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Founding Farmers - DC
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American | Foggy Bottom
Ambar - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
Farmers Fishers Bakers
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American | Georgetown
Filomena Ristorante
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Italian | Georgetown
Gyu-Kaku - Arlington, VA
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Japanese | Arlington
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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(130)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great dinner with colleagues. Shared the olives, gambas, the pulpo, and two steaks that were perfectly prepared. Excellent food and service. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(581)
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great experience + environment! Will return. More

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC
The Grill from Ipanema - DC
(823)
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Brazilian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great place to bring a group More

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Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit
(773)
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Global, International | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

If you are looking for a foodie experience, this is the place to go. Drinks and service was amazing. More

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Kellari Taverna
Kellari Taverna
(2486)
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Kellari has one of the best brunches in Downtown DC. The seafood J's fresh and well prepared and they have a great deal bottomless champagne, mimosas, or bloody Mary's. Easily one of the best Greek restaurants in the city. More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(442)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

good vibe - nice surroundings - - great speciality cocktails - - great wait staff, friendly & knowledgable - octopus dish was really great - I usually don't like octopus, but this one changed my mind - salmon cooked perfectly - - steaks also perfect. Chocolate lava cake for dessert was fabulous. let me mention the speciality cocktails again - - really really good More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7632)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food and perfect location for our high school graduation. More

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Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
(367)
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

Wait or was great More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(543)
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Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

Excellent meal with fabulous service! Only complaint was that our table was oddly wedged into a cramped spot & very hard to access. Restaurant has shoved in a few too many tables & chairs in to be comfortable. More

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Poca Madre
Poca Madre
(270)
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

I’ll be thinking about this place for a long time. So great! More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Jyoti Indian Cuisine
1. Jyoti Indian Cuisine
(15)
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Indian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great food and service as always More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
2. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(49)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Exceptional service in a beautiful location. Relaxing eight an abundance of savory and sweet treats. Wonderful 2 hour experience that left us perfectly satisfied. More

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Harold Black
3. Harold Black
(528)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Great place for an intimate date! More

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Nocturne
4. Nocturne
(136)
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia

Fantastic cocktails and knowledgeable, approachable bartenders. More

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Bistro Aracosia
5. Bistro Aracosia
(1017)
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Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

‘This has become one of DC’s best restaurants and best values. OUTSTANDING! More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Corner Office
Corner Office
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

PIZZA & PINTS

Local selections to international classics, and wood-fired pizzas and build your own charcuterie

BE BOLD

Extended beer garden patio. 49 offerings on tap, including 38 taps of beer.
Wine and cocktails on tap!

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High Street Cafe
High Street Cafe
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

High Street, A modern Georgetown brasserie offering an inclusive menu of America's diverse culinary heritage. High Street Cafe proudly embodies the spirit of our favorite city in the world. Welcome to your neighborhood brasserie. Welcome to High Street CafeMore

Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Shaw, District of Columbia

Po Boy Jim is a family-owned restaurant that specializes Po’ Boys that are traditional and/or uniquely crafted. We aim to provide our patrons with high quality food and beverages in a casual, rustic environment, so that food, drinks, and customer service are the highlight of the experience. Our restaurant features a full bar and 3 dining areas: one of which overlooks an outside patio dining space. We welcome you to come experience the best Po Boy’s and low-country cuisine in townMore

Summit the Rooftop at Conrad
Summit the Rooftop at Conrad
Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Summit, the Rooftop at Conrad has a limited number of tables available for advance reservations. Reservable tables can accommodate up to 10 guests and require a Food & Beverage minimum of $300 Monday – Wednesday and $500 Thursday – Sunday for 2 hours. Cancellations can be made 24 hours in advance at no charge. All other tables are made available first come, first serve on the day of service.

Take your cocktail with a view of DC’s most iconic architecture at our stunning rooftop bar and lounge. Located on the 11th floor of the Conrad Washington, DC, Summit offers a menu of sophisticated and fun cocktails alongside delicious bites. Spend an evening rubbing elbows at the bustling bar, or enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the lounge area. There is also an extended event terrace that is available by reservation for large parties.More

Walters Sports Bar
Walters Sports Bar
American | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

A comfortable neighborhood restaurant conveniently located across the street from Nats Park. Walters is equipped with a state of the art pour your own beer system loaded with the latest trends in brewing. It doesn't stop there, Walters kitchen is more then your classic bar fare, featuring items ranging from Tuna Crudo to a sous vide Steak Sandwich. With 22 TV's across the restaurant its hard to miss your favorite sports teams. Walk on over to Walters and check us out!More

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.

Discover District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a place where eating out can be an adventure. Caribbean, Italian, and Pakistani cuisine can be found in the area. You can also dine on classic American fare, seafood, and barbecue. Try the Jamaican spice-rubbed pork tenderloin or the steak churrasco for a taste of the Caribbean. If you plan to eat Italian cuisine, sample the gamberi, cannelloni, or the pollo parmigiano. The District of Columbia’s Pakistani fare is traditional with dishes like Punjabi boti chicken tikka, goat dum biryani, or the butter chicken. For breakfast, you might like steel cut oats, organic cottage cheese and fresh fruit, or French toast and beef hash. This is a destination where the food is almost as good as the sights.