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Fiola

Italian 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

With great enthusiasm, DC's dining public welcomes back to town Fabio Trabocchi, who made famous the now-closed Maestro in The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. — Gayot

Lobster ravioli, ribeye, seafood. Themed tastings, three-six courses. — Where

Fabio Trabocchi's Penn Quarter restaurant celebrates modern Italian cuisine. — Washington Post

When chef Fabio Trabocchi opened Fiola in 2011, he quickly established his new trattoria as the place to go in Washington for exquisite, sumptuous Italian. — Time Out

Aim for a table in the rear to "ogle" the objets d'art and the "lively crowd", and though it's not cheap, tabs are an "unbelievable" value given the "truly wonderful dining experience". — Zagat

Rasika

Indian 92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The menu has such dishes as tandoori lamb chops, chicken biryani, and chicken green masala. — Travel + Leisure

Contemporary yet skillfully ancient, this very '€œtoday'€ Indian restaurant is as chic as any place downtown, yet offers patrons the sense of an older, more regal India. — Gayot

The restaurant that made all other Indian restaurants pale in comparison. — Bon Appétit

"Only superlatives" describe the "mind-blowing" "modern Indian" food that gives diners a "mouthgasm" at this "wildly popular", "classy" Penn Quarter destination. — Zagat

One of the top Indian restaurants in Washington, DC. — DK Eyewitness

Rose's Luxury

92 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s most buzzed-about new restaurants, and for good reason. — Travel + Leisure

The neon sign above one of the two interior bars at what its chef calls the city's "most exclusively unexclusive" kitchen reads "awesome". — Fodor's

Its success comes down to endearing service, an eclectic décor of antiques and pretty fabrics and china, and a simple menu of unexpected combinations of tastes. — Frommer's

Rose's is DC's most buzzed-about eatery – and that was before Bon Appetit named it the nation's best new restaurant in 2014. — Lonely Planet

Small- and shared-plate New American via the world. — Not For Tourists

Zaytinya

Middle Eastern 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Mezze for the masses at Washington, D.C.’s most reliable small plates institution. — Bon Appétit

Whatever the noise level and however long a wait for a table, it'€™s hard not to be won over by the garides me anitho, shrimp flavored with dill, shallots, mustard and lemon juice. — Gayot

One of the culinary crown jewels of chef José Andrés, ever-popular Zaytinya serves superb Greek, Turkish and Lebanese mezze (small plates). — Lonely Planet

Small plates are meant for sharing, but - like the countries represented here - you'll want to hoard your own and plunder your neighbor's. — BlackBook

Tasty mezze menu offered by award-winning chef. Fabulous interior. — Not For Tourists

Blue Duck Tavern

American 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Seafood, charcuterie, California wines. Tea “cellar” with exotic infusions. — Where

Designer Tony Chi incorporated... sleek wood furnishings, creating a gentleman’s farmhouse atmosphere that reflects chef Sebastien Archambault’s market-fresh, ingredient-driven menu. — Forbes Travel Guide

Blue Duck Tavern takes on American farmland fare with a zeal that epicures will appreciate. — Gayot

A West End favorite, Blue Duck Tavern serves home-style American fare with an emphasis on traditional methods of cooking like roasting, braising, preserving, and smoking. — Travel + Leisure

Chef Brian McBride likewise combines traditional and state-of-the-art cooking methods and equipment to prepare exquisite, one-of-a-kind dishes. — Frommer's

Central Michel Richard

French 91 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Chef Michel Richard offers his whimsical French takes on American classics for more affordable prices. — Washington Post

It'll set you back a couple of hundred, but these are flush times. — Not For Tourists

The same combination of factors that won Central the title "best new restaurant" by the James Beard Foundation in 2008 is still at work. — Frommer's

You can see why Michel Richard’s effusive Pennsylvania Avenue brasserie wins raves. The playful menu fuses American and French classics with Richard’s signature whimsy. — Time Out

A bustling bistro where the food comes with a sense of humor, not to mention a more affordable price tag. — Concierge

Estadio

International 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Spanish tapas favorites with surprising ingredients for a fun twist. — Not For Tourists

This 14th Street tapas joint is regularly packed to the brim and for good reason. — Time Out

Tapas restaurant Estadio's handsome dining room... and serious culinary chops are reason enough to go. But this place also has a sense of humor that makes it the standard-bearer for a new generation of D.C. restaurants. — Concierge

"Bustling with energy", this "spirited" Logan Circle Spanish tapas destination is "big on creative flavors", with an "ever-changing" menu of "earthy", "sometimes daring" delights. — Zagat

The Spanish-themed Estadio brings together a little dream team of cooking and liquid talent, including Haidar Karoum, the chef of Proof in Penn Quarter; wine director Sebastian Zutant; and bar manager Adam Bernbach. — Washington Post

Komi

Greek 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Johnny Monis leads diners on a "gastro-adventure" at his Dupont Circle American-Med "temple" offering a "dazzling variety of dishes beautifully prepared and executed". — Zagat

Johnny Monis, the young, energetic chef-owner of this small, personal restaurant, offers one of the most adventurous dining experiences in the city. — Fodor's

Chef Johnny Monis is a big presence in his own kitchen, filled with busy hands working to produce the restaurant'€™s impressive food. — Gayot

Located in Dupont Circle, Komi is a unique dining experience without menus. Instead, diners get a multi-course diner, ranging from 18 to 22 courses. — Travel + Leisure

For several years in a row now, Washingtonian magazine has named Komi the city's best restaurant. — Frommer's

Ben's Chili Bowl

American 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Former pool hall serving chili half-smokes, burgers, cakes to Obama, et al — Where

Long before U Street became hip, Ben's was serving chili. Chili on hot dogs, chili on Polish-style sausages, chili on burgers, and just plain chili. — Fodor's

It's 3 AM. If you're not asleep or in jail, you're at Ben's. — BlackBook

If you don't know about Ben's, you don't know nothin', man. — Frommer's

Invented in 1958, this signature snack comprises a smoked pork-and-beef sausage tucked into a toasty steamed bun and comes topped with mustard, onions, and (of course) spicy chili sauce. — Travel + Leisure

The Source

International 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

By Wolfgang Puck, this Newseum restaurant offers Asian-inspired plates in the upstairs dining room or pizzas and more casual bites downstairs. — Washington Post

Wolfgang Puck cooks again. — Not For Tourists

"Brilliant East-meets-West fare" is the lead story (with a sidebar on "outstanding" bar bites) at this "hip" Wolfgang Puck destination adjacent to Penn Quarter's Newseum. — Zagat

Even if you didn't know the Source was a Wolfgang Puck establishment, you would have to register its L.A.-cool vibe. — Frommer's

This is the place to see and be seen among those in Washington who value both style and substance. — Concierge

Proof

American 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Wine bar. Fancy. Expensive. Of the moment. — Not For Tourists

This earthy wine bar and restaurant supplies a bit of informal cheer to its preening neighbors in the Penn Quarter neighborhood. — Concierge

It's easy to fall in love with Proof: a restaurant that offers top-notch fare, a great beverage program and an elegant dining room. — Washington Post

"Find your own ‘proof'" of this Penn Quarter New American's virtues via its "wonderfully original" food paired with "amazing" wines in "noisy", "sexy" and "dark" modern rusticity. — Zagat

A delicious, upper-end grab bag of flavours and styles, with a fine wine selection to boot. — Rough Guide

Daikaya

Japanese 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Ramen down below, izakaya above, great ambiance throughout. — Not For Tourists

Asian cuisine, especially Japanese, is all the rage in Washington, with Daikaya being one of the top go-to hotspots. — Frommer's

One part ramen restaurant and one part Japanese izakaya, Daikaya serves small, delicious plates and exudes a casual bar feel. — Travel + Leisure

Daikaya offers two options. — Lonely Planet

DC has plenty of ramen spots these days, but Daikaya is something of a classic — The Infatuation

Le Diplomate

French 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This charming French bistro is a relative newcomer, but it has skyrocketed to one of the hottest tables in town. — Lonely Planet

From Philly’s Stephen Starr: red banquettes, zinc-topped bar and a “garden room” for Michael Abt's steak frites, foie gras “parfait,” lavender roast duck, Dover sole meuniere, sorbets — Where

Trendy 14th Street NW feels a bit like the Champs-Élysées at Stephen Starr's movie set of a French brasserie, with its zinc bar, tile floors and vintage fittings plus a sidewalk cafe. — Zagat

France Meets U Street. — Not For Tourists

Even award-winning chef and owner Stephen Starr was surprised by how revered his first D.C.-area concept became within days of its opening in early 2013. — Fodor's

Tabard Inn Restaurant

American 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

It's a perfect "rendezvous" for dinner in the "intimate" main room, "cozy" drinks by the fire or a "wonderful" reservation-worthy brunch in the "hidden" garden. — Zagat

Romantic rendezvous. — Not For Tourists

The kitchen smokes its own salmon (as it has for 29 years); cures its own pastrami, tasso ham, and prosciutto; and bakes its own bread and pastries, so these items are awfully good. — Frommer's

The beautiful surroundings offer a place to talk, to relax and unwind with contemporary American food. — Washington Post

If you like jazz and don’t mind being youngest person in the room by 20 years, you'll enjoy the live music at Tabard Inn on most evenings — The Infatuation

Bourbon Steak

Steakhouses 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This may be one of DC'€™s most luxurious restaurants, but every penny you spend buys you some of the city'€™s most luxurious food. — Gayot

Another branch of Michael Mina's steakhouse, in the Four Seasons. — Not For Tourists

If you’re looking for a decadent splurge and a high probability of a celebrity sighting, head to this modern restaurant inside Georgetown’s Four Seasons hotel. — Time Out

A contemporary steakhouse in the Four Seasons hotel. — Washington Post

This contemporary American restaurant specializing in steaks and seafood with a farm-to-table influence draws business and pleasure crowds night after night. — Forbes Travel Guide

1789 Restaurant

American 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Start with the foie gras or beef crudo two ways and move on to a main course of Alaskan halibut or rack of lamb. — Michelin Guide

1789: Age of the patrons, or total for your bill? — Not For Tourists

"White gloves and pearls" might suit this "distinguished" Georgetown "classic" with a "refined", "historic" townhouse setting and "expertly prepared" "farm-to-table" New American cooking. — Zagat

This 50-year-old restaurant near Georgetown University draws from its upper-crust neighborhood of media types, socialites, politicians, and corporate execs. — Frommer's

A Georgetown institution with a sense of Old World dignity staffs a talented kitchen producing seasonal delights. — Washington Post

Bibiana

Italian 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

West Elm showroom with a heavy dash of retro glam. Spirit of 1960s Milan. Wear chocolate Prada shoes to match. — BlackBook

Chef Nicholas Stefanelli applies a light touch to pasta dishes such as citrus agnolotti (airy pillows perked up with tangy ricotta) and buttery Maryland lump crab on a rich tangle of squid ink spaghetti. — Concierge

Pizza, pasta and Italian favorites are the star of one of DC's best date spots. — Washington Post

"When Tuscany is too far away", "boldface names" and others head to this Downtown Italian that has "everything going for it". — Zagat

Euro-glam mirrors, murals, metal chandeliers (inspired by pasta ribbons) and Nicholas Stefanelli sending out small plates like Muscovy duck, veal cheek Milanese. — Where

Bombay Club Restaurant

Indian 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Terribly elegant Indian food in a reminiscent British colonization atmosphere. — Not For Tourists

A kebab of ground duck is flavored with chilies and ginger; eggplant is roasted in a tandoor oven, then combined with sautéed onions, ginger, and yogurt. Yum. — Frommer's

After a $600,000 renovation, the Bombay Club is back and better than ever. — Washington Post

Decorous waiters in penguin suits warn against the supposed heat of a non-threatening lamb vindaloo (thali platters, tandoori meats and Goan curries are also on offer). — Time Out

No bad sitar music and clunky curry here; this is Indian food moved up several notches. — Lonely Planet

Pizzeria Paradiso

Pizza 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The lively, friendly atmosphere makes this an excellent choice for a casual meal. — DK Eyewitness

Good quality, wood-oven pizza that keeps locals coming back for more. Expect to wait for a table, even at the larger Georgetown location. — Time Out

The toppings are meals themselves. Pray there's no line. — Not For Tourists

Tucked inside a tiny row house near Dupont Circle, Pizzeria Paradiso serves up one of the best pizzas in the nation's capital. — Michelin Guide

This cheerful pizza parlor serves some of the best pizza this side of Naples. — Gayot

Montmartre

French 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This Capitol Hill restaurant seems busy-busy with Hill types and locals dropping in from the neighborhood. — Gayot

With its sidewalk café, cheerful yellow walls, fresh flowers, and lusty yet chic fare, Montmartre evokes the Left Bank of Paris. — Fodor's

A petit gout de France on Capitol Hill. Take your appetite along and tuck into French bistro classics like hanger steak and frites. — Washington Post

“French classics done well” lure Capitol Hill locals to this “authentic” bistro for “delicious” duck, “good crêpes” and many “wines to pick from”. — Zagat

Its dining room bustling even when it’s not full, its patio seats constantly occupied, Montmartre is much beloved of Capitol Hill residents. — Time Out

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