Washington, D.C. Restaurants

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  • 1. Blue Duck Tavern

    $$$$ | Foggy Bottom | American

    Many chefs are fond of artisanal and local ingredients. Chef Ryan LaRoche is so committed to the cause that fixings are often strewn across...Read More

  • 2. Fiola

    $$$$ | Penn Quarter | Italian

    Washington foodies wept when Fabio Trabocchi took his Italian talents to the beloved Fiamma in New York City, but he soon returned to the District...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 4. Rasika

    $$ | Chinatown | Indian

    Adventurous wine lists, stellar service, inventive presentations that don't scrimp on the spice—this Indian kitchen would have been a local...Read More

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. Bistrot Lepic

    $$$ | Glover Park | French

    Relaxed and upbeat, with bright yellow walls and colorful paintings, this small, crowded neighborhood bistro is French in every regard—starting...Read More

  • 8. China Chilcano

    $$ | Fusion

    The José Andrés formula is pleasantly familiar to D.C. diners who have thronged his ever-growing empire of endlessly kicky ethnic small plates...Read More

  • 9. Mintwood Place

    $$$ | Adams Morgan | French

    Visitors to D.C. from more cosmopolitan confines tend to scoff at the city's high-minded cultural aspirations, but only in a smaller urban center...Read More

  • 10. 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

  • 11. Osteria Morini

    $$$$ | Italian

    This stylish design and superlative pastas of this take on regional Emilia-Romagna fare (think crostini, rich ragus, and wood-grilled meat)...Read More

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. Room 11

    $$ | Chinatown | Wine Bar

    You're invited to the coolest house party in the city, where deft hands in a tiny kitchen turn out urbane plates that go down like a designer...Read More

  • 15. Tabard Inn

    $$$ | Dupont Circle | American

    Fading portraits and overstuffed furniture make the lobby lounge look like an antiques store, but this hotel restaurant's culinary sensibilities...Read More

  • 16. Café MoZU

    $$$$ | Downtown | Asian

    amp;lt;QUERY> Should this property remain omitted? Yes – it is still closed, not sure when the expected reopening will be final yet ...Read More

  • 17. 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

  • 18. 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

  • 19. Mie n Yu

    $$$ | Georgetown | Asian

    Exotic romance abounds at this palatial retreat inspired by the Europe-to-Asia journey of explorer Marco Polo. The menu matches Polo's route...Read More

  • 20. 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

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