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Restaurants in Penn Quarter

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

  • Café Atlántico

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Le Paradou

  • Minibar at America Eats

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Developed by chef José Andrés, the Minibar at America Eats is a unique dining experience. The restaurant-within-a-restaurant is located on the seco... More
  • PS 7's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This popular Penn Quarter eatery by Chef Peter Smith occupies a boxy, earth-toned space designed by GrizForm Design Architects. Formerly of Vidalia... More
  • Rasika

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Vikram Sunderam, a Bombay native, came to The District after working in one of London’s most acclaimed Indian restaurants, Bombay Brasserie. A... More
  • Zaytinya

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Voted the best Mediterranean eatery inside the Beltway for three years running, this Penn Quarter restaurant and bar is a downtown destination for ... More

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