Restaurants

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 the marble city, with its ping pong tables, industrial chic interior and delicious thin-cr…
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 in mustard, onions and the namesake chili. For nearly 60 years presidents, rock star…
Top Choice International in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

Compass Rose

Compass Rose feels like a secret garden, set in a discreet townhouse a whisker from 14th St's buzz. The exposed brick walls, rustic wood decor and sky-blue ceiling give it a casually romantic air. The menu is a mash…
Top Choice French in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Bistrot du Coin

The lively and much-loved Bistrot du Coin is a neighborhood favorite for roll-up-your sleeves, working-class French fare. The kitchen sends out consistently good onion soup, classic steak-frites (grilled steak and F…
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 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, half-finished room. Rose…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Adams Morgan

Tail Up Goat

With its pale blue walls, light wood decor and lantern-like lights dangling overhead, Tail Up Goat wafts a warm, island-y vibe. The lamb ribs are the specialty, crispy and lusciously fatty, with grilled lemon, figs …
Top Choice Cafe in Downtown & Penn Quarter

A Baked Joint

Order at the counter then take your luscious, heaped-on-housemade-bread sandwich – perhaps the roasted sweet potato and goat cheese on focaccia, or the Nutella and banana on whole wheat sourdough – to a bench or tab…
Top Choice Thai in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Little Serow

Little Serow has no phone, no reservations and no sign on the door. It only seats groups of four or fewer (larger parties will be separated), but despite all this, people line up around the block. And what for? Supe…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Georgetown

Simply Banh Mi

There's nothing fancy about the small, below-street-level space, and the compact menu sticks mostly to sandwiches and bubble tea. But the brother-sister owners know how to take a crusty baguette, stuff it with delic…