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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(200)
££££
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The food, beverages, service and atmosphere were delightful! Highly recommended. More

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Cafe Du Parc
Cafe Du Parc
(1760)
££££
French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, good service, great outdoor patio for when the weather is nice. Accommodated my group of 7 easily. More

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The Riggsby
The Riggsby
(985)
££££
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Professional, elegant excellent quality and attention to detail. Friendly And pleasant! More

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Boqueria - Dupont
Boqueria - Dupont
(2035)
££££
Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Dates wrapped in bacon & a glass of red wine - perfection! More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1688)
££££
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Outstanding food and service. Spot-on recommendations from staff. Stellar experience in every way More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(489)
££££
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The experience was amazing live jazz and perfect lighting. Our waitress Madison was very attentive and polite. The Drunken Ribeye in one word Superb. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date or just a girls night out. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7958)
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was deeeelicious!! We’ll be back very soon!!! More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(603)
££££
Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The entire evening was amazing from beginning to end. Brooke, our waitress, was very helpful and attentive. Each dish was delicious. The oysters were delectable! And Abdual made our evening even better! The apple pie was delicious! Will be back! More

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Commissary DC
Commissary DC
(1218)
££££
American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

It was our anniversary and they made it very very special in every way to include a special desert!! More

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DBGB DC
DBGB DC
(1846)
££££
French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Really great service by server and other staff. Gaspacho and seafood dishes very good. Baked Alaska is not the best dessert choice there. It flames, but tastes like fluff on top. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(56)
££££
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

This is hands down the most gorgeous hotel and lobby that I've ever seen (and I work in meeting planning). The service and food were also outstanding. I highly, highly recommend. More

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Lafayette Restaurant
2. Lafayette Restaurant
(1097)
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really lovely place for breakfast with friends or business. Food is excellent and so is the staff. I love that they serve breakfast on Wedgwood china! A touch of luxury in the heart of the bustling city! More

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Bistro Aracosia
3. Bistro Aracosia
(1133)
££££
Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Reliably fabulous food with delightful service and great prices. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(465)
££££
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We experienced the last night of the summer menu. The very best of the last tastes of the season. Each course was finely tuned with complementary - not competing flavours. From the zinging lemon zest powder on the amuse bouche to the hint of cinnamon within the purple cauliflower cappuccino, and the magical pairing of beets and strawberry ice cream, the chef knows how to tease your tastebuds. The wine pairing was exceptional and took us across the globe with wines from Sonoma, France, Italy and Australia. The wait staff were exceptionally talented as they quietly and discreetly went about their work. A true ensemble. Thank you all for a wonderful end to summer. More

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Fiola
5. Fiola
(2542)
££££
Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fabulous experience. Food service and atmosphere were perfect. More

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Bareburger - Dupont
Bareburger - Dupont
American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We created a family of farmers & partners to make clean-comfort food for everyone, because better food starts with your full belly. Every burger, salad and sandwich we make starts by working closely with our network of sustainable farmers & partners. With their help, we have created a menu that is over one-third vegetarian and plant-based. Our sustainability efforts go beyond our food. Each Bareburger is built with reclaimed & recycled materials making every one of our vibrant spaces unique. So all you carnivorous, veggie-heads, and gluten-haters come hang at our place and let us serve you all the local, organic, & sustainable burgers, shakes, salads, fries, and sides your earth-loving mouths can handle. More

Casta's Rum Bar
Casta's Rum Bar
Cuban | West End, District of Columbia

Casta's Rum Bar offers a lively indoor-outdoor bar atmosphere serving up flavorful cuban cuisine, and rum-heavy cocktails.

The moment a guest walks in the door, they feel the warmth, spirit, and upbeat energy of Cuba, which has been recreated here. From the visual aesthetic, to the food, cocktails, music, and hospitality culture– every detail has been considered.

Casta’s offers a robust menu of Cuban favorites - a cuisine known for
fresh seafood from the Caribbean, flavorful spices, and a heavy Spanish influence. The star of the menu is the Classic Cuban Sandwich with yellow mustard, roasted pork, glazed ham, swiss cheese and pickles – which Castaneda has spent hours honing and developing. The secret is in the bread, which is flown in from Miami. Additional menu highlights include Empanadas, Croquetas, and Ceviche Caribeno with citrus, mango, pineapple, cucumber
salad, and plantain chips.More

L’Enfant Bar & Grill
L’Enfant Bar & Grill
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tucked above the L’Enfant Plaza transit hub on the lobby level of the Hilton Washington DC National Mall, the L’Enfant Bar and Grill offer diners a stellar experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner complemented by handcrafted cocktails, local beers and small plates. Large communal tables offer easily accessible electric outlets and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest will enjoy locally sourced cuisines, made from the freshest ingredients, from area farmers, purveyors, and artisans who take pride in providing the best that land and sea have to offer. Executive Chef Wainwright has placed a heavy emphasis on superfood on the breakfast menu to fuel travelers and busy Washington resident alike. 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.

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.