Top 10  Restaurants in Washington DC

10. L'Auberge Chez Francois

MAP   MENU   (703) 759-3800

A family-owned treasure located in Great Falls, Virginia, L’Auberge Chez Francois is rated the most romantic restaurant in DC—ressens l'amour. Boasting a garden-to-table approach and a classical French ambiance, Chez Francois is the perfect place for a romantic proposal, hint hint. To complete your French experience, try the chocolate soufflé! Open for lunch Tues – Sat 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM and for dinner Tues – Thurs 5 PM – 9 PM, Fri 5 PM – 9:30 PM, and Sat 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Open Sun 12 PM – 7:30 PM.

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9. The Pig

MAP   MENU   (202) 290-2821

It’s time to get the pork OUT when you’re in The Pig!  All things porcine are on the menu, and we mean the whole animal. Paired with crafted American cocktails, beer and wine enjoy a pair of crispy ears, maybe a couple cherry cheeks followed by a bowl of pork blood chocolate pudding, you’ll eat pig parts that may have never piqued your precious palette, until now at this Top 10 Washington DC restaurant.  Serving everything pork Mon - Thurs, 4 - 10 PM, Fri - Sun, 10:30 AM - 11 PM.

8. Zaytinya

MAP   MENU   (202) 638-0800

Feeling Mediterranean? Zaytinya has what you’re looking for—Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines in a refreshing, unique atmosphere. With a variety of small plate options, why not try everything that looks tasty? From house-made hummus to mouth-watering gyros, every item on the menu will leave you entirely satisfied. Buzzing with energy, this Top 10 Washington DC cafe caters to the enthusiastic traveler, so leave your grouchy-from-walking-all-day companions at home! Open Tues – Thurs 11 AM – 11 PM, Fri – Sat 11 AM – 12 AM, and Sun – Mon 11 AM – 10 PM. 

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7. Buck's Fishing & Camping

MAP   MENU   (202) 364-0777

Grab your tent and sleeping bag! A delicious neighborhood favorite, Buck’s is a rustic, charm-filled, camping-themed Top 10 Washington DC restaurant. From thick-cut meats to decadent seafood served in a woody, fire-lit atmosphere, Buck’s is a comforting and delicious get-away from the big city. You may not be able to purchase a fishing license here, but you can purchase all the already-caught-and-cooked fish your heart desires! Open for dinner Mon – Thurs 5 PM – 9:30 PM, Fri – Sat 5 PM – 10 PM, and Sun 5 PM – 9 PM. 

6. Restaurant Eve

MAP   MENU   (703) 706-0450

An elegant contender for Top 10 Washington DC eatery, Restaurant Eve is a stunning dining venue located in Old Town Alexandria (one of our Top Ten DC shops)! The intended goal of the establishment is to ‘nourish the palate’ and create both spectacular dishes and unforgettable drinks. Rumor has it that the bar room serves some of the best lunch options in DC, including ever-changing small plates. The pace of the restaurant is meant to be leisurely (dinner 2.5 – 3 hours), so relax and enjoy! Open daily 10 AM – 10 PM. 

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5. KOMI

MAP   MENU   (202) 332-9200 

There’s nothing fishy about this incredible Top Ten Washington DC restaurant! KOMI is an American-Mediterranean paradise nestled in the hustle and bustle of the city. Prepare to be relaxed—KOMI isn’t just about eating, it’s about the experience. The minimalist venue offers a leisurely, set dinner consisting of roughly 12 dishes for $150.00 per person. Decadent seafood paired with Old-World wine and beer makes even the bite-sized plates memorable. Book reservations at least 30 days in advance; party maximum of 4 guests. Open for dinner Tues – Sat 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 

4. &pizza

MAP   MENU   (202) 450-4926

What kind of traveler doesn’t love pizza? A WEIRDough! But seriously, if you’re looking for a quick, but delicious bite in the big city, &pizza is a must try. Boasting soulful pizza at reasonable prices, you can choose your own ingredients for a pizza that is literally made just for you. We would tell you more pizza jokes, but they’re all too cheesy. &pizza offers several locations around the D.C. area, with some being open daily 11 AM – 11 PM and others open even later!

3. 1789

MAP   MENU   (202) 965-1789

Prepare for a blast to the past! 1789 delivers what the name implies: a historical take on American cuisine in an intimate, antique atmosphere. Located in a renovated Federal-style house, both the setting and the dishes emit an enchanting, country-inn elegance. But leave your bonnets and bayonets at home—this classy Top 10 Washington DC eatery suggests men wear jackets. Book reservations in advance; many travelers are entranced by 1789’s historic allure! Open Mon 6 PM – 10 PM, Fri 6 PM – 11 PM, Sat 5:30 PM – 11 PM, and Sun 5:30 PM – 10 PM. 

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2. Oyamel

MAP   MENU   (202) 628-1005

Holy guacamole! How could we keep this eccentric, lively Mexican restaurant off our Top 10 D.C. EATS? Oyamel is located in the heart of the city and offers extraordinary house-made guacamole that keeps travelers coming back for more. Featuring mouth-watering tapas and an impressively lengthy cocktail and wine list, This Top 10 Washington DC restaurant will get your party started for you. Open Tues – Thurs 11 AM – 11 PM, Fri – Sat 11 AM – 12 AM, and Sun – Mon 11 AM – 10 PM. 

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1. Rasika

MAP   MENU   (202) 637-1222

Elegantly swooping in to the number one Top Ten Washington DC restaurants is Rasika, a fabulous Indian cafe you won’t want to miss. Founded by the infamous Ashok Bajaj, this modern take on Indian is making waves in the nation’s capital amongst locals and travelers alike. Try the fan favorite: crispy spinach - just make sure it’s out of your teeth before your date sees! Open for lunch Mon – Fri 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and dinner 5:30 – 10:30 PM (Friday open until 11 PM). Open Sat 5 – 11 PM. 

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