The Best Lobster in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Washington, D.C. has some of the best monuments and statues in the whole country, but it also has some of the best food, especially when it comes to lobster. Whether looking for something fancy or something a little more casual, there are plenty of tasty options in the capital. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Each of these restaurants knows how to prepare some of the best seafood around. Read on to discover some of the best restaurants in D.C. for lobster.

Restaurants:Iron Gate, Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC, BlackSalt
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dupont Circle, Downtown, Palisades Northwest

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,810 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
This swanky restaurant offers both Greek and Italian cuisine along with a tasting menu. Everything gets enhanced by the courtyard setting, including the traditional small plate disRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
646 reviews
  • Romance
  • Brunch
  • Business Meals
The Greenhouse restaurant is in the Jefferson Hotel. Available by reservation, this breakfast and lunch destination serves up a wide array of offerings within its art deco-style, aRead more
82% recommended
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BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,057 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Don't get fooled by this place as soon as you walk in. If you're looking for a relaxing place to dine, you'll just need to pass through the seafood market and bustling bar area firRead more
96% recommended
Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
499 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Choose between the 14th Street and Dupont Circle locations as you book your reservation for the Sette Osteria. Dupont Circle is definitely one of the three establishments you shoulRead more
96% recommended

Grillfish DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
2,822 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
The thing that most diners love most about Grillfish is the ability to taste so much without feeling like you overate. So much flavor gets packed into just the most perfectly sizedRead more
95% recommended
Child Friendly in District of Columbia
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Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
23,723 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
Balance is one word that comes to mind here: Old Ebbit Grill is not too loud and not too quiet. Rather, you'll find yourself comfortably talking with your company as you fawn over Read more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area

The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,030 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for Anniversaries
The extensive menu options here are simply unforgettable. This steakhouse chain specializes in Maine lobster — order it whole or try what critics have acclaimed “the best lobster bRead more
97% recommended
Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
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Pesce Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
690 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
You'll find the service and atmosphere at Pesce to be second-to-none, but the establishment's real focus is on the food. Not a dash of seasoning falls into a pot without careful coRead more
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,934 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Simplistically elegant and beautiful, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse continues to stand as a dazzling way to end your day with a date or group of friends. Book ahead, and come hungry. The Read more
90% recommended
Steakhouse in District of Columbia
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Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
1,830 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
If you take the time to make a reservation here, you most certainly won't regret your decision. This decades-old restaurant remains as much a part of the area's past as it does itsRead more
87% recommended

Vinoteca

$$$$·Contemporary American·
U Street Corridor
1,114 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Vinoteca is a romantic destination serving wine and all the standard bar offerings along side a delicious selection of bistro-style dishes. Small plates and entrees give you plentyRead more
89% recommended
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Siroc Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,173 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Cosy
Established in 2008, the Siroc has experienced endless success with their offerings of seafood and American favorites. This exceptional find sits right downtown, and they serve up Read more
95% recommended
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Brasserie Beck

$$$$·Belgian·
Downtown
4,697 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
  • Great Beer
Brasserie Beck offers Maine lobster in more ways than one, with the most popular choice being a straight-up half plate. Served in its half-pound size, the dish is plenty big enoughRead more
85% recommended
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Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$·American·
West End
6,846 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The new chef at Blue Duck Tavern has included Lobster rolls on the menu, managing to put this place on the map for the best places to eat lobster in D.C. While this American restauRead more
86% recommended
American in District of Columbia

Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
5,657 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Upscale dining is the definition of the Sequoia restaurant. The traditional style setting allows you to enjoy the best of American cuisine with elegant wine pairings and mouth-wateRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in District of Columbia
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Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,190 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
You'll truly get to experience a stately meal in this location, which is right in front of the park that's adjacent to the White House. You may feel like a Presidential guest, espeRead more
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area

The Inn at Little Washington

$$$$·American·
Washington
769 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
A banquet-style setting makes this an absolute favorite for family gatherings, friendly events, and upscale dates. The Inn at Little Washington offers Maine lobster served straightRead more
96% recommended
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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
927 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
No list about Maine Lobster dishes could be complete without a mention of Kinship, and that's why they're here at the top. This eatery's Maine Lobster French Toast puts a decadent Read more
93% recommended
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The Source by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
3,652 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
The Source by Wolfgang Puck is one of just many restaurants that he has opened since the 1970s, and this one is a place you definitely can't pass up. Be sure to book your reservatiRead more
89% recommended
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