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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(149)
Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Service was good and food was good - we ordered a Parrillada the moment we arrived - One hour and a half later still was not there - we ended up canceling this order - The Pan con tomate barely had any tomates. The Jamon de Bellota was very little. Overall was a good experience. The Pulpo a la plancha was excellent! Our waiter was super nice and friendly. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1561)
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent restaurant! Excellent dining experience! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
(346)
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Marvelous service. John is a superb waiter. Food excellent. Salmon the best. Truffle fries a great starter with wine. More

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Kellari Taverna
Kellari Taverna
(2494)
Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful lunch at Kellari Taverna and service by Ivanka at the bar was friendly and efficient. She made good food recommendations as well as things to see in the city. I will return on my next trip back to DC More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(592)
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Went with the family and a friend. Our waitress was helpful with picking from all over the menu to share. It was busy and the noise level was high. We still enjoyed it ... listen to the suggestions. The semolina dessert was like nothing I’ve ever had before. I highly recommend. More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(457)
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Service was excellent, as our waitress was energetic and sweet. The food was very good and portions sizes are large, the quality of cooking was spot on. The only negatives I would suggest are that the open kitchen allows a fair amount of smoke into the dining area, and the restaurant was quite warm. I would certainly give it another try on a day when it was not 95 degrees out. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7730)
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I liked the comfortable atmosphere of the dining room. I definitely would return to try more dishes and drink selections. The prices are affordable and portions sizes were just right. We've decided to have monthly lunches there. More

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Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
(387)
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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Birthday trip for my 11y/o daughter and our first time to DC. Food was amazing. The fact that she ate and enjoyed a wagyu crudo tostada brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for a memorable meal. More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(566)
Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The restaurant has a wide variety of oysters from sweet and creamy to salty and briny. Hot appetizers with oysters are also delicious, especially the wood grilled East Coast oysters. Entrees are solid. The duck & oyster gumbo had the right amount of spice and the smokiness of the duck that made a match in your palate. More

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Poca Madre
Poca Madre
(284)
Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Taco omakase was amazing! One of the best tasting menus I’ve had in DC More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(51)
Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved the high tea and our waitress was great! Loved the Lobby it is beautiful will go again! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(448)
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really interesting tasting menu with many layers of flavors. Excellent dishes both aesthetically and gastronomically delightful with one exception which was the purple potato dessert ....very good cocktails and wine selection. Impeccable service. Second time we have been here. More

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Nocturne
3. Nocturne
(141)
Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia

This was great however cheese platters given to us didn’t look that great. Cocktails were great. I found bartenders were stone faced not sure why!! I wish they could be chilled out and strike conversations with patrons. It is a small place and would I go again ... may not as I didn’t find anything exclusive. I really liked the bar emanating light into menu slate. I found few things interesting nothing mind blowing.. More

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Bistro Aracosia
4. Bistro Aracosia
(1050)
Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Aracosia is one of our favorite places. The dishes are consistently tasty and perfectly prepared. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
(3188)
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
High Street Cafe
High Street Cafe
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

High Street, A modern Georgetown brasserie offering an inclusive menu of America's diverse culinary heritage. High Street Cafe proudly embodies the spirit of our favorite city in the world. Welcome to your neighborhood brasserie. Welcome to High Street CafeMore

Matchbox - Penn Quarter
Matchbox - Penn Quarter
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.More

Olive Bistro Cafe
Olive Bistro Cafe
Mediterranean | Tenleytown, District of Columbia

We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions while maintaining modest pricesMore

Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Shaw, District of Columbia

Po Boy Jim is a family-owned restaurant that specializes Po’ Boys that are traditional and/or uniquely crafted. We aim to provide our patrons with high quality food and beverages in a casual, rustic environment, so that food, drinks, and customer service are the highlight of the experience. Our restaurant features a full bar and 3 dining areas: one of which overlooks an outside patio dining space. We welcome you to come experience the best Po Boy’s and low-country cuisine in townMore

Rosemarino D'Italia
Rosemarino D'Italia
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Rosemarino D'Italia features an exciting menu of homemade pasta, salads, and seafood. 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.

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.