Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

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Washington, DC has undergone a restaurant boom in the past several years. From neighborhood to neighborhood, the best restaurants in Washington, DC i... Read More

Washington, DC has undergone a restaurant boom in the past several years. From neighborhood to neighborhood, the best restaurants in Washington, DC include plenty of new dining options, such as spicy Thai Isaan cuisine (Little Serow), an innovative vegetable-focused, fast-casual restaurant helmed by a celebrity chef (Beefsteak; José Andrés), and a seasonal garden-style oasis where the President celebrated a birthday (Rose’s Luxury). With so many special places to eat in Washington, DC, that stuffy steakhouse stereotype hasn’t been true for a long time, and it isn’t true now.

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  • Beefsteak

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

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    Ben's Chili Bowl

    DC legend Ben’s Chili Bowl has been around since 1958. Try the iconic half-smoke (half-pork, half-beef smoked sausage) topped with Ben’s homemade chili... Read More

  • Daikaya

    One part ramen restaurant and one part Japanese izakaya, Daikaya serves small, delicious plates and exudes a casual bar feel. Grab a stool downstairs to... Read More

  • Del Campo

    Smoke is a key ingredient at Del Campo, a Latin steakhouse from chef Victor Albisu: Take the smoked roe in grilled scallop sushi ceviche, for example,... Read More

  • Etto

    If you’re looking for excellent Italian, make your way to Etto on bustling 14th Street. This rustic space offers a frequently changing menu of salumi,... Read More

  • DC Guide Greg Powers

    This upscale Italian trattoria is one of DC’s most indulgent restaurants, where you can get preserved summer black truffle with your pappardelle and... Read More

  • Iron Gate

    If you're dining at this Greek and Italian restaurant in Dupont Circle, aim for a seat on the patio, which is draped in century-old wisteria and... Read More

  • Komi

    Perfect for a special night out, Komi sits in a traditional DC rowhouse and offers a unique fine dining experience. Friendly servers are at the top of... Read More

  • Kapnos

    This Northern Greek restaurant from former Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella has all the mezze you could ever want. Start with your pick of spreads and... Read More

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    Le Diplomate

    Situated on the bustling 14th Street corridor, Le Diplomate is Philly restaurateur Stephen Starr’s DC debut—and it’s a winner. This brasserie pairs a... Read More

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    Little Serow

    Little Serow is the more casual sister to fine dining restaurant Komi. Here, James Beard Award-winning chef Johnny Monis doesn’t shy away from the heat... Read More

  • Minibar

    This tasting-menu-only restaurant offers a look inside a culinary laboratory experimenting with the latest techniques and ingredients. As its name... Read More

  • Mintwood Place

    Perhaps best known among Washingtonians for its escargot hush puppies, Mintwood Place has rapidly become a local favorite for its menu, which adds a... Read More

  • Proof

    Whether you’re in the mood for a fine wine, a full meal, or both, Proof has you covered. The wine list here is insanely comprehensive, offering bottles... Read More

  • Rasika

    This Penn Quarter restaurant offers modern Indian cuisine in a white-tablecloth setting, with a menu chiefly split among griddle, barbecue, and tandoori... Read More

  • Red Hen

    Red Hen is DC’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Its rustic design immediately sets a comfortable, and romantic atmosphere, enhanced by a stellar... Read More

  • Rose's Luxury

    Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s most buzzed-about new restaurants, and for good reason. The innovative, seasonal menu includes dishes like spaghetti with... Read More

  • Toki Underground

    Ramen addicts lined up outside of Toki Underground when it opened in 2011 on H Street NE, and that's not just a result of the restaurant’s tiny dining... Read More

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