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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(193)
££££
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

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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
(983)
££££
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We went for our anniversary date, and our waiter Kareem was absolutely amazing from start until we literally where on our way out the door. His conversation and professionalism while still being able to have fun doing his job was outstanding. The restaurant manager was very professional & the ambience/cleanliness of everything was top notch. The food was AMAZING. Best New York strip I’ve ever had. The desserts are 10/10. Will definitely be going back! More

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Terrain Cafe - Bethesda
Terrain Cafe - Bethesda
(186)
££££
Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We appreciate the wonderfully fresh ingredients, combined beautifully, and presented well. We have enjoyed multiple dinners at Terrain and found the food fabulously consistent and great. We have enjoyed each visit. More

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Boqueria - Dupont
Boqueria - Dupont
(2032)
££££
Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food and service is absolutely fantastic! It's very loud so not a place for a romantic type meal. Get the cheese board and then order like 14 things. Although I can't eat lamb, so many of my colleagues have said it's amazing. I got the squid this week and it was basically perfect. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
(199)
££££
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Best place in Georgetown! More

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Nick's Riverside Grill
Nick's Riverside Grill
(345)
££££
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Loved sitting outside near the water and enjoying the view. Food was great! More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7943)
££££
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service, responsiveness of wait staff and food quality were all excellent. I was surprised that bread was not offered. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(636)
££££
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great interaction with owner/manager about food philosophy. The food is fresh and well prepared. Reasonably priced. More

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Taberna del Alabardero
Taberna del Alabardero
(2354)
££££
Traditional Spanish | Downtown, District of Columbia

Romantic and enjoyable evening. Food was elegant and delicious More

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Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(55)
££££
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Have taken afternoon tea in Claridges, the Savoy and other prestigious hotels but this one bar far was the best. Simply delicious! Would definitely recommend More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
2. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(971)
££££
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This place is a gem. We went for an anniversary brunch and sat outside under a tent with a picture perfect view of the mountains and the Potomac river in the distance. The food was fresh and delicious, service was spectacular, all around special experience. Will definitely be back! More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois
3. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5655)
££££
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I love this restaurant and wish I could go more often More

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Captain Gregory's
4. Captain Gregory's
(499)
££££
Dining Bar | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fantastic speakeasy! Great atmosphere, excellent service. Drinks are the standout though - awesome rotating selection! More

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Lafayette Restaurant
5. Lafayette Restaurant
(1095)
££££
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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Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine
Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the heart of Washington DC offering a fun-filled, casual dining experience! Cherecher strives to always serve you fresh and affordable Ethiopian cuisine. This is what our customers say about us.More

Java Nation
Java Nation
Cafe Dining | Kensington, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The best coffees along with the traditional food made with love and delivered with a first class service. We focus on our local community and serving freshly roasted coffee, local produce, and artisan cocktails.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

The Point Grill
The Point Grill
American | Waldorf, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The Point Grill at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club is open to the public for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday in season and Wednesday through Sunday in the Winter, serving soups, sandwiches, salads, entrees and seasonal dishes made fresh daily.More

Zenola
Zenola
Mediterranean | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Zenola is a new Mediterranean concept restaurant in the heart of Vienna. With 25 years of dining experience, we’re bringing the warmth of the coast to our tables. We can’t wait for you to visit us!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.