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Restaurants in Dupont Circle

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Dupont Circle restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Dupont Circle 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 Dupont Circle 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 Dupont Circle restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Dupont Circle.

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  • Firefly, Washington D.C.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This intimate neighborhood restaurant prides itself on being environmentally conscious: The tables are made from salvaged barn wood, the glassware ... More
  • Hamburger Mary's

  • Hank's Oyster Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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,... More
  • Hudson Restaurant & Lounge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Named after explorer and navigator Henry Hudson, Hudson Restaurant & Lounge serves contemporary comfort food in a relaxed, come-as-you-are atmosphe... More
  • Komi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in Dupont Circle, Komi is a unique dining experience without menus. Instead, diners get a multi-course diner, ranging from 18 to 22 courses... More
  • Mandu, Washington D.C.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    One of the few spots for authentic Korean cuisine in downtown DC, Mandu serves the home-recipe specialties of Seoul-born chef, Yesoon Lee. Opened i... More
  • Obelisk

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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. Loc... More
  • Pizzeria Paradiso

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Founded in 1991, Pizzeria Paradiso serves what many consider the best pizza in the city. Now one of three regional locations, this lively, no-frill... More
  • Sushi Taro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    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 neig... More
  • Urbana

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This swanky Italian restaurant and Mediterranean wine bar occupies an intimate underground space at Dupont Circle's Palomar Hotel. Designed by the ... More
  • Vidalia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Like Washington itself, Vidalia serves up sophisticated city flavors colored by a slight but unmistakable Southern accent. Long lauded as an oenoph... More
  • Westend Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Run by award-winning chef Eric Ripert of (Michelin three-starred) Le Bernardin fame, Westend Bistro incorporates Mid-Atlantic ingredients from loca... More

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