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Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C.’s culinary scene is exploding. As a result, top-notch restaurants in Washington, D.C. are popping up everywhere, with kitchens dishing up fare inspired by cultures around the world. Here, a few of the best restaurants in Washington, D.C. to whet your appetite.

In the Atlas District, Granville Moore’s serves hearty bison burgers and Belgian beer. The eatery’s Belgian fries have won them a loyal following among locals, and so has their happy hour, which goes from 10 p.m. until the wee hours.

At the Spy City Café, located next to the International Spy Museum, you can check out old covert mission maps while eating a cheeseburger. Order the Pigs Undercover while sipping Moxie, the world’s oldest cola brand. Also next to the museum, Zola restaurant’s “secret” door leads diners to the restrooms.

For a late meal after the theater—Warner’s Theater is steps away—Equinox has a constantly changing menu featuring mid-Atlantic specialties such as oysters wrapped in Virginia ham. It’s one of best Washington, D.C. restaurants.

Many restaurants in Washington, D.C. serve Latin American food, but Ceiba is the one to visit. Walls are hung with folk art and the Cuban black bean soup is delicious.

  • 1789 Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This Federal-style townhouse on a quiet street in Georgetown was converted into a restaurant in 1960. Taking its name from the year the Constitutio... More
  • 2941

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Despite its location on the ground floor of an office building, this French-American restaurant evokes the serenity of the countryside with expansi... More
  • Acadiana

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Straight out of southern Louisiana, Acadiana serves up Cajun and Creole fusion and Southern-style cocktails in an expansive glassed-in space design... More
  • Agraria

    Sophisticated farmer-owned restaurant More
  • Ashby Inn & Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains just an hour west of D.C., the 1829 Ashby Inn is home to an acclaimed New American restaurant servi... More
  • Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The 2010-opened resto may serve pillowy beignets and slow-cooked jambalaya, but its soul-satisfying offerings (braised-pork-shoulder sausage infuse... More
  • Bebo Trattoria

  • Ben's Chili Bowl

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Up until very recently, the only VIP deemed worthy of a free meal at the Ali family chili shrine was longtime devotee Bill Cosby, who made the venu... More
  • Black's Bar & Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A modern oyster bar and fish house located on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Black’s Bar & Kitchen serves organic and coastal selections. More than 3... More
  • Blacksalt

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    It's a testament to Blacksalt's seafood that the tony fish market in front detracts in no way from the ambience (or smell) of the tony restaurant i... More
  • Blue Duck Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A West End favorite, Blue Duck Tavern serves home-style American fare with an emphasis on traditional methods of cooking like roasting, braising, p... More
  • Brasserie Beck

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The more casual sister restaurant to Marcel’s, this traditional Belgian brasserie opened in the McPherson Square neighborhood in 2007. The restaura... More
  • Breadline

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    A block from the White House and across the street from the World Bank, Breadline is easily spotted by its red and black umbrellas—and at lunchtime... More
  • Busboys & Poets

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Part restaurant and part community gathering spot, Busboys & Poets is a socially-conscious restaurant founded in 2005 by Iraqi-American activist an... More

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