The Best Restaurants for Dessert in Washington DC

Our Nation's capital is one of the most magical travel destinations in the country. Chock full of attractions and historical monuments, eclectic neighborhoods and a true, local flavor, D.C. is a super unique place. And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining choices either. The city's can't-miss restaurant scene offers everything from Vegan-friendly steaks to raw bars with a focus on amazing ethnic cuisine. If you're in the mood for something sweet, we put together this list of where to find the best dessert in D.C. so you know where to go next time you have a sweet tooth.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Belga Cafe, Farmers Fishers Bakers, The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Belgian, American, Fondue
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Arlington
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Belga Cafe

$$$$·Belgian·
Capitol Hill
4,358 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Belga Cafe is a casual but upscale restaurant devised by Belgium native and award-winning Chef Bart Vandaele. Belga has a vibrant and lively atmosphere that evokes the feeling of Brussel’s laid-back c...

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,470 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

Farmers Fishers Bakers is part of the Farmers Restaurant Group, a collection of eateries that are majority owned by the 47,000 American Family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union. Mark Watne, th...

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The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

$$$$·Fondue·
Arlington
2,817 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

The Melting Pot, an elegant fine dining spot located in Arlington, VA, is one of the top spots to go for the best dessert in D.C. It features an amazing dining experience with a full staff of professi...

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Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$·American·
West End
6,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Located in the West End neighborhood of D.C., the Blue Duck Tavern is a classy eatery with a focus on classic American food. The menu strives to capture the region’s natural bounty and culinary tradit...

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Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,057 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Located right in the heart of town in Dupont Circle, this is a perfect stop for anyone on their way home from work or out sightseeing in town and hungry for some of the best dessert in D.C. Recently r...

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Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Maketto

$$$$·Asian·
H Street Corridor

Maketto is an impeccably-designed Asian restaurant located just off Maryland Ave that makes a perfect stop for a business dinner, gathering of friends or an intimate date. The 60-seat restaurant featu...

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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,776 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

This classic restaurant pays tribute to the chefs of France and makes diners feel transported to a classic Parisian brasserie with both the cuisine and the ambience. It is a bright, comfortable gather...

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French in Washington, D.C. Area
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Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi

$$$$·Latin American·
U Street Corridor
1,435 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual

Located in the Cardozo neighborhood, Tico is a hotspot for Mexican food and those looking for a festive night out! The restaurant has a fun, sexy atmosphere with delicious and unpretentious food, amaz...

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Il Piatto

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC

Mirabelle is an upscale restaurant that puts an innovative spin on everything they create. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., they play on the culture of refined Parisian Brasseries and update cla...

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Fiola Mare

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
2,977 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Scenic View

If you’re in the mood for one of the most unusual and without a doubt best desserts in D.C., head to Fiola Mare in the Foggy Bottom area of the city. Boasting an impressive roster of past celebrity gu...

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Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,986 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Centrolina is a locally-owned Italian restaurant and market operated by head Chef Amy Brandwein. The restaurant is set in Washington’s new CityCenterDC development and showcases a seasonal, daily chan...

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Italian in Washington, D.C. Area
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Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
2,315 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

Head to North Bethesda to sample their most famous sweet treat - wherever you are coming from, we promise it it worth the trip. Their food is awesome and so are their desserts, most notably their twis...

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Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
928 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Kinship is the brainchild of acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Celia Laurent. Located in a gorgeous historic brick building dating back to 1907, it is a modern American restaurant with a large d...

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Pineapple and Pearls

$$$$·Café·
Capitol Hill

This prime spot in D.C. offers an elegant tasting menu prepared daily for every guest. The full meal has approximately nine courses with paired beverages - you can opt for alcohol or non-alcoholic dep...

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America Eats Tavern

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
388 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating

Located in the heart of Georgetown, America Eats Tavern by Jose Andres is one of D.C. coolest restaurants. First of all, they have awesome patio vibes with great drink specials. Second of all, diners ...

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