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.

The Best Places to Eat on U Street

Take a stroll down U Street and you’ll find an eclectic array of entertainment options, from live music venues celebrating the neighborhood’s deep roots in the African American jazz scene to up-all-night restaurants that attract U Street’s social set. The neighborhood is worth exploring for foodies...

El Rey - Places to Eat on U Street - Washington, DC
Family-Friendly Restaurants & Places to Eat in Washington, DC

Here’s a guide to some of our favorite family-friendly restaurants, where you’re sure to find a menu that pleases both you and your kids. Quick family-friendly spots 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...

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

The Lincoln Memorial may loom large on the National Mall, but it was the neighborhood of Petworth where the 16th president used to sojourn in the summer. Petworth is home to President Lincoln’s Cottage , his summer home-turned-historical attraction, and the up-and-coming area is also home to a...

Diners at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room - Places to eat in Washington, DC
6 Summer Food & Drink Trends to Try Right Now in Washington, DC

DC is the place to be if you crave unique foodie experiences. From Union Market to weekend farmers’ markets to mouthwatering dishes served by celebrity chefs , check out the latest food crazes to hit the city. And don't forget your summer in the District won't be complete without Metropolitan...

Dog with ice cream sundae from Ice Cream Jubilee - What to eat this summer in Washington, DC
14 Great Beer Gardens to Check Out In & Around Washington, DC

DC’s booming food and drinks scene has helped to propel a buzzworthy beer community. Check out these open-air beer gardens in and around Washington, DC offering suds, snacks and convivial settings for downing a cold one alfresco.

Friends around fire at Wunder Garten in NoMa - The best beer gardens in and around Washington, DC
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
Cedric Maupillier Dishes on His French-American Mash Up in Shaw

A charming accent reveals Cedric Maupillier’s roots in the South of France. But the ambitious chef (also the force behind Adams Morgan ’s Mintwood Place ) recently became an American citizen, and the menu at his Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret to...

Chicken Coq au Vin at Convivial - Dining in Shaw - 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
11 Speakeasy Bars & Hidden Cocktail Lounges in Washington, DC

Within the same 68-square-mile city that saw Congress ratify the 18th Amendment more than a century ago 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 dimly lit lounges that will...

@karlinvillondophotography - Guests at Allegory in the Eaton Hotel - Hidden bar and speakeasy in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Downtown DC

Downtown DC buzzes with activity all day long and well into the evening with its mix of sophisticated shopping, dining and cultural offerings. The neighborhood’s proximity to the White House has also made it a prime destination for politicos and tourists alike. For foodies, you’ll find everything...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC