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.

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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 Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants.

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Virginia - DC Suburbs's most booked Bonus Point tables
Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2901 reviews
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French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

I love coming here for date night or a night out with friends. The cocktails are delicious and they are very conscientious about celiacs. They cook in separate pans and are very knowledgeable about what is in their dishes. More

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Skydome RestaurantSkydome Restaurant
471 reviews
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Contemporary American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Love the restaurant! The food was amazing. Opentable reservation process was easy and the waiter was about to seat us near a window. I will be returning. More

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King Street TavernKing Street Tavern
218 reviews
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American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was a return visit to a very nice Hotel Restaurant. The food was good, though the "fried chicken" was very dry.....even when on of our party asked that it be replaced, and it was, it was replaced with "fried chicken" that was also very dry..... We asked if it was truly fried, and found out it is Baked and Fried .....thus part of the problem. The other food items were quite good. Best of all was the service. Our server was very attentive, and so good, we will return! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Tyson's CornerRuth's Chris Steak House - Tyson's Corner
1481 reviews
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Steakhouse | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Staff very courteous and attentive. Food outstanding as always. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - ArlingtonRuth's Chris Steak House - Arlington
2136 reviews
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Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Once again, a great experience! Teddy continues to a fantastic advisor and server. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Assaggi OsteriaAssaggi Osteria
1294 reviews
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Italian | McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Completely satisfied with the service at this place! The food was amazing i would totally recommend it. The only thing that made me upset was that i called the day before to ask if they could do something for my girlfriends birthday. The person i spoke to said yeah we can do a cake or something. I asked him if i needed to do anything on my end to make sure that it would happen and he said no, that he would go ahead and take care of it and put it on my reservation. However by the end of dinner, no one came with anything so i was disappointed with that because i really wanted to make her day special. 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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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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Alta StradaAlta Strada
329 reviews
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

It was my birthday and It was wonderful. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Virginia - DC Suburbs's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
638 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Server staff was amazing, Walter was one of the best waiters I’ve had. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant2. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
187 reviews
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great time, made for a special night. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage3. Bistro L'Hermitage
3598 reviews
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French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Took my friend there to celebrate her retirement. The staff was wonderful, the food was delicious and they brought her a chocolate mousse with a candle,in it as their way to celebrate her retirement. The restaurant was decorated for Christmas and put us right in the festive mood. A wonderful evening. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5016 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A wonderful dinner for a group of us. Food and service was outstanding. Our waiter, David, made the evening extra special. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon5. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
731 reviews
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Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Went on a whim, and very much enjoyed the choice. Great food, interesting change of pace, and excellent service. More

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New to OpenTable

Virginia - DC Suburbs restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Caspi Restaurant and LoungeCaspi Restaurant and Lounge
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International | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fine dining and hookah lounge that serves various types of international and domestic food with cozy lounge room with comfy couches.More

Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
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Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - 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

Em Oi Modern Vietnamese CuisineEm Oi Modern Vietnamese Cuisine
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Vietnamese | Ashburn, Virginia - DC Suburbs

EM-OI Restaurant at its roots, seeks to capture the spirit of Vietnam, it’s culture and it’s cuisine. Across Vietnam you hear people shout Em-Oi, a phrase used to call out affectionately for someone’s attention. At EM-OI Restaurant we want your attention, to tell our story of the taste and style of Vietnam today. A modern, culturally rich, developing country where what we eat defines the epicenter of our daily routine.
Dining at Em-Oi restaurant is a culinary passport into the spirit and flavor of Vietnam. We use the best of local market seafood, source unique produce, use high quality poultry and meat and present them in recipes designed to give you a culinary tour of Vietnam’s diverse regional cuisine. Our bar offers a well selected wine list, cocktails rich with the spices and flavors that embody SE Asia and beer selections representing Vietnam as well as the local area.More

Punch Bowl Social- ArlingtonPunch Bowl Social- Arlington
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Punch Bowl Social cultivates an eclectic approach to the new concept of eat-ertainment. In a design–forward environment described as “dirty modern,” Punch Bowl Social effectively combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages, and social gaming. Interested in elevating your weeknight happy hour? Punch Bowl Social’s mixologists focus on serving up well-balanced craft beverages. We know that booze won’t solve your problems; but neither will water - so why argue? After all, great stories never begin with, “Well, it all started with this really great glass of water…” #WinningAtAdulting Our scratch-food and craft beverages are perfectly complemented by a generous selection of social gaming that make us a true #unicorn when it comes to having an authentic, customizable experience. Activities that will set the vibe for your tribe include: bowling, ping pong, billiards, arcade games, giant wall scrabble, shuffle board, private karaoke rooms, and dart boards. More

Red Bar SushiRed Bar Sushi
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Sushi | Middleburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Red Bar Sushi has amazing and always fresh sushi and great craft cocktails.
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Discover Virginia - DC Suburbs

Historic homes, waterfront settings, and urban scenes make up the many dining destinations in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Turkish, Indian, Cajun, Mexican, and French-American restaurants mingle among local pubs and casual eateries. Celebrate happy hour with creative cocktails, local wines, and hoppy brews. The many foreign embassies located in Washington, D.C. make the area a gathering spot for culture and eclectic cuisine. The dishes range from regional to international, like Carolina mountain trout, New Zealand rack of lamb, and Mediterranean fish. Choose seafood selections from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, including marinated tuna, seafood ceviche, and oyster chowder. Grilled salmon, gourmet pizza, seasonal salads, and farm-fresh sides round out menus inspired by cuisines from Alexandria to Vienna.