Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Washington, D.C. Area

Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

Red OpenTable logo
OpenTable
Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine restaurant
4.9
4.9 (100)
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Bethesda
About the restaurant
Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the heart of Washington DC offering a fun-filled, casual dining experience! Cherecher strives to always serve you fresh and affordable Ethiopian cuisine. This is what our customers say about us.
Top review
brenthvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazingly good! Huge family style plates and you will leave happy and full.
A photo of Meze Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (732)
$30 and under
Turkish
Adams Morgan
About the restaurant
we have 2 patio up to 60 people sit ..Saturday & Sunday all you can eat &drink brunch. $45 per person .everyday tapas vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free,Halal. menu.full bar, 16 different mojito .
Mediterranean bounty, beauty and modernity. All around the Eastern We will Mediterranean, “meze” (pronounced “MEH-zay”) are small dishes designed to complement a beverage, tease the tastebuds, and encourage diners to linger around the table for good companionship and conversation. On behalf of the owners and staff at Meze, we extend our heartfelt welcome and encourage you to eat, drink, and relax in the Turkish way of having a good time and enjoying life. Private room. Semi private room. If you group bigger than 10 people call the restaurant we can help large groups up to 50 people , patio or indoor .up to 10 people brunch or dinner fix menu only ....

Top review
Anonymousvip
Dined 3 days ago
My family and I very much enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Meze. The food was superb and the wait staff kind and generous. We definitely will visit again.
A photo of Letena Ethiopian Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (93)
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Columbia Heights / Brightwood
About the restaurant
Letena is a farm-to-table Ethiopian restaurant serving dishes made with natural, premium ingredients. Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Washington DC, Letena is a family-owned destination centered around authentic, quality Ethiopian food.
Owner Yamrot Ezineh opened Letena’s doors in October 2016. Yamrot and her team love welcoming new and old friends to enjoy Letena’s delicious, fresh food. Their goal is to make the unique experience of Ethiopian food approachable for everyone, from vegetarians and vegans to meat-lovers alike.
Letena’s original Ethiopian dishes have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.

Top review
jillr
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
We will definitely be back. Best Ethiopian food I’ve had in a long time.
A photo of Giovanni's Trattu restaurant
4.9
4.9 (776)
$30 and under
Italian
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Giovanni's Trattu may be the only restaurant in DC to capture the feel of Venice. Formerly known as Trattu, this cozy little restaurant provides the lighter cuisine of Northern Italy, which is known for its unique flavor. The extensive menu changes every fall, winter and summer. Seating 60 in the main dining room, Giovanni's Trattu is candlelight at night and it entertains guests with friendly style of service, providing classic Italian music. Highlighting the ambiance is a collection of colorful pottery and venetian masks that hangs from the walls. Giovanni's Trattu is ideal for private parties, business lunches and dinners, romantic dates and family celebrations.
Top review
Craigvip
Dined 1 day ago
Outstanding on every measure! Great food, excellent staff and service!
A photo of Murphy's Grand Irish Pub restaurant
4.5
4.5 (340)
$30 and under
European
Old Town Alexandria
About the restaurant
---- IF FOR SOME REASON, ALL RESERVATIONS SLOTS ARE GONE, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ONLY ALLOW FOR 30% OF OUR ENTIRE RESTAURANT TO BE RESERVED AT ANY ONE TIME TO ALLOW ROOM FOR WALK-INS ----
Opened in 1978 and located in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria, Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is one of Alexandria's best-loved and most inviting restaurants. Murphy's offers an extensive menu and top-class traditional cuisine in the welcoming ambiance of its cozy settings.

A short 10-15-minute drive from the nation's capital, this landmark establishment is located at the main intersection in Old Town, King & Washington.

Today, the tradition of great food and drink remains as steadfast as when the doors first opened back in 1978

Murphy's has Live Irish Music seven nights a week and on weekends, on both floors.

Top review
JohnM
Dined on 6 Apr 2024
Solid Irish Pub experience with really good food, live music, and a great atmosphere.
A photo of Afghan Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1335)
$30 and under
Afghan
Springfield
About the restaurant
Afghan Bistro, located in Springfield, VA provides guests an authentic Afghan cuisine with a modern flair.
Top review
PHIL
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
The service was great, the ambience was great, and the food was great as usual.
A photo of Manalu Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1206)
$30 and under
Italian
Frederick
About the restaurant
Manalu is a new authentic Italian restaurant by Chef/Owner Marco Pontecorvo. The name was to combine all three of his family members names. MA for Marco, NA for Naomi, his daughter, and LU for Lucia, his wife. Manalu's goal is to bring a taste of Italy and a touch of Naples in the town, by serving authentic Italian cuisine and the original pizza Napoletana cooked in a brick oven. The atmosphere is very cozy and warm, perfect for family and friends. Manalu` also has a full bar and happy hour Mon-Fri from 4pm to 7pm. Happy hour also includes a food menu with delicious appetizers.
Top review
Fran
Dined on 10 Apr 2024
Our experience was absolutely incredible our server was great and came and asked us how everything was the owner came over and ask how our stay was and the food the food was excellent all in all was a great time definitely would come back again thank you
A photo of Almeda restaurant
4.9
4.9 (53)
$31 to $50
African
Petworth
About the restaurant
Welcome to Almeda, where Chef Danielle Harris invites you on a culinary journey that explores and celebrates the rich tapestry of the diaspora. Born and raised in the vibrant city of Cleveland, Ohio, Chef Danielle brings 16 years of professional cooking expertise to every dish. Almeda is more than just a restaurant; it's a reflection of Chef Danielle's passion for blending diverse flavors, traditions, and stories into a harmonious dining experience. From the heart of the Midwest to your plate, Almeda is a testament to the artistry of cuisine and the power of food to connect us across borders and cultures. Join us in savoring the unique flavors and culinary artistry that define Chef Danielle's inspired creations at Almeda.
Top review
NatalieN
Dined 5 days ago
The food was absolutely amazing and the service was wonderful. The bread service and tenderloin are some of the tastiest bites of food I can remember.
A photo of Orofino Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1564)
$30 and under
Italian
Fredericksburg
About the restaurant
Danilo Orofino was born in Palermo, Sicily, where he studied the culinary arts as well as restaurant and hotel management. He opened his first restaurant/coffee bar in Sicily at the age of 18. After 4 years of hard work, he closed the place with dreams of doing even more with his life.
Top review
monya29
Dined on 15 Apr 2024
We’ve eaten at Orofino several times. The food and service is always excellent!
A photo of Delhi Spice restaurant
4.8
4.8 (27)
$30 and under
Indian
Bethesda
About the restaurant
India has always been known as a land of spices and Asia’s largest spice market is in Delhi!! Join us as we take you through an aromatic journey of both local and exotic spices blended with the labor of love and effort put into each of our dishes, we try to bring diverse flavors of Delhi to you through the spices used to create our signature dishes.
Top review
KayakDC
Dined on 5 Apr 2024
This restaurant was new to us—but we are likely to become regulars. The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was lovely. The drinks were inventive and tasty. And the restaurant itself is beautiful. How we have managed to miss it so far is beyond me. But we will be back….a lot.
Explore Diners' Choice best of Washington, D.C. Area
Explore more Diners' Choice lists
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo