Restaurants in Washington, VA

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

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

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

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

Dick's Drive-In, founded in 1954, is Seattle’s oldest fast-food restaurant—the burgers, fresh-cut fries, hand-whipped shakes, and hot fudge sundaes... Read More

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

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

Ethan Stowell—one of Seattle's most famous restaurateurs—could've gone crazy with the menu for his Four Seasons-set eatery; but went with simple tavern... Read More

The restaurant at the Inn at Little Washington, a 90-minute drive from Washington, D.C., and its chef, Patrick O'Connell, have received five James Beard... Read More

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

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

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

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

The small but mighty Le Pichet focuses on perfecting classic bistro fare, traditional charcuterie, and saucisson. The tile floors and elegant... Read More

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

At Matt's, expect a menu full of farm-, sea-, and ranch-fresh ingredients sourced at market stalls downstairs and vintage-meets-loft decorating touches... Read More

Meat is basically worshiped at the restaurant anchoring Hotel Max, located just off the main Pike-Pine drag. And while nose-to-tail butchery may be the... Read More

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

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

Street food doesn't have to come from the street. The chefs at Nue collect the best street food from around the world—from Tijuana tostilocos to... Read More

The mouthwatering aromas that emanate from this tiny Cuban restaurant have led many strollers to veer inside (even though its unassuming building looks... Read More

With its lofty dimensions, blond wood wall panels, and modern furniture, Poppy's dining room in Capitol Hill is casual place to enjoy the regional... Read More

Crowds flock to pancake Mecca, Portage Bay. All breakfast devotees should try the pancakes or French toast, and pay a visit to the breakfast bar,... Read More

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

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

This is a place where you can add foie gras to anything. In a busy, not particularly elegant corner of downtown Seattle, Michael Mina's RN74 hides... Read More

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

Tucked in Capitol Hill’s bustling Melrose Market, Sitka & Spruce channels both the rustic and urban aesthetic, with its open-kitchen, communal... Read More

What started as a food truck has become a mini empire in Seattle, as founder Josh Henderson brings his supersized, locally-sourced diner favorites to... Read More

Located on Capitol Hill's fast-growing 15th Avenue, Smith is a traditional gastropub with a homey feel—as long as you can accept quirky taxidermy and... Read More

In a neighborhood known for adventurous cuisine and unusual preparations, Spinasse is devoted to classic food—and does it incredibly well. The northern... Read More

Chef Eric Johnson's French and Vietnamese fusion restaurant has quickly become one of Capitol Hill's most popular. The small dining area has intricate... Read More

Though the joint is named after the chef, Jason Stoneburner, it's a perfect name for a spot centered around stone ovens cooking flatbread pizza—some... Read More

Though the name evokes a feeling of the gentile South, the culinary focus at this neighborhood eatery is fresh vegetables; best enjoyed on the outdoor... Read More

There was a short time where Pioneer Square looked like a lost cause, a once-bustling historic neighborhood that had been lost to shuttered businesses... Read More

In the mood for a little circus with your bolognese? Aerial performers take to hoops hanging from the ceiling in this tucked-away Pike Place Market... Read More

There's a bit of Alice in Wonderland-inspired whimsy at this oyster bar—a coral-inspired chandelier, wild drawings by a local artist, and a staff that... Read More

This tiny cafe's whole raison d'être is biscuits: giant, buttery biscuits topped with brisket, fried chicken, or jam. Lines can stretch all the way to... Read More

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

Imagine dim sum as a style—food delivered on small trays, so diners can grab what they want as it passes. Most dishes are Asian-inspired, with spicy... Read More

Popular in Seattle since Asian fusion was an exciting new form of Northwest cuisine, Wild Ginger has become a staple for downtown tourists and Symphony... Read More

Located halfway down an outdoor staircase that connects downtown with the waterfront, Zig Zag was home to the best bartenders in Seattle during the... Read More

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