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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.

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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(148)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

The menu was hard for us to understand but we quickly figured out you can’t go wrong. Everything was delicious!! I highly recommend this restaurant. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1552)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Very fun with tons of southern charm. Go for the tasting menu! More

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Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown
(346)
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

Marvelous service. John is a superb waiter. Food excellent. Salmon the best. Truffle fries a great starter with wine. More

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Kellari Taverna
Kellari Taverna
(2493)
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful service. Comfortable place to go and actually talk. Delicious food - especially the squid appetizer. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(590)
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food was amazing...baked hummus, the lentil soup, the salads and the baked veggies. The only thing I had a problem with was the price of the drinks we ordered. The rest just an unexpected good experience. I’ll try to be back!! More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(454)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Once again, Claudia’s did not disappoint us! The food, service, and atmosphere was wonderful. Muhammad, our waiter was AWESOME! I informed him we had a show to attend and he ensured our food came out quick with top notch service. Claudia’s has become our favorite restaurant! More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7722)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Celebrated my birthday and I had a great time and had wonderful service More

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Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
(386)
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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Birthday trip for my 11y/o daughter and our first time to DC. Food was amazing. The fact that she ate and enjoyed a wagyu crudo tostada brings a tear to my eye. Thanks for a memorable meal. More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(565)
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Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

great locale, super nice staff and really outstanding food, been going there for over 5 years More

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Poca Madre
Poca Madre
(281)
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Mexican | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fabulous staff. The team is eager to share their knowledge of the sumptuous food that Poca Madre has created. The drinks are out of this world. This is a true GEM in DC. More

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District of Columbia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(51)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Loved the high tea and our waitress was great! Loved the Lobby it is beautiful will go again! More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
2. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(448)
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really interesting tasting menu with many layers of flavors. Excellent dishes both aesthetically and gastronomically delightful with one exception which was the purple potato dessert ....very good cocktails and wine selection. Impeccable service. Second time we have been here. More

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Nocturne
3. Nocturne
(139)
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia

I could come to Nocturne every day and not have the same experience. This is what makes this place so amazing. I love coming here to explore and try new things! #FavoritePlace More

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Bistro Aracosia
4. Bistro Aracosia
(1047)
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Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

An amazing place! More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
(3187)
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French | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia

Great food and amazing service More

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District of Columbia restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
High Street Cafe
High Street Cafe
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

High Street, A modern Georgetown brasserie offering an inclusive menu of America's diverse culinary heritage. High Street Cafe proudly embodies the spirit of our favorite city in the world. Welcome to your neighborhood brasserie. Welcome to High Street CafeMore

Matchbox - Penn Quarter
Matchbox - Penn Quarter
American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Bubbling, thin crust pizzas, mini burgers, crisp salads, and craft cocktails...four great reasons to visit matchbox today. We’re the neighborhood gathering place for fun, upscale casual dining, with local, award-winning beers, broad spectrum wines, and handcrafted signature cocktails you won’t find anywhere else.More

Olive Bistro Cafe
Olive Bistro Cafe
Mediterranean | Tenleytown, District of Columbia

We offer a variety of Mediterranean and Turkish dishes, all served within a comfortable, warm setting. The restaurant provides generous portions while maintaining modest pricesMore

Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Po Boy Jim - 9th Street
Creole / Cajun / Southern | Shaw, District of Columbia

Po Boy Jim is a family-owned restaurant that specializes Po’ Boys that are traditional and/or uniquely crafted. We aim to provide our patrons with high quality food and beverages in a casual, rustic environment, so that food, drinks, and customer service are the highlight of the experience. Our restaurant features a full bar and 3 dining areas: one of which overlooks an outside patio dining space. We welcome you to come experience the best Po Boy’s and low-country cuisine in townMore

Rosemarino D'Italia
Rosemarino D'Italia
Italian | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Rosemarino D'Italia features an exciting menu of homemade pasta, salads, and seafood. More