Discover wonderful places to eat, including Michelin-starred restaurants, when you stay at these DC hotels.
Foodies have so much to savor in the nation’s capital. Internationally acclaimed chefs and dynamic restaurants color DC’s dining scene, which has numerous eateries that proudly sport Michelin stars. Staying at any of the following hotels will allow you to explore the scene with ease. So food lovers, rejoice – you’ve found a foodie destination.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf
Live the resort life when you stay at this luxury hotel that sits on the Washington Channel in the midst of DC’s hottest development, The Wharf. Take in gorgeous waterfront views while you indulge in the culinary world of The Wharf, an adventure that can begin at the hotel. The Watering Hole and WAVES on the rooftop are ideal for cocktail hour in spring and summer. Other restaurants nearby include La Vie, Mi Vida and Del Mar.
Viceroy Washington DC
This posh hotel is situated in Logan Circle and is within shouting distance of the 14th Street corridor, a bustling area of the District that features an abundance of restaurant options. In addition to its stylish, modernized rooms, Viceroy Washington DC offers BPM Coffee & Wine and coming soon, Dovetail Bar & Restaurant. In the warmer months, enjoy wine and spectacular views at the hotel’s Hush Rooftop Bar.
CAMBRiA Suites Washington, DC Convention Center
CAMBRiA Suites is a boutique, all-suite hotel found in the Shaw neighborhood. A stay here positions you near a burgeoning dining scene, as Shaw has emerged as a culinary hub over the last few years. Standouts include Convivial, Supra and the Michelin-starred duo of Kinship and Métier, housed in the same building. Make sure to take a stroll through Blagden Alley.
Park Hyatt Washington, DC
There’s much to love about this Park Hyatt, from its deluxe guestrooms with American folk art touches to its indoor spa and pool. However, foodies will be most delighted by the on-site Blue Duck Tavern, an award-winning restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Exquisite seasonal fare is lovingly prepared in an open kitchen. We highly suggest you stick around for dessert – the apple pie is pure joy.
The Jefferson, Washington, DC
Named after Thomas Jefferson, this Downtown hotel is fittingly just four blocks from the White House. The historic locale, which plans to reopen this summer, features a Michelin-starred restaurant in Plume, which is guided by German-born Chef Ralf Schlegel. European-inspired dishes and a wine list boasting more than 1,300 labels make Plume one of the city’s truly premier dining experiences. The Jefferson also offers Quill, a haven for cocktail connoisseurs.
The Dupont Circle Hotel
Comprised of 327 rooms and suites, The Dupont Circle Hotel is a gem in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood. The hotel’s globally-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant procures flavors from across the world – think Moroccan lamb tagine or Asian style snapper – set in a delightfully bright space that is both a see-and-be-seen hot spot and a cozy, all-day restaurant. You’ll also be a short walk away from the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market, one of the city’s finest farmers’ markets and one of the few that stays open all year.
W Hotel Washington, DC
A major redesign of the W Hotel Washington, DC brought to life the 60-seat Cherry, home to a 15-foot custom-built, wood-fired grill – the largest of its kind in the DC area. Diners will find that elements of just about every single dish have kissed the open fire, from the grilled avocado with homemade hot sauce and grilled lime to the roasted chicken dressed in a toasted sesame scallion butter to the ember-roasted carrots prepared in a firebox just above the flames. There's also the reimagined POV rooftop, which doubles – no, triples as a bar and lounge.
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
While Kellogg caters to conferences, its renovated guest rooms mean a comfortable stay awaits any kind of visitor. The hotel rests in NoMa, an on-the-rise neighborhood that is home to one of the city’s ultimate foodie havens, Union Market. Inside, you’ll discover food stalls and informal restaurants in a bazaar-like setting unlike anything else in the city. Masseria, Chef Nicholas Stafenelli’s Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, and O-Ku, an inventive sushi spot, are also nearby.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
This landmark hotel recently redesigned of its common areas on the ground floor and added a new eatery and cocktail-centric bar in the form of The Sally, named after a member of the Fairfax family. The restaurant, which hopes to reopen this summer, welcomes all passersby with American-fusion small plates and locally sourced meats and cheeses. Once the weather turns warm, visitors can enjoy patio seating that overlooks Massachusetts Avenue.
Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square
Blending French flair with American style just steps from the White House, Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square will put foodies in a dream scenario. Opaline Bar and Brasserie, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, furthers the French connection with escargot, herb-roasted chicken and a signature Opaline Burger topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. The tantalizing Downtown dining scene is also just outside the door.
Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C.
If you like leaving it up to the experts, then look no further than the Michelin-starred Sushi Nakazawa, which offers up 20-course tastings. This New York import inside the ornate Trump International Hotel turns eating into an adventure with freshly caught fruits of the sea served omakase style, a Japanese phrase that roughly translates to “I'll leave it up to you."