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Best American Restaurants in Washington DC

Founding Spirits Tour and TastingFounding Spirits Tour and Tasting
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Harold BlackHarold Black
(396)
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DCSeasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
(497)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
KinshipKinship
(690)
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Unconventional DinerUnconventional Diner
(183)
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American | Shaw, District of Columbia
Denson Liquor BarDenson Liquor Bar
(135)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia
Lafayette RestaurantLafayette Restaurant
(882)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
(2764)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Blue Duck TavernBlue Duck Tavern
(5658)
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American | West End, District of Columbia
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(22924)
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American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(18750)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Buck's Fishing & CampingBuck's Fishing & Camping
(427)
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American | Chevy Chase, District of Columbia
TicoTico
(848)
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American | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia
1789 Restaurant1789 Restaurant
(4924)
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Plume at the Jefferson HotelPlume at the Jefferson Hotel
(1110)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Best Italian Restaurants in Washington DC

Tosca RistoranteTosca Ristorante
(3200)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Acqua Al 2Acqua Al 2
(2829)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
RPM Italian - DCRPM Italian - DC
(1743)
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia
Filomena RistoranteFilomena Ristorante
(9538)
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Italian | Georgetown, District of Columbia
FlorianaFloriana
(2118)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Al TiramisuAl Tiramisu
(468)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
TortinoTortino
(732)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
CentrolinaCentrolina
(823)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Siroc RestaurantSiroc Restaurant
(2760)
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Italian | Downtown, District of Columbia
Lavagna - Washington DCLavagna - Washington DC
(1114)
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Italian | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia
Osteria Morini DCOsteria Morini DC
(1607)
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Italian | Navy Yard, District of Columbia
Al CrostinoAl Crostino
(415)
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia
i Ricchii Ricchi
(3154)
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Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia
Lupo VerdeLupo Verde
(867)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
GhibellinaGhibellina
(714)
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Al CrostinoAl Crostino
415 reviews
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Italian | Shaw, District of Columbia

This place is small and cozy. The food and service is OUTSTANDING! More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1529 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Fig & Olive in the City Center is one of DC's brightest lunch spots. Great for happy hour networking and dinner too. More

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DBGB DCDBGB DC
1355 reviews
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Service was absolutely top notch. Food was terrific. Great, different, and unique wine list. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Washington DC (K Street)
2448 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

My husband and I were visiting from out of town. We know and love the McCormick & Schmick's brand so we decided to try DC's location. Not to be disappointed. The staff, from the host to the server, was so kind and accommodating. The entire dining experience was such a pleasure. More

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Beacon Bar and GrillBeacon Bar and Grill
1962 reviews
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Contemporary American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Overall, everything except the service was good. We arrived at 12:00 and did not leave until 2:00 waiting on entre, dessert... When we were served everyone was nice and professional. More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Kinship1. Kinship
690 reviews
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American | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

This was our second time at Kinship and we plan on being regulars. We ate from the winter menu last time and the new spring offerings on this visit. Zach is amazing and we totally love the cozy and modern yet quaint ambiance. But above all - THE FOOD IS SUPERB!!! More

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Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC2. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
3471 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Stone crab and King crab was superior. Best in DC. Friendly staff. Will always go to Joes More

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Harold Black3. Harold Black
396 reviews
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American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Harold Black is a DC gem! A real hideaway for a couple or for a small group of friends. Novel handmade cocktails, great tapa/small bite menu. More

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Meze Restaurant4. Meze Restaurant
384 reviews
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Turkish | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Amazing food. Excellent service, could have a conversation on a Tuesday night. Very hospitable. Great selection made feel like I was in Turkey again. More

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Flight Wine Bar5. Flight Wine Bar
150 reviews
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Wine Bar | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great for a girls night. So many wine options for different flights. We had burrata & potatos for snacks. Both were great! More

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1310 Kitchen & Bar1310 Kitchen & Bar
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Serving breakfast at 6:30am M-F
Enjoy All Day Brunch with us on Saturday & Sunday
Open for Happy Hour from 4-6pm Tuesday-Saturday
Our Small Plates Dinner Menu is available from 4-9pm
Closed on Sunday & Monday nights
Kitchen closed from 2-4pm Tuesday-Friday
Monday 6:30am-2pm
Tuesday 6:30am-9pm
Wednesday 6:30am-9pm
Thursday 6:30am-9pm
Friday 6:30am-9pm
Saturday 7am-9pm
Sunday 7am-2pmMore

Declaration – Nats ParkDeclaration – Nats Park
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Contemporary American | Navy Yard, District of Columbia


Declaration Nats Park, is just one half block from Nationals Stadium, we offer quality artisinal/gourmet pizza and new american fare to our guests. Our pizzas give you options: We offer our housemade crust but we also have a gluten-free crust that you may request for any of our pizzas. Our menu features pastas, poultry, meat, fish & vegetarian options from the region's most respected and thoughtful farms. Come in and enjoy one of our handcrafted cocktails, a great meal in an upscale casual atmosphere.
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Karma Modern IndianKarma Modern Indian
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Contemporary Indian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

Creatively and relatively re imagining classic Indian cuisine and flavors, Karma Modern Indian uses locally-sourced ingredients prepared with traditional and modern cooking methods. We aim to make Indian food more approachable by introducing the traditional cuisine with contemporary plating and forward-thinking flavor profiles. Favorites like naan bread, Palak paneer and Chicken Tikka are still part of the foundation of our menu, but we’ve put a modern twist on various dishes with unexpected seasonings and ingredients like truffle oil, pesto and star fruit. More

Magnolia KitchenMagnolia Kitchen
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Southern | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

From the minds of Southern Hospitality and Scarlet Oak.More

MolaMola
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Spanish | Columbia Heights / Brightwood, District of Columbia

A neighborhood restaurant in Mount Pleasant serving coastal Spanish cuisine, Spanish wine and spirits, and vermouth on tap. More