The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

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.

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Founding Farmers - DC
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Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Filomena Ristorante
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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

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The Best Bars for Foodies in Washington D.C.

The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Washington DC

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Nobu DCNobu DC
547 reviews
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Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fun and great tasting cocktails, very delicate small appetizers that are “shareable”. Went for a few dishes and then sharing the “tasting menu”, food presentation really beautiful and taste impeccable ! Will definitely come back More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
2086 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

What a wonderful experience again! Lovely ambiance and the service is amongst the best in the city. Looking forward to coming back again soon. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3154 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great place to get together. Nice atmosphere for conversation More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2428 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

One of my favorite brunch spots. Excellent Greek food And service. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
1317 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Will, our waiter was very attentive. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Washington DC

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
117 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Service good and food was wonderful. Our group had a good time. Remember ambiance from previous visit. Love the stone walls and canal. More

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

The place was noisy but it was Friday night. Our waiter was super helpful and pleasant. The steak was perfect, veggies just right. A great dining experience-except for the noise:) More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7380 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Food was amazing and the service was exceptional! Highly recommended to anyone in DC! More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1199 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

5 stars isnt a high enough scale! This was my second time eating here and they did not disappoint. The food was delicious, service was fantastic. More

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HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
391 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

We had a few different food allergies at our table, but the waiter and chef were incredibly accommodating and respectful of the varied restrictions we had. They made certain modifications, but never sacrificed flavor. We all loved our meals. A truly skilled chef and dedicated wait staff. 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
729 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Simply outstanding. Dining at The Inn at Little Washington is a life experience. It's not for the shy of pallet nor wallet, but that should be expected for a restaurant with _three_ Michelin Stars. The service is exceptional and extremely accommodating; ask and it shall be provided. Plan for as much as three hours for your dining visit. Lots of courses and many little extra offerings in between. Dress your best and take your special person for the night of their life. More

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

I find this vegan-based restaurant a gem. The 7-course meal is prepared exquisitely and presented with such elegance. It is pricey but worth the visit. I wish there was a restaurant like this in Virginia and maybe not seven-courses so I could go more than once-in-awhile. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois3. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5292 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Always my favorite French restaurant for celebrating special occasions year after year! The food and service remain outstanding every time! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3768 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. We did the 5-course tasting paired with wine. Everything was excellent and I tried things I would never order myself. Doing that tasting opened my food horizons. We were happy to learn they do brunch, so we’ll definitely be back. More

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Manalu Italian Restaurant5. Manalu Italian Restaurant
563 reviews
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Amazing as always! The owners and staff all are terrific, the food is phenomenal, great wine list, and deserts are a must. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Copa Kitchen & BarCopa Kitchen & Bar
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Spanish | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Copa Kitchen & Bar serves up coca flatbreads, tizona skewers, craft cocktails, sangria, Spanish beers and the food you love with a Spanish soul. Watch the latest games, meet for happy hour or enjoy dinner. Find us in the Quarter Market at Ballston Quarter. More

Ketch 22Ketch 22
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American | Chesapeake Beach, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Beautiful waterfront restaurant focusing on fresh, local ingredients and spectacular customer service.More

Matchbox - Silver SpringMatchbox - Silver Spring
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Pizzeria | Silver Spring, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.

Try brunchbox, our new unlimited brunch with small plates and drinks. Think: an endless selection of dishes like our avocado toast, breakfast nachos, chicken + grits and, of course, any of our small pizzasMore

Maya BistroMaya Bistro
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Welcome to Maya Bistro!

Maya Bistro is a family-owned restaurant in Arlington, VA. in Maya Bistro our delicious meals can be anything from a simple snack to an elaborate multi-course meal celebrates good food, hospitality and the heart of Turkey.


It is an upscale-casual dining experience that celebrates the rich diversity of Turkish & Mediterranean food and culture through a blend of classic and contemporary menu offerings and superb hospitality.


With the 35 years of experience in a variety of cuisines, our family draws on a deep knowledge of classic and contemporary Turkish & Mediterranean cooking as well as the many regional influences on Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine.More

Seasons & SessionsSeasons & Sessions
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Southern | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Seasons and Sessions is a neighborhood hangout with over 40 beers on tap, craft cocktails, live music, special events with breweries, Southern-style comfort food and private event spaces. The multi-concept venue brings together all of the passions of founder and D.C. native A.J. Fastow: live music, craft beer, classic arcade games and really good food. Visit the main floor and grab a table-top for a bite of executive chef Moe Atari’s Southern-style bar food. Check out the basement for live music and dancing with a one-of-a-kind mural created by local D.C. artists. Or head to the S&S Arcade on the third floor and choose from thousands of classic arcade games to play. Don’t worry, there’s a rotating selection of unique craft beers on every floor.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.