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Top Choice Performing Arts in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Kennedy Center

Overlooking the Potomac River, the magnificent Kennedy Center hosts a staggering array of performances – more than 2000 each year in venues including the Concert Hall – home to the National Symphony – and Opera Hous…
Top Choice Landmark in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

White House

The 'President's House,' built in stages between 1792 and 1829, is an iconic, imposing building that's thrilling to see but difficult to access. Tours must be pre-arranged: Americans must apply via one of their stat…
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 Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Round Robin

Dispensing drinks since 1850, the bar at the Willard hotel is one of DC's most famous watering holes. The small, circular space is done up in Gilded Age accents, all dark wood walls, marble bar and velvet curtains, …
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 Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Off the Record

Table seating, an open fire in winter and a discreet basement location in one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, right across from the White House – it's no wonder DC's important people submerge to be seen and n…
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 Rooftop Bar in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Top of the Gate

The downstairs whiskey bar at the sleek Watergate Hotel is impressive, but it pales in comparison with the hotel's rooftop bar and lounge, which offers ice skating in winter, blissfully balmy river breezes in summer…
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…
Gifts & Souvenirs in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

White House Gifts

Though not to be confused with the official White House gift shop in the White House Visitor Center, this store sells official souvenirs alongside less-orthodox offerings. So while you can still find the certified W…