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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1921 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service was incredible. The experience was great. The staff was super accommodating. Thank you!! More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
1051 reviews
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great building, good food and service, convenient access to theaters. Not your run of the mill restaurant...this one is special! More

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359 reviews
Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

I love this place!!! Sushi is amazing. Service was excellent. It is kinda of expensive. Manager is hot lol, like the other reviews said. My new favorite Sushi place. 10/10 would recommend. More

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Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press ClubFourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club
1213 reviews
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was delicious, a special spot in DC. Fun to admire all the photos that line the walls. More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
328 reviews
Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Really enjoyed having lunch here after getting a massage at the Ritz Carlton Spa. Our service was outstanding and loved the food! More

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

This restaurant is just wonderful and all fans of amazing seafood, remarkable tinned fish and raw bar must make it a point of trying Dyllan’s. It is a wonderfully spacious yet cozy restaurant with so much to offer for any occasion. We had brilliant oysters from both the Chesapeake and the west coast. We enjoyed remarkable tinned fish and 2 in our party even ordered some terrific filets to break up the multiple fish courses. 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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456 reviews
Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Had a most wonderful dinner at Ankara during DC Restaurant Week. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The menu was varied with very clear explanations and the wine menu had the most detailed descriptions of flavor that I have ever seen. I highly recommend Ankara for a great date night. More

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

This place has the best food! You will not go away hungry! Service was great and the ambience was even better! Would highly recommend this to all my friends for any occasion! More

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1921 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service was incredible. The experience was great. The staff was super accommodating. Thank you!! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Washington DC's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elizabeth's Gone Raw1. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
369 reviews
Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Went for my birthday and was blown away by how amazing everything was! More

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

The food was amazing and the service was exemplary. What a great place to celebrate my birthday. More

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

Best cuisine of our entire life—absolute culinary magic. A gorgeous ambiance, a vintage yet classic feel. The entire experience felt like it was out of a story book. The food and wine pairings were something we will never ever forget. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5109 reviews
French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food is fantastic. The service was very good. Well worth the drive. More

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Afghan Bistro5. Afghan Bistro
586 reviews
Afghan | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was our first visit. The staff was very attentive and helped us navigate the menu. I plan on returning. More

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New to OpenTable

Washington DC restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Adda Lounge & RestaurantAdda Lounge & Restaurant
Indian | Ashburn, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Fine dining Restaurant & Lounge serving traditional and fusion Kebabs, Indian & Italian food and beverages in an upscale, casual, fun environment. 60 Plus Single Malt/Scotch, 60+ Bourbons/Rye and 100+ Cocktails including Mojitos, Maragaritas, Martinis and Mules and some of the best Indian Cocktails.More

Bistro SancerreBistro Sancerre
French American | Alexandria, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Sancerre is a French bistro and steak house coming to Old Town Alexandria in late 2018.

Farm-to-table grassroots style restaurant with locally-sourced produce and fine cheeses.More

District Soul Food & LoungeDistrict Soul Food & Lounge
Soul food | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will be providing a unique mix of southern cuisine and live entertainment featuring a selection of delicious soul food and signature cocktails. Owners Craig Parkinson CEO, David Roundtree, COO, Christopher Alston, Chris Everette, and Eddie Reynolds are excited to bring District Soul Food Restaurant to the heart of barracks row in Capitol Hill. Executive Chef John Fearrington (La Residence, True Flavors Southern Diner) will bring a menu strongly influenced by Southern flavors. Our Sweet potato pound cake will be one of the items that is sure to have customers coming back time and time again. District Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge will operate as a restaurant, Cigar Lounge, accompanied with a food truck and catering services for special events.More

Sfoglina - DowntownSfoglina - Downtown
Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia

Sfoglina (sfoal-YEE-nah) is a casual Italian trattoria and pasta house, named for the artisans and Italian cultural icons that carry on the tradition of rolling sheets of pasta by hand with a rolling pin, a technique passed through the generations.More

Vim and VictorVim and Victor
Contemporary American | Springfield, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s Vim & Victor is a playful and thoughtfully-executed dining experience located within The St. James sports and wellness complex in Springfield, VA. Vim & Victor brings high-quality cuisine to the community with a little something for everyone.
The all-day eatery features a grab & go counter (open from 6:30am - 9pm daily), alongside a full service restaurant and bar (open at 11am daily) - perfectly suited for a family after a game in the field house, groups of friends after a yoga class, or a post-spa cocktail. The grab and go menu at Vim & Victor features a variety of smoothies, juices, pastries and seasonal pizzas, while the full service restaurant offers guests a selection of toasts, salads, burgers (including a plant-based option) and entrees such as a Whole Roasted Branzino and a Dry Aged Bone in Ribeye.


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.