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Restaurants in White House/Downtown

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these White House/Downtown restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best White House/Downtown restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in White House/Downtown to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best White House/Downtown restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in White House/Downtown.

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  • 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
  • Ceiba

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Housed inside D.C.’s Colorado Building, an historic Beaux Arts office building just a block from the White House, Ceiba’s menu celebrates chef Jeff... More
  • Central

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At his restaurant Central, chef Michel Richard creates traditional American fare with a French flair. Located between The White House and The Capit... More
  • Central Michel Richard

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Offering French-inspired American cuisine minus the fine-dining prices, this DC eatery by Chef Michel Richard won the 2008 James Beard award for be... More
  • CityZen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Thomas Keller protégé Eric Ziebold turns out accessible haute cuisine in this restaurant’s gleaming open kitchen—and largely succeeds in living up ... More
  • Equinox

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Equinox is located just off of Lafayette Park, and is a scant block from the White House and Warner's Theater. A popular spot for a bite after moon... More
  • Georgia Brown's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Georgia Brown's opened on McPherson Square in 1993, and focuses on the cuisine of Lowcountry of South Carolina. The menu includes a variety of Sout... More
  • Ici Urban Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located just a four-minute walk from the White House in the Sofitel Lafayette Square hotel, Ici Urban Bistro serves modern takes on classic French ... More

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