Best Restaurants in Washington

Mazi DC - New American Cuisine

$$$$ 1518 K St NW, 20005, Washington
American Premium Casual
Mazi DC - New American Cuisine Restaurant is located in Washington. Our vision is to offer creative New American Cuisine influenced and inspired by Greek and Mediterranean recipes and flavours. We aim to use fresh, seasonal ingredients and offer a menu of contemporary favourites, seasonal specials and health options, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.


$$$ 3512 Connecticut Ave NW, 20008, Washington
Indian Premium Casual
Since its opening in 2002, Indique, coined by the marriage of India and Unique, has strived to redefine Indian dining in the district. A fixture in the historic Cleveland Park neighbourhood, the restaurant sits in a beautiful two-story space filled with bold colours, rich fabric, and white marble railings. True to its mantra of Unique Indian Flavors, the diverse kitchen features modern twists on classical fare from across the Indian subcontinent. It continues to create innovative takes on American favourites, including lamb chops, salmon, and shepherd's pie.

Karma Modern Indian

$$$$ 611 I St NW, 20001, Washington
Indian Fine dining
At Karma Modern Indian, you will find traditional Indian cooking techniques, unexpected ingredient combinations, forward-thinking flavour profiles, contemporary plating, and impressive table service. While dining at Karma Modern Indian, you experience a contemporary take on Indian Cuisine. We blend traditional and new flavours for a novel approach to Indian cooking. We must preserve time-honoured cooking techniques while surprising our guests with unique dishes and menus.

Bindaas Foggy Bottom

$$ 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, 20006, Washington
Indian Premium Casual
Bindaas means independent, calm, and carefree, just as we intend our restaurant to be. Located in the Cleveland Park neighbourhood of Washington, DC, James Beard award-winning Chef Vikram Sundaram wishes to create food often unavailable here in the USA and cherished in India. Street food is of great cultural importance in India, where for many years, the colonization by the British Empire compromised traditional Indian life and culture. Street food is still essential in India, helping express the country's cultural diversity. We invite you to come and experience India's vibrant smells and tastes.

Taberna Del Alabardero

$$$$ 1776 I St NW, 20006, Washington
Spanish Elegant & Chic
Just steps from The White House in Washington, this piece of Spain will transport you to an elegant and royal atmosphere surrounded by friendly faces, an engaging menu, and world-renowned wines. Taberna Del Alabardero opened its doors in 1989, becoming one of the first Spanish restaurants in DC, and celebrated its 30 Anniversary with the 2019 Honorary RAMMY award. Spanish Chef Oscar Ordoñez brings back authentic Spanish Cuisine and introduces new dishes with traditional ingredients. Taberna’s seasonal menu features classic tapas, luscious paellas, refreshing sangria, delicious desserts, and vegetarian and gluten-free options.


$$$$ 476 K St NW Suite D, 20001, Washington
Mexican South American Elegant & Chic
Chef Richard Sandoval presents a modern approach to classic Mexican fare. The concept celebrates “leña,” or firewood, and the nuanced flavours smoke can impart on its wood-fired food and smokey mezcal and tequila-centric menus. From our private dining room, lush outdoor patio or expansive dining room, dLeña offers a diverse space that can be customized to meet your every need.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

$$$ 401 7th St NW, 20004, Washington
Mexican South American Casual Dining
At Oyamel, José Andrés and his team combine Mexico’s rich regional diversity with the vibrant urban atmosphere of Mexico City. The liveliness of the dining room is matched by the creativity of the menu and cocktail list, featuring antojitos—Mexican small plates—ceviches and tacos, plus unique margaritas, and an impressive array of wine, tequila and mezcal.

Jaleo By José Andrés

$$$ 480 7th St NW, 20004, Washington
Spanish Mediterranean Casual Dining
The Jaleo that started it all. It’s where José began his long legacy as a devoted Washington chef, and since its opening in 1993, it has transformed DC’s Penn Quarter into the bustling neighbourhood it is today. DC’s striking design blends the festive spirit of Spain with the unique personality and style of José. Its location makes it perfect for stopping in after a day of sightseeing on the National Mall or before a performance or game at the Capital One Arena. At Jaleo, we’re always in the spirit of celebrating, and we offer special menus and private party spaces of any size and style to suit your and your guests' needs. No matter the occasion, our talented staff at each location will help you create a unique and unforgettable event.

Ocean Prime

$$$ 1341 G St NW, 20005, Washington
International Premium Casual
Located steps from the White House, at the corner of 14th and G Street, in Washington, D.C.’s historic Colorado Building, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. From our main dining room to our lounge and four stunning private dining rooms, guests can enjoy downtown Washington, D.C.'s vibrant energy from any area of our restaurant.

The Hamilton

$$$ 600 14th St NW, 20005, Washington
American Japanese Premium Casual
A uniquely eclectic experience steps from the White House, The Hamilton has quickly become Washington, DC’s favourite gathering place for music, art, entertainment and inventive dining. The Hamilton is designed to welcome any crowd or party seeking an exceptional way to celebrate. We use local, fresh, and sustainable foods across our menus. Long ago, Clyde’s Restaurant Group chose to bypass traditional commercial produce routes and opt for locally-raised, farm-grown vegetables and fruits.

Gerrard Street Kitchen

$$$$ 1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, 20005, Washington
French Mediterranean Asian Elegant & Chic
Guests of The Darcy are in luck — one of the finest restaurants in Washington, D.C., is located inside the hotel. Gerrard Street Kitchen prides itself on eclectic, globally inspired cuisine and dedication to artful mixology. Led by Executive Chef Bader Ali, the restaurant features sophisticated design, intimate spaces, and an exquisite dinner menu, where the complex flavours of Japan, Morocco, and Korea sit side-by-side with British, Italian, and Indian classics. Popular favourites include Paratha Tacos and Korean Crispy Chicken Wings, which can be paired with signature cocktails such as the gin-based Ten Thyme smash or the fragrant Lavender Lemonade mocktail. Join us for dinner, happy hour, or weekend brunch and explore a world of fascinating flavours.


$$ 3312 Wisconsin Ave, 20016, Washington
Asian Fast Casual
Located in the brand new Cathedral Commons Community in Washington, Raku offers Contemporary Asian Cuisine & Sushi.

Perry's Restaurant

$$$ 1811 Columbia Rd NW, 20009, Washington
Japanese Fast Casual
Perry's Restaurant is located in the heart of Washington, not far from the National Washington Cathedral. It offers specialities of Japanese cuisine.

Zaytinya By José Andrés

$$$$ 701 9th St NW, 20001, Washington
Greek Mediterranean Lebanese Turkish Premium Casual
Under the direction of James Beard Award-winning chef José Andrés, Zaytinya's menu reflects the rich regional diversity of classical Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. Starting with authentic ingredients and traditional techniques, Zaytinya's talented chefs create original and unexpected dishes that bring these regional cuisines to a level never before experienced. Often thought of as party food, the small plate style of dining encourages socializing - a drink, a little conversation, and a few mezze shared by friends and family.

Agora DC

$$$$ 1527 17th St NW, 20036, Washington
Greek Mediterranean Lebanese Fast Casual
Agora D.C., a family-owned, Mediterranean Mezze Restaurant, rooted in the vibrant Dupont Circle neighbourhood, features aromatic elements and textures inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Turkey melded with flavours from Greece and Lebanon. Gather your friends, family, or significant other, and take a seat at our table for a dining experience that will take you away to the Mediterranean.

Kellari Taverna

$$$$ 1700 K St NW, 20006, Washington
Greek Mediterranean Premium Casual
At Kellari, in Washington, we offer a unique take on the favourite regional classics that can be found in restaurants throughout Greece. What you will find delicious is simple food that tastes as good as what you would find in Greece. We purchase directly from Greek and Mediterranean importers because they are so distinct and virtually indispensable to the creation of a great Greek meal. We fervently believe in buying from local, predominantly organic farmers and friends. We love where we live and live to celebrate both our location and our ingredients. Kellari is our interpretation of the best we have come to know in the Greek culture of family, where it is best and most often celebrated at the dinner table.

Vue Rooftop

$$$$ 515 15th St NW, 20004, Washington
International Casual Dining
Perched above the Hotel Washington, experience VUE Rooftop, an artfully designed destination that brings the outside world in. Offering unparalleled views of the White House and Washington Monument, VUE pairs the effervescent energy of D.C.'s skyline with seasonal cocktails, elegant plates, and a stylish ambiance like no other. A favorite among locals and travelers alike, VUE Rooftop is just half-mile from the White House, offering a lively urban oasis in the center of D.C.

Dolan Uyghur Restaurant

$$$ 3518 Connecticut Ave NW, 20008, Washington
International Asian Turkish Premium Casual
Welcome to Dolan Uyghur Restaurant, where we serve fresh, healthy, and delicious Uyghur cuisine. The unique character of Uyghur cuisine results from local products, traditional cooking methods, and recipes passed through generations. Uyghur food reflects the influence of neighbouring cultures such as Greek, Persian, and Arabic cultures, yet our food culture is uniquely our own. Dolan Uyghur Restaurant is one of the first Uyghur restaurants in Washington D.C., and Fairfax, Virginia. You’ll find hand-pulled noodles, chicken stew, handmade dumplings, and many more delicious dishes on our menu. Our chef prepares each dish with fresh ingredients, authentic recipes, and pride in our culture. With each item on our menu, we are committed to preserving and sharing the authentic flavours and traditions of Uyghur and Central Asian cuisine.

Café Riggs

$$$$ 900 F St NW, 20004, Washington
French International European Elegant & Chic
Inspired by the bustling brasseries of Europe, Café Riggs offers traditional grace through a reimagined lens to bring a modern restaurant to D.C. Nestled on the hotel’s ground floor, the restaurant serves an all-day menu from the bar, café and dining room offering a menu of classics and innovative originals in a stately setting. Close relationships with local producers like Small Planes Roastery, Chesapeake Smokehouse, and Vaughan Cheese reflect the kitchen’s commitment to sourcing the freshest, most sustainable ingredients. Weekend brunch service offers elixirs, freshly-baked pastries, and decadent classics like French Toast and Eggs Royale, while the dinner menu offers refined, traditional dishes, including seafood and plant-based cuisine.

Ambar Capitol Hill

$$$$ 523 8th St SE, 20003, Washington
European Premium Casual
Ambar blends tradition and heritage with creativity and modern design. The result is an unforgettable visitor experience that reaches all the senses with delicious food, unbelievable drinks and an atmosphere that blends comfort and high style. Every detail is meticulously woven into an unique experience that will leave you breathless. Ambar Capitol Hill is located in Washington.
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