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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.

Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

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Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Popular restaurants in Washington DC

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Japanese | Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Washington, D.C.

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Washington, D.C.'s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

100 Washington, D.C. Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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100 Washington, D.C. Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1929 reviews
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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
1066 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent service and great food. Had 2 appetizers with drinks ( pimento cheese/ham board and chicken and biscuits). Both were wonderful. Plan to return before end of our trip for dinner. More

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SakerumSakerum
359 reviews
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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
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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
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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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Specials at top restaurants in Washington DC

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Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
20715 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Terrific service, a lovely menu, our server was attentive and helpful. Cheeseboard was delish and the peanut butter pie was to die for!! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7007 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Don't think just go. Food is amazing. More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1000 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

There was no heat during our lunch so many around us ate with their coats on. We were stalwart and took ours off; we ate in hats and gloves. Brrr. But the food was as good as before. We will back. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
1066 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent service and great food. Had 2 appetizers with drinks ( pimento cheese/ham board and chicken and biscuits). Both were wonderful. Plan to return before end of our trip for dinner. More

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Mi VidaMi Vida
408 reviews
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Mexican | Southwest Waterfront, District of Columbia

The waiter was great and personable. Very descriptive and honest about the food. 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
372 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Amazing experience in every way. You feel very welcome. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for something extra. More

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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon2. Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
751 reviews
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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
669 reviews
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American | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Outstanding, best meal at a restaurant that I’ve had in years. Food, service, ambience, all stellar!! More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5114 reviews
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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
587 reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.