White House Area & Foggy Bottom restaurants

Top Choice Chinese in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Sichuan Pavilion

Many Chinese come to this few-frills restaurant to feast on fiery, aromatic Sichuan classics. Around the world, piquant Sichuan (or Szechuan) cuisine is often toned down for Western customers, but these guys keep it…
Top Choice Modern American in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Equinox

Chef Todd Gray has long eschewed imported ingredients in favor of meat, fish, fowl, vegetables and fruit sourced from farms in the Shenandoah Valley and Chesapeake Bay, and the food served at this stylish restaurant…
Top Choice American in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Old Ebbitt Grill

Established in DC in 1856, this legendary tavern has occupied prime real estate near the White House since 1983. Political players and tourists pack into the wood-paneled interior, where thick burgers, succulent ste…
Steak in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Prime Rib

Many DC restaurants serve up fussy and faddish fare. Not the Prime Rib. Excuse a bit of stereotyping, but power is still best exemplified by sitting in a dark-wood dining room cutting deals over huge hunks of seared…
Thai in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Soi 38

Street-food dishes are the focus at this Thai restaurant, but there are also plenty of classic salads, curries and stir-fries on the menu. Named after the district and night market of the same name in Bangkok, (home…
French in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Marcel’s

Chef Robert Wiedmaier stays true to classic French techniques while adding contemporary ingredient embellishments. This imparts a certain je ne sais quoi to his daily-changing menu, making dining here extremely enjo…
Southern US in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Georgia Brown’s

Georgia Brown’s treats the humble ingredients of the American South (shrimp, okra, red rice, grits and sausage) with the respect great French chefs give their provincial dishes. The result is high-class cuisine from…
Steak in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Occidental Grill

This DC institution is practically wallpapered with mug shots of congresspeople and other political celebs who have dined here through the years. And although the Occidental isn’t the nerve center it once was, plent…
Indian in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Bombay Club

No bad sitar music or heat-lamp-warmed buffets here; Bombay Club cooks eclectic, modern Indian fare. The wild-boar curry intrigues, duck kebabs are punchy with ginger-chili heat, and the fenugreek-laced lobster curr…
Sandwiches in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Breadline

‘Food is ammunition – don’t waste it!’ commands a WWII-era poster on the wall of Breadline, a polished bakery and sandwich shop. Come here for a good, cheap lunch alongside local office workers. It'll probably be cr…