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The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
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
Ray's The SteaksRay's The Steaks
8
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
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
Pepita CantinaPepita Cantina
7.6
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
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, undefined
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(566)
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American | Washington, undefined
Harold BlackHarold Black
(437)
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American | Capitol Hill, undefined
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(512)
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American | Georgetown, undefined
KinshipKinship
(778)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, undefined
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(359)
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American | Shaw, undefined
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(151)
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American | Penn Quarter, undefined
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(813)
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American | Lovettsville, undefined
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(933)
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American | Downtown, undefined
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2824)
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American | Downtown, undefined
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5829)
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American | West End, undefined
MokomandyMokomandy
(1772)
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American | Sterling, undefined
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(24042)
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American | Foggy Bottom, undefined
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19644)
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American | Downtown, undefined
VOLTVOLT
(4964)
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American | Frederick, undefined

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3290)
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Italian | Downtown, undefined
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2962)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, undefined
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1236)
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Italian | Vienna, undefined
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2106)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, undefined
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10069)
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Italian | Georgetown, undefined
FlorianaFloriana
(2243)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, undefined
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(652)
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Italian | Great Falls, undefined
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(423)
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Italian | Frederick, undefined
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(525)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, undefined
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(187)
$$$$
Italian | Manassas, undefined
TortinoTortino
(845)
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Italian | Downtown, undefined
CentrolinaCentrolina
(947)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, undefined
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2840)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, undefined

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Farmers Fishers Bakers
(2612)
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American | Georgetown
Founding Farmers - DC
(4739)
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American | Foggy Bottom
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(44)
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Japanese | Arlington
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Kapnos KouzinaKapnos Kouzina
1361 reviews
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Greek | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, undefined

We attended during restaurant week. Our meal was delicious. We will definitely return. More

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Requin - WharfRequin - Wharf
520 reviews
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French | Southwest Waterfront, undefined

Great Food! Great service!! More

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Kapnos Taverna ArlingtonKapnos Taverna Arlington
1236 reviews
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Greek | Arlington, undefined

Service was good. We had asked for a to go box for our lamb, which the water took the lamb away to box and it never came back. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
732 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, undefined

Everything was a “10” Service was great, food was great, especially the chicken and waffles and fried green tomatoes, the absolute best! More

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KapnosKapnos
1272 reviews
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Greek | U Street Corridor, undefined

I met a friend here for DC Restaurant Week. Great portions, wish I could’ve eaten more. Nice atmosphere, great service. Will have to come here on a regular day to see if there is a difference. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
321 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, undefined

Tried it for the first time during Restaurant Week. Enjoyed the meal so much, I'm returning with another group before the event ends! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
566 reviews
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American | Washington, undefined

Fabulous. Just fabulous. It’s rare that you eat a meal and every part of it exceeds expectations. The Inn at Little Washington is definitely deserving of its reviews. We will be back! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
321 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, undefined

Wonderful place. Outstanding in health and taste and service. Washington DC is very lucky. THANK YOU! More

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The Ashby Inn3. The Ashby Inn
1288 reviews
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Contemporary American | Paris, undefined

I have been a patron of the Ashby Inn, over two decades, including with the original owners. I have always been thrilled by the experience there, including, of course, the imaginative cuisine of the chef. I often say to my guests, when the food is graciously served and explained. : We can't eat anything that beautiful; just take a photo and let's go. My suggestion is never taken. I do not take it myself. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3470 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, undefined

Great food with great atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Afghan Bistro5. Afghan Bistro
483 reviews
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Afghan | Springfield, undefined

Outstanding food and service every time! I recommend this place every chance I get. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
College Park GrillCollege Park Grill
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Grill | College Park, undefined

Welcome to College Park's newest addition to the neighborhood! College Park Grill offers the choicest grilled favorites from USDA Prime steaks, succulent chicken, fresh off the boat fish, fall-off-the-bone ribs and much more. Elevate all your senses while you relax and enjoy our friendly service, expansive full-service bar with hand-crafted cocktails and our extensive beer and wine selections. Offering live jazz nightly to round out your evening. We look forward to seeing you!More

Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
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American | Georgetown, undefined

Dyllan’s ‪Raw Bar Grill is perfect for any occasion, whether you want to stop at the bar for a drink and light meal, are looking for an exceptional brunch or dinner location, or celebrating your special occasion in our private event space.

Our regional American cuisine features a modern raw bar, as well as a grill menu highlighting fresh seafood, steaks, and vegetarian dishes crafted with the finest ingredients.

The restaurant—housed in a circa-1890s warehouse built from locally quarried stone and exposed Virginia “iron wood” heart pine timbers—is modern while celebrating the building’s industrial past. The restaurant’s outdoor seating overlooks the historic and picturesque C & O Canal.

Here at Dyllan’s, we pride ourselves on working with local purveyors and artisans that adhere to rigorous sustainable standards. We plan to be here a long time, and think our resources should be too.

We look forward to the privilege of serving you.More

Gyu-Kaku - ArlingtonGyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Japanese | Arlington, undefined

Gyu-Kaku, meaning "Horn of the Bull" in Japanese, provides the authentic Japanese yakiniku (grilled
barbecue) dining experience where customers share premium cooked meats over a flaming charcoal grill, while sipping on Japanese sake, shochu, and frosty cold beers. Gyu-Kaku offers a wide range of meats
including the best-seller Harami Skirt Steak in Miso Marinade and Certified Angus Kalbi Short Rib in Tare Sweet Soy Marinade.More

Indian TavernaIndian Taverna
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Indian | Ashburn, undefined

Indian Taverna offers innovative Indian food with a traditional touch and an upscale atmosphere. We don’t like to brag but we have the best Indian food in the area. Go ahead, try out food, and you know we’re telling you the truth. Come join us for happy hours, delicious foods, and our other fun events.More

Mission Navy YardMission Navy Yard
$$$$
Tex-Mex | Navy Yard, undefined

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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Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.