Washington, DC is no longer an up-and-coming foodie town. We’ve arrived. From creative fare to celebrity chefs to unique venues, the nation’s capital boasts diverse restaurants sure to fit any palette and price range.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Eat your way around Washington, DC with this delicious go-to guide.
Explore family-friendly dining options that will satisfy even the littlest -- and pickiest -- taste buds.
Taste for yourself why Washington, DC is not only the nation's capital, but a culinary capital.
DC Travel Inspiration
Start at the corner of M and Wisconsin to satisfy a sweet tooth or a passion for fashion.
After a day of touring the District, tuck in to a delicious dinner at one of these five restaurants -- all featuring cozy fireplaces.
Nothing makes DC locals happier than Happy Hour. Do what the locals do then and start your night off right at any of DC’s popular bars and lounges.
Barack and Michelle Obama support DC with frequent trips to some of the city’s best restaurants. If you can’t get an invite to the White House, these establishments are the next best thing. Get into the American spirit with these First Family faves.
Funky finds include award-winning vegan cupcakes, home-sewn clothing, and magical objects that raise monies for children's literacy.
Find both quick bites and luxurious meals near Arena Stage and the National Mall.
Happy hour rules at this triangular intersection of the bustling Capitol Hill, H Street Corridor and K Street districts.
Find expansive wine lists and generous portions on this leafy, quiet stretch of Connecticut Avenue.
Eateries in this largely residential neighborhood favor family-friendly atmosphere.
Washington, DC’s oldest continually operated fresh food public market, located on Capitol Hill.
Like Meryl Streep, the DC skyline can pull off all kinds of looks. Take them all in at each of these hotel rooftops.
No matter what college town you hail from, these bars in DC come to your defense on game day.
Something about winter makes us want to put on a cozy sweater, curl up by a fire and eat nothing but stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. There will time to burn it off later. So when you're cold and hungry for heat, warm up at these spots in DC.
The nation’s capital boasts a diverse landscape of frozen yogurt establishments—some take a minimalist approach, like Sweetgreen, and others go all out with general zaniness, like the wild and crazy Mr. Yogato.
Craft beers are a nation-wide phenomenon, and DC is one of America's city's leading the charge with creative concepts and forward-thinking experts. Taste the difference yourself at any of these proven public houses.
When warm weather descends on the nation’s capital, outdoor dining is key. Get the low-down on all kinds of alfresco experiences, from historic chili dog vendors to exotic food trucks or from patio lunches to restaurants with retractable rooftops.
Located near the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, DC is known for its seafood specialties such as delicious blue crab cakes and tasty rockfish. Cozy up to an oyster bar or take a stroll through the oldest operating fish market in the United States.
The skyrocketing interest in regional food is mirrored by the number of cheese plates on DC menus. Paired with wine flights, this combo transports diners to nearby Virginia hillsides or farther afield to the likes of Napa, Mendoza or Tuscany.
It's all about the novelty in this design-centric neighborhood, where each restaurant features as much to look at as to eat and drink.
H Street pushes limits and its restaurants are no exception, with several unique concepts and menu novelties.
Belly up to these football-loving bars to cheer on your favorite team every Sunday.
Relax for the day with yoga, then rev up the night with live music available almost every night of the week.
Experience novelties like restaurant mini golf, a concert venue that looks like a hotel, and an envelope-pushing art gallery in this edgy, up-and-coming neighborhood.
Sample the flavors of the season at DC's farmers' markets, where you'll find food and entertainment.
Whether a fancy sit-down dinner or a quick bite from a food truck, DC's got what you're craving.
Eat and drink your way through locations in DC that played a part in the Civil War or civil rights.
Stylish restaurants, celebrity chefs and fresh local fare are all on the menu in Washington, DC.
Explore DC's only all-residential circle filled with row houses, boutiques and foodie favorites.
Logan Circle loves design, which is why many of its attractions revolve around interesting visuals like historic houses, restored furniture and avant-garde plays. Let your eye wander.
Bring your appetite for an eclectic mix of farm favorites, diner grub, and more whiskey than you've ever seen.
Find hearty American favorites like steak and seafood near Embassy Row, with a little international flair here and there.
Expect stunning Potomac River views, classically prepared cuisine and killer prix fixe menus for nights out at the Kennedy Center.
Take an around-the-world tasting tour in just a few Georgetown meals.
Unusual options from bold-faced-named chefs add flavor downtown DC.
Hip and casual food and drink menus attract a sophisticated crowd.
Check soul food, bar food and late night eats off your list.
Complete your day of touring “Little Rome” with authentic pizza.
Formal and family options make the Hill a must-eat destination.
Get a taste of Washington, DC, foodie favorites in 3 days.