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.

18 Farm-to-Table Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

The word “locavore” (defined as, “one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible”) was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a few years ago; it’s also a concept that rules at many Washington, DC restaurants. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of must-try places to eat that source what’...

Dinner service at The Dabney in Shaw - Michelin-starred, romantic restaurant in Washington, DC
Where to Find Cherry Blossom-Inspired Food & Drink in Washington, DC

Nothing signifies the arrival of spring in the nation's capital quite like the blooming of the cherry blossom trees and the three-week-long National Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate the occasion. But spring is blossoming off the National Mall too, in the form of cherry blossom-inspired flavors...

Cherry blossom afternoon tea at the St. Regis Hotel - Where to find cherry blossom-inspired food and drink in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat On & Around the National Mall

The National Mall is home to the nation’s most iconic monuments and memorials. A visit to Washington, DC is truly not complete without time spent along this most important swathe of land. For sightseers who also want some fabulous food, the National Mall has a host of options for memorable meals...

Dining room at Occidental Grill and Seafood - Restaurant near the National Mall in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Woodley Park

North of Dupont Circle – and across Rock Creek Park from the lively Adams Morgan – Woodley Park was one of several uptown neighborhoods where 19th- and early 20th-century Washington, DC residents escaped the summer heat. The neighborhood still boasts historic architecture and grand hotels. Modern...

@meghan1943 - Scene at Open City Restaurant - The Best Places to Eat in DC's Woodley Park Neighborhood
20+ Places to Eat, Shop & Play on DC's 14th Street

Creative cocktail bars, Michelin-approved restaurants, funky galleries, unique boutiques, trendy coffee shops, rockin' music venues: the 14th Street NW scene has an experience for everyone. Locals and visitors throng to this exceptional streetscape for its endless allure and ceaseless excitement...

Where to eat, drink and shop on 14th Street - The best things to do in Washington, DC
Guide to Dining at Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Washington, DC

For roving gastronomes and travelers who revel in experiences centered on food, it’s time to reserve a table in the nation’s capital. The 2020 Washington, DC Michelin Guide is out, and it’s brimming with Michelin-starred restaurants, affordable hot spots and essential eating insights covering...

minibar by José Andrés - Luxe Date Ideas in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in DC's NoMa Neighborhood

NoMa (stands for North of Massachusetts Avenue) was once a hub for wholesale food vendors and industrial warehouses, but now acts as a foodie mecca in the heart of DC. The opening of Union Market kicked off NoMa’s renaissance and this pocket of the city is now attracting a host of up-and-coming...

Rappahannock Oyster Bar restaurant in Union Market - Places to eat in NoMa Washington, DC
6 Places Where You Can Play Ping Pong in Washington, DC

Whether you call it table tennis or ping pong, Forrest Gump’s favorite game is a beloved pastime, and it’s especially delightful when paired with beer and bites. Fortunately, Washington, DC has numerous places to play ping pong and savor time with friends.

Playing ping pong at Breadsoda - Bars and restaurants where you can play ping pong in Washington, DC
Exploring Shaw’s Alleys & Offshoots

In the 19th century, hundreds of intersecting alleys existed behind DC’s blocks of rowhouses. The brick-paved zones were home to stables, workshops and working-class dwellings. Today, many of these alleys are gone, but a few remain – and they’ve become some of the hottest areas for bars,...

Colorful street art mural in Shaw's Blagden Alley - Historic alleyway in Washington, DC
14 Speakeasy Bars & Hidden Cocktail Lounges in Washington, DC

Within the same 68-square-mile city that saw Congress ratify the 18th Amendment in 1919 (the law went into effect on Jan. 17, 1920), you’ll find a thriving craft cocktail scene (and even distilling scene ). Speakeasy-style bars abound in the District, many with unmarked entrances, hidden doors and...

@karlinvillondophotography - Guests at Allegory in the Eaton Hotel - Hidden bar and speakeasy in Washington, DC