Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Japanese | Arlington
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
1171
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
847
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
NocturneNocturne
79
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1151
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Roof Terrace Restaurant & BarRoof Terrace Restaurant & Bar
6554
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
SaxSax
1100
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Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
466
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
5189
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
The Prime Rib at Live! Casino & HotelThe Prime Rib at Live! Casino & Hotel
1051
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Steakhouse | Hanover, Baltimore Suburbs
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20430
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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
6995
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13555
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7676
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
540
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6694
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1962
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.CThe Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C
1142
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
897
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
ConvivialConvivial
579
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French American | Shaw, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8340
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Farmers & DistillersFarmers & Distillers
3635
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1051
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
838
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
24891
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
762
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
959
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
1816
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Iron GateIron Gate
1151
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
2374
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1330
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
540
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
1051
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
6995
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The Salt LineThe Salt Line
762
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Seafood | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13555
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7676
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ArrozArroz
897
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Spanish | Shaw, District of Columbia
Rasika West EndRasika West End
4164
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Contemporary Indian | West End, District of Columbia
China ChilcanoChina Chilcano
1962
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
ChaplinChaplin
610
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Japanese | Shaw, District of Columbia
BLT Steak DCBLT Steak DC
3264
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lebanese Taverna - Washington DCLebanese Taverna - Washington DC
885
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Middle Eastern | Woodley Park, District of Columbia
DC NoodlesDC Noodles
93
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Thai | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Mandu - K StreetMandu - K Street
431
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Korean | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
KapnosKapnos
1330
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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
ZaytinyaZaytinya
13555
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Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
OyamelOyamel
7676
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Central Michel RichardCentral Michel Richard
6694
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
RasikaRasika
8340
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Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Jaleo DCJaleo DC
7556
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Bombay ClubBombay Club
3957
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
3353
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
5974
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20430
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
BlackSaltBlackSalt
5413
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Seafood | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Treat your taste buds: Explore Maryland - DC Suburbs restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Duck Duck GooseDuck Duck Goose
394 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We loved it. Food was delicious. Perfect for a birthday dinner. More

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K Town BistroK Town Bistro
381 reviews
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French | Kensington, Maryland - DC Suburbs

This was our first time here, but it won't be our last. The food was superb and the service outstanding. More

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George's ChophouseGeorge's Chophouse
139 reviews
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American | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Was a wonderfully romantic place. Amazing food, fabulous cocktails More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
266 reviews
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

The menu is different and food delicious. The mezcal drinks are very good! The ceviche was quite different than most but delicious. I would definitely return the next time I'm in DC More

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

Delicious, fresh seafood. Hanukkah specials. Good cocktails and attentive service. Loved the ambiance and will definitely return for a date night or brunch. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Maryland - DC Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
El Andariego1. El Andariego
121 reviews
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Mexican | Ashton, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Incredible and attentive customer service and delightfully delicious food. Everything was really enjoyable. More

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VOLT2. VOLT
5070 reviews
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We took a client and absolutely loved the atmosphere, the unique food combinations and presentation. It was well worth the price. The portions were also much larger than we expected. AND, it was well lit and we could SEE our food! Staff was very poised and professional. Wonderful Experience! More

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Manalu Italian Restaurant3. Manalu Italian Restaurant
485 reviews
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food was excellent as always. It’s a lovely restaurant, quiet and cozy. The owner/chef always stops by our table to greet us. That night he offered a free appetiser to everyone. More

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The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain4. The Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain
1103 reviews
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Southern | Dickerson, Maryland - DC Suburbs

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday dinner for our small office. The entire staff is warm and friendly and makes you feel special. The holiday decorations added to the warmth. The food was excellent, from the lobster bisque, salads, filet mignon and fish dishes. Vanilla creme brulee was quite satisfying. Cocktails and coffee rounded out our excellent meal. We will be back. More

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The Tasting Room5. The Tasting Room
1533 reviews
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American | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Our server Jeff was fantastic! He made our evening enjoyable. More

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New to OpenTable

Maryland - DC Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
El Sapo Cuban Social ClubEl Sapo Cuban Social Club
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Cuban | Silver Spring, Maryland - DC Suburbs

EL SAPO, Cuban Social Club is a hip, festive, forward-thinking Cuban restaurant, and the first of its kind in the D.C. metro area: bright, open, and brimming with energy, fresh mojitos, upbeat music and bold island food. More

JuliiJulii
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Mediterranean | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Julii by Cava Mezze, and Chef Sasha Felikson. Currently open for Dinner service nightly at 5 pm - and looking forward to bring you breakfast, lunch, and brunch.

Stay tuned, we're excited for what's to come!

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Kabuto Hibachi and SushiKabuto Hibachi and Sushi
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Japanese | Rockville, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Kabuto Hibachi Grill & Sushi is a beautifully design new restaurant in the heart of Rockville town square. We have amazing Sushi & Hibachi items that is sure to satisfy every guests desires & palate. State of the art hibachi tables, beautifully design space combined with amazing food and service will make your experience at Kabuto a memorable one.
We look forward to serving you and making Kabuto Hibachi & Sushi one of your favorite places to dine out.
Please keep us in mind for your special gatherings as we have beautiful private dining room options available.

Thank you!


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Nada - N. BethesdaNada - N. Bethesda
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Contemporary Mexican | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Nada, a reimagining of Mexican cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Mix-and-match tacos, salads and more with a menu designed for sharing with friends or sampling different flavors on your own. Snag some guac and salsa for the table, or dig into caramelized cauliflower tacos, Maine lobster (roll) bolsas, or grilled shrimp and sweet corn salad. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and local craft brews keep the party going.

Nada N. Bethesda is open at Pike & Rose, at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road.More

Discover Maryland - DC Suburbs

Whether you desire simple or decadent food in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., you can find it here in high-quality dishes with farm-to-table freshness. When you want spicy, go for Chinese and have a bowl full of spicy sesame noodles. Is your heart tingling for pork? Head to a local tavern that offers chili-lime pork cracklins and pork and lychee salad. There is so much flavor in the Vietnamese menu, and every type of Italian food you can think of is here. Have you long looked for the perfect sushi? It is here, so stop and take a bite at one of the many lovely establishments. Taste bliss for a few moments and let all your worries fade.