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.

20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Check Out in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC
Best Bets for Group Get-Togethers

Dining out doesn’t always involve a petite party of two. Whether you’re in town with a tour group, celebrating with a large group of pals, or scheduling a team meeting over a meal, these restaurants are pros at accommodating a crowd.s If you’re downtown: For solid American fare in a central...

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The Best Places to Eat in DC's Shaw Neighborhood

A short walk from Howard University from the north or Mount Vernon Square from the south, the ultra hot neighborhood of Shaw has made a name for itself with its mix of eclectic retail, raved about restaurants and bragging rights to some very cool African American jazz history. No national chains...

The Dabney - Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Washington, DC Shaw Neighborhood
Stars of the Show: Award-Winning Restaurants in Washington, DC

As you may have heard, DC’s dining scene has arrived. After the release of its first Michelin Guide , we decided to compile the city’s award-winning restaurants that require your attention. Accolades include Bib Gourmand or star-status in the aforementioned guide, James Beard Awards , RAMMY Awards...

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW - Award-Winning Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Washington, DC
Appetite for Perfection: DC’s Bib Gourmand Restaurants

Although Michelin stars are highly coveted, the Bib Gourmand designation (“Bib” is short for “Bibendum,” known as “ Michelin Man ” in English) signifies a restaurant serving high quality cuisine at affordable prices (to be precise: two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less). In...

Ottoman Taverna - Bib Gourmand Restaurant in Washington, DC
15 Can’t-Miss Food Experiences at Union Market

Welcome to Union Market , DC’s hippest feasting ground, a revived mid-century produce- and meat-selling bazaar that holds food stalls, informal restaurants and kitchenware boutiques in NoMa . We’re focusing on some of the tastiest experiences to be had at the hub, which is open every day of the...

@dcfishwife - Poke Bowl from District Fishwife at Union Market - Washington, DC
20+ Adventurous Date Ideas in Washington, DC

Whether you've journeyed by car, Amtrak train or American Airlines , the nation’s capital is quite the place to have a date night or romantic getaway. From its renowned dining scene to its majestic monuments, memorials and museums to its world-class hotels , Washington, DC has everything that a...

Adventurous Date Ideas in Washington, DC
12 Great Patios for Eating & Drinking in Washington, DC

Some of the city’s best and hottest restaurants offer sunny or shaded seating, so whether you are a foodie or just looking for some summer shine, there are great options for you. Check out our list below and also make sure to read up on rooftop bars and beer gardens in the area. A reminder that...

@jbcevents - Outdoor Dining at Fig and Olive Patio in CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Washington, DC Right Now
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
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market - Things to Do and Places to Eat in Washington, DC