Restaurants

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 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 American in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Woodward Takeout Food

Woodward Takeout is the small, mostly carryout adjunct to the popular Woodward Table restaurant. Jump in the line with all of the office workers to order a gourmet lunch sandwich, pizza slice, pasta or salad. Breakf…
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 Downtown & Penn Quarter

Central Michel Richard

Michel Richard was one of Washington's first star chefs. He died in 2016, but his namesake Central blazes onward. It's a special dining experience, eating in a four-star bistro where the food is old-school, comfort-…
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…
American in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Minibar

Whimsical Minibar is a two-Michelin-starred foodie nirvana, where 12 lucky people get wowed by animal bits spun into cotton candy and cocktails frothed into clouds. The tasting menu, determined by chef José Andrés, …
American in Dupont Circle & Kalorama

Blue Duck Tavern

A reliable rave winner, the Michelin-starred Blue Duck creates a rustic kitchen ambience in the midst of an uber-urbanized corridor of M St. The changing menu draws from farms across the country, mixing mains such a…
American in Downtown & Penn Quarter

Kinship

Round up your friends and enjoy a convivial night at this Michelin-starred restaurant by James Beard Award–winning chef Eric Ziebold. Pick and choose across the menu’s five categories echoing the chef’s passions: in…