Blue Duck Tavern

Foggy Bottom

An open kitchen and wood-burning oven anchor the dining room at Blue Duck Tavern, located in the Foggy Bottom Park Hyatt hotel.  The focus is on farm-to-table...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine
  • 5
  • 1

Blacksalt

Palisades

Tucked away in a small neighborhood just north of Georgetown, this off-the-beaten-path gem offers locally sourced sustainable seafood cooked with global...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Little Serow

Dupont Circle

This welcome addition to Dupont Circle is a thrilling adventure in Thai cuisine. There are no reservations, no phone number, and no menu.  It opens at 5:30 but...

  • Casual
  • Thai

Good Stuff Eatery

Capitol Hill

This casual Capitol Hill burger joint is run by Spike Mendelsohn of Top Chef fame.  It's a farmhouse-style setting, and the line to order from the cashier can...

  • Casual
  • American
  • 5
  • 1

Fogo de Chão

Downtown

The Pennsylvania Avenue branch of this upscale Brazilian chain is housed in the historic Evening Star building. Behind a Beaux-Arts style facade, is an inviting...

  • Fine Dining
  • Brazilian

2 Amys

Cathedral Heights

Arguably the best pizza in DC-and a convenient place to lunch after touring the nearby National Cathedral-2 Amys serves Neapolitan-style pizza alongside a variety of...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Annie's Paramount Steakhouse

Dupont Circle

Annie's Paramount Steakhouse has been a touchstone of the Dupont Circle gay community for over fifty years.  Serving American standards for breakfast, lunch,...

  • Steakhouse
  • Local Cuisine

Baby Wale

Mt Vernon Square

Modern American food is handsomely presented in Baby Wale's 50,000 square foot dining room near Mt. Vernon Square. The use of reclaimed wood and recessed lighting...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Ben's Chili Bowl

U Street Corridor

Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street has been a DC institution since 1958, and is a must for any tourist. They serve their famous chili on everything from hot dogs to Polish...

  • Fast Food
  • Local Cuisine

Birch and Barley

Logan Circle

With a menu offering over 500 artisanal brews, you won't go thirsty at this Logan Circle favorite.  The dining room is decorated with warm wood and metal...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine

Boqueria

Dupont Circle

A young, fun crowd is usually found at Boqueria, a new addition to the tapas scene in DC.  Tall tables with leather-topped stools crowd the floor, and service...

  • Casual
  • Tapas Bar

Bourbon Steak

Georgetown

Found inside Georgetown's Four Seasons Hotel, Bourbon Steak is a classic American steakhouse with subtle Asian influences.  Steak is the star here, but the menu...

  • Steakhouse
  • Local Cuisine

Casa Luca

Mount Vernon Square

Casa Luca is a large, airy osteria on Mount Vernon Square with a focus on family-style meals. Bring the kids along and linger over a lunch of fresh pasta, fluffy...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Central Michel Richard

Downtown

Often called one of DC's top-ten best restaurants-and located conveniently close to the National Mall and monuments- Central Michel Richard is luxury bistro food for...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Cork

Logan Circle

Though nominally a wine bar, this chic Logan Circle spot also succeeds as a modern-American restaurant. While many of the small-plate menu's most popular items are...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

DC Ballers

Varies

Falafel is the name of the game at this cheap, friendly, and vegetarian food truck.  Their hummus is top-quality and the feta, oregano, and olive oil french...

  • Food truck
  • Middle Eastern

DGS Delicatessen

Dupont Circle

Though DC is not known for its deli food the pastrami sandwich at DGS Delicatessen in Dupont Circle-made from grass-fed beef and served on twice-baked rye-is good...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Doin Moi

Logan Circle

Doi Moi is a Thai-Vietnamese hybrid serving small plates on a lively corner of Logan Circle.  The food is a modern execution of classic street fare-matched with...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

El Centro DF

Georgetown

The rooftop at El Centro DF in Georgetown is the place to get bottomless brunch if you prefer margaritas to mimosas.  They offer a wide variety of Mexican...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Elizabeth's Gone Raw

Downtown

Set in an elegant Downtown townhouse, this sophisticated Friday-night-only all-raw restaurant isn't just for vegans.  The menu changes every week, and the five...

  • Fine Dining
  • Raw Food

Estadio

U Street

Estadio has staked a claim on the elegant side of tapas-style dining.  Their cozy 14th Street space can get noisy but it's only because there are so many people...

  • Casual
  • Tapas Bar

Ethiopic

H Street

The brick walls and wood floors at Ethiopic are more reminiscent of an upscale bistro, but the (mostly) vegetarian food at this H Street spot is complex, spicy, and...

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Etto

Logan Circle

The inventive Italian food served at Etto has made it a welcome addition to the Logan Circle dining scene. The house-made sausage and rabbit liver pate are good to...

  • Casual
  • Italian

G by Mike Isabella

U Street Corridor

This U St. Corridor sandwich joint serves Italian subs from the counter for lunch and a four course tasting menu with table service at night.  Both meals are...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Jaleo

Penn Quarter

With its whimsical décor, rowdy crowd, and famous sangria, Jaleo can seem more like a lively neighborhood bar than a restaurant. But the upscale Spanish cuisine at...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

KAZ Sushi Bistro

Foggy Bottom

Chef Okochi has been serving sushi in Foggy Bottom for almost 14 years, and you'll still find him behind the counter. KAZ Sushi Bistro is known for producing...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Sushi

Komi

Dupont Circle

Award-winning chef Johnny Monis's Dupont Circle venture Komi is destination eating at its finest.  There is no menu, only ten tables, and some of the most...

  • Casual
  • Mediterranean

Le Diplomate

Logan Circle

Le Diplomate offers classic bistro food in a dining room reminiscent of 1930s Paris.  With distressed floorboards, an imported zinc bar, and French antiques...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Level One

Dupont Circle

Known for bottomless drinks and drag disco brunches, Level One also has killer happy hours from 5 pm to 8 pm and an outdoor patio (weather willing), The fare is...

  • Casual
  • American

Minibar

Penn Quarter

Reservations are required-and can be difficult to get-at this luxury Penn Quarter restaurant run by Jose Andres.  Twelve seats are arranged in a horseshoe...

  • Fine Dining
  • Local Cuisine