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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
(13)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(444)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(516)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(800)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(395)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(153)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(936)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2836)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5864)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(24255)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19818)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(489)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(943)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(5089)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1147)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3300)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2995)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2166)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10181)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2264)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(541)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(865)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(972)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2855)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1207)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1762)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(452)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3224)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo Verde - 14th StLupo Verde - 14th St
(957)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(795)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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American | Georgetown
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(1087)
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(4968)
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American | Foggy Bottom
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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
792 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The food was amazing! I definitely recommend trying the Taste of the South. Chef Edward Lee stopped the table, which made a great meal into a great experience. More

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

Requin was a real treat. We cekebrated our 35th wedding anniversary, and we loved every minute of it. More

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KapnosKapnos
1289 reviews
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

The variety and value of their brunch is fantastic. More

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SakerumSakerum
312 reviews
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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Had a great time. The staff and ambiance were great! I will definitely be back and will recommend Sakerum to my friends. More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
316 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Greet service and staff! Ambiance is wonderful too.......... More

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CIRCA at ChinatownCIRCA at Chinatown
170 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Overall good experience. Service wasn’t spectacular, but floor manager was able to pick up the slack because the server was falling behind. Table was ready for us even though we arrived 10 minutes early. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
327 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

Our waiter made our Anniversary special even on a Tuesday night. More

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The Tavern at the Henley ParkThe Tavern at the Henley Park
515 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful wait staff. Good food.would recommend to others. More

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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn CentralAvenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
76 reviews
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American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

Much better than expected for a restaurant in a Holiday inn!! Food was delicious ! Very friendly waiter. More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
279 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Our waiter was amazing! He was very friendly and ergent. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
516 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Still the best brunch in town. If looking for oyters, and seafood this is the place to have brunch. Great deserts and exceptional service. However They lately have increased the price per person and lowered the attire code. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
332 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very high end, excellent service, unique, creative, delicious raw vegan food. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier3. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2946 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Fantastic pre-theater meal. Well paced. Great meal. Love Adnane and team! See you soon! More

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Lafayette Restaurant4. Lafayette Restaurant
936 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The buffet of starters for the brunch was excellent. I could have stopped there and we should have. Our two year old granddaughter was not entertained by the waiters silently gliding bye. No excitement to entertain her. The service for the main course, which was also very good, was very slow. Be prepared to stay a while. More

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Kinship5. Kinship
800 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and They absolutely rolled out the red carpet! The service was outstanding, and we enjoyed speaking to both our waiter and the sommelier. Every dish was absolutely divine. We seriously cannot stop talking about that Kinship Chicken!! We ordered a huge amount of food since we wanted to try everything, but I would say for two people, a appetizer the chicken, and a dessert to share is probably an adequate amount of food for dinner. More

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New to OpenTable

District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Guapo's of GeorgetownGuapo's of Georgetown
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Mexican | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We believe a great dining experience begins with family. At our restaurants, we combine great atmosphere with friendly staff and quality food. We hope the efforts of our family-owned business reflect in the experience our guests have and make you feel right at home and part of our family. The Rincon family arrived in Virginia in the late 1970’s. All four children graduated from Fairfax County schools and universities and continued to invest in their community. They believed that their businesses should provide opportunity and pride to demonstrate the dedication to their hometown and the metropolitan area. Now their children continue the same aspirations as their grandparents did when they arrived over 30 years ago.More

Mission Navy YardMission Navy Yard
$$$$
Tex-Mex | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

Welcome to Mission Navy Yard, a lively bar and restaurant located adjacent to Nationals Park and Audi Field. Known for our vibrant bar scene, daily happy hour, spacious private event and outdoor spaces and delicious Tex-Mex food, we opened in July 2018. Our sister restaurant, Mission Dupont Circle, has been serving strong margaritas and tasty tacos since 2014.

We refuse to believe that a restaurant only has one purpose: we aim to provide a bustling bar scene, comfortable dining and versatile private event spaces that can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our spaces are created to be welcoming for brunch, happy hour, dinner and private events, as well as those looking to rewind in a vibrant weekend late night atmosphere.
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Peacock Alley TeaPeacock Alley Tea
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

For a taste of the finer things, The Willard InterContinental proudly hosts Afternoon Tea in Peacock Alley. Featuring live harp music, an array of organic teas, finger sandwiches and fresh decadent pastries, Afternoon Tea at The Willard is held througout the year Friday through Sunday; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Please note that in July & August, Afternoon Tea will only be offered on Saturday & Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Price: $58 per adult $22 for children 5 - 12 years of age. Children under 5 dine complimentary.More

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar - Washington D.C.
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Peruvian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar adds a modern twist to Peruvian cuisine. Inspired by Peru’s top eateries, the new DC outpost serves up bold-flavored dishes, unique cocktails and a vast selection of local and international beers.

Situated in the bustling and vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood, Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar brings people together in a space that’s packed with personality and soul. Our vibrant bar with open kitchen views is the perfect spot for sipping, socializing, and savoring our crazy good ceviche. Come experience a celebration of good eats and good times for brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Looking for the perfect venue? Plan your next event at the best ceviche bar this side of the Andes. Call today and ask about our private dining options.More

Rewind DinerRewind Diner
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Rewind by Decades is a premium classic diner destination highlighting the finest in timeless, comfortable, and forever beloved cuisine, beverages, and entertainment.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.