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The Capital Grille - Washington DC
The Capital Grille - Washington DC
(3704)
££££
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Our co-worker chose the Capital Grille for her farewell luncheon. The service exceeded everyone's expectations. Daniel was pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu options, and made the event an OUTSTANDING experience. The lemonade and lobster bisque were delicious, and everyone enjoyed their food choices. More

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Ambar Capitol Hill
Ambar Capitol Hill
(2535)
££££
Balkan style | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

The service was great overall but our server was beyond great! She was helpful, patient and friendly. Our entire experience was warm and welcoming with an excellent variety of food choices which were presented in an interesting way and tasted incredible! I would highly recommend Ambar Capitol Hill to anyone living or visiting DC. More

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Harold Black
Harold Black
(542)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

As always, absolutely amazing experience. Great service and talented bartenders. More

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The Monocle
The Monocle
(934)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Another great lunch at the Monocle and excellent food and service. The noise level was just right and easy to carry on a conversation. I highly recommend the Monocle! More

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Cafe Berlin
Cafe Berlin
(1682)
££££
German | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Excellent low noise level. Beer and food very good More

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Montmartre
Montmartre
(402)
££££
French | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Always the best food on Capitol Hill. Well prepared French classics and a daily specials. We always do special occasions here. More

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Bistro Cacao
Bistro Cacao
(2974)
££££
French | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Fantastic almost all around. We will be back. We came early and few to no other tables made our waiter check on us perhaps just a couple too many times every 7 minutes but we liked him a lot and were ok with it. Just interrupted a couple bites a moments of conversation. We weren’t in a hurry at all but felt subconscious pressure due to his perfect timelines at all times when seeing if we were done with a course of food. Bottom line though - we will be back! Don’t worry too much about too much of a good thing (good service is better than no service!!) More

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Sushi Hachi
Sushi Hachi
(52)
££££
Sushi | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Sushi Hachi’s Omakase courses change constantly to make sure that you have a unique experience with every visit, and this last visit may have been the best one yet. The food is thoughtfully prepared with a great attention to detail, and all dishes were very unique in taste and presentation. One of the highlights was lean tuna nigiri, featuring wild caught Tuna, and scallop sashimi. The service was excellent on this quiet week night, and the staff made sure that we had a memorable dinner outing. Having been to many Omakase restaurants in the area, I would say Sushi Hachi is up to par with some of more famous DC Omakase institutions like Sushi Ogawa & Sushi Taro. The only place better (at a much higher price) was Sushi Nakazawa, but it’s a different type of experience altogether. More

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Acqua Al 2
Acqua Al 2
(3360)
££££
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Originally went to this place in Florence, Italy. Was happy to find out about the sister restaurant in Washington, DC. The staff treated us like family, made great recommendations on a bottle of wine. We shared the wine over the tasting menu of the three steaks and 5/6 pasta dishes. The atmosphere was great and we can't wait to eat here again! More

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Cava Mezze - DC
Cava Mezze - DC
(1559)
££££
Greek | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

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Lovely to share food with friends. More

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Lavagna - Washington DC
Lavagna - Washington DC
(1360)
££££
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Our server was great and very knowledgeable. The food was amazing. We went during restaurant week and on a Sunday where they have half off bottles of wine so we got a really good deal. More

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Bistro Bis
Bistro Bis
(3263)
££££
French | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

My server was amazing. Super attentive to my dietary needs, amazingly welcoming but unobtrusive. Perfect for a business lunch. More

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Joselito Casa de Comidas
Joselito Casa de Comidas
(681)
££££
Spanish | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

My wife and I are regulars at Joselito so we don't let the crowds during Restaurant Week keep us away. The service was a little slow for our early Saturday dinner but, even so, service was fine and the food, wine and atmosphere were as reliably outstanding as ever. And how can you beat three excellent tapas and dessert for $35? More

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Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill
Ted’s Bulletin - Capitol Hill
(617)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

They serve a varied menu of generously-portioned comfort food. It's the kind of place you can bring your kids, your colleagues or your mom and never be disappointed. More

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Medium Rare - Capitol Hill
Medium Rare - Capitol Hill
(1037)
££££
Steak | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

We haven’t stopped talking about this meal. They keep it simple but they do it SO right. First place I’ll be going the next time I’m in DC. More

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Pesce Too
Pesce Too
(11)
££££
Seafood | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Welcome to Capitol Hill, Pesce Too!! We're so glad you're here! More

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Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar
Sonoma Restaurant + Wine Bar
(1643)
££££
Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

A very interesting menu and a particularly attractive setting. More

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Belga Cafe
Belga Cafe
(3961)
££££
Belgian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Went to dinner with my girlfriends for restaurant week and we had a wonderful experience. Excellent customer service from start to finish. Servers were quick and very personable. More

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Hawk 'n' Dove
Hawk 'n' Dove
(16)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

My friend and I were very well served by a lovely young waitress named Ria. After a very good calamari appetizer, she had the crab cake sandwich and enjoyed it very much, and I had the delicious fried chicken sandwich. We appreciated the local ales on tap and we both ordered the strong Corruption IPA from DC Brau. Overall, we were very pleased. More

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Rosa Mexicano - DC
Rosa Mexicano - DC
(5638)
££££
Mexican | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Our wait person, Nancy, was fantastic - attentive, great sense of humor and she went out of her way to prepare a nice presentation plate, with a candle, for some cupcakes we had bought and brought with us to celebrate our daughter's birthday. At our request, they skipped the whole sombrero happy birthday thing, which my daughter really appreciated. :) Food was fantastic, too and there were mostly non-drinkers at the table, so the mocktail offerings were particularly welcomed by our group. Can't wait to come back again! More

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Art and Soul
Art and Soul
(4263)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

The food was so incredible. Our waitress Kenya was the best. I will absolutely return! More

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Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Matchbox - Capitol Hill
(678)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Lovely food & service. Really enjoy some contemporary food for a change with no fries or burgers in sight. More

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Tortilla Coast - Capitol Hill
Tortilla Coast - Capitol Hill
(177)
££££
Regional American (Southwestern) | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

We had 8 people in our party and they were able to seat us right away and immediately brought water and homemade chips and salsa! They were delicious!! The wait staff was very attentive and the food was plentiful and great! More

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Ophelia's Fish House
Ophelia's Fish House
(43)
££££
Seafood | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great place to eat, and a cool bar with a giant fish tank! Good price and portions, much better than Hanks. More

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Article One - American Grill
Article One - American Grill
(243)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Food was very good! Wine list excellent and the servers were very friendly. More

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Marrakech Restaurant
Marrakech Restaurant
(57)
££££
Moroccan | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Good food and good service thank you khalid for the moroccan tea we love it More

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Capitol Hill Diners' Choice Winners

Capitol Hill's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Capital Grille - Washington DC
The Capital Grille - Washington DC
(3704)
££££
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Our co-worker chose the Capital Grille for her farewell luncheon. The service exceeded everyone's expectations. Daniel was pleasant, knowledgeable about the menu options, and made the event an OUTSTANDING experience. The lemonade and lobster bisque were delicious, and everyone enjoyed their food choices. More

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Ambar Capitol Hill
Ambar Capitol Hill
(2535)
££££
Balkan style | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

The service was great overall but our server was beyond great! She was helpful, patient and friendly. Our entire experience was warm and welcoming with an excellent variety of food choices which were presented in an interesting way and tasted incredible! I would highly recommend Ambar Capitol Hill to anyone living or visiting DC. More

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Harold Black
Harold Black
(542)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

As always, absolutely amazing experience. Great service and talented bartenders. More

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Bistro Cacao
Bistro Cacao
(2974)
££££
French | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Fantastic almost all around. We will be back. We came early and few to no other tables made our waiter check on us perhaps just a couple too many times every 7 minutes but we liked him a lot and were ok with it. Just interrupted a couple bites a moments of conversation. We weren’t in a hurry at all but felt subconscious pressure due to his perfect timelines at all times when seeing if we were done with a course of food. Bottom line though - we will be back! Don’t worry too much about too much of a good thing (good service is better than no service!!) More

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The Monocle
The Monocle
(934)
££££
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Another great lunch at the Monocle and excellent food and service. The noise level was just right and easy to carry on a conversation. I highly recommend the Monocle! More

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Montmartre
Montmartre
(402)
££££
French | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Always the best food on Capitol Hill. Well prepared French classics and a daily specials. We always do special occasions here. More

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Cafe Berlin
Cafe Berlin
(1682)
££££
German | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Excellent low noise level. Beer and food very good More

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Acqua Al 2
Acqua Al 2
(3360)
££££
Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Originally went to this place in Florence, Italy. Was happy to find out about the sister restaurant in Washington, DC. The staff treated us like family, made great recommendations on a bottle of wine. We shared the wine over the tasting menu of the three steaks and 5/6 pasta dishes. The atmosphere was great and we can't wait to eat here again! More

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Sushi Hachi
Sushi Hachi
(52)
££££
Sushi | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Sushi Hachi’s Omakase courses change constantly to make sure that you have a unique experience with every visit, and this last visit may have been the best one yet. The food is thoughtfully prepared with a great attention to detail, and all dishes were very unique in taste and presentation. One of the highlights was lean tuna nigiri, featuring wild caught Tuna, and scallop sashimi. The service was excellent on this quiet week night, and the staff made sure that we had a memorable dinner outing. Having been to many Omakase restaurants in the area, I would say Sushi Hachi is up to par with some of more famous DC Omakase institutions like Sushi Ogawa & Sushi Taro. The only place better (at a much higher price) was Sushi Nakazawa, but it’s a different type of experience altogether. More

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Joselito Casa de Comidas
Joselito Casa de Comidas
(681)
££££
Spanish | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

My wife and I are regulars at Joselito so we don't let the crowds during Restaurant Week keep us away. The service was a little slow for our early Saturday dinner but, even so, service was fine and the food, wine and atmosphere were as reliably outstanding as ever. And how can you beat three excellent tapas and dessert for $35? More

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Discover Capitol Hill

Since Pierre L'Enfant decided to build the Congress House at the top of Jenkins Hill in 1791, the enormous Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C., has grown to symbolize America to many citizens. However, this neighborhood houses a lot more than monuments and politicians. In between the old rowhouses and various parks, you'll find plenty of food options. You can start out by heading to brunch and ordering some buckwheat pancakes at one of the many early-morning spots. Capitol Hill also offers a number of barbecue joints for those looking to feast on tender meats. If you're a seafood lover, hit up a raw oyster bar or sushi restaurant. And of course, America's capital knows how to do a classic burger that even a president would love to sink their teeth into!

Discover Capitol Hill

Since Pierre L'Enfant decided to build the Congress House at the top of Jenkins Hill in 1791, the enormous Capitol Hill district of Washington, D.C., has grown to symbolize America to many citizens. However, this neighborhood houses a lot more than monuments and politicians. In between the old rowhouses and various parks, you'll find plenty of food options. You can start out by heading to brunch and ordering some buckwheat pancakes at one of the many early-morning spots. Capitol Hill also offers a number of barbecue joints for those looking to feast on tender meats. If you're a seafood lover, hit up a raw oyster bar or sushi restaurant. And of course, America's capital knows how to do a classic burger that even a president would love to sink their teeth into!