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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(190)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Two friends met for lunch on a Tuesday. The restaurant was not crowded so we could hear each other. Service was great, attentive but not overbearing. We choose two tapas and one lunch, and the food was delicious. The quantity of food for the tapas plates (gambas and tortilla española) allowed us to share, as did the roasted chicken and patatas bravas on the lunch plate. We had coffee as well, which is not always available at Spanish restaurants. All in all, better than many similar restaurants, both in the quality of the food and the ambience of the restaurant. Granted, it was lunch and not crowded, but we definitely would go back and already have recommended this restaurant to friends. More

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Cafe Du Parc
Cafe Du Parc
(1760)
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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
(981)
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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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Boqueria - Dupont
Boqueria - Dupont
(2031)
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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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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1677)
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fantastic and friendly service matched the quality of the food and super atmosphere. Definitely go again! More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(486)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Exceptional customer service! Loved the chocolate martini!! More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7935)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great place. Great staff. Food priced under value. More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(597)
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Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

Food and service were great. Oysters, bbq shrimp and paella were all excellent! It was lovely. More

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DBGB DC
DBGB DC
(1837)
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Sat outside for Happy Hour and beyond. Great waiter. He overheard that it was my birthday and brought us a complimentary dessert, with a candle of course. Happy hour is a good value with interesting food selections. Really nice place to catch up with friends More

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Espita
Espita
(420)
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

I love this place, and the knowledgeable service staff! Always a nice experience. Also excited to see they've added a prix fixe menu option that I'll definitely be taking advantage of at some point so I can eat that incredible churros dessert again, like on my birthday. Highly recommend. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(55)
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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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Lafayette Restaurant
2. Lafayette Restaurant
(1093)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This is a fantastic restaurant for a social or business meeting. Piano quietly in background makes it elegant. More

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Bistro Aracosia
3. Bistro Aracosia
(1126)
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Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Always a lovely spot with great food and friendly staff. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(464)
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Elizabeth's couldn't have been a lovelier time. My husband and I got the tasting menu for our anniversary and had a ball with the creative cuisine, the beautiful ambience, and the best service I've ever had in DC, and nearly my life! The waitstaff was so well trained, courteous, and knowledgeable, and the food was beyond compare. Couldn't recommend more highly! More

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Fiola
5. Fiola
(2536)
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Exceptional staff and they went out of their way to make us feel special and welcomed The cuisine was as excellent as you would expect from one of the best chiefs in Washington DC More

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Bareburger - Dupont
Bareburger - Dupont
American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We created a family of farmers & partners to make clean-comfort food for everyone, because better food starts with your full belly. Every burger, salad and sandwich we make starts by working closely with our network of sustainable farmers & partners. With their help, we have created a menu that is over one-third vegetarian and plant-based. Our sustainability efforts go beyond our food. Each Bareburger is built with reclaimed & recycled materials making every one of our vibrant spaces unique. So all you carnivorous, veggie-heads, and gluten-haters come hang at our place and let us serve you all the local, organic, & sustainable burgers, shakes, salads, fries, and sides your earth-loving mouths can handle. More

Casta's Rum Bar
Casta's Rum Bar
Cuban | West End, District of Columbia

Casta's Rum Bar offers a lively indoor-outdoor bar atmosphere serving up flavorful cuban cuisine, and rum-heavy cocktails.

The moment a guest walks in the door, they feel the warmth, spirit, and upbeat energy of Cuba, which has been recreated here. From the visual aesthetic, to the food, cocktails, music, and hospitality culture– every detail has been considered.

Casta’s offers a robust menu of Cuban favorites - a cuisine known for
fresh seafood from the Caribbean, flavorful spices, and a heavy Spanish influence. The star of the menu is the Classic Cuban Sandwich with yellow mustard, roasted pork, glazed ham, swiss cheese and pickles – which Castaneda has spent hours honing and developing. The secret is in the bread, which is flown in from Miami. Additional menu highlights include Empanadas, Croquetas, and Ceviche Caribeno with citrus, mango, pineapple, cucumber
salad, and plantain chips.More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.