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1279 reviews
French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The Boudin Blanc is fabulous- thank you for making it special for me! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2412 reviews
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Being a vegetarian on Mondays, the chef made a delicious vegetarian pasta dish just for me. The restaurant should add that dish on their menu options. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1051 reviews
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was a great find. I will definitely be going back. Awesome food and service at a reasonable price. More

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2692 reviews
Contemporary American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia

The service was outstanding and the food divine! We will go back and recommend it to others for sure. More

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236 reviews
Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Date night for my husband and myself wanting to have some good sushi. Wonderful to know there are more choices near our house. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier1. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2751 reviews
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Marcel's is still the best fine dining restaurant in DC - extraordinary food, service, and ambiance. And Chef keeps adding new dishes. So there are nice surprises every time. Finally, the presentation is incredible. Some of the dishes look too good to eat! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
248 reviews
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Incredible experience. Best Gin cocktail I’ve ever had. Food was sensationally beautiful. I was personally a fan of the ceviche and the sorbet for this months tasting. Although all of the dishes were beautiful. More

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Harold Black3. Harold Black
374 reviews
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great cocktails and quick service! I’d recommend the old fashioned. The ambiance was also fantastic, very romantic and not over crowded More

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Kinship4. Kinship
651 reviews
American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Wonderful food and service. More

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Meze Restaurant5. Meze Restaurant
365 reviews
Turkish | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

The manager and other staff were fantastic. They were so welcoming, friendly, accommodating, and responsive. They made my party feel like VIPs! They take great pride in their food which proved to be well-deserved. Made with care and delicious without pretention. We'll be back to Meze many times over! More

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Letena Ethiopian RestaurantLetena Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

Letena (pronounced as Lá.Tey.Nah), located in the heart of Columbia Heights, DC, is an Ethiopian Restaurant that offers authentic, premium quality dishes, with special attention to vegetarians, vegans, health conscious, and adventurous customers.
Our menu options cater to vegetarians, vegans and meat lovers alike at reasonable prices. Our dishes are freshly prepared from quality spices imported from Ethiopia and locally sourced naturally grown ingredients, raised and grown without pesticides or antibiotics.
We serve desserts, coffee and specialty drinks, 7-days a week. We source our coffee from Counter Culture coffee, a certified-organic roaster with two decades of history working on coffee quality and coffee farmer sustainability. More

Mexican | Woodley Park, District of Columbia

Mayahuel is a modern Mexican restaurant that offers a unique interpretation of classic Mexican cuisine. The liveliness of the bar, dining room, and patio are matched by the thoughtfulness of the drinks menu, showcasing cocktails, draft beer, wine, margaritas, and sangria. Along with the creativity of the food menu featuring tacos, small plates, full entrees, and desserts. Last but not least, genuine service ties it all together!More

Mi VidaMi Vida
Mexican | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Chef Roberto Santibañez creates a menu inspired by Mexican street food and traditional home cooking of his country, but in a modern, elevated presentation. Guests can enjoy dishes traditional dishes such as Carne Asada and Tacos de Carnitas, Foie Gras with Churros, and Caviar Gorditas.. .Hand-crushed guacamole is offered in unique iterations including a version with blue cheese, grapes and almonds. Santibañez has also commissioned a Hearth Oven to create roasted presentations of Roasted Chicken, Bone-In Short ribs and butterflied red snapper. For dessert, Chef Santibañez prepares classic sweets like Churros con Chocolate, Cajeta Flan, house-made ice creams and Tres Leches.More

Caribbean | Bloomingdale / Brookland, District of Columbia

Providing a modern take on traditional Caribbean street food and BBQ dishes, Spark brings a unique communal dining experience to the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Housed in the historic Engine Company 12 firehouse, guests are invited to enjoy our sumptuous appetizers and bar snacks and then build a feast to share from our jerked and smoked meats. Each item on our menu is meticulously created from scratch by Executive Chef Peter Prime. Craft cocktails and surprising desserts all offer a little spark of their own. Dinner at Spark is an unparalleled dining experience in Washington, DC!More

The AvenueThe Avenue
Contemporary American | Van Ness, District of Columbia

The Avenue is a family friendly, contemporary American cuisine, neighborhood noshery. Come early with the little ones and later for date-night buffoonery. We will offer elevated American fare; a full service bar; a beer list featuring local, American, and Belgian craft beers; and most important - a chill, comfortable, fun atmosphere. True to a neighborhood joint, the goal is to get to know each guest, treat them how we'd like to be treated, and have them back time and time again.More

Discover Shaw

The Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. is known for being a hub of international restaurants. Running from Mt. Vernon Square to U Street, this trendy area is packed with eateries and hosts everything from Thai and West African cuisine to French-Asian fusion food. These multicultural restaurants frequently entertain throngs of students from Howard University as well as business professionals meeting for lunch before heading back to the Mt. Vernon Square Convention Center. If your taste buds prefer more classic American-style food, try the half-smoke hot dog, one of D.C.'s most iconic dishes. This hot dog is smothered in french fries, cheese sauce, meaty chili and raw onions. You can grab one of these hearty hot dogs just east of the African-American Civil War Memorial.