The Best Restaurants for Dessert in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

Our Nation's capital is one of the most magical travel destinations in the country. Chock full of attractions and historical monuments, eclectic neighborhoods and a true, local flavor, D.C. is a super unique place. And it doesn't disappoint when it comes to dining choices either. The city's can't-miss restaurant scene offers everything from Vegan-friendly steaks to raw bars with a focus on amazing ethnic cuisine. If you're in the mood for something sweet, we put together this list of where to find the best dessert in D.C. so you know where to go next time you have a sweet tooth.

Restaurants:Belga Cafe, Farmers Fishers Bakers, The Melting Pot - Arlington VA
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Belgian, American, Fondue
Neighborhoods:Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Arlington

Belga Cafe

$$$$·Belgian·
Capitol Hill
4,169 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Belga Cafe is a casual but upscale restaurant devised by Belgium native and award-winning Chef Bart Vandaele. Belga has a vibrant and lively atmosphere that evokes the feeling of BRead more
91% recommended

Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
9,543 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
Farmers Fishers Bakers is part of the Farmers Restaurant Group, a collection of eateries that are majority owned by the 47,000 American Family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers URead more
81% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area

The Melting Pot - Arlington VA

$$$$·Fondue·
Arlington
2,784 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Melting Pot, an elegant fine dining spot located in Arlington, VA, is one of the top spots to go for the best dessert in D.C. It features an amazing dining experience with a fuRead more
81% recommended
Healthy in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$·American·
West End
6,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the West End neighborhood of D.C., the Blue Duck Tavern is a classy eatery with a focus on classic American food. The menu strives to capture the region’s natural bountyRead more
86% recommended
American in District of Columbia

Iron Gate

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Dupont Circle
1,807 reviews
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Located right in the heart of town in Dupont Circle, this is a perfect stop for anyone on their way home from work or out sightseeing in town and hungry for some of the best desserRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in Washington, D.C. Area
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Maketto

$$$$·Asian·
H Street Corridor
Maketto is an impeccably-designed Asian restaurant located just off Maryland Ave that makes a perfect stop for a business dinner, gathering of friends or an intimate date. The 60-sRead more
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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
9,359 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Brunch
This classic restaurant pays tribute to the chefs of France and makes diners feel transported to a classic Parisian brasserie with both the cuisine and the ambience. It is a brightRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
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Tico DC & Nama 14 Sushi + Ramen

$$$$·Peruvian·
U Street Corridor
1,333 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Located in the Cardozo neighborhood, Tico is a hotspot for Mexican food and those looking for a festive night out! The restaurant has a fun, sexy atmosphere with delicious and unprRead more
81% recommended
Group Bookings in District of Columbia

Mirabelle - Washington, DC

$$$$·French / American·
Downtown
726 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Mirabelle is an upscale restaurant that puts an innovative spin on everything they create. Located in the heart of downtown D.C., they play on the culture of refined Parisian BrassRead more
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Fiola Mare

$$$$·Seafood·
Georgetown
2,973 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
If you’re in the mood for one of the most unusual and without a doubt best desserts in D.C., head to Fiola Mare in the Foggy Bottom area of the city. Boasting an impressive roster Read more
94% recommended
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Centrolina

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,728 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Centrolina is a locally-owned Italian restaurant and market operated by head Chef Amy Brandwein. The restaurant is set in Washington’s new CityCenterDC development and showcases a Read more
96% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area

Summer House & Stella Barra North Bethesda

$$$$·American·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,994 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating
Head to North Bethesda to sample their most famous sweet treat - wherever you are coming from, we promise it it worth the trip. Their food is awesome and so are their desserts, mosRead more
Brunch in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Kinship

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon Square
927 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Kinship is the brainchild of acclaimed Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Celia Laurent. Located in a gorgeous historic brick building dating back to 1907, it is a modern American restaRead more
93% recommended
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Pineapple and Pearls

$$$$·Café·
Capitol Hill
This prime spot in D.C. offers an elegant tasting menu prepared daily for every guest. The full meal has approximately nine courses with paired beverages - you can opt for alcohol Read more
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America Eats Tavern

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
388 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
Located in the heart of Georgetown, America Eats Tavern by Jose Andres is one of D.C. coolest restaurants. First of all, they have awesome patio vibes with great drink specials. SeRead more
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