D.C. is now a major player on the east coast food scene and many of the best restaurants in D.C. can be found on national best of lists. From celebrity chef helmed haute cuisine to low key (but delicious) spots on H-Street there is something for everyone on our Best Restaurants in D.C. list.
Thriving H-Street has so to offer in terms of nightlife, it’s easy to overlook newcomer Toki Underground (124 H. St. N.E.). Toki offers diners an array of scrumptious dumplings, ramen and Asian themed cocktails.
Looking for more of a brasserie vibe? Brasserie Beck (1101 K. St. NW) by celebrity Chef Robert Wiedmaier does not disappoint. Enjoy Belgian cuisine and an expansive list of over 100 Belgian beers.
Graffiato (707 8th St. NW) from Chef Mike Isabella (Top Chef: All Stars) shines with Italian influence. Enjoy artisanal pizzas and handmade gnocchi..mmmm gnocchi.
For a big night out head to The Source by Wolfgang Puck (575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.) The menu takes a fresh perspective on Asian American cuisine in a sleek downtown setting, perfect for anniversaries and other special occasions.
If you’re in Georgetown, Café Milano (3251 Prospect St. NW) has been the go-to spot for D.C. insiders hoping to rub shoulders with everyone from A-List movie stars and singers to ambassadors to the GOP house leader. For authentic Italian, don’t miss Filomena (1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW) — the Linguini Cardinale, ravioli and tortellini are all signature dishes. Fancy French cuisine? Head to La Chaumiere (2813 M St NW) for some of the best authentic French cuisine in the city. For modern new American cuisine, check out newcomer Unum DC (2917 M St. NW,) Chef Phillip Blane’s attention to detail is spot on and is a welcomed addition to the Georgetown restaurant scene. For fun family friendly fare Clyde’s (3236 M. St.) is a longstanding favorite, perfect for kids.