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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(171)
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

My wife and I had a wonderful date night here. Food and drinks were off the charts. I’m still fantasizing about the taste of the calamari. I regret that I didn’t try the pallella. Oh well. Guess I’ll be coming back soon! More

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Cafe Du Parc
Cafe Du Parc
(1755)
$$$$
French American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a very enjoyable dinner at Cafe du Parc! It’s a lovely restaurant located in the Willard hotel. Nice location. The main dining room is on the second floor. My husband and daughter ordered the crab cake appetizer and I had the French onion soup to start - all delicious! Both my husband and daughter commented on how good the sauce was that was served with the crab cake. The menu offered a nice selection of seafood, chicken, beef and lamb dishes. We chose beef bourguignon and the New York strip steak. Meat was tender, cooked perfectly and served with delicious sauces. Service was outstanding too! If you like French food or just an enjoyable dining experience, I highly recommend Cafe du Parc! More

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The Riggsby
The Riggsby
(967)
$$$$
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food...It was delicious. I asked the server about my 3 choices and she said those are her top picks so I confirmed those with confidence. I chose the Lightly Smoked Trout which was served in two pieces and tasted great. It balanced well with the pickled and non pickled beets. Next came the Pan Seared Branzino. The fennel and potato definitely added to the dish and all together made for a broth that I wanted to scoop out with a spoon. And the fish was great with it-though I didn't think the whole grape tomatoes added much. Last was the Panna Cotta. Let me tell you I really appreciated that the berries were macerated-I don't like a great dessert where the berries have just been thrown on. I ate every bite of every dish and the only downside is that it was 'just enough'. I wasn't full, just satisfied. More

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Nobu DC
Nobu DC
(670)
$$$$
Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Amazing food and service! The chef selection is the way too go! More

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Cherry at W Hotel DC
Cherry at W Hotel DC
(35)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was very good. Modern in design and the food was fantastic. Would come here again. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
(184)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

In town to move my daughter into college. Beautiful restaurant in Georgetown right on the canal. A little hard to find but food and service were amazing! I will definitely return. If your looking for great food an affordable. Check this place out. Manager was also very friendly and helpful. More

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Nick's Riverside Grill
Nick's Riverside Grill
(339)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We showed up early and they immediately found us a table. The specials were great, especially the salmon. A waiter could not have been better, he was pleasant, efficient, helpful and made the dining experience very nice. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7878)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Tupelo Honey - Arlington
(1429)
$$$$
Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Love the biscuits and honey. The menu is creative and has something for everyone, including special diets and vegetarians/vegans. We have dined here a number of times and always have a good experience. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(623)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent service and delicious food. Not one dish was disappointing. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(53)
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had Tea Service at both the Trump International DC and The St Regis Hotel DC over the weekend. We enjoyed our food and experience at the Benjamin Bar & Lounge much more and commend the Trump International in their exquisite hotel and surroundings. We were also treated very nicely by the Bell and Valet staff as well as our driver in the hotel car. Just an amazing experience for myself and my daughter all around. We hope to stay there on our next visit. More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
2. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(961)
$$$$
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This place was great. The food was excellent, service was bar-none, and I'm looking forward to our next visit (if I can get a reservation). More

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200 Monroe
3. 200 Monroe
(160)
$$$$
Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great overall experience. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois
4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5586)
$$$$
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

L'Auberge never disappoints. The food and wine recommended were excellent. Can't wait to come back. More

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London Curry House
5. London Curry House
(58)
$$$$
Indian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

New menu same great food and service! We love this hidden neighborhood gem with food and service the quality of more well known Indian restaurants in DC at 1/2 the price. We like the curry experience which allows you to sample 4 different curry entrees. It’s plenty for 2 with a few portions of naan. They also have a beer and wine selection that perfectly compliment the food. After only a few visits, the friendly staff knows who we are and greets us with our favorite beverages. If you haven’t tried I Duan food this is the place to do it. If you love Indian food, you’ll love this place! More

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Buena Vida Social Club
Buena Vida Social Club
Unspecified | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Buena Vida Social Club is now accepting online reservations for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm.
Buena Vida will be offering buffet for $25 per person with huge variety of very unique dishes , Aqua-Fresca , coffee and Mexican smoothies. We do move dishes at 3Pm-but party go on. Join us More

CUT by Wolfgang Puck
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

CUT by Wolfgang Puck offers a sophisticated and modern design, refined service, and the absolute finest selections of beef. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus reflect the unique spirit and sensibility of the Washington metropolitan area, with both the menu and design drawing inspiration from the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood.

CUT restaurant features two stunning bars: one guests will find upon entering the hotel lobby, while the other sits atop the hotel on a magnificent deck overlooking the city. Both will serve custom artisan cocktails, wine, beer, and an extensive food menu. An intimate 14-seat private dining space also will be available for special events, meetings, and celebrations. More

Dark Star Saloon & Cafe
Dark Star Saloon & Cafe
American | Fredericksburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Now open for brunch and dinner! Bar coming this Summer.More

Heritage Brewpub
Heritage Brewpub
American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

From seasonal ingredients to locally-sourced produce, dining with us is a harmonious blend of fine foods in a casual rustic American setting. Our menu is a rich and plentiful assortment of poultry, seafood, and vegetarian courses where our beer and brewing ingredients are often repurposed to add subtle flavors or crucial ingredients. This farm-to-table dining experience is apparent not only in our dinner service but also our lunch and decadent brunch menu. From savory to sweet our brunch is best paired with a flight of brews or our mimosa flight board. Whether you just stopping in for a snack or staying for a full course we have options for both that won't disappoint.More

North Italia - Reston
North Italia - Reston
Italian | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Opening July 31st!

At North, we set the standard for crave-worthy by serving delicious handmade food daily. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create Italian dishes that consistently satisfy. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily. Favorites like Bolognese and Chicken Parm. And unexpected bites that go above beyond, like savory Zucca Chips and White Truffle Garlic Bread. Plus an assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine, and local craft beers that will beckon you to relax, sip and savor every moment you are here.More

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.

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.