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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412 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Al Dente restaurant
1. Al Dente
4.4
Awesome(993)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Tenleytown
Booked 15 times today

We always enjoy the delicious pizza and calamarata pasta during Happy Hour - great value, and service by Alena is excellent. We stayed this time with our guest for dinner in the dining area, and that too was excellent value, and perfect for conversation. Will return. Chef Donna is a great...

A photo of Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.) restaurant
2. Chef Geoff's (New Mexico Ave.)
4.5
Awesome(2894)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Georgetown
Booked 37 times today

We started with a party of 12 which grew to 16 and they pleasantly accommodated us even though it was a busy time on a Saturday night . The food and service were excellent - all 16 in my party agree- can’t say enough good things about this gem of a restaurant!

A photo of DeCarlo's Restaurant restaurant
3. DeCarlo's Restaurant
4.5
Awesome(328)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Tenleytown
Booked 5 times today

Excellent, as always. 😊

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4. Millie's
4.6
Exceptional(459)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Tenleytown
Booked 29 times today

I love this restaurant. BUT, the noise level borders on the horrific. My husband and I finally gave up and just smiled at each other. Mind you, I have no problem with the families and kiddies, I just believe the owners should invest in some soundproofing baffles. It’s all hard surfaces and the...

A photo of Masala Art DC (Tenleytown) restaurant
5. Masala Art DC (Tenleytown)
4.4
Awesome(1057)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary Indian
  • Tenleytown
Booked 13 times today

We love Masala because the food is always excellent. The selections are very interesting and the wait staff are very helpful in selecting items that are not too spicy. We highly recommend this restaurant.

A photo of Guapo's restaurant
6. Guapo's
4.6
Exceptional(83)
  • $$$$
  • Mexican
  • Tenleytown
Booked 9 times today

As always, the food, drinks and service were excellent. We love Guapo's!

A photo of Silver - Cathedral Commons restaurant
7. Silver - Cathedral Commons
4.3
Awesome(434)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Cleveland Park
Booked 47 times today

Two days later I'm still thinking of the food served. Delicious...

A photo of La Piquette restaurant
8. La Piquette
4.6
Exceptional(1149)
  • $$$$
  • French
  • Cleveland Park
Booked 7 times today

Always wonderful food. This might be my favorite French restaurant in DC.

A photo of Olive Bistro Cafe restaurant
9. Olive Bistro Cafe
3.9
Excellent(50)
  • $$$$
  • Mediterranean
  • Tenleytown

Nice place to access various Mediterranean dishes, at moderate expense. The service personnel are very helpful

A photo of Le Chat Noir restaurant
10. Le Chat Noir
4.5
Awesome(2120)
  • $$$$
  • French
  • Friendship Heights
Booked 16 times today

Top notch service and experience! Will be coming back again for sure!

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