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Restaurants in Chinatown/Convention Center

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Chinatown/Convention Center restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Chinatown/Convention Center restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Chinatown/Convention Center to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Chinatown/Convention Center restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Chinatown/Convention Center.

  • Acadiana

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Straight out of southern Louisiana, Acadiana serves up Cajun and Creole fusion and Southern-style cocktails in an expansive glassed-in space design... More
  • Brasserie Beck

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The more casual sister restaurant to Marcel’s, this traditional Belgian brasserie opened in the McPherson Square neighborhood in 2007. The restaura... More
  • Capital Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owner Nick Fontana, a native Texan, opened Capital Q with the goal of creating an authentic Texas barbecue joint, complete with cafeteria-style ord... More
  • Chinatown Express

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Although its name and appearance call to mind the standard Chinese takeout joint in Anytown, USA, Chinatown Express, located on the same block as t... More
  • IndeBleu

  • Jaleo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Owned by José Andrés, Rob Wilder, and Roberto Alvarez of ThinkFoodGroup, Jaleo opened in 1993 and serves traditional Spanish tapas, as well as pael... More
  • Old Ebbitt Grill

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Former Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Grover Cleveland, and Theodore Roosevelt once frequented this iconic restaurant, established just half a block ... More
  • Poste Brasserie

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside the 1841 General Post Office building, Poste Moderne Brasserie serves updated American cuisine in an environmentally-friendly atmosph... More
  • Proof

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    For a guy with a jet-black mohawk and skateboarding sneakers, Proof’s wine director, Sebastian Zutant, is on surprisingly familiar terms with some ... More
  • Rosa Mexicano

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Mexican tile and native folk craft lend an authentic feel to this first-outside-of-NYC Rosa Mexicano location splendidly housed in the restored 192... More
  • Spy City Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Adjacent to the lobby of the International Spy Museum, this casual café is ideal for a quick bite before or after touring the exhibits. While count... More
  • The Source

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Owned by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, the Source is an acclaimed pan-Asian restaurant located inside the Newseum. The restaurant is divided into t... More
  • Zola, D.C.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Appropriately, this Penn Quarter restaurant, located right next door to the Spy Museum, feels straight out of James Bond. Champagne-filled ice buck... More

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