Capitol Hill & South DC restaurants

Top Choice American in Capitol Hill & South DC

Rose's Luxury

Michelin-starred Rose's is one of DC's most buzzed-about eateries. Crowds fork into worldly Southern comfort food as twinkling lights glow overhead and candles flicker around the industrial-chic, half-finished room.…
Top Choice Balkan in Capitol Hill & South DC

Ambar

Ambar buzzes, especially at happy hour, when the convivial, European-style restaurant slings heaps of small plates. Roasted pepper and eggplant, smoked trout and jalapeño, mushroom pilaf, lamb prosciutto, brandy-soa…
Top Choice Asian in Capitol Hill & South DC

ChiKo

ChiKo stands for Chinese and Korean, and it fuses the cuisines with low-key style. Dishes such as pork and kimchi potstickers and chilled acorn noodles wow the foodie masses: it's high-brow fare at a budget price. T…
Asian in Capitol Hill & South DC

Toki Underground

Spicy ramen noodles and dumplings sum up wee Toki's menu. Steaming pots obscure the busy chefs, while diners slurp and sigh contentedly. The eatery takes limited reservations, so there’s typically a wait. Use the op…
Spanish in Capitol Hill & South DC

Del Mar

Treat yourself to an impeccable meal at Michelin-star-winning Del Mar, Fabio and Maria Trabocchi’s latest culinary vision. Spanish cuisine is celebrated here, with an emphasis on seafood (Maria is from Mallorca). Th…
American in Capitol Hill & South DC

Ted’s Bulletin

Plop into a booth in the art-deco-meets-diner ambience, and loosen the belt. Nana's biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast, meatloaf with ketchup glaze for dinner and other hipster spins on comfort foods hit the t…
Seafood in Capitol Hill & South DC

Hank's Oyster Bar on the Wharf

Chef Jamie Leeds has built a name for herself in DC, with several restaurants showcasing 'urban beach food,' and others focusing on pasta and cocktails. Her latest enterprise brings coastal favorites and New England…
Ethiopian in Capitol Hill & South DC

Ethiopic

In a city with no shortage of Ethiopian joints, Ethiopic stands above the rest thanks to its warm, stylish ambience. Top marks go to the various wats (stews) and the signature tibs (sautéed meat and veg), derived fr…
American in Capitol Hill & South DC

Pineapple and Pearls

Local celeb chef Aaron Silverman operates this kicky restaurant that has a pair of Michelin stars and features a 12-course tasting menu of wild takes on comfort foods. He is often around and explaining the dishes – …
Seafood in Capitol Hill & South DC

Maine Avenue Fish Market

This open-air fish market has long been adored for its no-nonsense vendors selling fish, crabs, oysters and other seafood so fresh it's still flopping. And now it has received a refresh in conjunction with the adjac…