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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
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
GG
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, District of Columbia
The Inn at Little WashingtonThe Inn at Little Washington
(600)
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Harold BlackHarold Black
(449)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(517)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(816)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(443)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(155)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmThe Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(835)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(944)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2852)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5887)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
MokomandyMokomandy
(1814)
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American | Sterling, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(24404)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(19954)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
VOLTVOLT
(5015)
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3311)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(3005)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Ristorante BonarotiRistorante Bonaroti
(1255)
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Italian | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(2207)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(10237)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2281)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Dante RistoranteDante Ristorante
(674)
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Italian | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Manalu Italian RestaurantManalu Italian Restaurant
(453)
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(548)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Tortino MareTortino Mare
(209)
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Italian | Manassas, Virginia - DC Suburbs
TortinoTortino
(879)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(998)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2872)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
(258)
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Japanese | Arlington
Founding Farmers - DC
(4755)
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American | Foggy Bottom
Farmers Fishers Bakers
(2515)
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American | Georgetown
Ambar - Arlington
(1016)
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

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Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1153
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
816
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
NocturneNocturne
69
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1065
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6454
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
SaxSax
1088
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
449
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
5109
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & HotelThe Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
1012
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Steakhouse | Hanover, Baltimore Suburbs
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
19954
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6780
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13322
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7553
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
443
$$$$
American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6606
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1882
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
1033
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
860
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
ConvivialConvivial
517
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French American | Shaw, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8226
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Farmers & DistillersFarmers & Distillers
3401
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
998
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
811
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
24404
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
730
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
833
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
1790
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1065
$$$$
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
2207
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1298
$$$$
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
443
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
998
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6780
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
730
$$$$
Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13322
$$$$
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7553
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
860
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
Rasika West EndRasika West End
4067
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Contemporary Indian | West End, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1882
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ChaplinChaplin
582
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Japanese | Shaw, District of Columbia
BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3200
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCLebanese Taverna - Washington DC
868
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Middle Eastern | Woodley Park, District of Columbia
DC NoodlesDC Noodles
92
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Thai | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Mandu - K StreetMandu - K Street
422
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Korean | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1298
$$$$
Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13322
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7553
$$$$
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6606
$$$$
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8226
$$$$
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Jaleo DCJaleo DC
7419
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bombay ClubBombay Club
3901
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3311
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
5887
$$$$
American | West End, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
19954
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
BlackSaltBlackSalt
5359
$$$$
Seafood | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

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

Food and service were amazing. Our party of 5 guys was taken care of extremely well. Ambiance was great. Food was better than expected and was large portions. Overall an excellent experience. More

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Kapnos KouzinaKapnos Kouzina
1410 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

$16 for the express lunch is a lot of food - a gyro plus a yuge casear salad and a soda/iced tea. You might as well spend the extra $5 on a regular lunch and have a sit down. More

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Kapnos Taverna ArlingtonKapnos Taverna Arlington
1261 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Wonderful food, excellent service. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2865 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The meal was excellent. Every plate was full of flavor and well-balanced. The duo of pork was delicious with a crispy piece of pork belly. Appetizers and dessert also did not disappoint. More

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YonaYona
306 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great venue for team luncheon. Not a large place but worked perfectly for our team of 12. More

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

I picked Nick's for the waterfront location, but was pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. While Nicks is essentially a sports bar, they exceed sports bar expectations. The food was good (especially the salmon). I would eat there again! More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
371 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The vegetable samosas were to my satisfaction. I was delighted to have their butter chicken. I asked for spice level 6/10 (medium) and was totally satisfied with the outcome. More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
226 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

Great experience overall. Will go back for the drinks and tacos! The entrees for two are small and over priced. More

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

Great restaurant... very pleasant staff and the food was great!!!! More

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

Food was excellent. I ordered NY strip steak. Great choice. my server Emon was super friendly and Knowledgeable .highly recommend this place. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
St. Anselm - DC1. St. Anselm - DC
33 reviews
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Contemporary American | Mount Vernon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great steak and service (thanks for help making our anniversary great) but the thing we’ll remember and tell people is that the cauliflower and carrots were both amazing! MMB has a wonderful way with vegetables. More

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Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC2. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
517 reviews
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Outstanding, and without doubt, the best buffet I have ever had. The service was flawless and the variety and quality of the food was perfect. More

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The Inn at Little Washington3. The Inn at Little Washington
600 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Very creative, beautiful, and deliciouses meal. The staff is top notch to say the least. If you are looking for a wanderful place to celebrate any special occasion this should be at the top of your list. They treat every guest as if they are the most important person in the room. The food and atmosphere was well worth our three hour drive. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon4. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
715 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Decent & Delicious! We are satisfied & enjoyed! Pirozhki, Scallops Russia House, Borscht Russian Style, Georgian Salad, Beef Stroganov/Beef Stroganoff, Kotlety Po-Kiev-ski/Chicken Kiev More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2965 reviews
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Lovely Restaurant. Excellent food, superb service. Great ambience. Will return, next time in DC. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Chevys Fresh Mex - GreenbeltChevys Fresh Mex - Greenbelt
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Mexican | Upper Marlboro, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Josephine's Italian KitchenJosephine's Italian Kitchen
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Contemporary Italian | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Come to the table and eat! Fresh Southern Italian food in a casual restaurant, classic Italian cocktails and cordials in the comfortable full bar/lounge.More

Mayta's Peruvian CuisineMayta's Peruvian Cuisine
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Peruvian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Welcome to Mayta's Peruvian Cuisine!
Enjoy a new experience with authentic Peruvian dishes and bright flavors in the heart of Buckeystown Pike. For beautiful days dine on the patio. More

Terrain Cafe - BethesdaTerrain Cafe - Bethesda
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Contemporary American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Terrain Cafe celebrates the cycle of the seasons and the bounty of the land. Using hand-selected local produce, meats and dairy products, our team takes pride in crafting menus from the seasonal harvest of farmers we know and trust. We work tirelessly to craft an environment that aesthetically and gastronomically reflects the best of our local communities.More

Union District Oyster Bar & LoungeUnion District Oyster Bar & Lounge
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Oyster Bar | NoMa, District of Columbia

Hip, sexy, high-end restaurant lounge space curating amazing food and beverage experiences with an eclectic mix of entertainment. Developing our brand and creating the unique character of Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge was very simple: A mixture of modern and vintage décor, a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, delicious food offerings and an unrivaled beverage program with endless options, including expertly crafted cocktails, 300 whiskeys and over 90 wine varietals, our guests will see Union as the perfect destination for every occasion. Union’s team is comprised of carefully selected people committed to delivering the promise that every guest is treated like a VIP! We, at Union, believe that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. So, when you think of Union, remember that EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT UNION!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.