A classic French restaurant with an eclectic menu, this is an excellent Capitol Hill restaurant for upscale entrees and fun desserts. We suggest an order of beef bourguignon, or roasted rabbit before closing things out with a nice espresso, or a Nutella crepe.
Montmartre. 327 7th St. SE
Another staple of French cuisine on Capitol Hill, this popular bistro beckons discerning regulars with foie gras with rhubarb and a phenomenal steak tartare. A short trip from the Capitol Hill Hotel, this elegant restaurant is great for a date or business meeting.
Bistro Bis. 15 E St. NW
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bringing an air of California to the east coast, Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar is a favorite among locals with its New American offerings and extensive wine menu. Come here for elegant and clean decor, grass-fed burgers, creative wood-grilled pizzas, and exceptional seafood.
Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar. 223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Charlie Palmer Steak
We’ve been fans of the Charlie Palmer Steak restaurant in Washington, DC for quite some time. Its artisanal approach to beef with upscale accompaniments like shellfish platters, world-class wine, and a choice Capitol Hill location all contribute to its prestige amongst DC foodies.
Charlie Palmer Steak. 101 Constitution Ave. NW
The go-to spot for sushi on Capitol Hill, Sushi Capitol offers fresh and well-prepared renditions of all your favorite nigiri, rolls, and sashimi platters. The $50 omakasake is a steal for a special chef’s choice tasting menu, and the dining room’s intimate space makes the experience feel all the more special.
Sushi Capitol. 325 Pennsylvania Ave SE