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The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
RasikaRasika
8.5
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bar PilarBar Pilar
8.4
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Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
HazelHazel
8.4
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Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
8.3
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
8.3
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
7.8
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
G by Mike IsabellaG by Mike Isabella
7.8
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Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
HaikanHaikan
7.7
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Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
7.6
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
7.5
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
796 reviews
££££
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent food and excellent service. The mint julep ice cream was outstanding. More

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Requin - WharfRequin - Wharf
563 reviews
££££
French | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Milos was the best, his recommendations were on point and his charisma was infectious! Definitely coming back. More

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KapnosKapnos
1290 reviews
££££
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Fabulous place beginning to end. The seating with our 7:15 reservation was immediate. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. A fantastic, authentic Greek experi nce!! More

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SakerumSakerum
315 reviews
££££
Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

We loved everything we had! From the edamame, to the nigiri to the special maki rolls. Everything was awesome! Highly recommend! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
317 reviews
££££
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
219 reviews
££££
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

A quick dinner after an event at the convention center. An interesting menu with great choices. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
329 reviews
££££
Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Very comfortable and appealing ambiance; personal, attentive service; enjoyed the Jazz; seafood was fresh and flavorful! More

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The Tavern at the Henley ParkThe Tavern at the Henley Park
516 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Had a business meal with 7 people. They put us in a private room. Food and service was excellent. I had the pork chop and it was grilled to perfection. The most minor detail ended up being the biggest surprise... they warmed the creamer for the after-dinner coffee. This is the first restaurant I've *ever* been to that has done that. Highly recommended. More

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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn CentralAvenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
77 reviews
££££
American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Much better than expected for a restaurant in a Holiday inn!! Food was delicious ! Very friendly waiter. More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
279 reviews
££££
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Our waiter was amazing! He was very friendly and ergent. More

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Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
516 reviews
££££
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Still the best brunch in town. If looking for oyters, and seafood this is the place to have brunch. Great deserts and exceptional service. However They lately have increased the price per person and lowered the attire code. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
334 reviews
££££
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

One of my niece’s favorite vegan restaurants. They made it a special birthday celebration for her. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier3. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2948 reviews
££££
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Fabulous evening...excellent service and wonderful food! More

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Lafayette Restaurant4. Lafayette Restaurant
938 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food and service were wonderful. More

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Kinship5. Kinship
802 reviews
££££
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and They absolutely rolled out the red carpet! The service was outstanding, and we enjoyed speaking to both our waiter and the sommelier. Every dish was absolutely divine. We seriously cannot stop talking about that Kinship Chicken!! We ordered a huge amount of food since we wanted to try everything, but I would say for two people, a appetizer the chicken, and a dessert to share is probably an adequate amount of food for dinner. More

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Guapo's of GeorgetownGuapo's of Georgetown
££££
Mexican | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We believe a great dining experience begins with family. At our restaurants, we combine great atmosphere with friendly staff and quality food. We hope the efforts of our family-owned business reflect in the experience our guests have and make you feel right at home and part of our family. The Rincon family arrived in Virginia in the late 1970’s. All four children graduated from Fairfax County schools and universities and continued to invest in their community. They believed that their businesses should provide opportunity and pride to demonstrate the dedication to their hometown and the metropolitan area. Now their children continue the same aspirations as their grandparents did when they arrived over 30 years ago.More

Mission Navy YardMission Navy Yard
££££
Tex-Mex | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

Welcome to Mission Navy Yard, a lively bar and restaurant located adjacent to Nationals Park and Audi Field. Known for our vibrant bar scene, daily happy hour, spacious private event and outdoor spaces and delicious Tex-Mex food, we opened in July 2018. Our sister restaurant, Mission Dupont Circle, has been serving strong margaritas and tasty tacos since 2014.

We refuse to believe that a restaurant only has one purpose: we aim to provide a bustling bar scene, comfortable dining and versatile private event spaces that can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our spaces are created to be welcoming for brunch, happy hour, dinner and private events, as well as those looking to rewind in a vibrant weekend late night atmosphere.
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Peacock Alley TeaPeacock Alley Tea
££££
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

For a taste of the finer things, The Willard InterContinental proudly hosts Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley. Featuring live harp music, an array of organic teas, finger sandwiches and fresh decadent pastries, Afternoon Tea at The Willard is held througout the year Friday through Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Please note that in July & August, Afternoon Tea will only be offered on Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: $58 per adult $22 for children 5 - 12 years of age. Children under 5 dine complimentary.More

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.
££££
Peruvian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar adds a modern twist to Peruvian cuisine. Inspired by Peru’s top eateries, the new DC outpost serves up bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails and a vast selection of local and international beers.

Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul. Our vibrant bar with open kitchen views is the perfect spot for sipping, socializing, and savoring our crazy good ceviche. Come experience a celebration of good eats and good times for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Looking for the perfect venue? Plan your next event at the best ceviche bar this side of the Andes. Call today and ask about our private dining options.More

Rewind DinerRewind Diner
££££
American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Rewind by Decades is a premium classic diner destination highlighting the finest in timeless, comfortable, and forever beloved cuisine, beverages, and entertainment.More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.