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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Two Nine restaurant
5.0
5 (37)
$50 and over
Japanese
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Kaiseki-Sushi Omakase Pop Up experience Georgetown, D.C. in the Tucked away food hall at the grace street collective. Curating a meal with hints of Hawaiian ingredients, flavor profiles and hospitality lead by Chef Zachary Ramos. Highlighting local produce from Karma Farm and Moon Valley Farm, Maryland. Seasonal seafood imported overnight from Toyosu Market located in Tokyo, Japan which will make every experience a new one every single time.

Our Tea Service is handled by Thomas Chen.
Seasonal Sake pairing curated by our very own Sake Scholar/Sommelier Louie Anne Batac-Nguyen.

First Seating at 5:30 P.M.
Second Seating at 7:30 P.M.
17 courses/$180 per person.
Sake Pairing/$80 per person.

*Tax and tip does not apply.
Top review
LaurenMvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Even though still in their pop-up space, the meal was exquisite. The preparation, presentation and uniqueness of the courses made for a memorable meal. Can’t wait for the new establishment!
A photo of Jônt restaurant
4.8
4.8 (25)
$50 and over
French / Japanese
U Street Corridor
About the restaurant
At Jônt, we are a team of young and inspired chefs taking down the walls between kitchen and guests and taking you on a culinary adventure. Immerse yourself in a progressive tasting menu focusing on the simple, yet luxurious, ingredients around the world with deep inspiration from Japanese cuisine.

We challenge the seasons, navigate beyond the limits of time and break with tradition— getting playful with process and tricky with techniques at the intersection of place and possibility.

Jônt has been recognized with two Michelin stars since 2021.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Each dish was perfectly crafted and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a unique and delicious dining experience.
A photo of Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria & Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (99)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Damascus
About the restaurant
Exquisite pizza and Grill in the best style of São Paulo, Brazil.
Top review
MarcoTvip
Dined on May 26, 2024
Amazing Brazilian Restaurant must visit and ask for chicken with catupiry pizza.
A photo of Afghania restaurant
4.8
4.8 (35)
$31 to $50
Afghan
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Our newest restaurant, Afghania is the sister restaurant to Bistro Aracosia in the Palisades neighborhood of DC, Aracosia in McLean Va and Afghan Bistro in Springfield VA. Afghania accommodates any diet and is proud of taking cooking back to its origins.

Welcome to Afghania, where the Steppe of Central Asia meets the Hindu Kush and Suleiman Mountain Range, bordering South Asia. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality, exquisite flavors, and the mystery of the Afghan frontier that so many have been intrigued by.
At Afghania you will enjoy some classical dishes of the warriors from the frontier. Smoked meats, vegetables full of flavor, exotic spices, exquisite flavors and aromas and unmatched hospitality are promised at Afghania.
Come and enjoy dishes that date back to the early 1800’s from the Afghan Empire - Afghania.
Top review
KenRvip
Dined 6 days ago
It was great as always. It never disappoints. A unique dining experience.
A photo of Maya Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (267)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Arlington
About the restaurant
Welcome to Maya Bistro!

Maya Bistro is a family-owned restaurant in Arlington, VA. in Maya Bistro our delicious meals can be anything from a simple snack to an elaborate multi-course meal celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey.


It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish & Mediterranean food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality.


With the 35 years of experience in a variety of cuisines, our family draws on a deep knowledge of classic and contemporary Turkish & Mediterranean cooking as well as the many regional influences on Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine.
Top review
StephenFvip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Maya Bistro is a gem in Arlington—best Turkish food around.
A photo of Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2305)
$31 to $50
French
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Restaurants in Alsace traditionally have a formal main dining room as well as a casual dining room known locally as a weinstube or brasserie. At the brasserie, diners may enjoy traditional, hearty Alsatian dishes in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. These friendly establishments are immensely popular with Alsatians and visiting them is always the best part of my trips back to Alsace. I opened Jacques' Brasserie at L'Auberge Chez François to bring the tastes and comforts of the Alsatian brasserie to Great Falls.
Top review
JanetS
Dined 4 days ago
A beautiful way to celebrate a special occasion. Perfect outdoor setting and amazing food and service.
A photo of Russia House Restaurant - Herndon restaurant
5.0
5 (944)
$30 and under
Russian
Herndon
About the restaurant
Set in historic Herndon, the Russia House Restaurant offers Russian hospitality and culinary excellence in all its details. The restaurant opened in July of 1992 by the friendly owners Ali and Homeyra Darugar, and together they created an atmosphere of aristocratic dining with classic cuisine, with the warm feeling that you are dining at your aristocratic grandmother’s table. Mrs. Darugar moved from Russia with her grandparents to Switzerland, where she learned to cook in her grandmother’s kitchen. She brought her great culinary talents here to the United States and created the exquisite menu and served as the head chef in the first few years the restaurant was opened. The restaurant features Russian, Continental and Georgian cuisine with a French flair. PLEASE CALL RUSSIA HOUSE DIRECT- 703-787-8880 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ON VALENTINE'S DAY.
Top review
Smith
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
We love Russia House. The owners are so gracious that we feel like we are being invited into their home for dinner. The food is exquisite, the ambiance perfect. They have an extensive menu, with some items off menu they will prepare on request. We have been going to Russia House for many years and look forward to going back. We really like the borscht. I had the duck breast with sour cherries. It was perfect. My wife and son had chicken with walnut sauce, which was also perfect. Highly recommended!
A photo of L'Auberge Chez Francois restaurant
4.9
4.9 (8971)
$50 and over
French
Great Falls
About the restaurant
Welcome to L'Auberge Chez François, our French country inn a short distance from the nation's capital that has captivated visitors for over 66 years. L'Auberge Chez François is the ideal spot to celebrate special moments, private parties, luncheons, weddings, and cooking demonstrations. Our menu is extensive and full of the flavors of Alsace and traditional French cuisine. Excellent food and service, attention to detail, and a casually elegant atmosphere are hallmarks that have made L'Auberge Chez François a Washington favorite! We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us. Should you not see your preferred time to dine with us, please call us at 703-759-3800.
Top review
upforadventurevip
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed a fantastic meal, great service and wonderful atmosphere. My husband had the ribeye special, and I choose the beef tenderloins. Both were outstanding! We appreciated the wine recommendation which was a great pairing for our entrees.
A photo of Smyrna Restaurant Alexandria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (205)
$30 and under
Greek
Newington
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Smyrna, a specialty Aegean Coast (Greece & Turkey) restaurant where homemade food, regional wines, and cocktails take center stage. Whether you're looking for a simple breakfast, a tasty lunch, or a delightful dinner, we invite you to join us at any time. Come alone, with family, friends, or colleagues, and immerse yourself in the cheerful ambiance of our small tavern-style setting.

At The Smyrna, we've created a unique and refined concept inspired by the charm and diversity of a typical Antique Greek House. Our aim is to showcase the rich heritage and cultural divertsity that Virginia embodies.

Indulge in our signature dishes, which include mouthwatering classics like Mousakka, succulent Lamb Chops, flavorful Double Cooked Octopus, and delicate Branzino in Parchment. Each bite is a journey through the Aegean Coast's authentic flavors.

In addition to our cozy indoor seating, we also offer a charming back patio where you can enjoy you
Top review
MaryC
Dined 3 days ago
Our family had a lovely Father’s Day lunch for seven. We had a wonderful time. Everyone loved the food and the service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommend. It is a beautiful restaurant!
A photo of The Capital Grille - Fairfax restaurant
4.9
4.9 (955)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Fairfax
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
We always go to the Capital Grill for special occasions as they deliver such an extraordinary experience and this time was no different. The details, service and food are always top notch. It was the perfect place to celebrate our son's graduation.
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