Washington, D.C. Restaurants

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  • 1. Komi

    $$$$ | Dupont Circle | American

    Johnny Monis, the young, energetic chef-owner of this small, personal restaurant, offers one of the most adventurous dining experiences in the...Read More

  • 2. Nora

    $$$$ | Dupont Circle | American

    Chef and founder Nora Pouillon helped pioneer the sustainable-food revolution with the first certified organic restaurant in the country, and...Read More

  • 3. 1789 Restaurant

    $$$$ | Georgetown | American

    This dining room with Early American paintings and a fireplace could easily be a room in the White House. But all the gentility of this 19th...Read More

  • 4. Belga Café

    $$$ | Capitol Hill | European

    You can go traditional with mussels and the crispiest of french fries or dabble in what the chef calls Euro-fusion at this sleek café done up...Read More

  • 5. Bibiana Osteria and Enoteca

    $$ | Downtown | Italian

    You might call this the Italian version of the überpopular Indian spot Rasika, and you'd be correctly noting the modernist fingerprints of local...Read More

  • 6. Ching Ching Cha

    $ | Georgetown

    Step into Ching Ching Cha, a teahouse where tranquillity reigns supreme. In addition to tea, lunch and dinner may be ordered from a simple menu...Read More

  • 7. Marcel's

    $$$$ | Foggy Bottom | Belgian

    Chef Robert Wiedmaier trained in the Netherlands and Belgium, and in this, his first solo venture, his French-inspired Belgian cooking focuses...Read More

  • 8. Obelisk

    $$$$ | Dupont Circle | Italian

    You won't find the menu online or much buzz among locals, but this Italian stalwart has maintained a pull on special-occasion diners for nearly...Read More

  • 9. Proof

    $$$ | Chinatown | Wine Bar

    Chef Haidar Karoum grew up traveling throughout Europe, acquiring a Continental polyglot's sensibility that serves him perfectly wearing the...Read More

  • 10. Ripple

    $$ | American

    Eat, drink, gather" is the motto of this warm and inventive neighborhood favorite for date nights at any age. Known for its attentive service...Read More

  • 11. Sushi-Ko

    $$ | Japanese

    At the city's self-touted first raw-fish restaurant, the cuts are always ocean fresh, the cocktails fruity, and the presentations classic: think...Read More

  • 12. Caf Atlntico

    $$$$ | Chinatown | Latin American

    The menu is always exciting at this nuevo Latino restaurant with friendly service. Conch fritters come with tiny avocado ravioli, and scallops...Read More

  • 13. Cashion's Eat Place

    $$$ | Adams Morgan | American

    Walls are hung with family photos, and tables are jammed with regulars feasting on home-style cooking that stays impressively modern in the...Read More

  • 14. CityZen

    $$$$ | Downtown | American

    The Mandarin Oriental Hotel's rarefied dining room has fast become a destination for those serious about food. In a glowing space with soaring...Read More

  • 15. Coppi's Organic Restaurant

    $$ | U Street | Italian

    An Italian bicycling motif permeates this restaurant, from the posters, photographs, and gear hanging on the walls to the monogrammed racing...Read More

  • 16. Locanda

    $$ | Capitol Hill | Italian

    Political combatants of all stripes lay down their arms at day's end for a welcoming meal at this new standby, minutes from the House of...Read More

  • 17. PS 7's

    $$$ | Chinatown | American

    This restaurant manages to be at once swanky yet youthful, and its bar scene is hip but low-key, with inventive cocktails and nibbles like miniature...Read More

  • 18. Teatro Goldoni

    $$$ | Downtown | Italian

    Named for an 18th-century Venetian playwright, this restaurant with a colorful interior is a showcase for chef Fabrizio Aielli's modern-meets...Read More

  • 19. TenPenh

    $$$ | Downtown | Asian

    One of the closest restaurants to the White House, this hopping venue is always buzzing with socialites, political junkies, and politicians...Read More

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