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Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Farmers Fishers Bakers
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American | Georgetown
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA
(496)
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Japanese | Arlington
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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Washington DC

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Nobu DC
Nobu DC
(607)
$$$$
Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great menu and delivery by expert waiters. The food presentation and gastronomic experience makes this restaurant one for a special night out. Whilst very expensive the food lived up to the preceding Nobu expectation. The combinations of courses, food textures, and clever presentation delighted us in every way. We sat outside in a pleasant little garden setting and had visits from fireflies enhancing a magical ambiance. We highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(125)
$$$$
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We did the chefs tasting and it was absolutely delicious! The service was fantastic, the food was plentiful and so amazing. We had fantastic margaritas and wine and I loved the atmosphere (perfect for a Friday night meet up with some friends). More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(579)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our experience there was superb all around - food, ambiance, service was excellent from the moment we entered the restaurant until we were out the door. Kabobs were delicious, wine was superb (and 1/2 price) salads were large, desert supreme. And our waiter Ali was exceptional. Nice place to spend a leisurely meal if you like. More

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC
The Grill from Ipanema - DC
(823)
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Brazilian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great place to bring a group More

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Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit
(765)
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Global, International | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The bar was very vibrant. Noise level was pretty high but tolerable. The restaurant was very comfortable and menu was great. We enjoyed two wonderful appetizers - roasted beets and the rare tuna on toast. The Sea bass was delicious and the burger very good. We had a great Chardonnay from California. Noise level in the dining room was conducive to conversation. We didn’t have dessert. All in all - great evening. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
(140)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Very nice ambiance, great server and good food. We celebrated Fathers day and my Dad's birthday there. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect restaurant! More

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Nick's Riverside Grill
Nick's Riverside Grill
(316)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7606)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food, great server - Jacob. Thank you, Jim More

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Tupelo Honey - Arlington
(1322)
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Brussels sprouts were too burnt for our liking -- but everything else was great. Thanks to our patient server for giving us a quiet booth and patiently waiting through our book study. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(579)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our experience there was superb all around - food, ambiance, service was excellent from the moment we entered the restaurant until we were out the door. Kabobs were delicious, wine was superb (and 1/2 price) salads were large, desert supreme. And our waiter Ali was exceptional. Nice place to spend a leisurely meal if you like. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
200 Monroe
1. 200 Monroe
(160)
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Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

One would never know this restaurant was a student operation! Food , service, ambience better than 5 star restaurants. Loved it! More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois
2. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5439)
$$$$
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

First time I have been to this, my favorite restaurant for lunch. Perfect! The only difference between lunch and dinner is chocolate truffles at the end and sorbet between one of the courses, a little quicker service between courses--oh, and the cost. Highly recommend! More

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Jyoti Indian Cuisine
3. Jyoti Indian Cuisine
(15)
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Indian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great food and service as always More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
4. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(935)
$$$$
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Delightful father's day brunch. View was extraordinary. The food (pre-fixe) was exquisite offering of dishes prepared with subtle tastes, combinations, and blending of spices. We could not have asked for a better meal. The service was top quality--efficient, knowledgeable, and pleasant. This is a true gem. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
5. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(49)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Exceptional service in a beautiful location. Relaxing eight an abundance of savory and sweet treats. Wonderful 2 hour experience that left us perfectly satisfied. More

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Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
City Works - Tysons Corner
City Works - Tysons Corner
Contemporary American | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our restaurant offers a sprawling craft beer list with 90 local and global varieties, classic American food with brilliant chef-driven twists, and an upbeat, energetic atmosphere. With gigantic HDTVs and state-of-the-art A/V, City Works is the unique pairing of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant. Genuine People. Genuine Hospitality. We live by these words and they remind us to be the best versions of ourselves for each other and our guests. We specialize in hosting the party and we strive to make your day a little better every time you visit. WERE BEER GEEKS, NOT BEER SNOBS. Beer is a drink of the people - so no matter what your taste, we have something for everyone. We're happy to guide you through our lists to help you find a new favorite. Not a beer-lover? No problem, we have wine on draft too, as well as a full cocktail menu. Consider us the unique marriage of the ultimate sports bar and delightful restaurant. More

Corner Office
Corner Office
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

PIZZA & PINTS

Local selections to international classics, and wood-fired pizzas and build your own charcuterie

BE BOLD

Extended beer garden patio. 49 offerings on tap, including 38 taps of beer.
Wine and cocktails on tap!

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Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Shaw, District of Columbia

Po Boy Jim is a family-owned restaurant that specializes Po’ Boys that are traditional and/or uniquely crafted. We aim to provide our patrons with high quality food and beverages in a casual, rustic environment, so that food, drinks, and customer service are the highlight of the experience. Our restaurant features a full bar and 3 dining areas: one of which overlooks an outside patio dining space. We welcome you to come experience the best Po Boy’s and low-country cuisine in townMore

Walters Sports Bar
Walters Sports Bar
American | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

A casual sports bar conveniently located across the street from Nats Park. Walters is equipped with a state of the art pour your own beer system loaded with the latest trends in brewing. It doesn't stop there, Walters kitchen is more then your classic bar fare, featuring items ranging from Tuna Crudo to a sous vide Steak Sandwich. With 22 TV's across the restaurant its hard to miss your favorite sports teams.
Walk on over to Walters and check us out!More

Whiskey & Oyster
Whiskey & Oyster
Seafood | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fresh Oysters. Rare Whiskeys. The latest concept from the HomeGrown Restaurant Group brings an exciting new dining experience to Carlyle.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.

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.