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Al CrostinoAl Crostino
399 reviews
Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia

Delicious meal and great service. We will be back! More

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1313 reviews
French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The service was impeccable. Food was lovely. Delicious wine selection. More

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1474 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Place had great ambiance and I returned for the second time in two days on business. But I was served the Fig and Olive Chicken Tangine (the only menu item with the restaurant’s name on it) raw not once but twice. Raw chicken. Took too long while the rest of the group dined. Gave up after second time and switched to the truffle risotto. Management comped my meal, but seemed too little too late for a $300+ meal for 4 that I paid even with that comped item (risotto for raw chicken). Shame because place is nice and everything else fine but raw chicken twice. Apologies given didn’t seem sufficient. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2761 reviews
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

This place was recommended by a friend as we were visiting for an overnight business trip. Service was impeccable! Food was amazing!! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2429 reviews
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

My salmon was over cooked and TINY!! However, the other 4 people in my party had great meals. More

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The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
509 reviews
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Amazing! We were there 20 years ago to the day and it has aged well like fine wine. We loved the tasting menu and all of the lovely bites in between. The customized menu with our names and the marzipan scroll with anniversary wishes were personal touches that makes this place so special. We will be back, but not wait for 20 years next time. More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm2. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
752 reviews
American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Everything was wonderful! We decided to go to lunch as some of the members of our group were not adventurous diners and preferred the ala carte options. The dining room looks very rustic and airy, the music wasn't loud so you could enjoy your conversations, the service was top notch. The servers really knew the food and were able to describe it well. The food itself was creative and delicious. I look forward to coming back during another season when the garden is in full swing. More

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CIRCA at Chinatown3. CIRCA at Chinatown
27 reviews
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Good food. Outstanding service from everybody. They make you feel so welcome! More

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Bistro L'Hermitage4. Bistro L'Hermitage
3259 reviews
French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food with great atmosphere! I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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

Welcomed and treated like old friends. The food was sensational and the service even better. Would recommend for a great meal More

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Casa NostraCasa Nostra
Italian | Leesburg, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Located in charming downtown Leesburg, Casa Nostra brings exceptional Italian cuisine to life with bold expressions of color, texture and artistry in every dish.More

Dharani South Indian CuisineDharani South Indian Cuisine
Indian | Ashburn, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The word ‘Dharani’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘dhar’ which means to uphold or maintain and true to this Dharani upholds the authenticity of traditional flavors from South India! Dharani is a fine dining family restaurant where the calm ambience enhances your sense of taste. We are proud to offer you signature dishes from all five southern states of India, abounding with their distinct flavors. Our menu, offers vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, a variety of dishes to choose from. South Indian dishes aren’t just the famous Dosa, Idli and Uthappams of Tamilnadu. Amongst our many dishes we offer the renowned Dum Biryani of Hyderabad, spicy gongura pickles of Andhra accompanied with millet based flat-breads from Telangana, the distinct coconut infused dishes of Kerala, the unmistakable sweetness of the Mysore-pak of Karnataka! We have a flavor to suit every palate – from sweet to savory, from tangy to spicy, from subtle to overwhelming!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

Spanish | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

A neighborhood restaurant in Mount Pleasant serving coastal Spanish cuisine, Spanish wine and spirits, and vermouth on tap. More

The ReserveThe Reserve
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Located in DRP's upstairs, sister space, The Reserve has been a destination of local pop up restaurants, private dining, corporate meetings, holiday parties, happy hours, and what ever other private events your heart desires.

After nearly two years in hiatus, we have changed our dining room into an intimate, 30 seat, first come-first serve, small plate, cocktail and wine bar.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.