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Tadich Grill - Washington DCTadich Grill - Washington DC
563 reviews
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

We dined here since it was close to Fords Theater where we had tickets for a performance that evening. The hostess seated us in a private nook which was quiet and made conversation easy. The server was very friendly and helpful with explaining the menu. The calamari appetizer was very tasty with a nice cocktail sauce accompanying it. We both enjoyed our entrees. We got seafood and found it delicious and well prepared. No room for dessert. We hope to go back. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National HarborMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
4966 reviews
Seafood | National Harbor, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Malik was our server and absolutely was the best server we have had. He was attentive, helpful and very personable even with being sat with several tables at the same time. I have dined in other restaurants in the harbor and at McCormick’s several times and have had sub par service that impacts the enjoyment of the meal. I will be back again to specifically be served by Malik. That’s how great he was. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal CityMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Crystal City
2330 reviews
Seafood | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We went to McCormick for lunch and as always, enjoyed ourselves. The food was tasty, but the service was Excellent! Can’t remember our server name 😔 but she did an exceptional job. Thank you More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2361 reviews
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

The waiter served our wine in warm glasses. When we questioned him, he said they just came out of the dishwasher, and he didn't offer to get alternates. He obviously has not been trained well. Not the quality you expect form a top steak and fish house. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2669 reviews
Contemporary American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The service was outstanding, presentation was first class, and the food was very good. It was a bit pricy...D. More

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

The best night ever. Excellent service and amazing menu. We will be back. More

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Afghan Bistro2. Afghan Bistro
285 reviews
Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was our second time to Afghan Bistro and it was as good as our first. We absolutely love the food! The seating is very tight but it doesn’t detract from the outstanding meal. More

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Lafayette Restaurant3. Lafayette Restaurant
826 reviews
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The dining room has a clubby, timeless elegance that is calming in and of itself. Service is quiety attentive. Our starters were excellent; we were both appropriately enticed by the octapus. I ordered as a main course the haibut which could have been more assertively flavored; my dining companion enjoyed the Dover sole, an indulgence that the Lafayette's traditional version measured up to The sole was artfully filleted tableside, accompanied by the superb playing on the piano of Tom Vogt. In fact Tom is the primary reason we dine a few times a year here. Many diners stopped by to tell Tom how much they enjoyed his music. We did, too. More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier4. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2699 reviews
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Marcel's never disappoints - I only wish we could go more often. On this occasion, we did the pre-theater menu before a show at the Kennedy Center, and the service was efficient yet did not feel rushed at all. The food was, as always spectacular - the lobster flan was a delightful new treat on this occasion and well worth the upcharge. The car service to the show is fantastic, and I would say that it sets Marcel's in a class its own, but the food and service alone honestly deserve that merit. More

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Bistro L'Hermitage5. Bistro L'Hermitage
3112 reviews
French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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

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Isabella Eatery - GraffiatoIsabella Eatery - Graffiato
Contemporary Italian | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Opening Monday, December 11!More

Jolley's Restaurant and LoungeJolley's Restaurant and Lounge
Ethiopian | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Jolley's journeys thousands of miles to deliver aromatic and authentic Ethiopian cuisine. Classic and modern dishes enriched with age-old spices and herbs. House specials include Yemisir wot and our numerous Veggie combos.More

Kirwan's on the WharfKirwan's on the Wharf
Irish | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

Kirwan’s On The Wharf. An authentic Irish pub honoring the Irish heritage of the Southwest Waterfront in Washington DC.More

Lemon Cuisine of IndiaLemon Cuisine of India
Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Spice up your Life! Come try some of our traditional flavors from all corners of India where every dish is made from fresh organic in-house ingredients, perfectly spiced according to each patron.More

Oakton Wine Shop & BistroOakton Wine Shop & Bistro
Bistro | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro is a wine and beer shop with an embedded bistro. The establishment focuses on offering hand-selected wines from around the world, hand-crafted beers, and small plates. The bistro serves a seasonal menu which will enlighten the senses through wine, beer and food. Oakton Wine Shop & Bistro aims to present a consumer-friendly environment, with a staff that is knowledgeable, helpful and consumer-focused!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.