. Service was excellent - very knowledgeable server who was also attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good, though I thought it was a little expensive for the portion sizes. I realize it is a tapas-like place, but since you need to order 2 or 3 items to feel satisfied, it would be nice if each item was a little less expensive. Overall, we enjoyed it and would come back. More

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Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6366 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Went here over the other nameable steakhouses and this one really hit the mark! Steak was cooking perfectly and my thick cut pork chop was amazing! Great meal for 2 and less then $100, great choice! As a side note, probably one of the best mashed potatoes I've ever had! Will recommend this 100%! More

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Mastro's Steakhouse - DCMastro's Steakhouse - DC
1582 reviews
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Steakhouse | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Everything was spot on and excellent. The bar was happening and the drinks amazing. Our waiter Rice, was a consummate professional and so knowledgeable. Steak and apps and sides incredible. Best steak house dining experience ever! More

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China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1545 reviews
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Absolutely delicious! Great service! Food was great! More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
490 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Food was excellent and original. Service was outstanding. Our service was very knowledgeable about the dishes. More

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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
779 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The food was fantastic. The service was second to none. I highly enjoyed this dining experience and would enthusiastically recommend. More

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Cedar RestaurantCedar Restaurant
2347 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We really enjoyed the food here very delicious and generous portions. Service was great and very friendly. More

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Hill Country Barbecue Market - DCHill Country Barbecue Market - DC
1109 reviews
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Barbecue | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Love their "moist" brisket! Their sides are also very good, although on this particular visit, they did not have some of our favorites, like the bourbon sweet potato mash. Since you have to stand in a cafeteria-style line to get your food, it's best to try to get there when the crowd is smaller. We went at noon and were ahead of the large crowd that soon showed up. Our server was appropriately attentive and friendly with our beverages. More

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701 Restaurant701 Restaurant
3388 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We were able to hear each other speak which is rare in DC. The background music was relaxing. The food was good and the service was very good. Great location, practically on top of the Archived/Navy Memorial Metro stop. More

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Daikaya Izakaya (2F) - No RamenDaikaya Izakaya (2F) - No Ramen
1204 reviews
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Japanese | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Very creative tavern-style restaurant, with roots in Japan but reflecting other culinary influences. Very attentive service, especially for a very informal atmosphere. My wife and I were probably 30 years older than the next youngest person there, but everyone seemed cook with that. More

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DBGB DCDBGB DC
1353 reviews
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Good but really slow service More

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Sixth Engine RestaurantSixth Engine Restaurant
598 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Before a sold out concert. Fast service. Good recommendations and splitting an entree was not an issue....server even recommended it. More

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Carmine's - Washington DCCarmine's - Washington DC
4078 reviews
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Meatballs were great. Enough food for a couple of meals. Outstanding service. All of the staff was very friendly. More

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District ChophouseDistrict Chophouse
4170 reviews
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Steakhouse | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Always a great meal here! I usually always have the meatloaf but I tried the orange glazed salmon with asparagus and green beans and it was amazing. Cooked to perfection, healthy and tasty. Wish i had taken a picture! More

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Del Frisco's Grille - DCDel Frisco's Grille - DC
1589 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The Prime Rib-eye was outstanding! Looking forward to trying the one in Tampa, FL. The server was magnificent (Damien)! He did a superb job in making our visit special. More

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Ella's PizzaElla's Pizza
411 reviews
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Pizzeria | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

They have great pizza, the service was good as was the ambiance. The desserts were also fantastic. Highly recommend. More

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The PartisanThe Partisan
653 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

It was a Birthday Brunch for my lover! More

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SaxSax
1046 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great atmosphere!! Cajun Rib-eye was prepared and seasoned to perfection!! More

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Proof RestaurantProof Restaurant
3454 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great service and the food was good, however the portion sizes for dinner were a bit small for the cost. More

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Crimson Diner + Whiskey BarCrimson Diner + Whiskey Bar
6 reviews
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Breakfast | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We had a party of about 16 for a farewell gathering and the lounge/couch area downstairs was perfect! However it was busy for a Monday and it took a tad too long for several drinks to arrive. The drink selection was excellent though! More

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Cuba Libre - DCCuba Libre - DC
3016 reviews
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Cuban | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Our group of 4 had tapas and drinks here before a concert and it was just lovely. Nice atmosphere, good service, good food and good drinks! More

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Dirty HabitDirty Habit
460 reviews
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Global, International | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent. Looking forward to another visit. More

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Cure Bar & BistroCure Bar & Bistro
674 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Stopped in here before the Pink concert as we parked under the Hyatt. We had first gone over to Capital City Brewing which was Packed, crowded and Noisy. Since we had a reservation we came back to Cure Bar and thank god we did. We opted to sit at the bar as it was more social. The bartenders were AWESOME. Knowledgeable, friendly, I would hang out with them. Since it was a hotel bar, there were folks by themselves, we even got to talking with them. This is definitely the the type of bar/restaurant I would want to visit if I was traveling alone as it was quiet, yet entertaining. The food was really good. The Tap list outstanding (Local Craft Brews) and the cocktails very good. It was only a few blocks from Verizon Center, and parking below was only $12 via SpotHero. We will definitely return and may make it a regular for pre/post events. More

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Penn CommonsPenn Commons
330 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My friend and I ate at Penn Commons before the Pink concert. The noise level was high for a Monday night. The Cosmopolitan I had was very good. The bread and dips appetizer is awesome! I had the lemon ricotta gnocchi, which is very good. More

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Royal Thai Cuisine & BarRoyal Thai Cuisine & Bar
82 reviews
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Thai | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The food is really spicy , take care. More

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GraffiatoGraffiato
1619 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great service and delicious brunch food. The fresh pressed juice in the mimosas was a great extra touch . More

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La Tasca - Penn QuarterLa Tasca - Penn Quarter
1716 reviews
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Perfect restaurant for pre-game or concert at Capital One Arena. We were a party of 10, food and drink came out quickly and was delicious! More

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Elephant & Castle - DC Pennsylvania Ave.Elephant & Castle - DC Pennsylvania Ave.
81 reviews
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British | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Good dinner before national theater. Real crowded on a Saturday but reservation we went straight to a table. Good food. Prices reasonable for downtown. Wait staff stretched thin, but still attentive. More

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Asia Nine Bar and LoungeAsia Nine Bar and Lounge
1327 reviews
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Asian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great find for the family while in DC on vacation More

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Hen Quarter DCHen Quarter DC
199 reviews
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Southern | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

This is my second time here for lunch. Had the spinach and goat cheese salad and it did not disappoint. Also the biscuits with fig and butter are divine. My friend had the HQ BLT but with fried chicken and was very happy. Our waitress, Terri, was superb, very friendly, and I love the service here. More

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Absolute Thai - DCAbsolute Thai - DC
59 reviews
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Thai | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The food was good. Hostess was very nice, but service was a bit slow: one person in the party received food 10-15 min after the other person's food (ordered at the same time). Other than that good experience, good location. More

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Cabinet - Grand Hyatt Washington DCCabinet - Grand Hyatt Washington DC
15 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Easter and Birthday Brunch More

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DCGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - DC
1811 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Service was great and the food was delicious, everyone in the party was satisfied. More

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Finn & PorterFinn & Porter
359 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent food and wines; service slow but professional. More

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Penn Quarter's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Flight Wine BarFlight Wine Bar
150 reviews
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Wine Bar | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great for a girls night. So many wine options for different flights. We had burrata & potatos for snacks. Both were great! More

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RasikaRasika
7860 reviews
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

First time and it was amazing. The sate and toffee pudding was excellent. Everything was great including the service. I will definitely be returning. More

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CIRCA at ChinatownCIRCA at Chinatown
66 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Foods was delicious, the space is pretty, the staff are knowledgable and after asking them about cocktails their description was so enticing we both got drinks we normally wouldn't have chosen (loved them). SO convenient if going to an event at the arena! More

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Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
135 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

A NYC speakeasy in DC! Great hidden gem! More

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ZaytinyaZaytinya
12549 reviews
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fun place with great food. We make reservations well in advance. More

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NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)NoPa Kitchen + Bar (Washington D.C.)
1256 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Met a friend for dinner prior to the Pink concert at Capital One Arena. The location was perfect. Lots of variety on the menu but we both ordered cheeseburgers. I love a good burger and these did not disappoint. Our server was polite and efficient. I’d love to return and try a few of the swankier menu options. More

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SEI restaurant & loungeSEI restaurant & lounge
2209 reviews
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Asian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great Sushi Happy Hour-perfect little happy hour spot, great service and great prices. More

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Jaleo DCJaleo DC
6988 reviews
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great Food, cocktails, sangria and service. We always come here when visiting Washington, D.C. More

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OyamelOyamel
7215 reviews
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Took my team of 6 there for lunch on a Monday. Service was excellent - very knowledgeable server who was also attentive without being intrusive. Food was very good, though I thought it was a little expensive for the portion sizes. I realize it is a tapas-like place, but since you need to order 2 or 3 items to feel satisfied, it would be nice if each item was a little less expensive. Overall, we enjoyed it and would come back. More

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Cedar RestaurantCedar Restaurant
2347 reviews
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We really enjoyed the food here very delicious and generous portions. Service was great and very friendly. More

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