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    1. Toki Underground

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    1334 reviews
    Toki Underground
    Location
    5
    Price/Quality
    5
    Service
    5
    Parking
    5
    Wifi quality
    5

    Address: 1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

    Telephone: (202) 388-3086

    Guy: Asian restaurant



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    Nadezhda Mouzykina: Great place, great service, and delicious food. It's very tight and seating is limited, so there's a time limit on your visit. My friend, who visited Japan, noted the food was authentic and so was the vibe, for the most part. One thing that I didn't like was the volume of the music. In such a tiny place, it felt more like a club than a dinner spot. And if you don't like rap, you might not enjoy your time there.

    Katelyn Bodwell: Absolutely delicious and such a cool vibe inside! I had the Toki Classic and highly recommend! The place is upstairs and small, so you’re sitting close next to other people along the edge of the room and there is alway late 2000s music playing! Definitely a great date spot, might not be great for more than two people. Make a reservation ahead of time. A must visit place for Ramen in DC!!

    Kali Smith: Delicious! Vegan options available (vegan dumplings) and also amazing cauliflower bao. We also ordered the full chicken bao and the chicken thigh in eel sauce-- both amazing. Both bao had good spice and left your lips a little tingly. The chicken thigh was cooked so well and the skin made it taste like it was wrapped in bacon??? We got takeout and it was still good when it got home. Can't wait to go back!!

    Nayeli and Matthew: Nayeli's: honestly if you are going to try ramen for the first time ever, this is the place to go. I got the kimchi ramen, it has a spicy flavor to it but its not so spicy. it was still very good because it felt like the spiciness was very well balanced out. The broth is thick which makes it even better. The noodles are so good, its just an amazing place to get ramen. My bf and I then decided to get the fried chicken steamed buns. It was sooooo gooooddddddd!! the buns were so soft and the chicken had so much flavor. I would dip my bun in my broth and it tasted so good like that as well. The place is a bit cramped but its not bad at all. It has a nice bar theme to it. The decorations were cute as well. Matthew's: All I need to say is, best ramen place in D.C, and possibly in the whole DMV itself. No overexaggeration, all truth. 100%. Also tried the fried chicken steamed buns and those were amazing too. I got the Tonkotsu Tsukumen that comes with the broth on the side. Broth was flavorful and tasted good, so good that you wanna drink the whole damn bowl. Best ramen.

    Hannah: Such a cute little restaurant! The best ramen in DMV. Get a reservation if you plan on coming here because in the evening it usually fills up and there aren’t many seats. Drinks are good. They kick you out after a certain amount of time but it’s worth it.

    N T-K: Terrible service by the receptionist who is always on her personal phone instead of seating customers! Her attitude is so bad too! She acts as if we are begging her to eat here. Also, the staff hovers and watches you constantly. The environment is just not great! The food on the other hand is good! The stars are just for the food. We will not be going back and we encourage you all to try somewhere else! So many places taste just as good plus better service and environment!

    Keith Muller: Since we no longer live in Washington DC, we always make eating at Toki Underground one of our top priorities. We were excited to learn they now offer reservations. Absolutely my favorite place to eat in DC. The food is delicious and super consistent. The staff is next level. My wife mentioned we had our first date ten years ago at Toki, and the staff made us feel like a million dollars. I can’t say thank you enough. We look forward to our next visit.

    Caleb Newman: Wow, what a fantastic experience. The vibe of this place is extremely inclusive and upbeat. Great music and close proximity bar seating makes you feel like you’re at lunch with a bunch of friends. The servers and staff were kind and attentive; a special shout-out to Michael for his service and recommendation of the Fuyu Mizunara whisky. The classic ramen seemed like the go-to menu choice and for good reason, the pork was literally melt-in-your-mouth tender. You definitely need reservations, and now I can see why this place is always packed. We’ll be back!

    Laura Garnett: Here lies an authentic Japanese Raman bar, hidden right in the heart of H Street. You can find some of the best ramen here, and it's a huge bonus that there are gluten-free options. This place is a must! Recommend advance reservations, since it is quite popular. It's places like this that make me never want to leave the city. Fantastic!

    Jordan Richardson: The ramen was amazing! Had the Toki classic and added the the spice bomb and it was phenomenal. Great noodle to meat ratio. This ramen would turn a vegan into a meat eater. The staff was super nice as well. Highly recommend!

    2. Estadio

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    Estadio
    Location
    5
    Price/Quality
    5
    Service
    5
    Parking
    5
    Wifi quality
    5

    Address: 1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

    Telephone: (202) 319-1404

    Guy: Spanish restaurant



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    Hanna Ozbeki: came here for brunch and it was great! we did tapas style and it worked out for us even with the larger plates. we got the brussels sprouts, caluflower, patatas bravas , arugula salad, chorizo hash and hanger steak and eggs the star of the brunch were the steak and eggs everything else was good, but the patatas braves were not my favorite compared to everything else on the table service was great! quick, respectful, and mindful of our requests!

    Da-Wang Wu: Some dishes are good (e.g., cauliflowers, shishito peppers, shrimps, cheesecake, churros), but others are just okay (e.g., steaks with blue cheese, fried potatoes, mussels). Since it’s tapas style, it’s better to order dishes by batch vs. all at once. Outdoor dining space is available. It can be a bit pricy for a casual Friday dinner.

    Shalini: Perfect place for the first in person meeting with my team! The food here is fantastic. I loved the Bomba rice which is a rich but not too heavy and has umami-ness from the mushroom, truffle and manchego cheese. The corn was my next on my list of favorites followed by shishito peppers (decadent pepper aioli on the side), crispy cauliflower which was good. The churros were amazing- they were served with dark chocolate sprinkled with sea salt on the side, were perfectly crispy on the outside soft on the inside and not cloyingly sweet. Good service and recommendations as well!

    Genesis Christina: First time eating here and YOU have to go, the ambiance is so welcoming and warm. The food is to die for! Great prices and you are able to try so many different plates because of the sizes! If you are looking for smaller plates snacks you have to go here. If you are a fan of butternut squash, you need to try their butternut squash soup! The customer service was also amazing, our waitress was so sweet and accommodating. 100% recommend!

    Martha M. Castro: Food is on point. Food is spectacular and fresh, with plates for every taste. Service is very friendly and very helpful. Drinks exceeded expectations.

    Emily Crisan: Amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere! Do yourself a favor and get the grilled octopus and the braised short rib! Wonderful dinner and will definitely be back!

    Colvin Will Do It: This is such a great restaurant!! The little portions are how I think American portions should be as well. I took my wife out to eat a great dinner and we were not disappointed. It was expensive but we knew that walking in.

    Kaylun Draughn: Food and service were impressive. We ordered the octopus, mussels, arugula salad, duck, and crispy pork belly. Everything was cooked to perfection and came out pretty quickly. The churros were good but crispier than I typically like. I can’t wait to go back!

    Jacob Fitzpatrick: Estadio has an outstanding menu that is small enough to navigate, but large enough to find something for all tastes. The unique tapas range from vegetarian flavors to unusual meats - but all with roots to Spain (and Basque Country). The vibe is hip and fun, but not overpowering or too loud. A definite DC gem!

    Brandon Richardson: Yummy Tapas place. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mask required. The crispy cauliflower and chicken tapas were great! Well seasoned and delicious!

    3. Corduroy

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    171 reviews
    Corduroy
    Location
    5
    Price/Quality
    5
    Service
    5
    Parking
    5
    Wifi quality
    5

    Address: 1122 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30PM

    Telephone: (202) 589-0699

    Guy: New American restaurant



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    J Taylor: We held a wonderful surprise dinner last Friday. The food was delicious and prepared nicely, compliments to the chef! The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for our birthday celebration and the staff was phenomenal, especially Natasha!!! Everything was amazing! Thanks to Corduroy for making Friday a special night.

    Tatianna Barrett: My family and I ate here for Christmas Eve dinner, and I have to say we were disappointed. While I appreciated the fact that the chef was able to have vegan options (called ahead, of course), in NO WAY did I think it was worth the same price as the regular prix fixe menu items. It was good, but definitely not for the price; should have paid half. The sorbets, unfortunately, tasted like freezer burn. The rest of my family enjoyed their food, so that's good. The big reason why the 2 stars was the service and quality of service. It took an incredible amount of time in between meals to get our next meal. Literally took almost 25 MINUTES to just get our drinks. Additionally, you couldn't really tell who was a server and who wasn't. You could completely tell that the restaurant was really understaffed that evening, and it just showed across the board, and seemed a little chaotic and unorganized. And unfortunately, our "main" server kept blaming other people, circumstances, etc. for the wait time, and ended up having a little bit of an attitude and quite defensive when we brought this up nicely. Listen, we completely understand we're dining in a pandemic and that people call off sick, don't show up, or don't want to work; however, if you're a HIGH END restaurant, despite the circumstances, you must deliver the same quality. And if not, then changes have to be made, such as limit the amount of reservations. And then, when we went to get our coats, the hostess was nowhere to be found; and when found, she was in the kitchen doing dishes. We spent well over 3 hours here, and it wasn't us just enjoying long conversation and the ambience. Unfortunately, it's an "enter at your own risk" type of review.

    Morgan Fykes: Had a fabulous time back at Corduroy. The food was delicious and the service was good (poor guy was flying solo cause it was a VERY quiet night) - definitely enjoyed the meal and was glad to be back!!

    Scott Plunkett: We just dined here for the Christmas Eve and I thought the experience overall was good with some areas of improvement. The service was acceptable but for the price I would have expected a slightly higher degree of attention to detail. Our waitress couldn’t really describe any dish in detail or how it would be presented when asked, and timing of service was a little odd as well. The first course came IMMEDIATELY, and I mean immediately after ordering before we had even time to butter our bread or take a drink of our cocktail, fine- but then afterwards the second course took a very, very long time to come out after we were done with the first course- just seemed a little odd, nitpicking maybe but I felt a little more continuity in timing would have been nice. We were about half way done with our dinner when someone came and asked if we were done- clearly we weren’t- again maybe too picky of me but there were leftover butter plates and other silverware on the table which weren’t taken away at the same time, just a little odd. Overall slightly slower/less attentive/aware service than I would have expected. But that may just be me using the high bar of DC restaurant service as an unrealistically high expectation. The food I thought was quite good, the tuna tartare and red snapper bisque were delicious. The sauces for each entree were amazing and the cuts of meat were perfectly fine but nothing to write home to mom about. Dessert was also very good. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to a friend and the combination of food and service was reasonable for the price point. Waitress could have known more about food and wine options and service could have been a bit more cohesive/attentive.

    Zoe Burger: Best meal I've had in a LONG time. I already want to go back. We had the tuna. I also had the red snapper bisque- amazing. My friend had the beet salad and she enjoyed it. Oh, but that tuna! Perfection! Waitress was helpful and nice but she let us sit a bit too long once we finished. I noticed a faint cigar scent from the shop next door.

    Boulder Skywatcher: We were a party of 5 who came to DC for a once in a lifetime celebration. I very much regret having chosen this restaurant for our family celebration. The food was good, but the service was beyond terrible. We waited to be seated (NOBODY at the door to greet guests), we waited 20 minutes for water and menus, our wine glasses stayed empty, our meal service took forever, and we skipped dessert because there was nobody who could be bothered to attend us. Yes, the food was good, but not so good to tolerate such bad service. I am sick of being told restaurants can't get help. Then don't open your doors. You very nearly took the special out of our special occasion, and there is no excuse whatsoever for taking so much of a customer's money and delivering such a terrible experience.

    Keren Daniel: An absolute pleasure!All dishes are made from scratch, using the best ingredients, including desserts.

    Jeff: So here is the deal. I got a dinner for 2 valued at $120 thru Verizon up program. After making the reservation I took my wife and we went to the restaurant. The restaurant is very nice and quiet with low lighting, it has a modern look to it. The lady who greeted us was super nice and gave us our Verizon up menus. Then came the server. When she saw we had Verizon up menus she looked not so happy. She never introduced herself. She took our order. I ordered green salad that was great. Then Flat iron steak with mushrooms for main course ( she never asked what sides I wanted when the plate can it had potatoes and green beans on it). I did not want to make a scene but anyway the food was excellent. Kudos to the Chef. Then came dessert it was Pistachio bread pudding, which was delicious. Other then the server being standoffish and not coming to check on us the restaurant was beautiful and the food was great.

    lynda wright: There were 8 of us All LOVED the food and service. Only down side was the cigar shop next door. The smell was coming into where we sat. Several of the group were absolutely appalled. We do not SMOKE!! Understand the restaurant is trying to work out a solution. But next time we come we will change where we sat. BUT ABSOLUTELY 1 of the best restaurants in DC.

    TYG Handyman: One of the best gems in DC. Wine list is great, service is excellent and food is awesome. Never had a bad meal. Chocolate tart, tuna with rice, all the soups just eat everything.

    4. Ambar Capitol Hill

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    2239 reviews
    Ambar Capitol Hill
    Location
    4.8
    Price/Quality
    4.8
    Service
    4.9
    Parking
    4.8
    Wifi quality
    4.8

    Address: 523 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

    Telephone: (202) 813-3039

    Guy: Eastern European restaurant



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    Maya Bryant: I’ve been to this location for brunch twice so far. It’s a great place to go if you want to try multiple things. I went last time for my birthday brunch, which was on the rooftop floor. It was beautifully decorated and spacious for my party of 9. The food is always really good especially if you want to try new things. The crispy cheese slider really impressed me. Other great menu items include the mini burgers, beef prosciutto Benedict, and pecan and maple waffles. I would honestly skip the mac and cheese and bacon and grits, but it’s still worth a try being that you pay one price for everything. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I definitely wouldn’t mind coming back for dinner one day.

    Scott Nguyen: Came in with high expectations based on recommendations from friends and certainly was not disappointed! The food was so delicious and the service was top notch. We ordered a lot of small dishes with plenty of options for meat and vegetarian eaters. Our servers constantly had food orders taken and delivered, and we walked away very stuffed. Highly recommended.

    arun varughese: One of the best restaurants in DC. The price is high but you get unlimited food of premium quality. 45$ for dinner and 35$ for lunch. The food quality is of the level of a good high end restaurant with normal ingredients. All items are small plates but it’s not an issue as you can order them again. My favorites are rainbow trout, lamb lasagne and slow cooked beef. Almost all their items are good. I did not like salmon as it tasted very bland.

    Leighton Smith: Our experience at Ambar was phenomenal. One of my top 5 favorite dining experiences across the world. For only $45 (plus drinks if desired), you get 2 hours at a table to sample anything on the Balkan / Eastern European menu. Everything tasted fantastic. The service we received from Tamara and others was 5-star. I cannot believe how flavorful everything was. What an awesome cultural experience. Thank you Ambar!!

    Doris Becerra: I enjoy this place... I love it. All the food was great!! I would recommend! The lunch was amazing and very quite place. I went with my baby, my mother and husband and all was perfect! The waitress was phenomenal and very nice!! She explained how its works and she brings to us every plate that we want it repeat! We love it the place. Some photos of the lunch.. but I must take more photos!!

    Stefan Tobler: Wow, this was my first bottomless brunch experience in DC and I’m glad it was. Ambar is a hell of a deal with some delicious food and exciting atmosphere. The photos below are from breakfast but their dinner is equally as fun! HIGHLY recommend, one of the only places I find myself at time and time again bringing all my new guests!

    Gina Abrams: Me and the crew had a great time! We went for brunch. We were seating as soon as we arrived! Melissa was an excellent host! She kept the food coming. Everything was good (except for the bacon was too salty, I typically eat turkey bacon). Make your reservations today!

    Aaron Phillips: Very cool place. Small plates but lots of them, great way to taste around the menu. The sausages and mustard were great, really enjoyed the mustard. A nice selection of wine out of Serbia, Bosnia, Slovenia etc. which was fun. It's nice inside too, perfectly casual with prompt service and a helpful waitress happy to answer menu and broader cuisine questions. Will absolutely be back next time we're in Washington.

    Brittani Spaulding: My absolute favorite brunch spot ever. All you can eat food and drink for under $50 pp. Can’t beat it. Everything on the menu is tasty and the drinks are good. Make a reservation ahead of time. Make sure you come hungry and thirsty, the service is always great and plates and drinks are refilled quickly.

    Viraj Patel: Great $35 unlimited plates brunch on the weekend. Be sure to get here at least an hour before closing so you have time to order all the plates. Best items: cheese pie, salmon Benedict, veal soup, kale Caesar, Balkan salad, grilled steak, fried chicken slider, pecan and maple waffle.

    5. The Monocle Restaurant

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    405 reviews
    The Monocle Restaurant
    Location
    4.6
    Price/Quality
    4.5
    Service
    4.5
    Parking
    4.5
    Wifi quality
    4.5

    Address: 107 D St NE, Washington, DC 20002

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:45AM

    Telephone: (202) 546-4488

    Guy: American restaurant



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    Trevor John: This Rustic gem is a great diamond in the rough. Gives off speak easy vibes reminiscent of Old financial district NYC.

    Justin McKenzie: Absolutely delicious food! Historical venue! Friendly service! A must do on a visit to DC!

    Xenon Booth: Lovely ambiance and great cocktails. The food was great, but not exceptional. I had the lobster linguine (which was fine) and my husband had a steak (which was good). We really enjoyed the oysters. We felt that this restaurant, overall, was great value for money.

    Nicole Jamila: My boyfriend and I are very picky as he is a chef and I just love food in general. We’re visiting DC and the bar tender at our hotel suggested the Monocle. And boy are we glad we listened!!! We had 4 entrees; Crab cakes, made with JUMBO lump crab with a delicious sauce; Salmon, cooked perfectly and served with perfectly cooked veggies and a beautiful sauce; clams with linguini. We ordered two sides of onion rings (which they are known for). I’ve never had onion rings like that and I’m glad we ordered two because one wouldn’t have been enough. EVERYTHING was superb!!! Our server Joel was attentive and polite. He took such good care of us. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! When we’re back in DC, this is where we’ll be!

    Carl Pruschowsky: I wish I took photos! Our experience was 11/10. Our server was fantastic and the food was wonderful. I got the Special which was a NY Strip cooked perfectly. The other people in my party got the crab cake, Ribeye and a Pasta dish and they were all ranting on how good everything was. Definitely order the soup!

    LISA HANEY: I didn’t eat at the restaurant. We had a gathering upstairs. The staff was awesome. The bartender was extremely nice and funny. I’ll be back.

    Kathy Moore: We chose The Monocle for our anniversary night out. The food was amazing, but the service was truly stellar. If you're looking for a great dining experience in a low key traditional ambience, do yourself a favor and make your reservation.

    JOSE EMILIANO SOTO VILLANUEVA: . Unique menu, fresh food and the ambiance is incredible. Beautifully renovated and designed. Every time I come to DC I will be sure to pay this amazing restaurant a visit!!

    District Daily Eats: I’ve worked on Capitol Hill for ten years and heard so much about The Monocle, but I’ve never had the chance to experience this steakhouse until this week. The Monocle is family owned and operated. You can find it steps away from the Senate Buildings. You never know who you might be sitting next to here whether its an ambassador or your very own elected official from the House of Representatives or The Senate. The menu is fairly standard as far as steakhouses go. I got the Ginger Manhattan to drink to start, followed by The tuna tartare. Next, I got the jumbo crab cake and a bowl of the jambalaya. For dessert I got the chocolate triomph cake. Everything was incredibly good! I can’t stress that enough!! I had the chance to talk with the owner and some of the staff. Everyone could not of been anymore friendly and hospitable. My orders were brought out to me quickly and correctly. As for the restaurant itself. It’s kept impeccably clean. Definitely check out The Monocle!

    Nala Sloane: Coming to the taste of the food, I felt it was worth and the value for money according to me was amazing. Overall I would say the restaurant was great. Wonderful experience!

    6. The Dabney

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    950 reviews
    The Dabney
    Location
    4.6
    Price/Quality
    4.7
    Service
    4.6
    Parking
    4.6
    Wifi quality
    4.6

    Address: 122 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

    Telephone: (202) 450-1015

    Guy: Restaurant



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    James B: When traveling I try to seek out Michelin/ James beard places and this place definitely earned its star. It's a 4 course meal at a reasonable price, especially when you get all of the app choices. I got the duck as a main and the caramelized dark meat was the best I've ever had. All the other dishes were great too, the only slight underwhelming part is the cheese didn't pair well with the strawberries alone, you definitely had to use the crackers. The waiter was great for most of the night, the only slightly annoying thing is that I thought he mentioned he was throwing in the additional slider on the house since it was my first time, but I ended up getting charged for it

    Jiaren Li: Well deserving of the accolades! The meal was extraordinarily enjoyable and our waitress was both insightful of the food and friendly. I was surprisingly mind blown by the roasted vegetables - superb ingredients and good techniques make something appear so simple but feels like beyond my ability to replicate at home.

    Jeff Ahn: The Dabney is one of my favorite restaurants in DC. However, had a more sub-par experience this last time. Was late 15 minutes to our reservations and lost our seats indoors and had to sit in the heat outdoors. This was a little odd as it seemed many tables were available indoors. Our server was great and was accommodating. Food was great! the corn bread was extremely hot so be careful if you decide to get this! We eventually moved to the bar as it was extremely hot outside and finished our desserts and had a couple drinks. The bartender was nice and asked what we wanted but he got out order wrong. Kinda blamed it on us in front of us to our server which I thought was slightly unprofessional and awkward. Our server made it right at the end. Pros: Catfish sliders! its an extra dish outside of the course. Highly recommend! Dessert was great as well! Cons: Table outside was covered with ants. Bartender could have been a little more professional. Overall, quality of food was great. Service could have been better especially from a Michelin restaurant.

    Jessica C: The Dabney is my go-to for special occasions. It’s pricey but whenever my friend from the west coast comes for a visit, it’s our fancy/celebratory reunion dinner. The wait staff is always friendly and they pay you great attention. There are lots of little touches that make this place great (i.e., my friend and I remembered how much we loved the bread and butter last time we came, and the staff gave us tiny jars of the butter to take home with us. The butter is so good you could eat it with a spoon). The snacks/first course were delicious. Even something as boring as a radish turned into a highlight of the meal (I avoid seafood but they made great substations with the pre-fixe menu to accommodate me). The meat is cooked beautifully (though I admit the lamb was fattier than I typically enjoy — see photo) and the egg tart was my favorite dish. The drink was aromatic and lovely. If you can save up for a fancy dinner, go.

    Logan Kenney: Amazing farm to table meal, definitely worthy of the star! The food was perfectly prepared and the dishes were extremely well thought out. One of my favorite D.C. spots, it’s a must every time I go.

    Beth H: A warm and relaxed place where culinary artists skillfully transform foraged and locally sourced ingredients into edible masterpieces. The finished product unfolds course upon course like symphonic movements, building on a theme, revisiting subtle refrains, interposing cleaver variations, and culminating in a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime edible aesthetic experience!

    Nicholas Stephens: Absolutely loved it! Wait staff was super friendly, everyone said hello coming in and thank you, have a good night heading out. Our server, Christian, was very knowledgeable about the menu, offered great suggestions and was patient with our questions. Had a 5-course meal, including snacks, appetizers, entree, dessert and parting sweet treats for the road. A Michelin star restaurant tucked into Blagden Alley, worth the trip and the experience! Enjoy some of the artwork in the Alley, as well, right at the DC Alley Museum a few steps away. To the entire staff, thank you and I hope to see you again soon. Have a great night!

    Julia Gooding: We walked in and we’re thankful to be able to have the choice of the fixed or a la carte. We opted to order from the menu. Warning: portions are really small, so be prepared to order a lot or don’t come super hungry. We joked you get but a dab of food (a La carte at least) at The Dabney, but it’s a tasty dab! Some highlights were hen of the woods, scallops, and the wild meringue desert. But I think the dark chocolate gelato could be darker and richer. Cocktails were interesting but I didn’t find them that interesting in terms of depth/layers of flavor. Really nice staff and positive experience, but a star off because my expectations (with the star) were quite high!

    Matt Monarch: Great tasting menu, but probably not worth splurging on given the other options you have in DC. The catfish sliders are worth adding. All the other food pictured was very good but unspectacular.

    Christine S: I’ve been here on several occasions, and the Dabney has always been consistently great. Quality of the ingredients really shine here, and the service is stellar. I still remember my first visit when I bit into a carrot and thought “this is what a carrot should taste like.” (LOL…I’m serious though). If you’re someone who appreciates quality ingredients from great suppliers, don’t miss out! From their latest menu (as of September 2021), I tried their chilled corn soup with Maryland crab, tomato tartine, lamb, and nectarine sorbet. I highly recommend the chilled corn soup! Cozy ambiance and great drink menu

    7. Old Ebbitt Grill

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    Old Ebbitt Grill
    Location
    4.5
    Price/Quality
    4.5
    Service
    4.6
    Parking
    4.5
    Wifi quality
    4.5

    Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

    Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 2AM ⋅ Reopens 11AM

    Telephone: (202) 347-4800

    Guy: American restaurant



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    Natalia Mednikov: There are straightforward American-style food. This restaurant is best known for its huge old-school oyster bar—think lots of dark wood, brass fixtures, and big mirrors. That oysters was fantastic and fresh. We’ve enjoyed also cheese sampler, fried calamari and baked oysters. Everything they do is absolutely delicious. The service was very fast and friendly. We were happy to choose this great restaurant to end our busy day in Washington, D.C.

    Tiberiu Hrihorciuc: Loved the experience! Tasted a dozen oysters and each one was more delicious than the other. Wine is very fairly priced. Saw it more expensive in some New York wine discount stores. The fish was such a huge portion when they split it in two plates we told them that we did not order 2 plates but to our surprise that was a full plate. If you get a chance to go to happy hours for oysters don't hesitate!
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    Aditya Karandikar: Had an awesome time here as a late night/ early next day stop. The food was quite nice and fairly refined, especially at such a late hour! The atmosphere was popping as well which made it more enjoyable. Service was very friendly and they had great oysters. Fresh complimentary bread never hurts either…

    Sam M: This place is one of the more famous restaurants in DC. I visited this spot during brunch and it was packed. I would definitely recommend making a reservation for both weekend dinner and brunch services. I started with New England clam chowder and some salad dish. For entrees, I got eggs benedict and catfish. All the dishes I ordered were pretty good. But, I definitely enjoyed their desserts more even though I was pretty full before it. Their key lime pie and salted caramel bread pudding were both amazing! Staffs were very accommodating and attentive during the whole service. I’m planning to visit this restaurant and will get some oysters and burgers next time. I heard they are pretty good. I definitely recommend this place to celebrate any special occasions.

    Suzi Figueroa: Wow, wow and wow! A friend recommended this establishment to me when I asked for dining recommendations for my upcoming DC trip. I am so glad I listened. The warm and inviting ambiance matched the service. And the food? Oh my goodness. Delicious. My SO ordered meatloaf. Who knew meatloaf could take on a such an extraordinary presentation.
    Response: Suzi, Thank you for visiting Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have you back again the next time you're in town.

    Mary H: What a DC institution. I've been here numerous times taking "out of town" guests but always failed to write a review... This place is busy and crowded... so make a reservation. Service is attentive and friendly. Try to get a seat in the atrium, much nicer and brighter. *turkey club-generous portions of turkey. It was good and the fries were nice and hot. *salad greens- tasty, I wanted something light. *calamari-nice and crispy. They have a good selection on their menu, we just weren't that hungry. It's kinda the place to go when you visit DC.
    Response: Thank you, Mary!

    Amy Workman: If you're worried that this a nice place turned tourist trap that cuts corners, worry not. We had a fantastic experience and the food was superb. Our server was in his 9th year here and I wished he could've just sat and talked with us all night. They were wonderfully accommodating and welcoming of our kids, which you definitely can't say about a lot of places. Some places know that if the kids are happy the parents are more than happy to get another round and more dishes. And then when we're sans-kids someday, we'll definitely be back to sit at one of the beautiful bars. We had the walrus raw bar which was perfect for us never having had raw oysters. They did a little of each kind they had that night and I had no idea oysters could taste so different. We had the mussels, kids mac and cheese, and sausage pasta dish. The pasta was house made and the sauce creamy and spicy. So good. After dinner we walked it off around the White House. I've spent much more at restaurants and not gotten half as much food or nearly as good as service, so even though it was our most expensive meal in DC it was also our best value. Definitely a must-go in DC.

    Elaine Viegas: AMAZING! There is no other word to describe it. Since we arrived until we paid the service was perfect. I couldn’t be more happy for their food, service and kindness on my birthdays lunch. We didn’t mention that it was my birthday but they saw on my profile and as soon as I arrived they asked to confirm and no only brought my desert with a candle and a cute chocolate happy birthday place on the top. Our server was amazing, she arrived singing happy birthday, was very classy and really surprised me. Thank you for the excellence in your service. BTW the food it’s top quality, my oysters and shrimps were fresh abs really tasteful.

    Jelena M: Great food, great price, great service! The waiter we had was so nice, knowledgeable, and friendly! The calamari was very good, but watch out for the spicy peppers in it . My salad was yummy! I usually never order salads, but I am glad I did as the dressing was citrusy and refreshing! They also give warm bread and butter while you wait 😍
    Response: Jelena, Thank you for stopping by Old Ebbitt Grill and leaving a great review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon!

    Matthew Hanna: This was a pretty cool place to eat. It is so old but very nice inside. Lots of preserved animals I didn't expect to see like sea turtles, walrus and more. The food was great and I really liked the drinks. You can still visit and get a really good burger and fries for like $18 or you can go all out and pay $100+ for a super delicious entree. Either way the alcohol is good.

    8. Métier

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    Métier
    Location
    4.7
    Price/Quality
    4.6
    Service
    4.6
    Parking
    4.6
    Wifi quality
    4.6

    Address: 1015 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5PM

    Telephone: (202) 737-7500

    Guy: New American restaurant



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    Brittany H: By far our favorite restaurant in D.C. that we tried during our trip! We decided to celebrate our anniversary here and we are so glad we did. Each dish was so perfectly crafted and exceptional. The chef does an excellent job in making sure you taste all the elements of his dishes. We enjoyed every single single dish & wouldn’t change a thing. They do have the option to upgrade your first dish to Caviar and I have to say it’s a must! The chef and his wife were even so kind to give us an anniversary candle as a gift and we can come back and refill it on our next visit. So thoughtful! They truly made our experience unforgettable. I highly recommend Métier to any and all! You will not be disappointed. We can’t wait to return next year!

    Michal Rokah: The experience is almost. Everything was great - the location, staff, cocktails; alas, everything BUT THE FOOD. I held myself the entire dinner not to ask for hot sauce or salt to have some flavor added, since the dishes were so blend. I had 2 of the 5 pre fix menu dishes taken back half full and no one asked me why.. Will not come back, not even for a much reasonable price tag. Very hard to compare to similar DC experiences that left me wanting more.

    Juan Gamez: Insignificant and remarkably underwhelming. Like other reviewers have said, the food was inventive but uninspiring. Two of the 5 courses were watermelon and slices of tomato with nothing special. Be prepared to leave the place hungry as even supplemental dishes were absent. The staff, while efficient, seemed totally careless and dry. We were not even offered the option to wine pair. If we didn’t ask halfway through the meal to get wine, we would have had nothing. Barely eye contact. The place was quiet and plain vanilla. The darkness just amplified the numbed experience. Will not come back or recommend.

    Raja Haider Hussain: Just like a state within a state. This restaurant is hidden under basement of another Michelin star kinship. Formal, quiet, serene, classy place to dine out. We were there this year for the Valentines dinner. You can expect good things there.. A Michelin star experience at par with what is expected of them. However, I can’t rate it as 5 star once I compare the food and menu with Michelin star restaurants of Europe. Specially France and Netherlands.

    Jeff Schwamb: A true dining experience. Not only is every plate a truly delicious encounter, but the journey is an absolute joyous trip. The wine pairing is unique and exposed me to a unique wine (late harvest sovereign blanc tasting like a dessert ice wine). Top 3 in the city for me.

    Kyle Davis: Simply an outstanding meal. Service was great, food was exceptional, dining room was very comfortable. Special shout out to the wine pairings — all incredibly and expertly matched to the course. Highest recommendation.

    Spencer Tinsley: We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing. From when we walked through the front door and until we leave the service was perfect. The staff are friendly and accommodating, while also being incredibly knowledgeable about the food and restaurant. The salmon belly dish was incredible. The ingredients from the salmon down to the ponzu sauce and scallions were of the highest quality to make it perfect. I was disappointed in the beef dish. The texture of the meat wasn't what I was hoping for from japanese beef. The wine pairings each complimented the dishes well and the sommelier is knowledgeable in the wines he was serving along with all the other wines in the restaurant. The wines themselves are also fairly affordable so I definitely have some new wines I'll be ordering. The most interesting being the 2002 wine (see screenshot) Overall it was a good experience but I think it's hard to justify the higher price of this tasting menu compared to other similar restaurants in DC. I would recommend going to kinship which has the same owners but is much more affordable.

    Mm Maxwell: I'm giving 5 stars for the service, as the staff was excellent. The environment they created was nice. The basement had a tiny nip to it, but it's Winter. The food was good, but comparing it with other 1 Michelin starred restaurants in DC, I should take off a star. So my honest review is more of a 4.5 or 4.3. We had a non-alcoholic paring for my spouse who was joining me and I found those drinks more interesting and inventive than what I had. I particularly like the one with the cucumber in it, the "Prohibition Cup". If I were to do it again I'd get the same pairing as his and have the one odd glass of wine. The food was a feast for the eyes. Tastes-wise it didn't always live up to my expectations. Things that were supposed to be crispy got soft quickly. Take too long and you'll miss it. The chocolate ice cream with the fermented whatever, just wasn't appetizing to me. One thing I can say is that you will not leave hungry. We were stuffed. I was stuffed around the time the beef showed up. Yes, seven little dishes add up. In the end, we had a good time. Was it $700 worth of a good time? Jury is still out on that. Speaking of $$$, we had to prepay for part of our meal. That was $150 per person for a $200 meal, plus the pairings and gratuity. After the meal, I noticed about $70 more than what I was expecting, and that I figured out (I can't do math buzzed) was the tax.

    Ron H: Beautiful dining expirience. Go there, enjoy an evening with amazing service, great cocktails and pretty good food. We've enjoyed almost every single minute there : Fixed menue Did i mention the amazing coctails? The mezcal one, the split tail (i might have this name wrong) The quiet and exquisite atmosphere Service was splendid, attentive, not pushy, just right. The food is everything you can expect from a DC fine dine place - esp the Tunisian frikasse-like pastries and the amazing caramel desert. In between it was ok, but who cares when all the rest is just on point. Highly recommend.

    Matt Glasser: The food was good. My wife, who made the reservation for Valentine’s Day, had written to ask if they could accommodate a pescatarian diner, and they agreed. When we got there, they were nevertheless surprised. It worked out, but was a bit uncomfortable.

    9. Supra

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    Supra
    Location
    4.4
    Price/Quality
    4.5
    Service
    4.4
    Parking
    4.4
    Wifi quality
    4.4

    Address: 1205 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

    Telephone: (202) 789-1205

    Guy: Georgian restaurant



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    bloodlust red: I went this place right before the COVID-19 pandemic, probably the one of the last great restaurant experiences I was able to enjoy. This is the only Georgian Food, not the state of Georgia in the South, but Georgia as a country next to Russia, I have had a chance to experience and it was phenomenon. Very clean and nice and bright interior and very nice staffs. Pate appetizer was very good yet the food I enjoyed most was a chicken soup, the main dish. Don't be blinded by the name because it was not a typical chicken soup you have any other place. I guess Georgian in the Eastern Europe truly know how to make western style chicken soup because once you have it, you won't see western style chicken soup same way again. Definitely, a great restaurant to visit for food and experience, specially during cold winter day for the main dish of the Georgian style chicken soup.

    Lesia Zintchouk: Very nicely designed restaurant offering traditional Georgian (country Georgia) cuisine and special selection of qvevri wines. Yummy dishes, crafted with love and homemade family feel. Many choices on the menu for vegetarians and gluten-free or a bit of everything for omnivores like myself. Big fancy glasses for the wines full of big flavor. Love, love, love Georgian wines and welcoming customs. Well maintained and well staffed, beautiful restaurant.
    Response: Hey Lesia- thank you so much for your thoughtful review and we're so happy you enjoyed.

    Sam M: I never had Georgian cuisine, but it was very delicious. I walked into this restaurant and notice that the place is really clean and roomy. They also have outdoor seating available. I enjoyed pretty much all the dishes that I ordered from here. I started my brunch with salad and yogurt dishes which were light and delightful. Khinkali, which is huge Georgian dumpling with either meat or potato and cheese, was really good and very filling. But the star of the show was Ajaruli! It is a boat shaped bread with cheese, egg, and butter on top. The waiter mixed those ingredients right in front of me and it was quiet entertaining. This was definitely my favorite dish! The bread was soft and the cheese and egg mix was phenomenal. Also, if you were planning to order soft drinks, I would recommend ordering one of their pear flavored soda! Really refreshing. Overall, I had a great experience from here and definitely plan to come back sometime soon.
    Response: Hey, Sang, thanks so much for your detailed review and we're so happy that you loved brunch. Come and see us for a happy hour ajaruli next time!

    Sam Askenas: Georgian food is delicious. Everything was coooked perfectly with the appropriate amount of cheesiness. We opted for the more traditional dishes with less of the fanfare, and we were very pleased. The drinks were lovely. Big bramble guys
    Response: Hey Sam- we're so glad you enjoyed!

    AJ Martinez: The service was excellent. The soup dumplings tasted amazing, I just wish someone would have told us how to eat them. The veggie platter had good variety but the flavor was nothing special. The sausage tasted very good.
    Response: Thanks so much, AJ, for the feedback and compliments! We can't wait to have you back.

    Naomi: Came in for restaurant week. Definitely the best introduction to Georgian cuisine one could ask for! Great service and delicious food. Make sure to sneak around the corner and see the murals at the bar!

    Megan Hislop: Honestly one of the best dining experiences out I've had in years. My friend and I failed to make a reservation for a Friday night, so we're told bar seating only. Little did we know the bar area is like it's own mini restaurant with full on seating and the most amazing bartender meets waiter, Yousef!! Not only was everything we ate (and drank) was so incredibly delicious, but yousef and the entire tram were so welcoming and engaging and thoughtful. Try some Georgian Amber wine. We ended up staying for nearly 4 hours!

    Fiorella Hidalgo: Went during Restaurant Week to celebrate with my boyfriend. The food was so outstanding, the flavors were so rich and felt somewhat homey (which is weird because I’m from South America hahah, maybe was the cornmeal bread-mchadi that tastes exactly like Ecuadorian tortilla de maíz!!!). Service 10/10 our server was so nice and funny, great recommendation for drinks. Cocktail not pictured and if you are not a fan of beer, their Ukrainian beer was really good (coming from a non beer drinker lol). Coming back soon to celebrate my birthday! Hahah
    Response: Hey Fiorella, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Join us for Happy Hour sometime from 5-7pm at the bar!

    cassandra bierworth: Wonderful place! The wait staff is amazing and so attentive. They will help answer any questions you have. The food was great! It was exciting trying different dishes and the cocktails were nice as well.
    Response: Hey Cassandra, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Join us for Happy Hour sometime from 5-7pm at the bar!

    Cobun Zweifel-Keegan: Friendly atmosphere, wonderful food. Great for a satisfying warm brunch on a cold day. The soup dumplings are made with thick homemade dough. Tasty!
    Response: Thanks Cobun, we're so thrilled that you enjoyed. Hope to have you back for our weekday Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm at the bar!

    10. The Fourth Estate Restaurant

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    37 reviews
    The Fourth Estate Restaurant
    Location
    4.3
    Price/Quality
    4.3
    Service
    4.4
    Parking
    4.3
    Wifi quality
    4.3

    Address: 529 14th St NW 13th floor, Washington, DC 20045

    Schedule: Temporarily closed

    Telephone: (202) 662-7638

    Guy: American restaurant



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    Spumante Merrick: The dining room was nice, the company fantastic. The food was a pleasant surprise and filling. I started off with lentil soup followed by a nicely spiced vegetarian dish. The bummer was the waiter who leaned over my food and nearly flipped over my drink.

    Andrea Meredith: Not the easiest to find, but the crab cakes were great but I wasn't as impressed with the sides. The Cadillac Margarita I had was perfect.

    Moira Dhaliwal: An interesting location in the National Press Club the staff were very nice however the food was lackluster and slightly bland. The decor was classic, however the atmosphere was very calm and great for an intimate meeting without being overly crowded or loud. The bathrooms were a bit difficult to find and were located in the hall down from the restaurant.

    Eboni Young-Meekins: I Found this restaurant on TravelZoo. It is located in an inconspicuous place, the 13th floor of the National Press Building. The place was empty. The server was very pleasant. Food came out fast but a little warm. All-in-all, my food was delicious.

    Enrique RS: Astonished at the rave reviews. Food was decent (four starts at the very most) but service, though pleasant, was careless and the whole experience (including a mistakes in the check and delay processing the credit card charge) not to be repeated.

    Dan Vogel: I had the express lunch soup and sandwich $10. It was very good I love cold canteloupe and ginger soup. The staff where very attentive and the restaurant ambience was worth the price aline

    Justin Russell: BEST KEPT SECRET IN DC! Chef Susan Delbert is a culinary genius. Try the lobster grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!

    Mary Knox: A hidden treasure. It is open to the public. Well prepared and served food. Chef Susan is great, and so is the rest of the staff.

    Keith Nagel: Excellent food and service. Nervous when we were the only patrons at 730 pm, but I now realize people are just missing out on this DC gem!

    Cindy Bulau: The food was delicious and service was excellent! I thought prices were fair. A nice quiet place.

    11. Underground Food Court

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    Underground Food Court
    Location
    5
    Price/Quality
    5
    Service
    5
    Parking
    5
    Wifi quality
    5

    Address: 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM

    Telephone: (219) 212-3612

    Guy: Restaurant



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    Shatiya Johnson: 10/10 would def recommend! Nana’s Chicken biscuit is sooo good! And it’s huge🤤💖

    12. The Tombs

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    The Tombs
    Location
    4.2
    Price/Quality
    4.3
    Service
    4.2
    Parking
    4.2
    Wifi quality
    4.2

    Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 5:30PM

    Telephone: (202) 337-6668

    Guy: American restaurant



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    Chad Tompkins: We made a visit to Georgetown University for a Big East Men's Lacrosse tournament and stopped by The Tombs for a quick bite. We were seated quickly, our food was delivered fast and hot. I got a simple cheeseburger, fries, and a Tombs beer and they hit the spot perfectly. I think our wait staff was a GU student and was prompt and courteous. This restaurant is at the top of the stairs used in the Exorcist and if you rewatch St. Elmo's Fire, you'll see a scene filmed in the restaurant. Check it out!

    Mia Sarraille: The food was fantastic and the service was outstanding. Will go back often. Highly recommend.
    Response: Thank you, Mia!

    Johnathan R. Miller: Came to DC for a weekend with my dad. After being shunned from Martin's Tavern, we bounced over to The Tombs. Best decision of the weekend. Great delicious food, good vibes, overall great atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place.

    Subhradeep Datta: Great little pub under the 1789 restaurant. Solid bar food, a little on the greasy side but I have a soft spot for it as I would go here all the time in undergrad. Thursday Friday Saturday it turns into a nightclub vibe with DJ or live music. Ask for a drink called the dirty girlscout. It's good.

    Lynn Lawrence: The Tombs brings so many happy memories and experiences growing up in the 70s and 80s. My go to place when asked the question " So, where are we going"? The coldest beer in town...the best food...greatest group of people!! I'm now 66 and I am planning a Tombs adventure soon. My favorite place on earth!!
    Response: Thank you, Lynn!

    Paul Gurtler: The Tombs is a legendary hangout of the Georgetown University students and crowd. It is in a basement cellar setting that is a bit dark and intriguing. Old bartender names with year(s) of service are etched into small, individual brass plates that are affixed to the large wooden bar top. Slightly erie, old WWI and WWII recruitment posters adorn the bar area walls. Georgetown U symbols abound. Yes, you are at the famous Georgetown Tombs. Tasty appetizers and unlimited drink selections await thee along with a number of Georgetown U alum and fan favorites. The Tombs is the perfect place to meet your pals for cocktails prior to dinner elsewhere.

    Alex Masu: Georgetown bar, lots of tradition. They have a new interesting old fashion, with peanut butter whiskey, try it!

    D Whalen: Our waiter was sincerely nice, friendly, and happy to be serving us. Excellent food. Intriguing history on the walls. Great place. Hope to return.

    Samantha Raskin: My partner was racially profiled at his establishment, had her real ID taken under the assumption it was fake, and after many attempts to prove it’s validity while being brushed off, the ID was still not returned until the threat of cops and a white friend demanding he return it. Your executive manager is a terrible person and should not be working there.

    Maria J: the racist manager ALEX JACOBS falsely accused my friend entry to a bar for suposedly having a fake id while letting visibly under aged white kids into the bar only to refuse giving the id back to her until the cops were called on him. She tried presenting various forms of proof amd requesting another person to check but he was only interested in pulling a power play. This is absolutely disgusting.

    13. Café Riggs

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    143 reviews
    Café Riggs
    Location
    4.4
    Price/Quality
    4.4
    Service
    4.5
    Parking
    4.4
    Wifi quality
    4.4

    Address: 900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

    Telephone: (202) 788-2800

    Guy: New American restaurant



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    R. Michael Burns: The pancakes I had here were perhaps the best I have ever eaten, due in large part to the lavender honey butter, a truly unique flavor that I absolutely loved. The pancakes themselves were large and lovely -- fluffy inside, nicely caramelized on the outside. A bit pricey, but worth every penny and then some. I was less in love with the Italian chicken sausage, which was a bit dense and ever-so-slightly gamey somehow. Not bad, really, but based on the pancakes I expected better. I also wish they had a greater variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The atmosphere has a sort of old-school elegance with some really nice art deco accents and high, molded ceilings with large windows, giving the place a nice openness and making it a very nice spot for a fancy-but-not-too-fancy breakfast.

    Muniba Khan: My friend and I came to Cafe Riggs on a Monday night while we were in from out of town. We were able to book a same day reservation, which was really convenient. The place is really elegant and beautiful, and the service was also stellar. I got the salmon and my friend got the halibut and both were incredibly delicious! We also got the cherry blossom sundae from the seasonal dessert menu and it was really great! I only wish that it had more cherry blossom and less vanilla. My friend tried some of their drinks- they had a special on Martinis for Monday, so she tried the three minis and said her favorite by far was the Vesper. Also, there was a cherry blossom vermouth cocktail off the dessert specials menu that she really liked.

    Food Enthusiast: Gorgeous place! I tried the happy hour menu, the drinks were very good and the bartender was a very kind and thoughtful man. If you want to bring a friend to a beautiful place with great ambiance and good food/drinks, look no further! I will definitely come back to try their breakfast menu.

    Bethany: Beautiful and delicious experience. This place was amazing. I had the Cafe Royale? It was eggs benedict with smoked salmon and it was absolutely perfect. It was more expensive than I would normally go for for breakfast but it was so good I would do it again. The room was beautiful, the tables were very modern and chic and the food was delicious.

    Наталья Устименко: very nice interior, the atmosphere has a good time while eating, the hostess was very nice. the pros end there. we ordered Eggs Royale, I really wanted to eat hash brown, in the end they brought us a dish with overcooked potatoes (there were fewer potatoes than fried crust), very salty salmon ( there were a lot) and a salad with CHILI PEPPER. I can’t eat spicy at all, this ingredient was not indicated in the description of the dish. when I mentioned this to the waiter, he replied that in the US everywhere it is better to ask if there is a spicy dish, especially in Mexican restaurants. But this place is not a Mexican restaurant! I did not receive an apology, only a mild response that they say it was my fault that I did not know in advance. in my opinion, when you pay $21 for a dish, you can hope that after it you will not have heartburn and feel unwell (I had). too bad breakfast in such a well appointed place could have been very nice. but he wasn't

    Christina Zizzo: Love the vibe. European feel with European service... Slightly slower so don't go in a rush but the staff is so accommodating and the food is delicious and fresh and you get great portions. Favorite cafe in DC! Inside and out is Instagram worthy too 📸

    harrisonaslami: Honestly the atmosphere alone is to die for. Went for an early lunch/late brunch on a Thursday. Was seated immediately - lots of seating. Ordered drinks and food and all of it arrived to the table within 5 minutes, presented well with fresh ingredients. Not exactly cheap but not outlandishly priced. Great service. Will come here at least once every time I visit.

    Erica Ortiz: This transformed bank space wows with decor, satisfies with food, and stuns with service. The menu could benefit from more raw bar selections, or light fare for after work and happy hour crowds (dinner starts at 5:30), and some additional entree selections. That said, everything I have had here has been delicious and straightforward. A great place for a business lunch, or cocktail hour.

    Adam Riemer: Ok TL:DR top ten French fries in the country. They’re right up there with the potato pillows at Arnauds in New Orleans. That’s why five stars instead of three and a half. The fries are crispy on the outside, salted perfectly and melt in your mouth. The server and hostess are incredibly fun and friendly. They’re also professional. Once small issue we had is that we wanted to use our coupon from open table, but it didn’t work because I messed up the date. I asked the hostess if I could rebook but she said it would be fine and was more in a hurry to listen, she just wanted to seat us. To be fair she genuinely didn’t understand why I wanted to rebook, but it’s no big deal. She did her job and when I requested a different table she was very professional and made it happen. She was fantastic, friendly and wonderful. It would have been nice to use the coupon though. I fully enjoyed the Cabernet Merlot blend from Markham and my friend thought the Rose was good. He likes sweet wines and they don’t have any, including in the sparkling section so this was a great alternative. The mussels were delicious, but the fries are the show stopper. My burger came out dry and overcooked to the point where I shoveled it all down as quick as possible so I could just get through it. The lobster ravioli was over cooked and tough. But it is what it is. I would absolutely recommend this place based on the atmosphere, fries and cocktails for a business happy hour or networking event. The atmosphere is perfect for date night, but the food wasn’t prepared right so I would not go here for an actual date. It was likely just an off day. If you’re looking for a bachelorette party, brunch spot or drinks with the girls, this is a definite yes!!!

    Eean Levin: A beautiful property and close location to all of the major DC attractions. You won't find and cheap eats or drinks here but the food is fantastic and wonderful service and ambiance.

    14. Le Diplomate

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    Le Diplomate
    Location
    4.6
    Price/Quality
    4.5
    Service
    4.5
    Parking
    4.5
    Wifi quality
    4.5

    Address: 1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM

    Telephone: (202) 332-3333

    Guy: French restaurant



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    Thang Phu: Highly recommended! We stopped by for a late afternoon food one day and was amazed at how fantastic the food is. It was all so good, especially their desserts. I have travelled to multiple regions in France and I can attest the food here tastes the closest to food in France. They even have a wine carafe on the menu, just like France. I wished I lived near here so I could go treat myself now and then.
    Response: Thank you for such a complimentary review, Thang. We’re excited that you found our food and service to be five-star worthy. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Le Diplomate.

    mike wittenburg: Five Stars for the food and the atmosphere. Visited on a busy Saturday evening and got a table without a reservation, amazing. So much seating available. Indoor and outdoor seating. Went with a couple of friends and the drinks and food were fabulous. Tuna dish is a small serving. Trout was great and the muscles were awesome. Apple dessert and vanilla creme brulee delicious. Definitely a popular spot. And the bread... So much bread... Good variety of bread to choose from. Enjoy!
    Response: mike, we’re pleased to know you had a great experience at Le Diplomate. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Feel free to follow us @lediplomatedc to keep in touch on Instagram!

    Cindy Yang: Service: 3/5 Food: 4/5 Got a reservation and got seated immediately. We were running late and was trying to call but they don't answer phone calls. Fortunately our table was kept with a grace period. Recommend warm shrimp salad (the shrimp is very fresh), steak, escargot, and the duck. French onion soup is a must. We also ordered fries with added truffle but the truffle is flavorless so strongly recommend against adding it the entree.
    Response: Thank you so much for the feedback, Cindy. We are always looking to improve and greatly appreciate the 4-stars. We hope we can earn that extra star on your next visit!

    Daae Katsicoyannis: The meal was incredible. I recommend going with friends and sharing everything. The service was also impeccable. You can tell that all ingredients at this restaurant are fresh and of excellent quality. It’s rare to find such an approachable restaurant of this league. I would recommend to anyone.
    Response: Daae, we’re pleased to know you had a great experience at Le Diplomate. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Feel free to follow us @lediplomatedc to keep in touch on Instagram!

    brian perkins: Loved this place for a few reasons. Let’s start with the bread. Why can’t all restaurants serve great, fresh, delicious bread? Because it’s not easy. I pictured the empty escargot plate because after dipping the bread in the garlic sauce it was game over. Add onion soup, superb steak frites, profiteroles to die for and you have a neighborhood gem. Not to mention the wait staff gives treats to dogs being walked by the restaurants. How great is that?!
    Response: Thank you for such a complimentary review, brian. We’re excited that you found our food and service to be five-star worthy. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future at Le Diplomate.

    Rob: The food and ambiance are always great. However, on multiple occasions, I’ve felt that the service is not what you’d expect from a restaurant of this caliber. Last time I felt a bit rushed and the service, while attentive, was curt. When our entrees arrived, a waiter couldn’t fully reach to place my friend’s plate in front of him. Rather then walk around the table (there was space), the waiter placed it on the table and gave the plate a quick flick of the wrist to push it over. It’s a small example but I think captures a similar sentiment seen in other reviews about the service.
    Response: Rob, we're happy to know you had a positive experience at Le Diplomate and appreciate your feedback on how we can improve. Hopefully, we have another opportunity to serve you in the future so we can earn that last star!

    Karissa Warren: Had an awesome food experience on New Years! Was a little disappointed they didn’t have their usual pastry assortment but every single item we got was delicious!! We really came for the pastries and croissants but were blown away by the food! If you want an authentic French croissant, they’ve got you covered! We will definitely be back!
    Response: Karissa, 5-star experiences are what we strive for day in and day out here at Le Diplomate. Thank you for the great feedback and we'll hopefully see you again soon!

    Dee Ketterman: We’ve eaten here twice and love the food and decor. The feel of the restaurant more resembles an upscale bar with delicious food, as most people are standing and drinking rather than eating. I’d like to try sitting at the bar because I think it’d be a better experience to fit the atmosphere over a low table with people standing all around. The mushroom tart is fantastic and the French onion soup is the best I’ve ever had! The service was dressed appropriately but less attentive than expected, most likely because of how busy it seems to get. Regardless, I really like the food and hope to visit again soon.
    Response: Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent visit to Le Diplomate, Dee. Our staff works incredibly hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience. We hope to see you back very soon and to earn that extra star!

    Heivi Herne: They call themselves a Spanish restaurant. The interior is nice. Restaurant is spacious. There are different rooms with tables. There are also tables to sit outside. The service wasn't not very fast. I ordered one cocktail. It wasn't very good. The funny thing was that they brought bread, bread and margarine as a snack. I have been to Spain a lot of times and eaten there. There is no such snack there. I think that this place is overpriced

    Bibiana Oe: Very cute upscale dining experience! The waiter had many recommendations that were appealing. The bread with the butter is amazing! Ordered assorted oysters, mushroom tart, beef bourguignon, mussels and frites, and the profiteroles. Loved everything and it was good portions! Recommend for a lovely cozy dining in experience since the bar and inside of the restaurant is super unique!
    Response: We're happy to know you had a positive experience at Le Diplomate and appreciate your feedback on how we can improve. Hopefully, we have another opportunity to serve you in the future so we can earn that last star!

    15. SUCCOTASH

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    SUCCOTASH
    Location
    4.3
    Price/Quality
    4.4
    Service
    4.3
    Parking
    4.3
    Wifi quality
    4.3

    Address: 915 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

    Telephone: (202) 849-6933

    Guy: Southern restaurant (US)



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    Rachel Murphy: Ordered the taste of the south. The food was overall pretty good, plentiful and the sampler was a nice way to try many things. Full orders at other tables looked very large. Sadly the overall experience was not great and I’d probably not return. A couple small things combined were disappointing. A raw piece of chicken replaced with a piece way over cooked (clearly the kitchen was mad) - we never ever send food back but raw chicken we did. The manager seemed to place blame on us (a lucky chicken vein). I have a shellfish allergy and asked if possible to get a scoop of the grits(without shrimp) just to taste and that was ignored. Wasn’t looking to substitute but it would have been nice (or told not possible if the shrimp was cooked in). Then a 4 top was placed at a table next to us when the restaurant was fairly empty with many open tables in the same server section. In covid times seemed odd. Plenty of brunch places in dc so I’ll try others instead of returning

    Dominique: Came here for dinner while visiting a friend in the DMV area. The ambiance is nice. It's large with ample seating. It's dim-lit giving that romantic vibe. My friend and I both ordered the Belle's Punch to start. It has both vodka and bourbon, but the mango-flavored vodka, ginger and mint mask the alcohol. We got the cornbread cakes to start. We could have skipped it. They were small donut hole-sized. Wasn't like traditional cornbread and we weren't really a fan. The rest of the meal was great though. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was truly delicious. Loved the shrimp in it. It was cooked perfectly and all the flavors of the meal came together really well. My friend got the chicken and waffles with the largest pieces of fried chicken I've ever seen. My other friend ordered the Dirty chicken which had honey gochujang so it was pretty spicy. There was no sides that came with it, but the portion size was gigantic. She thought it was delicious, but couldn't really handle the heat. Overall, the meal was good, but the service left something to be desired. Perhaps the server was having a bad day, but we had to prompt him to come by first to take our orders and then throughout the whole meal down to getting the check. The issue was that with the other tables he was far more attentive. That definitely shouldn't deter anyone from going here. The meal was great and it's worth coming here for the food.

    Bwalya: Was looking for a brunch place in a pinch and was referred here by a friend. This place was perfect! Service was exemplary from the moment we walked through the door to when our server returned our cards. She was humorous, patient, and extremely helpful. The drinks were great and the food was worth traversing DC for, I'll be back for sure 👍🏿

    Aaron Renshaw: Had a great time here. Lots of care taken with both menu and bar options. Everything we had was top notch and ample portions. Cocktails were great and our bartender, Rafael, was fantastic! This will absolutely be on my list for a return visit when I'm back to DC

    Miracle Reason: Absolutely loved this place! I went with my cousin for her birthday.The restaurant itself is a vibe - Beautiful seating/ decor, perfect for a classy dinner. Service was amazing shout out to Kayla who took great care of us. Drinks were delicious. Had my 1st proper whiskey sour with egg white. She had the cactus rose, a tequila drink. For starters we had Wings and the fried green tomato salad- Amazing, ESPECIALLY the wings. I had the chicken and waffles and when I say that was probably the best waffle & syrup I have ever had I'm not over exaggerating. The chicken was nice and crispy. She had the shrimp and grits which was very flavorful. I highly recommend.

    Brenna Belletti: Delicious food & drinks at a great price point. The other reviews are correct on here about the service, it's extremely slow. We had to ask to pack up the rest of our order so that we wouldn't miss our show at Ford's theater even though we gave ourselves a few hours for dinner! We got the taste of the south courses dinner so that we could try a little bit of everything and it was fantastic!

    K R: Succotash kinda sucked…. The atmosphere was great, our waiter Mike was patient and kind and we loved his service! When it came to the food it was disappointing- sticky buns: dry, waffles: hard, hang over special: salty, with gravy on a fried egg instead of the biscuit… why?… If you’re coming for food lower your expectations. If you’re coming to feel sophisticated yet comfy you’re in the right spot. I also noticed the people next to us not finish their food. Worth noting.

    Bryan Mroz: Went on a Friday evening. It was full but we had reservations and we were seated quickly. Service was a bit slow but our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was perfect. We had Shrimp and Grits and Catfish. Great ambiance. There was love music mostly soul and jazz.

    Vin D Sr.: Amazing menu and a fine meal. Staff was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere! Chicken and waffles outstanding as was the smoked steak! Sides were awesome too! So good we had to take a few orders to go! Highly recommend. Make a rez to secure a table at this hot spot.

    Chris Taylor: Amazing space with comfy booths. They had live music which was a nice touch. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was good, I enjoyed some food came as starters. Loved the milk punch cocktail and the honey old fashioned. A good spot.

    16. Dirty Habit

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    Dirty Habit
    Location
    4.2
    Price/Quality
    4.2
    Service
    4.3
    Parking
    4.2
    Wifi quality
    4.2

    Address: 555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

    Telephone: (202) 449-7095

    Guy: New American restaurant



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    Olivia M. Wilson: Went to Dirty Habit for brunch and it was good! The fruit was really fresh and the potatoes were crisp. However, the service was decent and they only have bar seats available. Maybe that’s because we arrived an hour before they closed for the afternoon. Either way, the food made up for it. I would definitely like to try their dinner menu.
    Response: Hi Olivia — Thank you so much for the kind words and for the feedback! We take all feedback seriously, so we’ll be sure to discuss ways to make our service more efficient. We're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please let us know. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

    Austin Graff: Located in Penn Quarter close to the Chinatown Metro Station, Dirty Habit makes for a great date night or group dinner. It's a spacious restaurant with several beautifully-decorated dining rooms, bars and a heated outdoor patio. Here's my wife and my experience going on a February Saturday evening: 1) Food: The food menu is organized first courses, mains and sides. My wife and I love little courses so we each ordered our own French onion soup and then split the beets four ways, watermelon tartare, burrata, crudo and whipped butter potatoes. For dessert, they brought over the churros and an innovative banana split. All the food was excellent and well presented, but th watermelon tartate takes the cake. It's entirely vegan and the flavor combination is out of this world. 2) Drink: They have a full cocktails, beer and wine menu. If you don't have the wine, you can bring your own if you call ahead. (They'll charge a corkage fee.) Off the menu, they make mocktails if you tell them what flavors you like. My wife's citrus mocktail was well made. I ordered the Amazonian and it was excellent with the coconut whip. 3) Service: Our service was on point. We were seated the moment we arrived for our 8:30 p.m. reservation and our server was efficient, pleasant and knowledgeable on the menu. 4) Experience: From the service to the atmosphere to the food, it was a great dining experience. They follow all pandemic protocols. Despite being full of all kinds of people, we felt far enough away and covid-safe. 5) Parking: This can be a challenge being in downtown, but we found street parking for $3 by the Rice Bar along 9th Street NW near Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

    Blvknative: Going to dirty habit for Valentines Day was top tier! The ambience was everything I was expecting! The deal as far as food and drinks were top of the line! Truly a captivating experience for my company and I.

    Shannon A. McGhee: Top tier restaurant/ bar atmosphere. Food was very delicious. We had a private party in one there spaces. Food and alcohol was served. The staff were more than exceptional. Everything was jaw dropping that night. The bars was fully stocked, the outdoor seating Area was a magical scene setting the tone for the evening. I'll be back as this has become my favorite spot now. See ya soon.

    Heather Walker: Amazing beautiful place, food was great. Our server unfortunately wasn't the friendliest or most attentive. Prices are pretty high for what you get. 20% Gratuity was taken out automatically.
    Response: Hi Heather — Thanks for stopping by, and we appreciate the kind words! But we’re sorry to hear there were certain aspects that we didn’t deliver on. We’ve noted your comments for the next team meeting, but if there’s anything more you’d like to mention or talk to someone about, please email stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.com and she’ll be happy to help!

    Katlin B.: Best French onion soup I ever had! The vibe is trendy and the crowd is very eclectic. The food and drinks were amazing! Will return for soup. Thanks to the awesome host and staff! There is also a nice outdoor area as well.

    Christina Hollimon: My husband took me here for their valentine's day special. It was a 4 course menu. 95$ a person and the food was subpar. I ordered filet mignon medium and it came out rare twice. We frequent placed of this caliber and don't expect to pay this amount for a under cooked steak three times, including the one they sent me home with. The soup and tuna tar tar dish were subpar as well. Honestly while I appreciate my hubby's efforts we were both disappointed with the food for the 360 dollars spent after tax and tip. The 2 stars is for the service

    Aisha C: I will never spend money at this restaurant again. Absolutely ruined my NYE experience with sub par service and below average food. My group of 4 opted to do the NYE 3 course meal with a wine/cocktail pairing and it was a complete mess. Service was 1/10 as the waiter had to come back to "double check" our order minutes after writing it down. Every single order came out incorrect and we found ourselves super disappointed and unamused by the 2nd course. I had to call the manager who listened to our complaints and rewrote our order for a third time and even still the orders came out wrong!! At this point our night was ruined and already downhill but we were given purfuse apologies and a measly comp of our 2 of 4 cocktails and a water ($100 value) The bill was still around $600 including a 20% automatic gratuity forthe 4 of us and it was absolutely not worth it for the horrible service, mispaired food, incorrect drinks, and condescending waiter (who later apologized) we had to endure. Though managers really did try their best to restart our experience it was extremely disappointing for the seeming high end meal experience they advertised. Definitely not how I intended to spend my last meal of the year and definitely won't be back.

    c clark: Good food, classy spot that I felt not dressed to par. I had just got in town and had on nike shorts and t shirt. But it was cool. Service was great. I'd definitely go back again
    Response: Hi C Clark — Thanks so much for the kind words, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

    Lamina Richardson: I was a little disappointed when i visited dirty habit. It’s aesthetically pleasing but i wasn’t impressed with the food. I got the district chicken and the black rice that’s paired with it was very gritty. The dish was also paired with okra and string beans. The veggies weren’t sautéed at all and had no flavor. They literally tasted like microwaved veggies that were previously frozen. The chicken was actually good but the parings sucked so it wasn’t filling. Nice atmosphere though. Really good espresso martini! If i go again it would only be for drinks.
    Response: Hi Lamina — Thank you for the kind words as well as the feedback. We hope you had a fun time overall, and we'll be taking your comments about the district chicken into our next meeting with the kitchen team. We take all feedback very seriously and we're always trying to improve, so if there's anything else you think of, please contact stephanie.carre@dirtyhabitdc.c o m and we'll be happy to continue the conversation. Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

    17. The Dabney Cellar

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    72 reviews
    The Dabney Cellar
    Location
    4.7
    Price/Quality
    4.6
    Service
    4.6
    Parking
    4.6
    Wifi quality
    4.6

    Address: 1222 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Schedule: Temporarily closed

    Telephone: (202) 450-1015

    Guy: Bar



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    Peyton Doyle: This cozy underground bar was a delightful choice for a weekday happy hour. The decor and vibe was dimly lit, warm and comfortable. The drinks were delicious, as were the oysters and the happy hour appetizers. Everything tasted fresh and so good. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid drink/snack spot in Shaw.

    Ariana: Excellent service, intimate space, deluxe drinks. We came here for after dinner date drinks. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and were able to explain all drink ingredients and make modifications on request. The mulled wine is sooo good. When it first came out it was a bit concentrated but our bartender diluted it with a touch of additional red wine which made it perfect. Lost a star because the menu isn’t vegan friendly.

    Adam Twardowski: Incredible ambiance, a very intimate and romantic space tucked away under an easily overlooked narrow set of stairs. Perfect for dates. Incredible selection of wine and delicious snacks. Can’t wait to return.

    Corinne Goudreault: Fantastic waitress and very sweet atmosphere. The cheeses we had were amazing - if they have the ricotta on the snack menu GET IT!! It’s a very intimate and fun vibe, and my friend said the oysters were delicious. Great selection, helpful staff.

    Shelley New: Excellently curated by-the-glass list. Bottle list is even better. Tasty small bites. Excellent place to wait out a Blagden Alley reservation or just to have a glass of wine (or two).

    Tanya Lawrence: Girls' wine night done right. Gorgeous space, great music. Champagne, wine, and charcuterie all presented without flaw.

    Kristin Cairns: The Dabney Cellar saved our night after a sad experience at our previous destination. The cocktails are well balanced and inventive, the wine list ‘takes you places’. The exquisite bar bites are creative riffs on familiar dishes. The atmosphere is intimate yet lively. And the bartender, servers and kitchen staff are knowledgeable, friendly and genuine.

    M planetmike: This is a basement. Very noisy when crowded. Nothing special here. The service is good. Some local (Virginia) wines are also served here.

    Sherman C: Pulling open the door with the Dabney leaf sign to this underground wine bar, it opens up to a cozy and warm space of deliciousness. The service style is pretty much consistent with the restaurant: non-assuming, down-to-earth but attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming. The waitresses always take the time to explain the wines to you; they listen to what you like about wine, offer to bring samples, and there are half glasses. The intriguing snacks/meat/cheese menu adds to this excellent experience.

    Jamie Fuller: Chef Langhorne has done a great job with the Cellar. Wonderful wine selection, with bottles under $50, and great rotating food options. Some favorites included the buttermilk dressing with fresh carrots as well as the ham choices. Service is what you would expect upstairs at a Michelin started restaurant, with a more casual and cozy vibe! Cant wait to come back!

    18. Del Mar

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    1541 reviews
    Del Mar
    Location
    4.3
    Price/Quality
    4.4
    Service
    4.3
    Parking
    4.3
    Wifi quality
    4.3

    Address: 791 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

    Telephone: (202) 588-7272

    Guy: Spanish restaurant



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    Genesis Marrero: I was truly impressed with this dining experience. We flew to DC for my birthday week and had my birthday dinner here. Luis served us and he was definitely one of the best servers we have ever had wait on us (and we are huge foodies so that is saying something). He was so attentive and just knew exactly how to guide the dining experience based on what the guests is wanting out of their night whether they know specifically or not. We let him take the wheel with all of the knowledgeable recommendations and we were so happy from start to finish. We came back for our last meal in DC and again, Amber served us, and again we were not disappointed. She was so sweet and also had wonderful recommendations and made sure all of our needs were met before we said goodbye and hopped on a flight. Luckily Luis was also there and he remembered us which made us happy because he was also so memorable for us. He was so nice and sent us our new favorite drink that he enlightened us to - the carajillo. I don’t think you could go wrong with a single thing on this menu. The rest of the staff was also very efficient and everything just seemed to flow so smoothly with the teamwork here. I can’t wait to go back someday!

    R: This was my first time going to Del Mar and the food was phenomenal! We went as a group of 8 to celebrate a birthday. It was my first time trying octopus and it was really good. The parking in the garage was $45 since I stay for 4+ hours which was a downside for the night so it might be better to find street parking.

    Dondré: I rented an igloo and I took my family here for my Mother's birthday and my experience was incredible. The bubbles aka the igloos are nice and incredibly warm. The service is five stars absolutely fantastic, the waiter was nice and patient explaining the family style ordering style. The whole restaurant is extremely nice and well decorated it's like a huge mansion. Lastly this is not a cheap restaurant by any means, but the experience is worth it.

    Jack Jiang: It's a bit pricy, but the food and service are worth the penny you spent! I love how the chef perfectly blends flavors together (like pepper+crab+uni sauce). The Sangria Roja cocktail is also a highlight, mixing the richness of wine and the sweet/sour touch of fruits/flowers - one of the best cocktails I've had in a while! Would recommend to everyone

    J. Ivy Smith: Food was AMAZING! This should get. Michelin Star. There paella is the best I have had. I want to say there paella and cheesecake is similar to José Andre. Service was excellent and our waiter reminded us of actor John Mulaney. I def recommend this place and def Michelin Star worthy.

    Black Star Dust: Absolutely stunning place. Great service. Top tier experience. Everything was a ten. The Seafood Paella is delicious. Highly recommend that dish. It comes in different sizes for sharing. It was my bday so they brought out gratis champagne and this cheesecake that was literally the one of the most delicious desserts to grace the planet. Don’t even get me started on the churros! Amazing! I also did come in with a VIP who goes there regularly so that surely may have enhanced the experience to 10 stars!!

    Jo Han: If you are looking for high quality food and drinks then this is the place to be. I love their octopus and eggplants with drinks. There are so many selections but if you want to eat a lot then I'll go for paella. If you are going for drinks and chat then small plates are awesome and very flavorful. We come here multiple times when we come near here and never had bad experiences. Service is great too. So when you are at wharf then come by and try this place =)

    Eli Samuel Bermudez: Beautiful restaurant, beautiful location and delicious food. Only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because is very expensive. Maybe ridiculously expensive for the food. Still a great experience for me and my wife for our anniversary !

    Alya's Aura: The food was SO delicious and of course the service was top notch. Our waiter (I believe his name is Michael) was so nice and helpful and made some great recommendations. I definitely suggest leaving space for dessert because their little dulce de leche dark chocolate cakes with the horchata ice cream was beyond amazing! The perfect end to a great meal 👌🏾

    Daisy Gutierrez: Food was good. Not great but good. The service was great! This wine was my fave. A little overpriced only because I feel at those prices the food should taste better. They have a great selection though! I had the seafood paella it lacked flavor. My friend had some green rice thing, neither of us raved about our main courses. The patatas bravas are good but could use more of the brava sauce.

    19. Kafe Leopold

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    1175 reviews
    Kafe Leopold
    Location
    4.2
    Price/Quality
    4.2
    Service
    4.3
    Parking
    4.2
    Wifi quality
    4.2

    Address: 3315 Cady's Alley, NW Between 33rd & 34th off of M St on the canal side, Cady's Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM

    Telephone: (202) 965-6005

    Guy: Austrian restaurant



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    Laurie Zabala: This is my favorite restaurant in Georgetown. If you want to be transported to Europe, this is the place. Great food & desserts. I've eaten here for brunch, lunch, & dinner. I always enjoy the food. It's on the pricier side, but worth it. Servers are friendly. When people visit me from out of town, I make sure we eat at Kafe Leopold at least once 😉

    Bernardo Mar: Kafe Leopold is a quality restaurant. It’s modern interior is clean and reminded me of a High end furniture store. The food is made with quality ingredients and one can tell that each dish was made with a lot of attention and thought. The plum pancakes were delicious but took 20 minutes to arrive since they are made fresh to order. The ravioli was very tasty but a bit too oily for my liking.

    Patrick Young: The food is delicious, but quite pricy. It’s a lovely cafe down an alley in Georgetown that really does just feel pleasant to eat at. The schnitzel in particular is great. The Austrian coffee is tasty. The pistachio dessert is somewhat disappointing because the pistachio section tastes amazing, but the dessert is ruined by giant strawberries in it that don’t seem to blend well with it texture or flavor wise.

    Armida (Justmida): We had breakfast there and this is far from American. The breakfast I had was their French toast which was good, but wasn’t sweet at all. My husbands poached eggs where good however bland and the avocado toast they must like zest! It was over powering and sadly no avocado taste. They did just scrambled eggs for our gd and definitely cooked in butter, but the kid didn’t complain.

    A: Went three times. Better for brunch than dinner, and better for sweets than for salty foods. The strüdel is amazing and the pastries are delicious. Dinner wise, the main entrées are a little average, especially for the price. The branzino in particular is a disappointment. but the salmon and the spinach dumplings were enjoyable Brunch wise, the mediterranean breakfast and avocado toast were pretty good. Their location is amazing - lovely patio with a fountain, just off the bustle of Georgetown.

    waqas khalid: while walking through George town, we spend some time in Kafe Leopold and ordered some coffee and deserts. customer service was great but taste was OK. prices were little higher but given the great ambiance, they didn't hurt much. no onspot or nearby parking.

    Amna Khalil: Leopold's avocado & poached egg toast is full of flavor. Leopold's omelet has a good combination of salmon and spinach. Banana crepe is just okay but I like black forest cake which is really good.

    Shaniece Degazon: I highly recommend making a reservation for this place for brunch because i didnt and had to wait 30 minutes as a walk in for a party of 2. So the good thing is that the food is prepared quickly and it is very flavorful. I highly recommend the meditterrean brunch special and the emperor pancakes and lemosas. Street parking available. Total bill with dessert main entrees and drinks was $93. And our server and front of house were very professional. Definitely ill be back for more austrian food.

    ReCreate Artworks: This has been by far one of my favorite places to eat around the DC area. Situated perfectly in Georgetown, Kafe Leopold gives you all the best vibes with the greatest quality of food to match it. We started with drinks (Hugo and Mojito). The mojito was one of the best I’ve had. Then ordered the Pulled Pork and Leopold’s Poached Egg and Avocado Toast, and finished it off with a shot of espresso and a Marillentorte. I cannot recommend this place enough. The staff was excellent. The manager was super kind and checked on us. The atmosphere was stress-free and beautiful. Then you have all of Georgetown to explore!

    Oneris Barett: Follow us: @onerisbarett on Instagram @gildededges on Instagram @Avetlife on Instagram ---------- What's up my fellow Yelpee's, Googler's and DMV'er's!!! The place is hidden in the center of G-town in Cady's Alley with such beautiful surroundings building's and architecture. The moment you walk in there is a receptionist waiting to seat you and then it opens up to a contemporary setting with lovely colors and a cool bar with tasteful cold desserts. Now down to the food. It was not the greatest! The calamari was probably the one good thing we tasted. We've had better steak and salmon dishes at other places before. The steak was slimy and served slightly cold, and the salmon a bit shabby, and could've been complimented with other or better ingredients. We do not recommend this place. 🤷🏽‍♂️

    20. Hank's Oyster Bar

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    1276 reviews
    Hank's Oyster Bar
    Location
    4.4
    Price/Quality
    4.3
    Service
    4.3
    Parking
    4.3
    Wifi quality
    4.3

    Address: 1624 Q St NW Suite 100, Washington, DC 20009

    Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

    Telephone: (202) 462-4265

    Guy: Oyster bar restaurant



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    Hank's Oyster Bar: what do users think?


    Kim Walker: Came to DC for the memorial weekend. One stop on my many adventures between DC and MD was this restaurant. And I am glad I did. Me and my guest did not have a reservation so we opted to sit at the bar until a table was available. We came on a Saturday during brunch. The hostess was pleasant but Chad stole the show. His drinks were amazing. Mine was one he made up and it was sooooo good. Food was fresh and served quickly. Flavors were also on point. Our server was friendly and had excellent oyster recommendations. Very good. I definitely recommend and would come back.

    Cayna Sharp: Hank’s is a perfect spot for a celebration, but if you have a large group, you will have to sit in their covered outdoor area because they have very limited indoor seating. Everything our group had was great. We shared a selection of oysters, which were all very fresh, hush puppies, and crab dip for appetizers and everything was so good. I had the rockfish for my dinner and it was cooked perfectly. They are gluten free-friendly and accommodated our group and they even brought out a little bowl of chocolate with a candle for my birthday even though they don’t offer dessert. They had a great selection of cocktails, but they were out of a few of the listed options. Our waitress was great and super kind! 10/10 would go back

    Adam Heiss: Best oyster bar in DC! The oyster selection is excellent and always super fresh. My top favorite is the lobster roll with a beautiful buttery perfectly toasted brioche bun which is the ideal vessel for a generous helping of perfectly seasoned creamy lobster filling.

    Hsing-Yu Chang: We like the ambiance, staff is funny and friendly. We went during happy hour so we could only sit inside. The oysters are delicious; so is the crab dip

    Sarah Ouellette: Best fish and chips in DC. All the food was delicious. Especially loved the fried oysters and shrimp and calamari appetizer.

    Tina A: This is absolutely a must eat. The restaurant is a hidden jewel and easy to miss for tourist based on its location off the tourist path. It is part of a DC neighborhood. It possess a nice quaint appeal, relaxing vibes and soothing atmosphere. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is good excellent. Everything we ate was well seasoned. The portion sizes in comparison to the price is a steal. We ate the popcorn shrimp/calamari “small” plate and a bowl of lobster bisque (which contains large chunks of lobster yay) and was too full to order anything else. The “adult” beverages didn’t skimp on the alcohol either!!! Search for this hidden gem and I promise you find a treasure.

    Von Morgan: Delicious!! Hank's Oyster Bar is amazing. The food is fresh and delicious. The Shrimp Po Boy is out of this world However, the Oysters are the star of the show! The staff is great. They're friendly, and professional. The restaurant is clean and smells great. Finally, the drinks! Great, strong, and reasonable priced! Definitely worth a trip to Hank's!

    Taryn Morgan: My friend & I dined together at Hanks last night- our experiences were quite different. I opted for the house raw oysters which were fresh, briny and delicious. My friend ordered the calamari which was fried to perfection. For the main entrees I chose the Oysters Rockefeller Pasta which was quite good. My friend chose the Lobster Bisque which amounted to a bowl of substandard tomato soup with some lobster meat on top. Not even the lobster meat was edible- it was mushy & a little slimy. Our server was pleasant and responsive. The complaint with the bisque was accepted with good humor & deducted from the bill. Lessons learned from our trip to Hanks; stick with the oysters!

    Carla Ferguson (Your Bon Viveur): The food was great, really fresh, and the service was excellent. The drinks could have been better, but overall I was very satisfied.

    J M: Loved the food, and most of the staff! Except the one female bartender with the backwards hat and rainbow logo on her shirt the night of 6/16. She was rude to us directly, and then I watched her fight with two other couples while they were trying to order. We asked her a simple question about the menu, and she responded with disgust as if we should’ve known that menu back-to-front. Would definitely recommend this place to others as our waitress and the other bartenders were wonderful, but I would also make sure they know to avoid the B* behind the bar. She does not fit in with the rest of this magnificent restaurant.