Restaurants in U.S.

Whether you're prepping your stomach for a night out or recovering from one, the guys at food-truck-turned-restaurant Seoul Sausage have you covered with their Korean-influenced dude food.

Celebrity chef José Andrés has entered the fast-casual sphere with Beefsteak, a vegetable-focused restaurant where diners can build their own bowls à la Chipotle.

Smoke is an important ingredient at Del Campo, a Latin steakhouse from chef Victor Albisu: Take the smoked roe in grilled scallop sushi ceviche, the smoked tomato with bucatini and grilled pancetta, or the smoked olive vinaigrette with seared artichokes.

Aim for a seat on the wisteria-draped patio for maximum romance at this restaurant in a historic and lovely building.

Situated amid the bustling 14th Street corridor, Le Diplomate is hotshot Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr’s DC debut—and it’s a winner.

If you’re looking for excellent wood-fired pizza, make your way to Etto on bustling 14th Street.

Perhaps best known among Washingtonians for its escargot hush puppies, Mintwood Place has rapidly become a local favorite for its menu, which adds a French flair to American food, thanks to chef Cedric Maupillier.

Red Hen is DC’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Its rustic design immediately sets a comfortable, and romantic atmosphere, enhanced by a stellar Italian-influenced American menu.

Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s most buzzed-about new restaurants, and for good reason. The innovative, seasonal menu from chef Aaron Silverman includes dishes that range from spaghetti with spicy strawberry sauce and fresh ricotta to softshell crab with sweet corn and Bloody Mary vinaigrette.

This Northern Greek restaurant from former Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella has all the mezze you could ever want.

Little Serow is the more casual sister to exceptional fine dining restaurant Komi. Here, James Beard Award-winning chef Johnny Monis doesn’t shy away from the heat of Northern Thailand’s Isaan cuisine.

One part ramen restaurant and one part Japanese izakaya, Daikaya serves small, delicious plates and exudes a casual bar feel.

This upscale Italian trattoria is one of DC’s most indulgent restaurants, and Chef Fabio Trabocchi is known for his deft hand with pasta and seafood.

Ramen addicts lined up outside of Toki Underground when it opened in 2011 on H Street NE, and that's not just due to the restaurant’s tiny dining room: Chef Erik Bruner-Yang’s ramen is as delicious as it is comforting.

Those looking for Texas-style BBQ know that Kevin Bludso does it best, serving up some of the city's best ribs, brisket, and smoked links. His original Compton location is practically a landmark, but the new spot on La Brea offers cocktails and a more sit-down friendly environment.