The Best Restaurants for Dessert in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Our Nation's capital is one of the most magical travel destinations in the country. Chock full of attractions and historical monuments, eclectic neighborhoods and a true, local flavor, D.C. is a super unique place. And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining choices either. The city's can't-miss restaurant scene offers everything from Vegan-friendly steaks to raw bars with a focus on amazing ethnic cuisine. If you're in the mood for something sweet, we put together this list of where to find the best dessert in D.C. so you know where to go next time you have a sweet tooth.

Restaurants:Belga Cafe, Farmers Fishers Bakers, The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Belgian, American, Fondue
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Arlington

Belga Cafe

$$$$·Belgian·
Capitol Hill
4,383 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Belga Cafe is a casual but upscale restaurant devised by Belgium native and award-winning Chef Bart Vandaele. Belga has a vibrant and lively atmosphere that evokes the feeling of B...

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93% recommended
Great for Brunch in District of Columbia
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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,322 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Scenic View

Farmers Fishers Bakers is part of the Farmers Restaurant Group, a collection of eateries that are majority owned by the 47,000 American Family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers U...

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Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

$$$$·Fondue·
Arlington
2,855 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
  • Good for Birthdays

The Melting Pot, an elegant fine dining spot located in Arlington, VA, is one of the top spots to go for the best dessert in D.C. It features an amazing dining experience with a fu...

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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,018 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Located right in the heart of town in Dupont Circle, this is a perfect stop for anyone on their way home from work or out sightseeing in town and hungry for some of the best desser...

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92% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,590 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

This classic restaurant pays tribute to the chefs of France and makes diners feel transported to a classic Parisian brasserie with both the cuisine and the ambience. It is a bright...

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95% recommended
French in Washington, D.C. Area
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Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

$$$$·Latin American·
U Street Corridor
1,426 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Hot Spot

Located in the Cardozo neighborhood, Tico is a hotspot for Mexican food and those looking for a festive night out! The restaurant has a fun, sexy atmosphere with delicious and unpr...

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81% recommended
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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC

Mirabelle is an upscale restaurant that puts an innovative spin on everything they create. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., they play on the culture of refined Parisian Brass...

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Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,958 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Centrolina is a locally-owned Italian restaurant and market operated by head Chef Amy Brandwein. The restaurant is set in Washington’s new CityCenterDC development and showcases a ...

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96% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
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Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
2,247 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

Head to North Bethesda to sample their most famous sweet treat - wherever you are coming from, we promise it it worth the trip. Their food is awesome and so are their desserts, mos...

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85% recommended
Most Booked in Maryland - DC Suburbs