Restaurants

Top Choice American in Berlin

Blacksmith Bar & Restaurant

Folks across the Eastern Shore recommend this cozy and congenial spot, which began life as a blacksmith shop and now serves hearty portions of delicious farm-to-table comfort food. Servers soon feel like friends – i…
Top Choice Fusion in Easton & Oxford

Out of the Fire

For all that this spot puts forward in playful attitude, it's serious about several things, most prominently sourcing sustainable ingredients and turning said ingredients into delicious food that bridges the globe, …
Top Choice Seafood in Baltimore

Thames St Oyster House

A Fells Point icon, this vintage dining and drinking hall serves some of Baltimore's best seafood. Dine in the polished upstairs dining room with waterfront views, take a seat in the backyard, or plunk down at the b…
Top Choice American in West Virginia

Thyme Bistro

This off-the-beaten path gem might be our favorite restaurant in the Mountain State. The memorable flavors create the magic, a result of fresh and locally sourced ingredients, buttery sautees and the oh-so-cheesy to…
Top Choice American in Baltimore

Woodberry Kitchen

The Woodberry takes everything the Chesapeake region has to offer, plops it into a former flour mill and creates culinary magic. The menu is a playful romp through the best of regional produce, seafood and meats, fr…
Top Choice Modern American in The Piedmont

Inn at Little Washington

This Relais and Chateaux property has one of the best restaurants in the state – you should sell a kidney and make a reservation. Diners have their pick of three tasting menus, one of which is vegetarian. Treats lik…
Top Choice Seafood in Rehoboth Beach

Henlopen City Oyster House

Seafood lovers won't want to miss this elegant but inviting spot, where an enticing raw bar and mouth-watering seafood dishes draw crowds (arrive early; no reservations). Good microbrews, cocktails and wine selectio…
Top Choice American in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Ben’s Chili Bowl

Ben’s is a DC institution. The main stock in trade is half-smokes, DC’s meatier, smokier version of the hot dog, usually slathered with mustard, onions and the namesake chili. For nearly 60 years presidents, rock st…
Top Choice American in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Dabney

Chef Jeremiah Langhorne studied historic cookbooks, discovering recipes that used local ingredients and lesser-explored flavors in his quest to resuscitate mid-Atlantic cuisine lost to the ages. Most of the dishes a…
Top Choice Pizza in Upper Northwest DC

Comet Ping Pong

Proving that DC is more than a city of suits and corporate offices, Comet Ping Pong offers a fun and festive counterpoint to most of the city's eateries. On offer are ping-pong tables, an industrial-chic interior an…