The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

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.

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

Waited a little while for a booth, which was absolutely worth it. The ambiance of Sakerum is truly what makes the experience. The food is delicious and fresh, the staff is helpful, and with the roll out of the weeknight happy hour crowd, the dimly lit, expertly architected corridor of the restaurant comes alive. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1238 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Nice quiet, relaxed place with great food. TWO vegetarian entrees to choose from, both beautifully presented. Fabulous buy with TravelZoo coupon for 2. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3078 reviews
££££
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Carlie Palmer is the best steak in D.C. in my opinion. Great atmosphere, great service, great food! Would recommend to anyone! More

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Westend Bistro DCWestend Bistro DC
1652 reviews
££££
Bistro | West End, District of Columbia

Excellent fast service at lunch when we told the waiter we had a time constraint. Still had time for delicious lunch and dessert in less than an hour. Excellent salmon sandwich. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1990 reviews
££££
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved the crostini! The burrata was delicious. Really enjoyed the view of city center. More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7100 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great salad, filet mignon tender and flavorful as can be, ambiance in one of their multiple rooms was quiet and beautifully paneled. More

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Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6804 reviews
££££
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Came here for a bday brunch ..had a reservation...we were seated pretty quickly then the server forgot all about our party . We had to stop a manager to get him to bring our drinks and take our order !! More

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

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Well priced food and outstanding mezcals that were worth every penny if you're into authentic Mexican spirits. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
378 reviews
££££
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

I went for Valentine’s Day and it’s a lovely experience, food was great as well. I will be going again very soon!!! More

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ANKARAANKARA
488 reviews
££££
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Ali, our waiter, was awesome! Great food and great service. Would definitely come back. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elizabeth's Gone Raw1. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
390 reviews
££££
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Incredible experience and certainly a great introduction to high quality vegan dinning. More

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Kinship2. Kinship
905 reviews
££££
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

I would absolutely and have already recommended Kinship to multiple friends and colleagues. More

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Meze Restaurant3. Meze Restaurant
434 reviews
££££
Turkish | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

The food is amazing and the service is inviting and warm. We love this restaurant! More

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Lafayette Restaurant4. Lafayette Restaurant
1006 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The best Washington DC has to offer. Wonderful ambience, highest level service and absolutely delicious food. More

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Lemon Cuisine of India5. Lemon Cuisine of India
8 reviews
££££
Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Very good Indian food for a pretty reasonable price. Would definitely go back and would recommend to a friend! More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BrooklynBrooklyn
££££
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Brooklyn blends culture with cuisine bringing all people together. An infectious vibe, palpable energy, and savory palette is Brooklyn. Replete with a brick oven for artisanal pizzas, craft cocktails, and two-levels of pure sophistication. Meet Brooklyn once, you will never forget her.

The District dining scene mirrors the dating scene: You’ll fall in love then you begin to lose interest. The object of your admiration will disappear, only to be replaced by a newer, shinier thing. There will be the one that got away, the one that’s out of your league, and the one that’s only good for some late night hedonism. Not in Brooklyn, she will make you seek monogamy.More

District Soul Food & LoungeDistrict Soul Food & Lounge
££££
Soul food | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will be providing a unique mix of southern cuisine and live entertainment featuring a selection of delicious soul food and signature cocktails. Owners Craig Parkinson CEO, David Roundtree, COO, Christopher Alston, Chris Everette, and Eddie Reynolds are excited to bring District Soul Food Restaurant to the heart of barracks row in Capitol Hill. Executive Chef John Fearrington (La Residence, True Flavors Southern Diner) will bring a menu strongly influenced by Southern flavors. Our Sweet potato pound cake will be one of the items that is sure to have customers coming back time and time again. District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will operate as a restaurant, Cigar Lounge, accompanied with a food truck and catering services for special events.More

Ezio Room at FiolaEzio Room at Fiola
££££
Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Located within Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s flagship Fiola, Bar Ezio at Fiola offers ala carte options with all the polish and hospitality that Fiola is known for. Our menus draw inspiration from regional Italian classics, local seasonal ingredients, and family traditions. The restaurant itself features sophisticated private dining spaces for business and social events, and outdoor dining is available from spring through fall on our patio.More

MarrakechMarrakech
££££
Moroccan | Petworth, District of Columbia

Marrakech Restaurant is a unique dining experience with three stories. It's fit for any special occasion, party, or intimate affair. Through our doors you'll experience a culinary and sensory adventure brimming with exotic flavors, colors, and spices.

Located in DC on Georgia Avenue in the Petworth neighborhood, Marrakech couples delicious Mediterranean signature dishes with legendary Moroccan hospitality in an exquisite old world setting.

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Sfoglina - DowntownSfoglina - Downtown
££££
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Sfoglina (sfoal-YEE-nah) is a casual Italian trattoria and pasta house, named for the artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations.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.