Restaurants near American University

Restaurants in this area are known for American, Contemporary American, Italian, French and Steakhouse cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Shrimp And Grits, Crispy Spinach, French Onion Soup, Bottomless Mimosas and Chicken Pot Pie.

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A photo of Al Dente restaurant
4.4
Awesome(997)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Tenleytown

Chef Roberto presents the most authentic Italian cuisine on the east coast.

A photo of Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2908)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Georgetown

Our server Levi was excellent: personable, helpful, attentive, knowledgeable. Our dinners were excellent. Chef Geoff restaurants are my favorites and never disappoint me.

A photo of DeCarlo's Restaurant restaurant
4.5
Awesome(335)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Tenleytown

The last day it was open before the mandatory closure owing to Covid-19. We'll hope it reopens soon.

A photo of Millie's restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(483)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Tenleytown

Thank you kindly for such lovely birthday lunch!

A photo of Masala Art DC (Tenleytown) restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1064)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary Indian
  • Tenleytown

This neighborhood restaurant serves the most interesting Indian dishes in Washington. Coorgi Murg is fabulous, but you can't go wrong with any of the main dish courses--and there are many delicious vegetarian options as well.

A photo of Guapo's restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(86)
  • $$$$
  • Mexican
  • Tenleytown

This is my "go-to" restaurant whenever I visit. I have college kids and we go here every time I visit. Great food and service. They accommodate for gluten free as well. Love this restaurant!

A photo of Silver - Cathedral Commons restaurant
4.4
Awesome(450)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Cleveland Park

all three in our party enjoyed our lunches, and because of the nice weather we were able to sit outside. The food and service were both quite good, but most importantly we were impressed with the care and the restaurant took in keeping its customers safe. There was someone posted at the door wiping...

A photo of La Piquette restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1168)
  • $$$$
  • French
  • Cleveland Park

As always, La Piquette was excellent. Very attentive service, superior food (skate wing for the main course, a shrimp ceviche for an appetizer...though I would characterize it as a very French take on ceviche). The chocolate lava cake was fine but I don't think it was as thoroughly cooked as it...

A photo of Le Chat Noir restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2135)
  • $$$$
  • French
  • Friendship Heights

Excellent food. Fabulous and friendly service. Easy to talk.

Top special
  • 50% wine by the glass
A photo of Matisse restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1224)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary French
  • Tenleytown

This restaurant has been a favorite of our for over 20 years. It NEVER fails to please!

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