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Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

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

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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SakerumSakerum
337 reviews
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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Went for a birthday dinner...we sat at a booth near the entrance, wasn't too distracting. Menu had a lot of choices. More

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

Food was great. Drinks were great. Service was excellent. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1865 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Unrivaled ambiance! Absolutely exceptional. I love it even more every single time. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3014 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great food, perfect drinks and world glass service. Thanks Mike Irving for leading an outstanding crew! 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
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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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
284 reviews
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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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ANKARAANKARA
438 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

An intriguing array of food options, and an unusual wine list to match, featuring specialties from Turkey and surrounding countries. The food was quite good, and they were able to accommodate a large group at the last minute, which I appreciated. More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
374 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

It was our first time at Rasoi, which had been recommended by a friend, and we thoroughly enjoyed the great food and service and will definitely go back! 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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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
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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El Andariego2. 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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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant3. 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'Hermitage4. 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 Francois5. 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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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
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

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.

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MaziMazi
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Whether for a quick lunch, dinner with family or a special event, the chef will create the most appetizing dishes.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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The SallyThe Sally
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American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

A NEW ERA AS THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GATHERING SPOT.

The SALLY is a modern American small plates cocktail-centric restaurant/lounge inspired by French trained Chef Ricardo Planas. Located in the DuPont Circle area within the Fairfax at Embassy Row hotel, The SALLY provides locally sourced produce and beef from the DuPont Circle Farmer’s Market and Liberty Delight Farms of Reisterstown Maryland. Chef’s plates are meant for diners to order two or three per person to share. Join us in The SALLY to relax and unwind with a local craft beer or signature cocktail.


Chef’s menu will feature frequently rotated menus based upon seasonal availability of the Mid-Atlantic region.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.