Washington, D.C. Restaurants

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  • 1. Sweetgreen

    $ | Dupont Circle | Eclectic

    When three Georgetown University graduates carved out a closet-size niche to sell freshly made salads and tart frozen yogurt almost a decade...Read More

  • 2. Taylor Gourmet

    $ | U Street | Café

    Sandwiches crafted with attention to detail and fine ingredients are the hallmark of this Philadelphia-inspired classic. Taylor's substitution...Read More

  • 3. Zaytinya

    $$ | Chinatown | Middle Eastern

    This sophisticated urban dining room with soaring ceilings is a local favorite for meeting friends or dining with a group. Zaytinya, which means...Read More

  • 4. Beau Thai

    $ | Shaw | Thai

    This dream of a local haunt was founded by an experienced Thai chef and two American entrepreneurs inspired by her flair for spice. The drunken...Read More

  • 5. Ben's Chili Bowl

    $ | U Street | American

    Long before U Street became hip, Ben's was serving chili. Chili on hot dogs, chili on Polish-style sausages, chili on burgers, and just plain...Read More

  • 6. El Camino

    $ | Mexican

    The up-and-coming Bloomingdale neighborhood is still long on pubs and short on reliable, quality food, but this California-style taco temple...Read More

  • 7. Full Kee

    $ | Chinatown | Chinese

    Many locals swear by this standout from the slew of mediocre Chinese joints in the area. The style-free interior can be off-putting to some...Read More

  • 8. Good Stuff Eatery

    $ | Capitol Hill | American

    Fans of Bravo's Top Chef will first visit this brightly colored burgers-and-shakes shack hoping to spy charismatic TV chef Spike Mendelsohn...Read More

  • 9. Jimmy T's Place

    $ | Capitol Hill | American

    This D.C. institution is tucked in the first floor of an old row house only five blocks from the Capitol. Sassy waiters, talkative regulars...Read More

  • 10. Oohhs & Aahhs

    $$ | U Street | American

    No-frills soul food is what you can find at this friendly eat-in/take-out place where the price is right and the food is delicious. Ultrarich...Read More

  • 11. Sakuramen

    $ | Adams Morgan | Japanese

    After the small plates, artisanal burgers, and cupcake fads, gourmet versions of Japanese ramen soup became the latest trend to storm the city...Read More

  • 12. Seventh Hill

    $ | Capitol Hill | Pizza

    When this hand-tossed-pizza spot first opened, it seemed like a risky bet given the high bar set by capital favorites such as Matchbox and 2...Read More

  • 13. Teaism

    $ | Downtown | Asian

    This informal teahouse stocks more than 50 imported teas (black, white, and green), but it also serves healthful and delicious Japanese, Indian...Read More

  • 14. Ted's Bulletin

    $ | Capitol Hill | American

    This cheeky homage to mid-20th-century diners is styled after a newspaper office, with menus printed in broadsheet format and specials mounted...Read More

  • 15. The Market Lunch

    $ | Capitol Hill | American

    For a perfect Saturday morning or afternoon on the Hill, take a walk around the Capitol, a stroll through Eastern Market, and then dig in to...Read More

  • 16. Burma

    $ | Downtown | Asian

    Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, is bordered by India, Thailand, and China, which gives a good indication of the cuisine at this...Read More

  • 17. G Street Food

    $ | Downtown | Eclectic

    Like Washington, D.C.'s layout and architecture, this upscale cafeteria takes a cue from Europe. The cosmopolitan menu echoes the best of the...Read More

  • 18. Malaysia Kopitiam

    $ | Dupont Circle | Malaysian

    The style of this subterranean hideaway may be Gilligan's Island meets Kon-Tiki, but the voluminous menu has Malaysian treasures to spare. Though...Read More

  • 19. Etete

    $$ | U Street | Ethiopian

    Among the most well-loved spots in "Little Ethiopia," a mini-corridor of expatriate-run restaurants, Etete doesn't hold back on the spices....Read More

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