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Cactus Cantina 3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
Cactus Cantina
Tex-Mex • $$

Cactus Cantina

3300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Anyplace I can go with my kid who doesn't eat anything, is a good place. Kudos on the chicken tenders! Well played. We had a large group with many kids...

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Ted's Bulletin 1818 14th St NW, Washington
Ted's Bulletin
Family • $$

Ted's Bulletin

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Great place for breakfast. I had a breakfast burrito and an iced coffee. Both were delicious. This was a simple place - nothing extravagant. I appreciated the...

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  • Superb585 Reviews4.6
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab 750 15th St NW, Washington
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Seafood • $$$

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

The meal was extremely delicious and the service was incredible. It was a very enjoyable experience. The server was very attentive and made great...

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  • Superb593 Reviews4.5
Old Ebbitt Grill 675 15th St NW, Washington
Old Ebbitt Grill
American • $$

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

We love going to Old Ebbit but this time around service wasn't great, we had to chase down our server to take our order, get water, refills, etc. Still, if...

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Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar 1823 L St NW, Washington
Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar
Gastropubs • $$

Pisco y Nazca Ceviche Gastrobar

1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Our time here was a highlight of our trip to DC! The staff was so great and accommodating, and the food and drinks were incredible. The staff made us feel so...

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Le Diplomate 1601 14th St NW, Washington
Le Diplomate
Brasseries • $$$

Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

We visited Le Diplomate for our second wedding anniversary and it was absolutely incredible. One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Our server, Kevin, was...

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Founding Farmers DC 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3607, Washington
Founding Farmers DC
American • $$

Founding Farmers DC

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #3607, Washington, DC 20006

This place is always great every time we come to DC and sure was glad to see it survive the pandemic. We ate outside and there were some bees, but as long as...

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Jaleo 480 7th St NW, Washington
Jaleo
Spanish • $$$

Jaleo

480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

I treated a friend to a birthday meal. This was her first time visiting Jaleo, and she loved it. The atmosphere was great, the food was fantastic, and now...

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  • Superb537 Reviews4.4
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Brazilian • $$$

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Fantastic food and Service. The waitress was very attentive and very good customer service. she made our visit very remarkable. Fantastic place to eat. My...

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  • Superb524 Reviews4.4
Ottoman Taverna 425 I St NW, Washington
Ottoman Taverna
Mediterranean • $$

Ottoman Taverna

425 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Service was impeccable, they were great with recommendations and very quick with everything. Food was great too, very flavourful and perfect portion sizes as...

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  • Superb378 Reviews4.6
The Hamilton 600 14th St NW, Washington
The Hamilton
Seafood • $$

The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

We enjoyed our dinner at The Hamilton. We had the miso soup, the ramen bowl and the beat with goat cheese salad were great. The dessert and the adult milkshake...

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  • Superb551 Reviews4.3
Ocean Prime 1341 G St. NW, Washington
Ocean Prime
Seafood • $$$

Ocean Prime

1341 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

This was my first time dining in at ocean prime and i must say the service was great and the food was to die for. My overall experience at this restaurant was...

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  • Superb487 Reviews4.4
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana 401 7th St NW, Washington
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
Mexican • $$

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

I hadn't been here in years and had forgotton what a great restaurant this is. Sadly, the area around Capitol One Arena is a dining desert with few good...

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Tortino Restaurant 1228 11th St NW, Washington
Tortino Restaurant
Italian • $$

Tortino Restaurant

1228 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

What a perfect dining experience to cap off our week. Timothy and Pedro were so friendly and gracious and dinner was perfectly delicious. We'd make this a...

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  • Superb367 Reviews4.6
Bistro Aracosia 5100 MacArthur Blvd, Washington
Bistro Aracosia
Afghan • $$$

Bistro Aracosia

5100 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20016

Every visit to Bistro Aracosia is a delight. We have brought several friends here and each one remarks how amazing the food and atmosphere is. Don't miss out...

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  • Superb311 Reviews4.7
Unconventional Diner 1207 9th St NW, Washington
Unconventional Diner
Diner • $$

Unconventional Diner

1207 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This place was AMAZING! We got the chicken parm and the sweet potato curry... the chicken parm was so unique it was worth the price and the curry just hit the...

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  • Superb408 Reviews4.5
Keren Cafe & Restaurant 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington
Keren Cafe & Restaurant
Ethiopian • $$

Keren Cafe & Restaurant

1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Tried the Keren Special, which is basically an order of Veggie Combo and one of Special Tibsi. I loved the addition of the tomatoes to the tibs since it added...

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  • Superb244 Reviews4.8
La Piquette 3714 Macomb St NW, Washington
La Piquette
French • $$$

La Piquette

3714 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

Once again the service and food at La Piquette were outstanding. The wait staff never disappoint. They are attentive, know the menus well and can answer any...

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  • Superb378 Reviews4.5
Good Stuff Eatery 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington
Good Stuff Eatery
Hamburger • $$

Good Stuff Eatery

303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Is there ever a bad time for a milkshake?? I think not. Luckily Good Stuff did not disappoint. I got the cookies and cream milkshake, which was rich, creamy,...

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Zaytinya 701 9th St NW, Washington
Zaytinya
Mediterranean • $$$

Zaytinya

701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

We ate here quite a few times on our trip to DC and everything was great. Reservations are probably wise. Although we didn''t always have them. The...

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  • Superb352 Reviews4.5
La Chaumiere 2813 M St NW, Washington
La Chaumiere
French • $$$

La Chaumiere

2813 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

I went for lunch. Menu was some we’re not available at that time before 1pm. Also, the table setting is a little bit close so, we could hear the Neibough’s...

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1789 Restaurant & Bar 1226 36th St NW, Washington
1789 Restaurant & Bar
American • $$$

1789 Restaurant & Bar

1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

My first time visiting DC in years…flight was delayed and I will still accommodated. If a special is offered, you must order it. I had the special toro...

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  • Superb347 Reviews4.5
Rasika 633 D St NW, Washington
Rasika
Indian • $$$

Rasika

633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Still my favorite Indian restaurant to date. We used to dine here often when we lived in DC, but once I knew we were planning a trip back I made reservations...

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  • Superb301 Reviews4.6
il Canale 1065 31st St NW, Washington
il Canale
Italian • $$

il Canale

1065 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

We were unexpectedly seated on the terrace, which made for a wonderful experience. It was a pleasure having Besmir as our waiter. For those with COVID...

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  • Superb386 Reviews4.4
Ristorante Piccolo 1068 31st St NW, Washington
Ristorante Piccolo
Italian • $$

Ristorante Piccolo

1068 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Piccolo has excellent food, ambiance and service! We had grilled fish- rock and salmon- that were cooked to perfection with an outstanding Siciliano sauce. The...

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  • Superb339 Reviews4.5
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace 1612 14th St NW, Washington
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Seafood • $$

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

My husband and I returned to celebrate our 2nd anniversary!! We celebrated our first anniversary here and returned due to the great service and delicious menu....

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The Park at 14th 920 14th St NW, Washington
The Park at 14th
American • $$

The Park at 14th

920 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

We always love visiting this restaurant when we visit DC and as usual, it didn't disappoint! We booked a table for two for Happy Hour and literally tried...

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  • Good473 Reviews4.2
Maydan 1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington
Maydan
Middle Eastern • $$

Maydan

1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

It's so hard to get reservations here! I had Resy notify me for two weeks to see if any open slots became available but none for the Friday I wanted to...

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Filomena Ristorante 1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
Filomena Ristorante
Italian • $$$

Filomena Ristorante

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Wow! What an amazing dining experience. This was our first time dining here and Filomena was highly recommended from multiple friends and family. It has been...

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  • Superb322 Reviews4.5
Chez Billy Sud 1039 31st St NW, Washington
Chez Billy Sud
French • $$$

Chez Billy Sud

1039 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

The neighborhood gem of Georgetown. Friendly staff, superb French classics (duck, Marquez, poulard), reasonable range of wines. Creative cocktails and even...

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  • Superb318 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Washington
The Dabney 122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington
The Dabney
American • $$$

The Dabney

122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Incredible experience. Ambience is cozy and intimate, the open kitchen almost feels like you are sitting fire side. Service was great. I am vegetarian and they...

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Logan Tavern 1423 P St NW, Washington
Logan Tavern
American • $$

Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005

I used to be a regular at LT when I lived in the neighborhood. Some years ago I moved away, though still in the City. I decided to come back with friends...

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Rose's Luxury 717 8th St SE, Washington
Rose's Luxury
American • $$$

Rose's Luxury

717 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

When you hear about the hype of Michelin Star restauranrs, and have never experienced one, it's hard to really understand. To genuinely tell me I should...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.6

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Washington
Ledo Pizza 7435 Georgia Ave NW, Washington
Ledo Pizza
Pizza • $$

Ledo Pizza

7435 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012

I have gone here since I was in college about 5 years ago. I love the wings and the service is always good. They have a medium size parking lot which tends to...

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  • Superb267 Reviews4.6
Timber Pizza Company 809 Upshur St NW, Washington
Timber Pizza Company
Pizza • $$

Timber Pizza Company

809 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011

Hard to spot but definitely worth the try!! The pizza here was phenomenal. A couple friends and I went here during the week and to our surprise there...

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  • Superb229 Reviews4.7
Pi Pizzeria 910 F St NW, Washington
Pi Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Pi Pizzeria

910 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

So, staff was amazing! Friendly, attentive... the ambience was good. Good music, bathrooms were clean. The restaurant was freezing- not great for me, but I...

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Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Washington
El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria 1227 11th St NW, Washington
El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria
Mexican • $$

El Sol Restaurante & Tequileria

1227 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Awesome food! A favorite of Latin locals. They were busy but managed well. The ambiance is fun and energetic. I had the steak with cheese enchildas. I love...

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Taqueria Habanero 3710 14th St NW, Washington
Taqueria Habanero
Mexican • $$

Taqueria Habanero

3710 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Ordered three tacos + chips and salsa for pickup. The food was ready and well packaged on arrival, and still a good temperature when I got home nearly 20...

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MI VIDA 98 District Square SW, Washington
MI VIDA
Mexican • $$

MI VIDA

98 District Square SW, Washington, DC 20024

Delicious food, high end cocktails and amazing service. Employees are professional and pleasant and work together to create a unique experience. Some...

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  • Good298 Reviews4.2

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Washington
The Salt Line 79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington
The Salt Line
Seafood • $$

The Salt Line

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

The food at the salt line is legit if expensive. We started out with the oysters which were very good despite the time of year (usually best in winter). The...

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The Monocle Restaurant 107 D St NE, Washington
The Monocle Restaurant
Seafood • $$$

The Monocle Restaurant

107 D St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Our family wanted a place close to the Capitol and found that many of the Union Station eateries did not survive the pandemic. So, we looked on Yelp. The...

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La Vie 88 District Square SW 5th floor, Washington
La Vie
Seafood • $$$

La Vie

88 District Square SW 5th floor, Washington, DC 20024

JULY 2019 FOOD Menu:-Hamachi Crudo: Tomatillo Apple Relish | Chilies| Pickled Mustard | Red Pearl Onions | Gochujang Lime Dressing-Seared Tuna Nicoise: Tonnato...

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  • Good294 Reviews4.2

Indian Restaurants

Indian in Washington
Masala Story 3301 12th St NE #4008, Washington
Masala Story
Indian • $$

Masala Story

3301 12th St NE #4008, Washington, DC 20017

Great staff, very friendly and attentive. Loved the outdoor seating. And the food was fantastic! Pretty spicy so if you aren’t into that be sure to order...

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The Bombay Club 815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
The Bombay Club
Indian • $$$

The Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

We had not been at The Bombay Club for 20+ years so we were excited to go back. When we arrived the parking owners decided to do construction (jack hammer...

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Rasika West End 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington
Rasika West End
Indian • $$$

Rasika West End

1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

Wednesday night a group of ladies and I dined at Rasika. It was all that I imagined and more! I love Indian food and this spot was a win! For my libations, I...

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Italian Restaurants

Italian in Washington
Centrolina 974 Palmer Alley NW, Washington
Centrolina
Italian • $$$

Centrolina

974 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

Excellent food. Although I was clear they we were there for my husband’s birthday ( I put it in the reservation not even a verbal “happy Birthday” from...

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  • Superb361 Reviews4.4
RPM Italian 650 K St NW, Washington
RPM Italian
Italian • $$$

RPM Italian

650 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

We were in a private room for a 20-person business dinner at RPM. The restaurant ambiance is upscale and sleek and, based on other reviews, I'm sure the...

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Siroc Restaurant 915 15th St NW, Washington
Siroc Restaurant
Italian • $$$

Siroc Restaurant

915 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dinner with the family went amazing—restaurant was not crowded, menu had perfect options, and everything tasted amazing! Staff was attentive and friendly!...

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Medium Rare 3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington
Medium Rare
Steak House • $$

Medium Rare

3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Food is tasty and the sauce is very good, but the quantity could be larger. The music is nice but a bit too loud for my personal taste, reducing a bit the...

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Rare Steakhouse and Tavern 1595 I St NW, Washington
Rare Steakhouse and Tavern
Steak House • $$$

Rare Steakhouse and Tavern

1595 I St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Rare was phenomenal! We went for our anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. While we could tell they were busy and probably understaffed, they were very...

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Bobby Van’s Steakhouse 809 15th St NW, Washington
Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
Steak House • $$$

Bobby Van’s Steakhouse

809 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

I took my boyfriend here for a special date night that I got to plan, and it felt so special! The food was delicious, the drinks were great, and the servers...

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  • Superb286 Reviews4.3