The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
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Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
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French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
822 reviews
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

So delicious! Outstanding service and ambiance. Nice and quiet so my group could actually talk! More

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Requin - WharfRequin - Wharf
577 reviews
French | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Excellent service and delicious food. More

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Greek | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Great meal tonight and the service from Hector could not have been better. As a vegan, this is definitely one of my go-to restaurants in the area. More

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1786 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Service was very slow for a business lunch. We ordered coffee at the end of our meal and it took at least 10 minutes to get it. We were told they made the coffee up stairs and he was waiting for it to come down. More

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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Incredible food and great ambiance. More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
223 reviews
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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We went to Espita Mezcaleria as a group of 6 for an early Sunday dinner. The food and drinks were all outstanding, from the salsas all the way to the entrees. Our table was definitely the rowdiest, but I think only because we dined on the earlier side. I would highly recommend and definitely plan to return. More

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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

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Of all of the times I’ve come to this establishment, it seems as though the waiter kept forgetting about us. Once we received our food, he didn’t check on us. We waited for awhile before he came back to order drinks with our food and it took long to bring it. In addition, when we were ready for desert, he took a 15 minutes to bring the desert menu. I hate to complain, but the service could have been better especially after I boast about this restaurant to my partner. More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
371 reviews
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

The vegetable samosas were to my satisfaction. I was delighted to have their butter chicken. I asked for spice level 6/10 (medium) and was totally satisfied with the outcome. More

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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn CentralAvenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
77 reviews
American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Much better than expected for a restaurant in a Holiday inn!! Food was delicious ! Very friendly waiter. More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
281 reviews
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Ate outside by the waterfront, was very nice! The food is good, they also had live music. Will not disappoint. More

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Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
517 reviews
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Outstanding, and without doubt, the best buffet I have ever had. The service was flawless and the variety and quality of the food was perfect. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier2. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2955 reviews
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Marcel's. What a treat! We both had the 3 course dinner. It was well worth the money -- every course was superb! The waiter gave us very good advice regarding our course selections. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We will return for our next special occasion! More

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Cafe of India3. Cafe of India
418 reviews
Indian | Friendship Heights, District of Columbia

Always have enjoyed food at this cozy restaurant. Give it a try if you like,Indian food. More

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Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC4. Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC
505 reviews
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wedding Anniversary stay at the Jefferson hotel. The ambience is beautiful and the food was very good. I had the egg white omelet and lemon ricotta pancakes and my husband had the eggs and waffles. Both of our meals were delicious! Will return soon! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw5. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
337 reviews
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Super vegan restaurant. We did the wine pairing and it was the way to go. More

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America Eats TavernAmerica Eats Tavern
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Renowned chef José Andrés offers a new take on American classics, celebrating iconic American dishes and incorporating a delectable array of barbecue dishes. The restaurant offers a vibrant setting for any dining experience, including Georgetown's best outdoor patio.More

Canopy Central Cafe & BarCanopy Central Cafe & Bar
Global, International | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

At Canopy, all your choices are good ones: for working, playing, eating and relaxing. So you simply feel better going forward. Enjoy uncomplicated comforts.

Holidays at The WillardHolidays at The Willard
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Join us for brunch on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter at The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. The Willard InterContinental combines American renaissance and luxury —proudly setting the benchmark with two centuries of unrivaled hospitality from its coveted 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue address.

Enjoy a buffet brunch sure to please you and your guests with specialty curated food by Executive Chef Luca De Marchis.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful holiday experience with you.More

Indian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We promise you an unforgettable, unique and delicious dining experience! Namaste Restaurant will provide unique and magical taste to Alexandria, Virginia through international creative food, and hospitality that will make everyone feel welcome and special.More

Union District Oyster Bar & LoungeUnion District Oyster Bar & Lounge
Oyster Bar | NoMa, District of Columbia

Hip, sexy, high-end restaurant lounge space curating amazing food and beverage experiences with an eclectic mix of entertainment. Developing our brand and creating the unique character of Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge was very simple: A mixture of modern and vintage décor, a melting pot of ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, delicious food offerings and an unrivaled beverage program with endless options, including expertly crafted cocktails, 300 whiskeys and over 90 wine varietals, our guests will see Union as the perfect destination for every occasion. Union’s team is comprised of carefully selected people committed to delivering the promise that every guest is treated like a VIP! We, at Union, believe that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. So, when you think of Union, remember that EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT UNION!More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.