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

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 Gute Leute restaurant
4.9
4.9 (40)
$30 and under
Café
Arlington
About the restaurant
Gute Leute Coffee Bar is one if most popular coffee bars in Korea,
known for its own unique signature coffee creations.

In German, gute Leute means "good people"
and it is with this idea that gute Leute strives to create a space
in which good people can enjoy good company.

Our logo is inspired by the pine tree
because it stays green all year long like our enthusiasm for coffee.
Every branch in Seoul has its own signature menu created by baristas.
We also present seasonal coffee courses that are constructed with their
own stories.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
Wonderful experience of Korean coffee and the staff was extremely knowledgeable!
A photo of Dragon Distillery restaurant
5.0
5 (439)
$31 to $50
Distillery
Frederick
About the restaurant
Dragon Distillery and Dragon's Den - Frederick's first distillery and Frederick's premier craft cocktail experience!
Dragon Distillery is a medieval/fantasy themed distillery, with a spirit portfolio of over 20 spirits - including a variety of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums, and moonshines.
Our craft cocktail lounge has both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) seating. We have a craft cocktail menu of over 30 hand-crafted cocktails, along with delicious appetizers, sandwiches, and lite fare. We have a number of board games available to play, and two axe throwing lanes for entertainment.
We offer tours of our production process as well as sample tastings on a space available basis during the weekends.
Top review
larry
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great service and drinks. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much for a great evening.
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 The Alchemist restaurant
5.0
5 (57)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
McPherson Square
About the restaurant
Step into the clandestine world of The Alchemist, an elusive speakeasy where craftsmanship and libation unite. Immerse yourself in a realm of handcrafted cocktails featuring smoke and fire, where we infuse spirits seasonally and boast over 150 carefully selected bourbons, whiskeys, and scotches. Uncover the art of mixology and savor the allure of rare spirits at The Alchemist DC

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
The drinks were amazing! You’ll have the best drinks ever, really! The biggest issue with our party was that we went on a loud night. The space is small and the other customers were very very loud. It was difficult talking to your friends when the other table is louder. Great service too!
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.
A photo of Aditi Indian Dining - Alexandria restaurant
4.9
4.9 (502)
$30 and under
Indian
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Aditi, the name of an ancient goddess, symbolizes the cyclical nature of life. The Sanskrit word, Aditi, denotes abundant, joyful & unbroken creative power that sustains the universe. Colloquially, Aditi means ‘distinguished guest’. Aditi Indian Dining’s new & trendy location in Kingstowne boasts of modern decor, great ambience, a cozy bar & an abundant choice of appetizers, entrees & desserts. We also serve a lunch buffet every day. Our menu features a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. The menu offers choice for the discerning customer and our team is eager to offer choice on varying spice levels, health & heart friendly foods. We are located in Kingstowne Towne Center across Kingstowne 16 Cinemas in Alexandria and minutes away from all the major highways (395, 95, 495 & Fairfax County Parkway) & close to Vandorn and Springfield Metro. The center also has abundant parking facilities, a large play area for families & is coupled with great shopping.
Top review
Dandoo
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Loved this place! Everything we tried was delicious! The thali platter was the way to go…a sampling of so many things. Thank you to Mel for taking good care of us.
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 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 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
PeteM
Dined 3 days ago
A really nice, classic french dinner. The atmosphere, service and food were excellent from start to finish. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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