Washington, D.C. Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. Hank's Oyster Bar

    $$ | Dupont Circle | Seafood

    The watchword is simplicity at this chic take on the shellfish shacks of New England. A half-dozen oyster varieties are available daily on the...Read More

  • 3. 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

  • 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. 2 Amys

    $$ | Upper Northwest | Pizza

    Call it the Brando of D.C. pizzerias, because this Neapolitan sensation has played godfather to a number of throne-stealing wood ovens elsewhere...Read More

  • 6. Black Salt

    $$$ | Upper Northwest | Seafood

    Just beyond Georgetown in the residential neighborhood of Palisades, Black Salt is part fish market, part gossipy neighborhood hangout, part...Read More

  • 7. Bombay Club

    $$ | Downtown | Indian

    One block from the White House, the beautiful Bombay Club tries to re-create the refined aura of British private clubs in colonial India. Potted...Read More

  • 8. Brasserie Beck

    $$$ | Downtown | Belgian

    Give in to sensory overload at this homage to the railway dining rooms that catered to the prewar European elite. Every detail of Beck's interior...Read More

  • 9. Izakaya Seki

    $$ | Japanese

    Think of other Japanese restaurants in the city like Chipotle–-and this like a taste of authentic Tokyo in the District. The only crowd-pleasing...Read More

  • 10. Kaz Sushi Bistro

    $$ | Downtown | Japanese

    Traditional Japanese cooking is combined with often inspired improvisations ("freestyle Japanese cuisine," in the words of chef-owner Kaz Okochi...Read More

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. Poste Moderne Brasserie

    $$$ | Chinatown | American

    Inside trendy Hotel Monaco, Poste woos diners with a towering skylighted space that until 1901 was the General Post Office. Homing in on Modern...Read More

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Range

    $$$ | American

    Bryan Voltaggio has been a favorite son of Maryland foodies ever since finishing second to his brother Michael on Top Chef in 2009, and this...Read More

  • 16. 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

  • 17. 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

  • 18. The Hamilton

    $$ | Downtown | Eclectic

    Words don't do justice to the remodeling of a former warehouselike Borders bookstore into this classy cavalcade of culinary hits bolstered by...Read More

  • 19. The Partisan

    $$$ | American

    Did you know that charcuterie can be as diverse as wine? It's more than just salami at this wood-paneled homage to all parts of the pig, bathed...Read More

  • 20. Wolfgang Puck's The Source

    $$$$ | Downtown | Asian

    Iconic chef Puck's first foray into Washington, D.C., provides diners with two alternate experiences. The downstairs area is home to an intimate...Read More

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