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Nobu DCNobu DC
512 reviews
££££
Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The food and drinks were excellent. The atmosphere made it easy to hold a conversation with the woman I was with. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
2049 reviews
££££
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very comfortable. Nice ambiance. Great food. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3119 reviews
££££
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Very nice place a little bit on the expensive side. More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2411 reviews
££££
Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Excellent food and service for an elegant business lunch with white tablecloth. Would be nice for lunch to celebrate a special occasion as well. Will be back! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
334 reviews
££££
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

The butternut squash soup was exceptional. In addition, the truffles fries were really good. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
102 reviews
££££
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

The octopus carpaccio was amazing. Manager was attentive without being overbearing. Great stop along the canal! More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
289 reviews
££££
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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We celebrated a birthday and St. Patrick's Day. Ambiance and food was great! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7252 reviews
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Service was very fast and the food was exceptional. The Gooey cake was the best dessert I’ve ever eaten. More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1142 reviews
££££
Regional American (Southern) | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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I now have a new favorite restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was incredible. In recommending this place to everyone. More

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

Excellent. Very happy we chose to dine at this nice restaurant. Would absolutely eat there again. Thanks for help make a nice evening out for our family. More

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The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
709 reviews
££££
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Overall experience was phenomenal. Just about everyone was very accommodating, super nice and genuinely seemed to want the guests experience to be memorable. The food was also fantastic, we tried two different tasting menus with the wine pairing. Would definitely recommend The Inn to anyone thinking of a place to celebrate a special occasion More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
407 reviews
££££
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Overall a great experience. Exceeded our expectations. Staff was amazing, food was amazing. Wonderful dining experience. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois3. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5241 reviews
££££
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This restaurant is our "go to" place for special occasions. We always have a wonderful meal with great service. It's a beautiful restaurant. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3730 reviews
££££
French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great restaurant with wonderful service and outstanding food. We always enjoy going there. More

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Afghan Bistro5. Afghan Bistro
640 reviews
££££
Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Please was great and the employees were nice and courteous. Most importantly the food was great. Would come back More

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Boqueria - Penn QuarterBoqueria - Penn Quarter
££££
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Lively, Barcelona-style tapas bar serving a menu of Spanish classics and market-driven seasonal specials in a warm, modern space in the heart of Washington DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. (Brunch coming soon!)More

Buena Vida - ArlingtonBuena Vida - Arlington
££££
Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

At Buena Vida the cuisine featured is traditional, indigenous fare incorporating recipes that have been handed down through generations. One will have an authentic experience, tasting a Mexican cooking that transcends what one expects from most Mexican restaurants in America. For example, there is no flour used in any savory dish as seeds are ground and incorporated, as is the tradition for authentic cuisine from this country. The restaurant takes pride in using fresh, seasonal ingredients as well as sustainable and socially responsible cooking methods. All items are made from scratch including organic corn tortillas, house-made sauces and made-to-order salsas.
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Estuary at the Conrad DCEstuary at the Conrad DC
££££
Seafood | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Sourcing ingredients from our friends up and down the Chesapeake, Estuary—a brand new restaurant from Chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio—offers a reimagined approach to the distinct flavors of dishes that have traditionally been part of the watershed’s seafood offerings. Separated into both Seafood and Landfood presentations, our seasonal menu highlights the bounty of the Bay area and invites you to indulge in an honest taste of the place we call home. More

Salamander Resort EventsSalamander Resort Events
££££
American | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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TTT Mexican DinerTTT Mexican Diner
££££
Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

TTT Mexican Diner showcases authentic street food of Mexico City. The daily brunch menu offers a variety of Fresh Fruit, House-Made Pastries, Scrambles, Benedicts, Omelets, Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffles and Signature Brunch Dishes. Menu items feature cage-free eggs, house-made lamb chorizo sausage and additional meats sourced from local Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania farms. TTT also features a pastry corner where breads, biscuits and traditional Mexican pastries are made in-house. The Amaranth Pancakes, Churro Waffle, Chocolate and Vanilla Conchas, and Yucatan Buñuelos are standouts that whisk guests to Mexico.More

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.