Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

Family-Friendly Dining in Washington, DC

Eat and run There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring schedule. Fortunately, there are many high quality food options near the National Mall . For some tasty quick bites, try Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the Penn...

Young family dining at Bluejacket on the Capitol Riverfront - Family friendly restaurants in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Penn Quarter & Chinatown

A cool collection of museums, theaters, restaurants, retail and the Capital One Arena —which is home to the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics when it’s not hosting an all-star lineup of concerts—make Penn Quarter and Chinatown one of the city’s most engaging entertainment districts...

Brunch at Zaytinya by José Andrés - Bib Gourmand Michelin Restaurant in Chinatown Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Brookland

The concentration of Catholic churches and monasteries surrounding the campus of Catholic University in this leafy neighborhood earned it the nickname of “Little Rome.” In addition to the attendant Italian restaurants that come with that suitable nickname, Brookland is also home to a handful of...

Diners on patio at Brookland Pint - Restaurant and bar in Brookland Washington, DC
7 Ways to Fit in Like a Local

You don’t have to hire fake Secret Service agents to look like you belong in DC, even if your flight just landed yesterday. As sure as the Parisians tie their scarves just so, Washingtonians have certain habits, ways of speaking and quirks, and if you know a few of them in advance, you’ll feel...

taqueria nacional
Sitting Down with Jamie Leeds, Owner of Hank’s Oyster Bar

Ten years ago, the crab cake was king of local menus, then Jamie Leeds opened a niche market: oysters. Thanks to her, the capital is enjoying oyster-centric gastropubs, but her baby, Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle , stands tall above them all. Leeds sat down with us to answer a few of our most...

Hanks Oyster Bar
The Best Places to Eat on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol Building and the Supreme Court. By day, the neighborhood is buzzing with everyone from senators and Supreme Court justices to law clerks and Capitol Hill staffers as they go about the business of making and interpreting the laws. By night, the...

Outdoor patio at Belga Cafe on Barracks Row - Restaurant on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
17 Romantic Date Ideas in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital is the picture-perfect setting for that idyllic date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene and romantic restaurants to its majestic monuments, memorials and world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a couple could want in the perfect evening...

Couple viewing Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party at The Phillips Collection - Museums and Date Spots in Washington, DC
Where to Eat & Drink Around the National Mall

Home to Washington, DC’s iconic museums and monuments, the National Mall is also surrounded by some of the city’s best places to eat.The area stretches from the foot of the U.S. Capitol to the Potomac River, so prepare to work those legs! These restaurants will help you fuel up before, during or...

Art and Soul - Places to Eat in Washington, DC
Where to Find Pumpkin & Other Fall Flavors in Washington, DC

We know by now that fall = pumpkin-spiced-everything season. As the leaves fall in the nation’s capital, there are plenty of DC spots that can satiate your sweet tooth while bringing full-on pumpkin power. But pumpkin’s not the only fall flavor on the block. We’ve got a roundup of the best places...

Ice Cream Jubilee Fall Flavors - Ice Cream in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Anacostia

Anacostia is full of DC cultural history. Cedar Hill , the former home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, is a popular attraction, while the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum provides an in-depth look at the neighborhood’s past. The Anacostia Arts Center serves as a creative cultural hub, and...

Uniontown Bar & Grill - Anacostia - Washington, DC