Must-see restaurants in Upper Northwest DC

  • Top Choice
    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 most of the city's eateries…

  • Top Choice
    Bread Furst

    Watch the bakers hand-shape artisanal breads and traditional pastries at this bustling bakery. Owner Mark Furstenberg was dubbed 'Outstanding Baker of the…

  • Macon

    Macon, Georgia, meets Mâcon, France, in this wild mash-up of delectable Southern cooking with classic French cuisine. Regulars head here to feast on…

  • 2 Amys

    A stone’s throw from Washington National Cathedral, 2 Amys serves Neapolitan-style pizzas and calzones to a devoted crowd of regulars. It's particularly…

  • Open City

    Open City is a bedrock breakfast and brunch spot in Woodley Park, drawing a mix of diners including young families and old-time regulars. You'll find the…

  • Soapstone Market

    The aisles of this designer grocery store showcase plenty of specialty products, many of which feature in the excellent dishes produced in its huge deli…

  • Open City at the National Cathedral

    Located in the grounds of Washington National Cathedral, this atmospheric cafe with indoor and outdoor seating serves sweet and savory waffles, sandwiches…

  • Indique

    The jeweled colors and ornate architecture of traditional Rajasthani mansions provide the decorative inspiration for this modern Indian restaurant, but…

  • Bindaas

    Serving modern riffs on traditional Indian street food, this stylish eatery is a popular choice for weekend brunch, when its puris, pakoras, bhajis,…

  • Buck’s Fishing & Camping

    Buck’s is popular for its vibe: haute lakeside fishing camp complete with modern banquettes, red-and-white checked tablecloths and canoes on the walls…

  • Rocklands Barbecue

    We say Southern, but really, it’s just about the barbecue here: slow smoked, red oak and hickory, no electricity, no gas, Texas-style and pretty good for…

  • Vace Deli

    If you’re going on a picnic in Rock Creek Park, you can source salumi, cheese, bread, olives and wine from Vace, perhaps the best-loved Italian deli in DC…

  • St Arnold's Mussel Bar

    This lively open-air spot in Cleveland Park makes a fine destination when you want to combine a bit of eating and drinking. Mussel lovers will appreciate…

  • Lebanese Taverna

    Family-run, this Lebanese restaurant has been serving mezes, kibbe, shawarma and other traditional dishes for more than three decades. It’s pretty routine…