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... Read More

  • Del Campo

    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... Read More

  • Etto

    If you’re looking for excellent wood-fired pizza, make your way to Etto on bustling 14th Street. This rustic restaurant offers a frequently changing... Read More

  • DC Guide Greg Powers

    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.... Read More

  • Iron Gate

    Aim for a seat on the wisteria-draped patio for maximum romance at this restaurant in a historic and lovely building. Influenced by both Greek 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 at the... 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 amid the bustling 14th Street corridor, Le Diplomate is hotshot Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr’s DC debut—and it’s a winner. This... Read More

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    Little Serow

    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... Read More

  • Minibar

    Minibar is the avant-garde, award-winning jewel of celebrity chef José Andrés’ restaurant empire. This tasting-menu-only restaurant offers a look inside... 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... Read More

  • Rasika

    Rasika is hands-down one of Washington's most classic dining experiences. This Penn Quarter restaurant—helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Vikram... Read More

  • Red Hen

    Red Hen is DC’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant. Its rustic design immediately sets a comfortable, and romantic atmosphere, enhanced by... 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 from chef Aaron Silverman includes... 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 due to the restaurant’s tiny dining room:... Read More

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