Restaurants in Dupont Circle
This swanky Italian restaurant and Mediterranean wine bar occupies an intimate underground space at Dupont Circle's Palomar Hotel. Designed by the Bay Area's Puccini Group, Urbana is dimly lit and sleekly decorated in rich dark woods and hues of brown and hunter green.
Named after explorer and navigator Henry Hudson, Hudson Restaurant & Lounge serves contemporary comfort food in a relaxed, come-as-you-are atmosphere.
Founded in 1991, Pizzeria Paradiso serves what many consider the best pizza in the city.
Since it opened in 2005, Hank’s Oyster Bar has been a favorite in Dupont Circle. Inside, exposed brick walls are complimented by light wood tables, exposed duct work, pendant lighting, and a lofted ceiling.
Run by award-winning chef Eric Ripert of (Michelin three-starred) Le Bernardin fame, Westend Bistro incorporates Mid-Atlantic ingredients from local farms into a mix of French and American bistro cuisine.
Like Washington itself, Vidalia serves up sophisticated city flavors colored by a slight but unmistakable Southern accent.
This intimate neighborhood restaurant prides itself on being environmentally conscious: The tables are made from salvaged barn wood, the glassware from recycled wine bottles, and a candle-lit live oak tree shoots up through the middle of the restaurant's interior.
Though hard to find this second-floor, Dupont-Circle treat, the delectable sushi is a treasure worth the hunt. The lively space is packed with neighborhood regulars who greet the chefs behind the sushi bar. Seats at the bar are hard to come by so be prepared to sit on silk floor pillows.
One of the few spots for authentic Korean cuisine in downtown DC, Mandu serves the home-recipe specialties of Seoul-born chef, Yesoon Lee.
One of the D.C. area’s go-to destinations for Italian cuisine, Obelisk offers diners authentic Italian fare in a five course, prix fixe format.