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Reader Restaurant Survey Winners
Our 33rd annual look at Washingtonian's favorite restaurants features old favorites and exciting new arrivals By Ann Limpert, John White
Pasta at DC's Komi, crafted from farro and tossed with cauliflower and bottarga. All photographs by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published December 3, 2010
For the 33rd year, Washingtonian readers have spoken about their favorite restaurants. And they’ve had more than ever to choose from.

Some things haven’t changed. Michael Landrum, who recently announced plans for a DC cafe, continues a steak-fueled winning streak. His Ray’s the Steaks took top steakhouse honors for the fourth year in a row, and as it did last year, Ray’s Hell-Burger handily swept the burger category.

The Dupont Circle restaurant Komi, which offers only a $125 tasting menu, has packed in enough fans to make it the top-rated restaurant for the third consecutive year. Our critics agree—it was number one on our annual list of the 100 Very Best Restaurants in January.

The pick for new restaurant is the Logan Circle DC hot spot Estadio, where diners endure long waits for Spanish charcuterie, tiny bar snacks called pintxos, and sherry floats.

The waits are nearly as long at the new Red Hook Lobster Pound, a food-truck offshoot of a Brooklyn storefront. It sells two kinds of lobster rolls—chilled with mayo Maine style or warm with butter the Connecticut way. It beat out its suddenly ample competition for best food truck.

There are lots more newcomers on the list. Forget Top Chef DC—here’s all the proof anyone needs that the Washington food scene has arrived.>> Next: Reader's picks for the best restaurant in Washington, best service, best burger, and more


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