Georgetown

Restaurants in Georgetown

The restaurant rocks out with fine (and sometimes exotic) meats, American craft beer (more than 20 on tap), and a punk roadhouse atmosphere. Every Wednesday, the chef adds a special wild game entrée (kangaroo, snake, ostrich, yak, etc.) to the already adventurous menu.

This Federal-style townhouse on a quiet street in Georgetown was converted into a restaurant in 1960. Taking its name from the year the Constitution was adopted, 1789 occupies six cozy dining rooms within an elegant and renovated two-story townhouse furnished with period American antiques.

As much a cultural experience as a place for a meal, this restaurant and sushi bar on MacArthur Blvd takes traditional Japanese dining seriously. Dinner at Makoto is a formal affair in an environment where rules of decorum are observed and hushed tones seem appropriate.

Sophisticated farmer-owned restaurant

A local institution, the Moby Dick House of Kabob was founded by an Iranian restauranteur in 1989 but has now expanded to 15 locations throughout the metro area.

Billed as the first sushi bar in Washington, D.C., this tiny Glover Park hole-in-the-wall makes up for its lack of ambiance with a menu of fresh, skillfully prepared seafood.

The newest branch of chef Michel Richard’s growing mini-empire (there are two other Citronelles opening in California this year) is an extra-swanky temple of nouvelle French cuisine.