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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(194)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

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Cafe Du Parc
Cafe Du Parc
(1760)
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French / American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Good food, good service, great outdoor patio for when the weather is nice. Accommodated my group of 7 easily. More

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The Riggsby
The Riggsby
(983)
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Continental | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We went for our anniversary date, and our waiter Kareem was absolutely amazing from start until we literally where on our way out the door. His conversation and professionalism while still being able to have fun doing his job was outstanding. The restaurant manager was very professional & the ambience/cleanliness of everything was top notch. The food was AMAZING. Best New York strip I’ve ever had. The desserts are 10/10. Will definitely be going back! More

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Boqueria - Dupont
Boqueria - Dupont
(2032)
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Spanish | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

The food and service is absolutely fantastic! It's very loud so not a place for a romantic type meal. Get the cheese board and then order like 14 things. Although I can't eat lamb, so many of my colleagues have said it's amazing. I got the squid this week and it was basically perfect. More

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Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
Succotash - Penn Quarter DC
(1687)
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American | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Outstanding food and service. Spot-on recommendations from staff. Stellar experience in every way More

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Claudia's
Claudia's
(487)
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Seafood | Downtown, District of Columbia

Exceptional customer service! Loved the chocolate martini!! More

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The Hamilton
The Hamilton
(7948)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

The food was deeeelicious!! We’ll be back very soon!!! More

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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
(600)
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Seafood | Logan Circle, District of Columbia

We chose Pearl Dive for our last meal in the US on the advice of a chance meeting in a beer garden - and it was a good one. It is a pleasant space and not too noisy Special mention goes to our server, David, whose almost wild enthusiasm was fun. Oysters were on 50% reduction so of course we had lots. David helped with our choice as we have no idea of differences, especially as in the uK I have never seen more than three and usually only one type, on offer. I and my wife had catfish, which was good. My brother in law chose Amish chicken, for some reason (in a fish restaurant????). he seemed satisfied. I chose a Provencal rose for familiarity and price. I was pleased with the relatively modest cost of the evening, too. More

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DBGB DC
DBGB DC
(1840)
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French | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Really great service by server and other staff. Gaspacho and seafood dishes very good. Baked Alaska is not the best dessert choice there. It flames, but tastes like fluff on top. More

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Espita
Espita
(423)
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Mexican | Shaw, District of Columbia

The service and food were fantastic. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
1. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(55)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Have taken afternoon tea in Claridges, the Savoy and other prestigious hotels but this one bar far was the best. Simply delicious! Would definitely recommend More

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Lafayette Restaurant
2. Lafayette Restaurant
(1096)
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American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Really lovely place for breakfast with friends or business. Food is excellent and so is the staff. I love that they serve breakfast on Wedgwood china! A touch of luxury in the heart of the bustling city! More

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Bistro Aracosia
3. Bistro Aracosia
(1129)
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Afghan | Palisades Northwest, District of Columbia

Just love this place. Dishes flavorful and unique. Ambiance warm and inviting. Wait staff and service exceptional. More

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Elizabeth's Gone Raw
4. Elizabeth's Gone Raw
(465)
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Vegan | Downtown, District of Columbia

We experienced the last night of the summer menu. The very best of the last tastes of the season. Each course was finely tuned with complementary - not competing flavours. From the zinging lemon zest powder on the amuse bouche to the hint of cinnamon within the purple cauliflower cappuccino, and the magical pairing of beets and strawberry ice cream, the chef knows how to tease your tastebuds. The wine pairing was exceptional and took us across the globe with wines from Sonoma, France, Italy and Australia. The wait staff were exceptionally talented as they quietly and discreetly went about their work. A true ensemble. Thank you all for a wonderful end to summer. More

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Fiola
5. Fiola
(2541)
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Italian | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Fabulous experience. Food service and atmosphere were perfect. More

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Bareburger - Dupont
Bareburger - Dupont
American | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

We created a family of farmers & partners to make clean-comfort food for everyone, because better food starts with your full belly. Every burger, salad and sandwich we make starts by working closely with our network of sustainable farmers & partners. With their help, we have created a menu that is over one-third vegetarian and plant-based. Our sustainability efforts go beyond our food. Each Bareburger is built with reclaimed & recycled materials making every one of our vibrant spaces unique. So all you carnivorous, veggie-heads, and gluten-haters come hang at our place and let us serve you all the local, organic, & sustainable burgers, shakes, salads, fries, and sides your earth-loving mouths can handle. More

Casta's Rum Bar
Casta's Rum Bar
Cuban | West End, District of Columbia

Casta's Rum Bar offers a lively indoor-outdoor bar atmosphere serving up flavorful cuban cuisine, and rum-heavy cocktails.

The moment a guest walks in the door, they feel the warmth, spirit, and upbeat energy of Cuba, which has been recreated here. From the visual aesthetic, to the food, cocktails, music, and hospitality culture– every detail has been considered.

Casta’s offers a robust menu of Cuban favorites - a cuisine known for
fresh seafood from the Caribbean, flavorful spices, and a heavy Spanish influence. The star of the menu is the Classic Cuban Sandwich with yellow mustard, roasted pork, glazed ham, swiss cheese and pickles – which Castaneda has spent hours honing and developing. The secret is in the bread, which is flown in from Miami. Additional menu highlights include Empanadas, Croquetas, and Ceviche Caribeno with citrus, mango, pineapple, cucumber
salad, and plantain chips.More

L’Enfant Bar & Grill
L’Enfant Bar & Grill
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

Tucked above the L’Enfant Plaza transit hub on the lobby level of the Hilton Washington DC National Mall, the L’Enfant Bar and Grill offer diners a stellar experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner complemented by handcrafted cocktails, local beers and small plates. Large communal tables offer easily accessible electric outlets and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guest will enjoy locally sourced cuisines, made from the freshest ingredients, from area farmers, purveyors, and artisans who take pride in providing the best that land and sea have to offer. Executive Chef Wainwright has placed a heavy emphasis on superfood on the breakfast menu to fuel travelers and busy Washington resident alike. More