The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

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

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Gyu-Kaku - Arlington
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Tapas / Small Plates | Arlington
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SakerumSakerum
336 reviews
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Sushi | U Street Corridor, District of Columbia

Great spot for girls night out! Delicious sushi, ceviche, and drinks! Amazing service! Such a good night! More

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

The avocado toast and hush puppies were delicious. The Bloody Mary was also excellent. Next time we are in DC we will for sure come back. More

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FIG & OLIVE DCFIG & OLIVE DC
1853 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great food, comfortable atmosphere, attentive staff. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3011 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

We had bison lunch meeting and the steak salad was amazing. We always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Charlie Palmer steak in DC. Chef Mike does an amazing job with his team and Lamar’s bar team always delight us with crafty spirits! Thanks for having us! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, GeorgetownDegrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
323 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Great cocktails and excellent service! More

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Espita MezcaleriaEspita Mezcaleria
265 reviews
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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I love Espita. The pescador, pork, brussels tacos are amazing delicious with layers of flavor. the ceviche is in this sauce that has a zingy flavor and a wonderful tender fish. Great mezcal varieties to try. Magnificent margaritas. More

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Claudia'sClaudia's
355 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, District of Columbia

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The food was amazing. The owner and staff where professional. We will definitely come back. We had a great time. I recommend this restaurant. More

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Alta StradaAlta Strada
327 reviews
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Italian | Mt. Vernon Square, District of Columbia

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Asked them to turn down the music and they did to better enable conversation. Food is very good. Be sure to ask for tap water if you care since they tend to push bottled. More

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ANKARAANKARA
436 reviews
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was really nice and the service was good too! Highly recommended. More

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Avenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn CentralAvenue Café & Lounge - Holiday Inn Central
82 reviews
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American | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

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Went here for thanksgiving, and wow! The food in the buffet was great and never ran out (or even low, thinking back in it). Despite the restaurant being packed, the staff were attentive to us and really went out of their way to make sure we had a great time! If you don't feel like defrosting a turkey for several days next year, consider treating yourself and your family here, I would definitely recommend it. More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Elizabeth's Gone Raw1. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
354 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Great service! Great food! Lovely ambiance - had a great time :) More

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Lafayette Restaurant2. Lafayette Restaurant
966 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Very interesting and delicious food. Our waitress was very efficient, gracious, and friendly. The other staff were also very friendly. More

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Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC3. Seasons Restaurant - Four Seasons Washington DC
520 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

It was a pleasant experience. Food was very good. Wish the place was a little bit quieter and calmer, but I understand people went to enjoy their special occasions in a large group. More

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BLT Prime by David Burke4. BLT Prime by David Burke
1281 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, District of Columbia

This was a great experience. The service was topshelf the food was cooked to perfection. More

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Sotto5. Sotto
135 reviews
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Italian | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The food was exceptional. The Bartenders are your guide to nirvana. The ambience was perfect and on Tuesday evening there is phenomenal comedy with great local and rising star comedians. Go, Eat, Drink, Laugh, Drink some more More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Brick Lane - Capitol HillBrick Lane - Capitol Hill
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Contemporary American | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Brick Lane has become a neighborhood hotspot known for its delicious, fresh food, warm ambiance, welcoming atmosphere, and impeccable service. New to Barricks Row, we provide the unique dining experience of American fusion cuisine that is sure to delight any palate. Come in during the week for our delicious and dynamic happy hour that has some of the best deals on the block, or stop by on weekends to enjoy a delectable brunch. The Brick Lane is a perfect spot for dining, whether for date night, a celebration, or family dinner. More

Lemon Cuisine of IndiaLemon Cuisine of India
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Indian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Our restaurant is located in the heart of Washington DC, near Dupont Circle, surrounded by peaceful neighborhood. We opened soon after the great success of our first restaurant in Richmond. As our name indicates – we serve fresh food with aromas that will please your senses. You can be sure that everything is fresh, and full of aromas of India … All ingredients used are fresh and unprocessed. Our chef watches over the smallest details while preparing a dish for you. Our menu offers dishes from all over India and we prepare them up to 5 degrees of spice level.More

Notti 824Notti 824
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Contemporary American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Notti 824 boasts an extensive wine and shareable plates and entree list. A pre-theatre dinner is also offered for those looking to visit before and after shows at the nearby Kennedy Center of Performing Arts. Notti 824 can seat up to 49 guests, equipped with a landscape courtyard. More

Scotts RestaurantScotts Restaurant
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

With the feel and ambience of an English home, Scotts will serve many of America’s favorite dishes with a little theatre from an open Seafood bar, grill and Silver carving trolley that will roam the dining room. From whisky sours to innovative house cocktails guests can snack or eat from the full menu in the bar or restaurant from noon to 10.30pm daily.More

The DelegateThe Delegate
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The Delegate.
Featuring Chef driven Menus , Weekend Brunch and Local Craft Cocktails.More