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1669 reviews
Contemporary Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Food and atmosphere were good! We were on a foodie family night, so this was our 1st stop! More

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

The food and service were absolutely fantastic! We were celebrating my brother’s birthday, and they went above and beyond. It’s largely small plates so just be prepared for that, but each dish was amazing! More

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1244 reviews
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Im really going to miss Valeria, she was the best wine steward and always such a pleasant personality! Please bring back the salt baked fish! More

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1697 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

We asked to be outside & management quickly set it up for us. Service was great & very attentive. Food for the 6 of us arrived together, and our waitress checked back frequently. All of the dishes were attractive & tasty. Several of us ended up in the sun, causing us to leave more quickly than we had planned, but there really wasn’t anything management could do. A nice spot for lunch with a varied menu. We would definitely go there again. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2888 reviews
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great bar service. Lamar the bar keep was hospitable and knowledgable. The bar menu is varied and many items were delicious. A must "go to" for both business and tourists. More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Poca Madre1. Poca Madre
23 reviews
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Some of the best Latin food and service I have ever experienced in my ten years of living in the city. More

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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar2. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
1451 reviews
French | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Excelent food! I felt like I was in France! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw3. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
308 reviews
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We eat at Elizabeth’s 4-5 times a year. The food is always spectacular and delights, the service is above average, the ambience is exceptional and the attention to detail is supreme. Vegetarian or vegan does not matter - for us this is a rare and supreme experience for non-vegetarians this is a rare and supreme experience. More

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Kinship4. Kinship
758 reviews
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Lobster French toast is a must. We had a lovely personalized experience for our anniversary. More

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Harold Black5. Harold Black
422 reviews
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Four thumbs up! Great speak-easy atmosphere with superb craft drinks and delicious bites. We keep coming back and it never gets old. Well done! More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
City Winery DCCity Winery DC
Mediterranean | Ivy City, District of Columbia

City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city. Our cuisine borrows from Mediterranean history – Italian, French, Spanish, and Middle-Eastern cultures have been pairing simple and wholesome food with wine for centuries. With this in mind, our culinary team has created share plates to pair with your wine. Our award-winning wine list has over 400 unique producers from around the world, in addition to the more than 20 in-house produced wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington and Argentina.More

La VieLa Vie
Mediterranean | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

La Vie is restaurant that specializes in Coastal Cuisine. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to incredible views and decor.More

The Haute TableThe Haute Table
American | Brookland / Brentwood, District of Columbia

Chef Candace Richardson is offering a preview of her new catering concept and restaurant beginning July of 2018 in a Pop-Up Series. Pop-Up Restaurants originally began as supper clubs or speakeasies during the prohibition era. Just as their name implies, they would appear in unexpected places for a limited amount of time, where guests had “to be in the know to patronize.

A DMV transplant, Chef Richardson shares her Garden State vision for the future of American Cuisine with subtle southern influences by lauding the farm to table mantra, “eat local, fresh and seasonally inspired!” The Haute Table is an interactive 6-course tasting menu and each course is complemented with a perfectly balanced craft cocktail, beer, & wine pairing. Our guests will enjoy an exploration of flavors while mingling with others. From the moment guests arrive to their last spoonful of dessert, the “Haute Experience” is created with heartfelt intention and a deep appreciation for locally-sourced ingredients.


The Heights TaproomThe Heights Taproom
Pub | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

Welcome to The Heights Taproom! Join us for Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-8pm. We have what you need!More

Toryumon Japanese HouseToryumon Japanese House
Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia

Located in the “Golden Triangle” of the Central Business District of The Downtown DC. Toryumon Japanese House offers tasty Southeast Asian Cuisines. It’s trendy eatery offering creative sushi, Tokyo style Ramen Asian fushion meals! Toryumon Japanese House serving everything on the menu is freshly prepared in-house with thoughtful attention to even the most subtle details. The restaurant blends classic Japanese culinary traditions with an new asian style food, ingredient-driven menu, warm hospitality and clean design to deliver a contemporary and engaging asian dining experience. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Humbly Yours.More

Discover Shaw

The Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is known for being a hub of international restaurants. Running from Mt. Vernon Square to U Street, this trendy area is packed with eateries and hosts everything from Thai and West African cuisine to French-Asian fusion food. These multicultural restaurants frequently entertain throngs of students from Howard University as well as business professionals meeting for lunch before heading back to the Mt. Vernon Square Convention Center. If your taste buds prefer more classic American-style food, try the half-smoke hot dog, one of D.C.'s most iconic dishes. This hot dog is smothered in french fries, cheese sauce, meaty chili and raw onions. You can grab one of these hearty hot dogs just east of the African-American Civil War Memorial.