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Founding Farmers - DC
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Nobu DC
Nobu DC
(610)
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Japanese | Washington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Food was fine. ...it was a fine experience not particularly special More

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Boqueria - Penn Quarter
Boqueria - Penn Quarter
(132)
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Spanish | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

Great dinner with colleagues. Shared the olives, gambas, the pulpo, and two steaks that were perfectly prepared. Excellent food and service. More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(581)
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great experience + environment! Will return. More

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The Grill from Ipanema - DC
The Grill from Ipanema - DC
(823)
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Brazilian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great place to bring a group More

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Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit
(773)
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Global, International | Penn Quarter, District of Columbia

If you are looking for a foodie experience, this is the place to go. Drinks and service was amazing. More

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Tupelo Honey - Arlington
Tupelo Honey - Arlington
(1334)
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Regional American (Southern) | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Attentive staff. Consistently great food! Celebrated my daughters 15th with a brunch and were treated like!family. I love this place. More

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Cava Mezze - Clarendon
Cava Mezze - Clarendon
(137)
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Mediterranean | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We came here for brunch for a joint birthday celebration. The food was really good and there is something here for everyone, really recommend the pork belly. We chose this place not only for the bottomless plates, but also because of the selection and the portion sizing. However, there is also the option to not do the bottomless brunch. It allows you to try one dish and then try more with good portions. If you have a large party, would recommend getting a reservation. They were also very kind to give us free desserts because we chose to celebrate our birthdays with them! More

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Pamplona
Pamplona
(232)
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Spanish | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

We were three for dinner and opted to have the all you can eat small tapas. We enjoyed and finished everything! More

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Yume Sushi
Yume Sushi
(63)
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Sushi | Arlington, Virginia - DC Suburbs

A bit more unique sushi choices, lots of options, and absolutely everything was incredibly delicious. Will be back for sure! More

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ANKARA
ANKARA
(581)
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Mediterranean | Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Great experience + environment! Will return. More

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200 Monroe
1. 200 Monroe
(160)
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Continental | Frederick, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great overall experience. More

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L'Auberge Chez Francois
2. L'Auberge Chez Francois
(5455)
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French | Great Falls, Virginia - DC Suburbs

Great Ford. Great service. More

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Jyoti Indian Cuisine
3. Jyoti Indian Cuisine
(15)
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Indian | Adams Morgan, District of Columbia

Great food and service as always More

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The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
4. The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
(937)
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American | Lovettsville, Virginia - DC Suburbs

This was such an amazing experience. We went for our anniversary and they even personalized our menu for this so we could take it home as a memento. Very thoughtful. The food and wine pairing were excellent. I would absolutely go back again. More

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Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
5. Benjamin Bar & Lounge at Trump International Hotel
(49)
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, District of Columbia

Exceptional service in a beautiful location. Relaxing eight an abundance of savory and sweet treats. Wonderful 2 hour experience that left us perfectly satisfied. More

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Corner Office
Corner Office
American | Downtown, District of Columbia

PIZZA & PINTS

Local selections to international classics, and wood-fired pizzas and build your own charcuterie

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Extended beer garden patio. 49 offerings on tap, including 38 taps of beer.
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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bethesda
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Bethesda
Brazilian Steakhouse | Bethesda / Chevy Chase, Maryland - DC Suburbs

Fogo de Chão is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few. Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and yuca flour), and much more. Southern
Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, creative and classic cocktails, and a tempting dessert menu.More

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

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

Walters Sports Bar
Walters Sports Bar
American | Navy Yard, District of Columbia

A comfortable neighborhood restaurant conveniently located across the street from Nats Park. Walters is equipped with a state of the art pour your own beer system loaded with the latest trends in brewing. It doesn't stop there, Walters kitchen is more then your classic bar fare, featuring items ranging from Tuna Crudo to a sous vide Steak Sandwich. With 22 TV's across the restaurant its hard to miss your favorite sports teams. Walk on over to Walters and check us out!More