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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
(1561)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Excellent restaurant! Excellent dining experience! 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
(2494)
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Greek | Downtown, District of Columbia

Wonderful lunch at Kellari Taverna and service by Ivanka at the bar was friendly and efficient. She made good food recommendations as well as things to see in the city. I will return on my next trip back to DC More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(591)
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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
(455)
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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
(7728)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

I liked the comfortable atmosphere of the dining room. I definitely would return to try more dishes and drink selections. The prices are affordable and portions sizes were just right. We've decided to have monthly lunches there. More

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Espita Mezcaleria
Espita Mezcaleria
(387)
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

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
(566)
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Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

The restaurant has a wide variety of oysters from sweet and creamy to salty and briny. Hot appetizers with oysters are also delicious, especially the wood grilled East Coast oysters. Entrees are solid. The duck & oyster gumbo had the right amount of spice and the smokiness of the duck that made a match in your palate. More

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Poca Madre
Poca Madre
(283)
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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
(140)
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Cocktail Bar | Shaw, District of Columbia

This was great however cheese platters given to us didn’t look that great. Cocktails were great. I found bartenders were stone faced not sure why!! I wish they could be chilled out and strike conversations with patrons. It is a small place and would I go again ... may not as I didn’t find anything exclusive. I really liked the bar emanating light into menu slate. I found few things interesting nothing mind blowing.. More

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Bistro Aracosia
4. Bistro Aracosia
(1049)
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Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

The food was excellent and was rather quickly prepared. The ambiance was wonderful and our waiter didn't mind us lingering over our bottle of wine after dinner, despite a full restaurant. 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

We went for our wedding anniversary and Marcel’s did not disappoint at all. The food was beyond amazing and unique. The service from everyone, especially our main server Jonathan, was exceptional. One persona even ran to get us more bread at one point. I will say this place is old school, not your new age, hipster, popular places coming into the scene. We are on the younger side and they still treated us like royalty. 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