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RasikaRasika
8.5
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bar PilarBar Pilar
8.4
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Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
HazelHazel
8.4
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Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
8.3
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
8.3
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
7.8
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
G by Mike IsabellaG by Mike Isabella
7.8
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Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
HaikanHaikan
7.7
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Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
7.6
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
7.5
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
(11)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(423)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(508)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(758)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(316)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(147)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(929)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2811)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5781)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(23745)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19382)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(458)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(911)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(5014)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1128)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3276)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2924)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1995)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9926)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2209)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(510)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(817)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(917)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2818)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1161)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1702)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(440)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3190)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo Verde - 14th StLupo Verde - 14th St
(928)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(767)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Farmers Fishers Bakers
(4828)
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American | Georgetown
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(919)
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American | Foggy Bottom
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(1924)
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GraffiatoGraffiato
1669 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Food and atmosphere were good! We were on a foodie family night, so this was our 1st stop! More

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Requin - WharfRequin - Wharf
459 reviews
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French | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Food was delicious, however the portions were a little small. Still great! More

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KapnosKapnos
1244 reviews
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Im really going to miss Valeria, she was the best wine steward and always such a pleasant personality! Please bring back the salt baked fish! More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1701 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was delicious, but our server did not know about anything on the menu. Anytime we asked how something was prepared she either read the menu or went to ask someone. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2888 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great bar service. Lamar the bar keep was hospitable and knowledgable. The bar menu is varied and many items were delicious. A must "go to" for both business and tourists. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Poca Madre1. Poca Madre
25 reviews
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Some of the best Latin food and service I have ever experienced in my ten years of living in the city. More

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Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar2. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
1452 reviews
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French | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Excelent food! I felt like I was in France! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw3. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
308 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We eat at Elizabeth’s 4-5 times a year. The food is always spectacular and delights, the service is above average, the ambience is exceptional and the attention to detail is supreme. Vegetarian or vegan does not matter - for us this is a rare and supreme experience for non-vegetarians this is a rare and supreme experience. More

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Kinship4. Kinship
758 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Lobster French toast is a must. We had a lovely personalized experience for our anniversary. More

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Harold Black5. Harold Black
423 reviews
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

It's a fantastic out of the way spot with great cocktails and atmosphere. I appreciate that it's a chill and quite out of the way spot. The bartenders were also very knowledgeable and attentive. More

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New to OpenTable

District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
City Winery DCCity Winery DC
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Mediterranean | Ivy City, District of Columbia

City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to our customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. We are a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. We have created a compelling mix for our sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city. Our cuisine borrows from Mediterranean history – Italian, French, Spanish, and Middle-Eastern cultures have been pairing simple and wholesome food with wine for centuries. With this in mind, our culinary team has created share plates to pair with your wine. Our award-winning wine list has over 400 unique producers from around the world, in addition to the more than 20 in-house produced wines sourced from vineyards in California, Oregon, Washington and Argentina.More

La VieLa Vie
$$$$
Mediterranean | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

La Vie is restaurant that specializes in Coastal Cuisine. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to incredible views and decor.More

The Haute TableThe Haute Table
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American | Brookland / Brentwood, District of Columbia

Chef Candace Richardson is offering a preview of her new catering concept and restaurant beginning July of 2018 in a Pop-Up Series. Pop-Up Restaurants originally began as supper clubs or speakeasies during the prohibition era. Just as their name implies, they would appear in unexpected places for a limited amount of time, where guests had “to be in the know to patronize.

A DMV transplant, Chef Richardson shares her Garden State vision for the future of American Cuisine with subtle southern influences by lauding the farm to table mantra, “eat local, fresh and seasonally inspired!” The Haute Table is an interactive 6-course tasting menu and each course is complemented with a perfectly balanced craft cocktail, beer, & wine pairing. Our guests will enjoy an exploration of flavors while mingling with others. From the moment guests arrive to their last spoonful of dessert, the “Haute Experience” is created with heartfelt intention and a deep appreciation for locally-sourced ingredients.

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The Heights TaproomThe Heights Taproom
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Pub | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

Welcome to The Heights Taproom! Join us for Happy Hour Mon-Fri, 3pm-8pm. We have what you need!More

Toryumon Japanese HouseToryumon Japanese House
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Japanese | Downtown, District of Columbia

Located in the “Golden Triangle” of the Central Business District of The Downtown DC. Toryumon Japanese House offers tasty Southeast Asian Cuisines. It’s trendy eatery offering creative sushi, Tokyo style Ramen Asian fushion meals! Toryumon Japanese House serving everything on the menu is freshly prepared in-house with thoughtful attention to even the most subtle details. The restaurant blends classic Japanese culinary traditions with an new asian style food, ingredient-driven menu, warm hospitality and clean design to deliver a contemporary and engaging asian dining experience. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. Humbly Yours.More

Discover Shaw

The Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is known for being a hub of international restaurants. Running from Mt. Vernon Square to U Street, this trendy area is packed with eateries and hosts everything from Thai and West African cuisine to French-Asian fusion food. These multicultural restaurants frequently entertain throngs of students from Howard University as well as business professionals meeting for lunch before heading back to the Mt. Vernon Square Convention Center. If your taste buds prefer more classic American-style food, try the half-smoke hot dog, one of D.C.'s most iconic dishes. This hot dog is smothered in french fries, cheese sauce, meaty chili and raw onions. You can grab one of these hearty hot dogs just east of the African-American Civil War Memorial.