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The Best Restaurants with Vegan Options in Washington DC

Washington D.C. might be best known for being home to politicians, but it’s also home to some amazing eats, especially vegan. The nation's capital has a lot of fancy, traditional restaurants, and when it comes to vegan eats, they don’t mess around. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best spots with vegan options among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Find everything from plant-based, healthy foods to the not-so-healthy vegan comfort foods, and more!

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7 Restaurants
Updated 29 January 2021
Restaurants:Jaleo DC, The Arsenal at Bluejacket, Sette Osteria - 14th St
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Spanish, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Penn Quarter, Navy Yard, Logan Circle
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Jaleo DC

$$$$
Spanish
Penn Quarter
4.7
9723 reviews
Jaleo is a Spanish Tapas restaurant that serves creative food with a wide array of spices and ingredients. The food showcases the spirit and flavors of Spain and the atmosphere is festive, stylish, and casual. They've been open since 1993 and are a great place to pop in for a cheap bite after work or on the weekends. Check out the Verduras section of the menu for many delicious vegan options, such as Espinacas a la catalana. You can find some of Executive Chef Jose Andres’ recipes in Great Chefs Cook Vegan.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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The Arsenal at Bluejacket

$$$$
Contemporary American
Navy Yard
4.4
1000 reviews
The Arsenal is a part of Bluejacket Brewery and is a great place for folks to grab a beer and enjoy delicious food. The restaurant features a number of vegan offerings on the menu. The Seasonal Board comes with a selection of vegetables and sauces and the crispy cauliflower made with toasted almonds, fried capers, and golden raisins. You can pair your snacks with one of the Bluejacket beers or cask ales on tap!

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$
Italian
Logan Circle
4.2
607 reviews
This lively restaurant is located on 14th Street, one of D.C.'s most bustling streets. Sette Osteria has a laid-back vibe that is casual enough to drop in with a group last-minute for a great night out on the weekend. Their focus is on pizza and pasta, but they have a number of vegetarian and vegan options, such as the soup, a grilled seasonal vegetable dish, and salads and bruschetta that can be vegan upon request.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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O-Ku - DC

$$$$
Sushi
Washington
4.8
1262 reviews
Located in Union Market, O-Ku Sushi is a nightlife hotspot with multiple bars where you can grab a drink and socialize with your friends. They have two floors of seating in addition to a large roof deck for open-air dining, making it a perfect spot for large groups. In terms of vegan options, they have a number of starters, like the miso soup, edamame, and seaweed salad, as well as sides of sauteed vegetables and rice that are completely vegan.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Peacock Café

$$$$
Contemporary American
Georgetown
4.7
1644 reviews
Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe has been a favorite of residents for decades. They offer an eclectic menu with something for everyone and are also known for their fantastic service. They have a lively atmosphere and you can come with a date or a small party — in warmer weather they can seat you outside on the sidewalk. Vegans can dive into one of the healthy soups or salads, and they also have some entrees which you can ask the kitchen to make vegan. They also have a delicious veggie burger.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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BlackSalt

$$$$
Seafood
Palisades Northwest
4.8
6228 reviews
This seafood shop and dining room is an old favorite in the neighborhood. The kitchen focuses on fresh seafood and Italian pastas, but don't be turned away if you're vegan! You can order vegan dishes like the hummus, vegetable salad, grilled vegetables, and other items that the kitchen suggests. You can also make BlackSalt Brasserie a pre-dinner Happy Hour stopover. They offer great prices on beverages and vegan snacks, and the location makes it easy to restaurant hop to another place for dinner after enjoying a light snack and drinks.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$
Balkan style
Capitol Hill
4.8
4114 reviews
Ambar pays special attention to all kinds of dietary restrictions, especially vegan. Come here to sample some of their standout plates, such as the silky baked beans with smoked paprika and braised cottage with spices. The Ambar fries are delicious with a red pepper dipping spread, too. They have two locations in D.C.: one in Capitol Hill and one in Clarendon, with slightly different menus, so you can try all the different dishes at each!

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