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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1227 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great ambiance. Right portions. Very tasty. So accommodating. You also need to mention dairy free on some items. Important. More

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Brabo - Lorien Hotel & SpaBrabo - Lorien Hotel & Spa
2638 reviews
European | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Excellent food. Terrific service. Very nice ambiance and atmosphere that rivals NYC restaurants. Overall a very nice experience in fine food, fine service, and a fine ambiance. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National HarborMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - National Harbor
4861 reviews
Seafood | National Harbor, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Warm atmosphere. Beautiful ribeye that they split for us. Chocolate boat with berries was added bonus. Very enjoyable experience! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2317 reviews
Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Awesome dinner here with my husband. My special favorites are the clam chowder and the shrimp and crab stuffed salmon. And our waiter couldn’t have been nicer. I love this place! More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - RestonMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Reston
2817 reviews
Seafood | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our server was Jose. He was very attentive and made excellent suggestions. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Inn at Little Washington1. The Inn at Little Washington
433 reviews
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

WOW! Our last visit was 27 years ago. The Inn at Little Washington should be on everyone's bucket list! More

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

In a word, amazing! Device, food, ambiance, overall experience was absolutely fabulous. Will definitely be back! More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier3. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
2656 reviews
French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Great restaurant. Great food. Great people. The staff took very good care of us the whole evening. More

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Harold Black4. Harold Black
317 reviews
American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Always a fun and original spot! Great atmosphere! Original drinks! Top notch service every time! More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois5. L'Auberge Chez Francois
4289 reviews
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A delightful lunch, the food and service are always special. More

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HalfSmokeHalfSmoke
American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

HALFSMOKE is a modern day gourmet American restaurant serving a classic American menu of premium wood grilled dishes, tater tots, mac and cheese balls, funnel cakes, milkshakes, liquor, beer and wine.

The beverage program features a wide array of innovative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar of alcoholic beverages to include seasonal craft cocktails, boozy milkshakes, 10+ craft beers (with an emphasis on local), as well as wine, and mixed drinks on tap. Non-alcoholic beverages to include craft sugar cane soda, house-made seasonal lemonade and teas, and ready to drink juices, sparking water and cold brew coffee are also available.

The main dining room accommodates 100 guests seated and offers guests excellent views of Shaw through the restaurants expansive windows. An outdoor patio is also available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting) and can accommodate an additional 50 guests.More

Kapnos Taverna College ParkKapnos Taverna College Park
Greek | College Park, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Taverna in College Park serves classic and coastal-inspired Greek dishes, including favorites from the Greek Islands along with tastes from other regions known for their fine local products.
A sister restaurant to Isabella’s Kapnos, located on 14th Street in Washington, D.C., Kapnos Taverna College Park fatures more traditional takes on the ancient cuisine alongside some of the biggest hits from his modern ode to mainland Greece. The restaurant’s liquid offerings feature a Greek-heavy wine list and Mediterranean-inspired cocktails.More

La FavolaLa Favola
Italian | Fairfax, Virginia - DC Suburbs

At La Favola, we are committed to authentic handcrafted Italian cooking using fresh, high-quality ingredients.

From our artisanal, hand-tossed, Neapolitan-style pizzas to our wide array of pastas, fresh seafood, salads and 100% grass-fed and free-range meats – our menu offers time-tested Italian classics prepared the way Italians cook… with love. We source locally where possible and to perfect our pizzas we even fly in a special flour and San Marzano tomatoes from Italy. We also have gluten-free pizza and pasta to make sure everyone can have a seat at our table.

Top off a delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or even a refreshing specialty cocktail. Come by, pull up a seat at our open-kitchen pizza bar and see what happens when delicious meals and great people come together. Like our namesake “La Favola” – the Italian word for “fairytale” – it’s a magical experience.More

Maryland Fry Bar - MGM National HarborMaryland Fry Bar - MGM National Harbor
American | Oxon Hills, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Welcome to the Maryland Fry Bar, where the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay meets the traditional frying technique, right in the heart of the MGM National Harbor. At this exclusive six-seat bar, situated within Fish by José Andrés, guests have a front row view to watch chefs prepare a variety of ingredients – from wild mushrooms and local oysters, to exotic sugar toads and luxurious scallops with truffles and caviar.More

NocturneNocturne
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Shaw, District of Columbia

Secluded innovative cocktail bar offering unique cocktail flights in a small, intimate space below Sugar Shack Donuts. Located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.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.