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Nobu DCNobu DC
585 reviews
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Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Birthday dinner. Lovely night and the food was delicious as expected. More

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Charlie Palmer Steak - DCCharlie Palmer Steak - DC
3189 reviews
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Steakhouse | Capitol Hill, District of Columbia

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and service. Portions are shareable! More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DCSuccotash - Penn Quarter DC
1416 reviews
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

All the servers were great. Felt right at home. FYI. A word count requirement is dumb and dismisses the experience More

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

Wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the area More

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Kellari TavernaKellari Taverna
2454 reviews
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

I got the special—Atlantic Chard wirh vegetables. The fish was delicious! Will go back for sure. More

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Dyllan's Raw Bar GrillDyllan's Raw Bar Grill
128 reviews
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American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

I loved this place! Had a wonderful date night here - the place is beautiful with lots of very different seating options to choose from. The food was really delicious (we got the salmon ceviche and the mussels, which had such a good sauce my guy asked for a spoon ;) I really enjoyed sitting out in the back patio area, but fair warning... the canal is drained right now. It was still gorgeous sitting back there in a warm spring night, however, the standing water created a mosquito problem. They all swarmed my date and we had to go inside, but no one else seemed affected and we had a good laugh about it. Would not let this deter you bc the atmosphere, service, and food was still so great! More

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Nick's Riverside GrillNick's Riverside Grill
312 reviews
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Contemporary American | Georgetown, District of Columbia

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Our dinner was amazing! We sat outside on the deck, right along the Potomac. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I ordered the caprese salad for an appetizer and it was big enough to split with another person. I ordered the soft shell crabs for my main course and they were absolutely perfect- not chewy at all. We didn’t have to wait too long for our food and didn’t feel rushed at all. I would definitely recommend this place! More

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The HamiltonThe Hamilton
7522 reviews
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Maximilian was a great server and food was great as always. More

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Boqueria - DupontBoqueria - Dupont
1923 reviews
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Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Amazing food! More

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Tupelo Honey - ArlingtonTupelo Honey - Arlington
1267 reviews
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Southern | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

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Chill atmosphere, professional staff, great farm to table food that’s inexpensive! More

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Jyoti Indian Cuisine1. Jyoti Indian Cuisine
15 reviews
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Indian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

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200 Monroe2. 200 Monroe
160 reviews
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Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The atmosphere was perfect, including the artwork on the walls and the music. The service was attentive, welcoming, and accommodating. The food was spectacular with a beautiful presentation and high flavor profile. I highly recommend the Monroe Restaurant to anyone! They do a wonderful job. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw3. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
426 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

The service was impeccable. We were first greeted by the bartender upon entering the restaurant. He was so welcoming and made us feel instantly at ease and comfortable. He was also incredibly patient with our drink orders and preferences. As for the food, all the dishes were quite creative and interesting, showcasing multiple ingredients and techniques. However, there were still a couple of "misses" among the many "hits." This didn't put a damper on the experience though. Would definitely recommend anyone go to sample the spectrum of vegan/raw cuisine, even if they're not vegan (I'm certainly not). More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois4. L'Auberge Chez Francois
5375 reviews
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Our server was wonderful, paying attention to presentation, while being very friendly and helpful. More

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Manalu Italian Restaurant5. Manalu Italian Restaurant
582 reviews
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Italian | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

The food never fails to satisfy and the service is excellent! More

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Bombay VelvetBombay Velvet
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Contemporary Indian | Reston, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Modern, Indian cuisine located in Reston, Virginia. More

Library TavernLibrary Tavern
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Persian | Brightwood, District of Columbia

The Tavern was built for the community as a place to relax, eat, drink, and enjoy your neighbors, family, and friends. Our cuisine features Persian dishes like our Koobideh kabob and signature hummus, paired with our hand selected specialty cocktails and owner selected wine list. Alongside a few American classics.More

Rango's TEX-MEXRango's TEX-MEX
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Tex-Mex | Vienna, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Rango's delivers the best salsa, guacamole, fajitas, and margaritas, as well as any Tex-Mex cuisine that you can think of!More

The Leonardtown GrilleThe Leonardtown Grille
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American | Leonardtown, Maryland - DC Suburbs

At The Leonardtown Grille, we are committed to satisfying our customers with great food and excellent service. We offer a wide variety of delicious dishes for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner! Whatever you're in the mood for, you can find it here!More

True Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston QuarterTrue Food Kitchen - Arlington, Ballston Quarter
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American | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven restaurant and bar inspired by a philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse, and that great tasting food can serve as the foundation for a life well lived. True Food’s seasonal menu emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations to highlight the natural health benefits and flavors of each ingredient. From thoughtfully crafted cocktails, such as the Citrus Skinny Margarita, made with fresh-pressed citrus and organic tequila, to nutrient-dense dishes like the Edamame Dumplings, Korean Noodle Salad, Ancient Grains with miso-glazed sweet potatoes, Grilled Fish Tacos and an antioxidant rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, True Food Kitchen’s menu celebrates variety and caters to every food preference with an assortment of delicious vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.More