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Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Farmers Fishers Bakers
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American | Georgetown
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
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Japanese | Arlington
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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(150)
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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Nobu DC
Nobu DC
(629)
Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Service was amazing! Happy menu is a great deal. Food was exceptional for the price More

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Vasili's Kitchen
Vasili's Kitchen
(752)
Greek | Gaithersburg, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Awesome, healthy food, great service. Not cheap. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1572)
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

I have been to the DC and National Harbor locations. Both locations have a beautiful ambiance and excellent service. The food is amazing and I really enjoy that there is a different spin on classic/traditional items. I recommend the fried green tomato salad and the bacon. 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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Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill
(162)
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Such a great night with friends. Manager made us feel so special and staff was attentive. Food was great. I’ll be back soon More

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Nick's Riverside Grill
Nick's Riverside Grill
(328)
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Had a reservation for 7, didn’t realize it was for indoor only. Noise level inside was at a shouting level in order to hear and to be heard. Thankfully the host staff was able to reseat my party outside once several tables were cleared and with minimal wait time. Outside next to the Potomac is definitely the way to go when dining here. Wait staff was very courteous and timely, the food was tasty, well presented, and delivered in well timed stages. More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7758)
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Went down for the Apollo 50th celebration. Robert was a great server. More

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Tupelo Honey - Arlington
(1376)
Regional American (Southern) | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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This restuarant was quite enjoyable for me and my family. The hospitality of the staff was amazing and we all had a great time. The food was well priced and delicious. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(595)
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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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
1. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(950)
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Lovely setting, service and food. Everything was personalized to perfection More

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200 Monroe
2. 200 Monroe
(160)
Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

One would never know this restaurant was a student operation! Food , service, ambience better than 5 star restaurants. Loved it! More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
3. 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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L'Auberge Chez Francois
4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5504)
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fantastic - really a wonderful experience. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
5. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(449)
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

It's pretty amazing what they do Elizabeth's Gone Raw. I must admit I'm a little skeptical of having "fine dining" in the same sentence as "raw" and "vegan." Mind = blown. We will come back again and again. Every dish was inventive and delicious. The cocktails were nice compliments and we appreciated the efforts of the staff to make sure that we had drinks that we were happy with. My compliments to the chef, the owner, and the entire staff! More

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Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Buena Vida Social Club
Buena Vida Social Club
Unspecified | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Buena Vida Social Club is now accepting online reservations for Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm.
Buena Vida will be offering buffet for $25 per person with huge variety of very unique dishes , Aqua-Fresca , coffee and Mexican smoothies. We do move dishes at 3Pm-but party go on. Join us More

Dark Star Saloon & Cafe
Dark Star Saloon & Cafe
American | Fredericksburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Now open for brunch and dinner! Bar coming this Summer.More

Heritage Brewpub
Heritage Brewpub
American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

From seasonal ingredients to locally-sourced produce, dining with us is a harmonious blend of fine foods in a casual rustic American setting. Our menu is a rich and plentiful assortment of poultry, seafood, and vegetarian courses where our beer and brewing ingredients are often repurposed to add subtle flavors or crucial ingredients. This farm-to-table dining experience is apparent not only in our dinner service but also our lunch and decadent brunch menu. From savory to sweet our brunch is best paired with a flight of brews or our mimosa flight board. Whether you just stopping in for a snack or staying for a full course we have options for both that won't disappoint.More

Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria
Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria
Steakhouse | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Located just north of Old Town Alexandria off the historic George Washington Parkway, Oak Steakhouse is a modern take on the classic American steakhouse. The chef-driven menu features a variety of Prime Certified Angus Beef Selections®, while showcasing fresh DC Regional ingredients.More

Phillips Seafood & Steak
Phillips Seafood & Steak
Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The Phillips family is returning to Washington, DC with a dynamic new location near bustling Logan Circle. Phillips Seafood & Steak will feature only the best premium steaks, seared over hot hickory to lock in the natural juices, alongside an expansive menu of seafood items, including Phillips' famous family-recipe crab cakes, fresh raw bar, seafood appetizers & entrees, as well as weekly neighborhood specials.More

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.

Discover Washington, D.C.

An international city with the food chops to show for it, Washington D.C. is brimming with new restaurants, coffee houses and spirited bars. And, while tablecloth dining has it’s place here (diplomats gotta eat), so does the casual yet delicious lunch spot (interns gotta eat, too). Near the Capitol, historic eateries and classic menus are favored by many. Excellent Filipino food can be found in Columbia Heights. Near Georgetown, upscale bistros and farm-to-table spots are the order of the day, and Adams Morgan is home to many international restaurants and locally owned cafes.