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.
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
GG
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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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1827 reviews
££££
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

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

Staff AND food were amazing. We definitely consider ourselves foodies and we were very pleased. One thing I will say is that the watermelon and fried peanuts...a MUST try! Don’t think about it just order it. Sweet, salty with a hint of mint - so delicious! This place will not disappoint. The first time I visited Succotash was for a business lunch. I loved it so much that I came back for a date night with my husband. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2984 reviews
££££
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Chic and modern setting with plenty of attention to details. Sitting next to the glass wall reminded us of the Armani restaurant in Paris. The appetizers, filets and desserts were all well done and the presentation was appreciated. The restaurant kindly acknowledged our anniversary with a chocolate message written one one of our desserts, which pleased us very much. More

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

Great restaurant with fantastic service. Highly recommend seaweed salad and cocktails. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1181 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Went for brunch before a show and it was superb--food was tasty and plentiful and service was terrific More

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

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Great service! Staff went above and beyond More

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

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Excellent across the board!!! More

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Alta StradaAlta Strada
319 reviews
££££
Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

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Very impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again. More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
373 reviews
££££
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed. More

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

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I had an extremely pleasant visit, I am a repeat customer and have found that my experience is just as good as it was the previous times; the staff was friendly, the food was reasonably priced and of great quality and the service was fast and accurate. Would recommend stepping in for a bite! More

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

Outstanding, and without doubt, the best buffet I have ever had. The service was flawless and the variety and quality of the food was perfect. More

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

Celebrated our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. More

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BLT Prime by David Burke3. BLT Prime by David Burke
1228 reviews
££££
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

BLT Prime is everything you would want it to be and more. Food is exceptional and the venue perfect. It is by far the classiest restaurant in DC. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
347 reviews
££££
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Probably the best meal I've had in DC in years. The staff was attentive and gracious. Even though the food is Vegan, I never missed out on having meat. Each dish was thoughtful and well balanced. I brought my foody sister from San Francisco and she was blown away! More

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Bistro Aracosia5. Bistro Aracosia
584 reviews
££££
Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Everything was outstanding. Food, service, ambiance. It was my third time and will keep coming back. More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
America Eats TavernAmerica Eats Tavern
££££
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Renowned chef José Andrés offers a new take on American classics, celebrating iconic American dishes and incorporating a delectable array of barbecue dishes. The restaurant offers a vibrant setting for any dining experience, including Georgetown's best outdoor patio.More

Brick Lane - Capitol HillBrick Lane - Capitol Hill
££££
Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Brick Lane has become a neighborhood hotspot known for its delicious, fresh food and warm ambiance. More

Lemon Cuisine of IndiaLemon Cuisine of India
££££
Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our restaurant is located in the heart of Washington DC, near Dupont Circle, surrounded by peaceful neighborhood. We opened soon after the great success of our first restaurant in Richmond. As our name indicates – we serve fresh food with aromas that will please your senses. You can be sure that everything is fresh, and full of aromas of India … All ingredients used are fresh and unprocessed. Our chef watches over the smallest details while preparing a dish for you. Our menu offers dishes from all over India and we prepare them up to 5 degrees of spice level.More

Notti 824Notti 824
££££
Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Notti 824 boasts an extensive wine and shareable plates and entree list. A pre-theatre dinner is also offered for those looking to visit before and after shows at the nearby Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. Notti 824 can seat up to 49 guests, equipped with a landscape courtyard. More

Union District Oyster Bar & LoungeUnion District Oyster Bar & Lounge
££££
Oyster Bar | NoMa, District of Columbia

Hip, sexy, high-end restaurant lounge space curating amazing food and beverage experiences with an eclectic mix of entertainment. Developing our brand and creating the unique character of Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge was very simple: A mixture of modern and vintage décor, a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, delicious food offerings and an unrivaled beverage program with endless options, including expertly crafted cocktails, 300 whiskeys and over 90 wine varietals, our guests will see Union as the perfect destination for every occasion. Union’s team is comprised of carefully selected people committed to delivering the promise that every guest is treated like a VIP! We, at Union, believe that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. So, when you think of Union, remember that EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT UNION!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.