The Best Lobster in Washington DC

Washington, D.C. has some of the best monuments and statues in the whole country, but it also has some of the best food, especially when it comes to lobster. Whether looking for something fancy or something a little more casual, there are plenty of tasty options in the capital. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Each of these restaurants knows how to prepare some of the best seafood around. Read on to discover some of the best restaurants in D.C. for lobster.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Iron Gate, The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC, BlackSalt
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Dupont Circle, Downtown, Palisades Northwest
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
2,151 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions

This swanky restaurant offers both Greek and Italian cuisine along with a tasting menu. Everything gets enhanced by the courtyard setting, including the traditional small plate dishes and the long lis...

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Best Ambience in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
713 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Lunch

The Greenhouse restaurant is in the Jefferson Hotel. Available by reservation, this breakfast and lunch destination serves up a wide array of offerings within its art deco-style, airy surroundings. Am...

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Best Ambience in District of Columbia
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BlackSalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Palisades Northwest
6,215 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

Don't get fooled by this place as soon as you walk in. If you're looking for a relaxing place to dine, you'll just need to pass through the seafood market and bustling bar area first and you will get ...

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Seafood in Washington, D.C. Area

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
568 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

Choose between the 14th Street and Dupont Circle locations as you book your reservation for the Sette Osteria. Dupont Circle is definitely one of the three establishments you should consider venturing...

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Grillfish DC

$$$$·Seafood·
Dupont Circle
2,895 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions

The thing that most diners love most about Grillfish is the ability to taste so much without feeling like you overate. So much flavor gets packed into just the most perfectly sized serving, and you'll...

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Seafood in District of Columbia
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Old Ebbitt Grill

$$$$·American·
Downtown
24,556 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Balance is one word that comes to mind here: Old Ebbit Grill is not too loud and not too quiet. Rather, you'll find yourself comfortably talking with your company as you fawn over the menu options. On...

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Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
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The Capital Grille - Washington DC

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Capitol Hill
4,239 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies

The extensive menu options here are simply unforgettable. This steakhouse chain specializes in Maine lobster — order it whole or try what critics have acclaimed “the best lobster burger in town.” From...

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Steakhouse in Washington, D.C. Area
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Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 809 15th Street NW

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,949 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

Simplistically elegant and beautiful, Bobby Van’s Steakhouse continues to stand as a dazzling way to end your day with a date or group of friends. Book ahead, and come hungry. The entire menu is upsca...

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Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
2,093 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront

If you take the time to make a reservation here, you most certainly won't regret your decision. This decades-old restaurant remains as much a part of the area's past as it does its future, helping to ...

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Outdoor Eating in District of Columbia

Siroc Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,137 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Established in 2008, the Siroc has experienced endless success with their offerings of seafood and American favorites. This exceptional find sits right downtown, and they serve up Maine lobster in a v...

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Sequoia

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
6,054 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

Upscale dining is the definition of the Sequoia restaurant. The traditional style setting allows you to enjoy the best of American cuisine with elegant wine pairings and mouth-watering desserts. From ...

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Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,326 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

You'll truly get to experience a stately meal in this location, which is right in front of the park that's adjacent to the White House. You may feel like a Presidential guest, especially if you sit ri...

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