The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
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Bar PilarBar Pilar
Contemporary American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Contemporary American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Mediterranean | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Ray's The SteaksRay's The Steaks
Steakhouse | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The RiggsbyThe Riggsby
Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Italian | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
Ramen | Shaw, District of Columbia
The PartisanThe Partisan
Contemporary American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Pepita CantinaPepita Cantina
Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs
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Peruvian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

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1828 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great spot for both elegant and casual dining. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. More

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2881 reviews
French | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Thanks- wonderful as always!! Great happy hour too! More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
883 reviews
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Staff AND food were amazing. We definitely consider ourselves foodies and we were very pleased. One thing I will say is that the watermelon and fried peanuts...a MUST try! Don’t think about it just order it. Sweet, salty with a hint of mint - so delicious! This place will not disappoint. The first time I visited Succotash was for a business lunch. I loved it so much that I came back for a date night with my husband. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
2986 reviews
Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Our first time experience was AMAZING! We went during lunchtime to celebrate a promotion. The customer service, food, and ambiance was first class! Complimentary champagne and dessert topped it all off. This place has definitely been placed in my Top 5 restaurant list! More

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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Great restaurant with fantastic service. Highly recommend seaweed salad and cocktails. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
50 reviews
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Excellent service and very original ceviche offerings. Cannot wait to return More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
284 reviews
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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I picked Nick's for the waterfront location, but was pleasantly surprised by the food and the service. While Nicks is essentially a sports bar, they exceed sports bar expectations. The food was good (especially the salmon). I would eat there again! More

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Rasoi Indian KitchenRasoi Indian Kitchen
373 reviews
Indian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, nice contact with the owner. The spices are very subtile, and some of them are very soft if you are afraid of eating something too spicy. But if you like spicy food, you'll find it also ! We spent a cool evening, very relaxed. More

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Ambar - ArlingtonAmbar - Arlington
1278 reviews
Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Ambar is one of my favorite spots in Arlington. The small plates are wonderful and worth talking about. And I always get exquisite service. I’ve introduced this place to so many people. Thanks Ambar for such impeccable service! I’ll keep coming! More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
247 reviews
Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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We went for Taco Tuesday and our server was fantastic!! Was sad they didn't have one of the cocktails we ordered, but thats ok. We got a great wine recommendation and ended up having 2 bottles. The fish tacs were delicious but the surprise winner of the night was the brussel sprout tacos. More

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Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC1. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
518 reviews
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

We were there for a Saturday lunch. The menu was varied, and the food was well-prepared and tasted great. The service was exceptional, happily accommodating special dietary needs. It’s a lovely and quiet setting. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon2. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
726 reviews
Russian | Herndon, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great food, wine and service! If you are near Herndon you need to eat here. More

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The Inn at Little Washington3. The Inn at Little Washington
621 reviews
American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Inn never ceases to amaze and wow me. I’m sure there are people out there that don’t adore this restaurant but I have never met them. The only thing better than the food is the service. More

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Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant4. Freddie's Beach Bar & Restaurant
181 reviews
American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

My bestfriend came all the way from NC for her 24th birthday and she really enjoyed herself ! More

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The Ashby Inn5. The Ashby Inn
1316 reviews
Contemporary American | Paris, Virginia - DC Suburbs

The Ashby Inn is always a treat. We've been there many times, even as chefs change and menus adjust. The food is almost always locally sourced (the venison stew was REALLY locally sourced--the chef came to the table and we talked) and expertly done. The wine list is almost overwhelming. The pork loin with bone in and blue cheese was superb and the venison stew tasty and hearty. The crab cakes could have used a little more spiciness, but that is personal taste. Excellent service, beautiful ambience, and a welcoming staff all combined for a great (as usual!) evening. If you haven't been, go. If you have, well, come again. It is our annual (at least) tradition and should be yours, but bring your credit card and an open mind: it is not cheap. But it provides for a superb dining experience. More

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Brick Lane - Capitol HillBrick Lane - Capitol Hill
Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Brick Lane has become a neighborhood hotspot known for its delicious, fresh food, warm ambiance, welcoming atmosphere, and impeccable service. New to Barricks Row, we provide the unique dining experience of American fusion cuisine that is sure to delight any palate. Come in during the week for our delicious and dynamic happy hour that has some of the best deals on the block, or stop by on weekends to enjoy a delectable brunch. The Brick Lane is a perfect spot for dining, whether for date night, a celebration, or family dinner. More

Chevys Fresh Mex - ArlingtonChevys Fresh Mex - Arlington
Mexican | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chevys Fresh Mex® is Mexican un-chained. We serve up delicious simplicity in a casual but energized atmosphere. Whether you’re with friends or family, there’s a fiesta waiting for you at Chevys.

We pride ourselves in the freshest food and drinks, made every day from scratch. Think California inspired Mesquite-fired flavor with farm fresh ingredients. We use only fresh, top-quality ingredients in our beloved recipes to create a one-of-a-kind fiesta of the senses that inspires celebration amongst food lovers, spice lovers and fun lovers.More

Notti 824Notti 824
Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Notti 824 boasts an extensive wine and shareable plates and entree list. A pre-theatre dinner is also offered for those looking to visit before and after shows at the nearby Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. Notti 824 can seat up to 49 guests, equipped with a landscape courtyard. More

Scotts RestaurantScotts Restaurant
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

With the feel and ambience of an English home, Scotts will serve many of America’s favorite dishes with a little theatre from an open Seafood bar, grill and Silver carving trolley that will roam the dining room. From whisky sours to innovative house cocktails guests can snack or eat from the full menu in the bar or restaurant from noon to 10.30pm daily.More

The CharlesThe Charles
Contemporary American | La Plata, Maryland - DC Suburbs

"Welcome to The Charles, an iconic restaurant space in
the heart of historic La Plata, Maryland.

The Charles is a neighborhood gathering place for the local community and the county, where all folks can dine, drink, celebrate and always feel welcome. We serve unique twists on American favorites along with local fare that
highlights the culinary traditions of southern Maryland. We source much of our produce from our own local EatWell Natural farm and other local
purveyors. We offer all at fair prices. We feature American and regional beers, hand crafted cocktails with a large selection of bourbon along with a well
chosen wine list. We seek to provide great employment for our team, always respect the environment and give back to our community.

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.