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100 Best Restaurants (2010)

Let the conversation begin: It's simply not possible to put together a list of the 100 best restaurants and please everyone.

This list was a year in the making. Just days after wrapping up the last survey, we wiped the slate clean (nobody in the top 100 has a sinecure) and started over, combing the region in search of deliciousness--feasting on foie gras, munching on pizza. More than 350 diner's report cards and some added pounds later, we came up with what we believe to be the area's 100 best right now.

What were we looking for? Not just good cooking but memorable cooking that communicates a sense of place or personal expression. Not just good service--is the server there when needed?--but the feeling of being pampered.

Decor? Ambience? They're not as important as some might think. Ambience can enhance an experience, but in our book it's no substitute for really good dining.

So here's to a new year of memorable meals. May our list be a trusty companion on your dining-out excursions, and may you find deliciousness wherever you go.

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1789 Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1226 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-965-1789
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space
Description:

A stately Washington institution with a menu that balances tradition (rack of lamb) with adventure (lamb tongue salad).

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: 1789 Classics Revisited: 1789 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: 1789 100 Best Restaurants 2012: 1789 100 Best Restaurants 2011: 1789

2 Amys

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3715 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-885-5700
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Pizza, Italian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description:

This airy, kid-friendly Neapolitan-style pizza joint and wine bar sometimes feels like a rec room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: 2 Amys 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: 2 Amys Cheap Eats 2012: 2 Amys 100 Best Restaurants 2012: 2 Amys Cheap Eats 2011: 2 Amys

2941

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-270-1500
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, French, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

With a new chef, 2941 tilts toward France.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: 2941 2941: Letting Loose 100 Best Restaurants 2011: 2941 100 Best Restaurants 2010: 2941 The Needle: 2941

3 Bar & Grill (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2950 Clarendon Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-524-4440
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Southern-accented cooking, both modern and classic.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: 3 Bar and Grill Neighborhood Eats: Restaurant 3

701

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-393-0701
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Upscale
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Chef Adam Longworth brings new energy to this comfortably elegant dining room.
Happy Hour Details: 3 to 7 PM.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: 701 100 Best Restaurants 2012: 701 100 Best Restaurants 2011: 701 701: Full Review 100 Best Restaurants 2010: 701

Acadiana

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-408-8848
Make a Reservation
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Jeff Tunks's latest restaurant conjures up old New Orleans.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 PM; Sunday 4 to 9 PM.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Acadiana 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Acadiana 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Acadiana January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants Acadiana

Addie's

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 11120 Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-881-0081
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Description: A charming house-turned-restaurant known for creative spins on familiar American dishes.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Addie's The Needle: December 2010 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Addie's Addie's

Adour at St. Regis

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 923 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-509-8000

Art and Soul

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, National Mall, Capitol Hill
T: 202-393-7777
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, Breakfast, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Expensive
Description: A mod-Southern spot from Oprah's former personal chef.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7: $10 food-and-drink menu with seven different pairings, $4 regional tap beers, $7 glasses of wine, $6 cocktails

Reviews:

No reviews yet

Art and Soul

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, National Mall
T: 202-393-7777
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A mod-Southern spot from Oprah's former personal chef.

Reviews:

Art and Soul: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Art and Soul 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Art and Soul Art and Soul An Early Look at Art and Soul

Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4838 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-951-1988
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Expensive
Description: Big bite of Italy in Bethesda.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Assaggi 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Assaggi Assaggi

BLT Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1625 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-689-8999
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A big-American meat emporium with Parisian refinements.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 6:30: $5 select drinks and small plates

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: BLT Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2011: BLT Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2010: BLT Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2009: BLT Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2008: BLT Steak

Bibiana

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1100 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-216-9550
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj goes Italian.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bibiana 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bibiana 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bibiana Great New Restaurants 2010: Bibiana Up and Down Italian (Full Review)

Bistro Bis

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-661-2700
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: French, Breakfast
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Breakfast
Description: Heavy-hitters flock to Jeff Buben's French bistro.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bistro Bis 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bistro Bis 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bistro Bis 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Bistro Bis 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Bistro Bis

Black Market Bistro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4600 Waverly Ave., Kensington/Garrett Park, MD 20896
Neighborhood(s): Rockville, Kensington/Garrett Park
T: 301-933-3000
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: This retro-chic neighborhood spot oozes charm.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants: Black Market Bistro Black Market Bistro: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Black Market Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Black Market Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Black Market Bistro

Black's Bar and Kitchen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-5525
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: The sleek, low-lit interior isn't the only thing that's been revamped.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7: $6 martinis, $3.75 draft beer, $5 wine Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM $5 bloody mary, $3.75 draft beer

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Black's Bar and Kitchen 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Black's Bar and Kitchen 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Black's Bar and Kitchen The Needle: Black's Bar and Kitchen 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Black's Bar and Kitchen

BlackSalt

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-342-9101
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch
Description:

Jeff and Barbara Black's fishmarket/dining room is always packed.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: BlackSalt 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: BlackSalt BlackSalt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: BlackSalt 100 Best Restaurants 2011: BlackSalt

Blue Duck Tavern

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1201 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-419-6755
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch
Description:

Straight-from-the-farm cooking is presented family-style.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Blue Duck Tavern 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Blue Duck Tavern 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Blue Duck Tavern 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Blue Duck Tavern 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Blue Duck Tavern

Bourbon Steak

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-944-2026
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space
Description: Celebrity chef Michael Mina opens a dining room in the Four Seasons hotel.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Bourbon Steak Lounge 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bourbon Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bourbon Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Bourbon Steak Let Them Eat Steak

Brasserie Beck

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-408-1717
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Belgian, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch
Description: Big food from Brussels.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Brasserie Beck Brasserie Beck: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Brasserie Beck 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Brasserie Beck 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Brasserie Beck

Cafe Du Parc

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-942-7000
Cuisines: French, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Breakfast
Description: At Café du Parc, the cooking is robust, the umbrella-topped patio is transporting, and the prices are reasonable. So what’s not to like?

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Café du Parc 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cafe Du Parc 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Café du Parc 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Cafe du Parc 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Cafe Du Parc

Cashion's Eat Place

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1819 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-797-1819
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

The handwritten menu at this relaxed restaurant changes by the day.

Happy Hour Details: Half-off wines by the glass and $5 beers.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Cashion’s Eat Place 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cashion’s Eat Place Cashion’s Eat Place: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cashion's Eat Place 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cashion's Eat Place

Cava Mezze - Rockville

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 9713 Traville Gateway Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-309-9090
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Greek/Mediterranean
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Greek goes chic.
Happy Hour Details: All day Monday and Tuesday.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cava 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cava 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Cava Cheap Eats 2008: Cava 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Cava

Cedar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 822 E St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-637-0012
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Breakfast
Description: This subterranean dining room evokes the Pacific Northwest.
Happy Hour Details: 4 - 7 PM

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Cedar

Central Michel Richard

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-626-0015
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, French, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

The star chef does burgers and fried chicken.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Central Michel Richard 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Central Michel Richard 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Central Michel Richard 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Central 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Central Michel Richard

Charlie Palmer Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-547-8100
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A slickly designed steakhouse that draws plenty of big names.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Charlie Palmer Steak The Needle: December 2010 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Charlie Palmer Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Charlie Palmer Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Charlie Palmer Steak

Circle Bistro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1 Washington Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-293-5390
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Breakfast
Description: A sleek but warm hotel dining room and lounge near GW University.
Happy Hour Details: 4 to 7 PM

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Circle Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Circle Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Circle Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Circle Bistro January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants

Citronelle (Temporarily Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3000 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-625-2150
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, French
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A plush stage for Michel Richard's witty, theatrical brand of Cali-French cooking.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Citronelle 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Citronelle 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Citronelle 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Citronelle 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Citronelle

CityZen (Mandarin Oriental Hotel)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20024
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southwest/Waterfront
T: 202-787-6006
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups
Description:

Eric Ziebold reaches for perfection at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel's gleaming restaurant.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: CityZen 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: CityZen 100 Best Restaurants 2012: CityZen 100 Best Restaurants 2011: CityZen 100 Best Restaurants 2010: CityZen

Corduroy

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1122 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Downtown
T: 202-589-0699
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Other: Valet Parking Available
Description:

Tom Power's quiet, refined dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Corduroy 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Corduroy 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Corduroy 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Corduroy The Needle: Corduroy

Cork

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-265-2675
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

A rustic-chic spot for wine and seasonally-minded small plates.

Happy Hour Details: 5 to 7 PM

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Cork Great Bars 2013: Cork 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cork 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cork 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cork

Eola

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2020 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-466-4441
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Description: A seasonal American restaurant with a love of offal.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Eola 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Eola 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Eola Great New Restaurants 2010: Eola Full Review of Eola

Equinox

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 818 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-331-8118
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Todd Gray's seasonal American dining room bounces back from a damaging fire with a renovation and new menu.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Equinox 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Equinox Out of the Fire 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Equinox 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Equinox

Et Voila!

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-237-2300
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description:

Sturdy Belgian bistro classics.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Et Voila! 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Et Voila! Et Voila!: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Et Voila! 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Et Voila!

Et Voila!

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest
T: 202-237-2300
Cuisines: French, Belgian
Price Range: Moderate
Description: Sturdy Belgian bistro classics.

Reviews:

No reviews yet

Etete

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1942 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-232-7600
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethiopian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A relaxing bistro in Little Ethiopia.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Etete Cheap Eats 2011: Etete 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Etete Cheap Eats 2010: Etete 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Etete

Eventide

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3165 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-276-3165
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: In Arlington, tasteful meets tasty.
Happy Hour Details: Tuesday through Friday, 4 PM to 7 PM.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Eventide 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Eventide First Look: Eventide

Faryab

Rating:
Cheap Eats (2009) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4917 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-951-3484
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: A hidden Bethesda gem.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Faryab Cheap Eats 2009: Faryab 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Faryab Cheap Eats 2008: Faryab 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Faryab

Four Sisters

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 8190 Strawberry Ln. , Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-539-8566
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The grande dame of the area's Vietnamese restaurants.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Four Sisters Cheap Eats 2012: Four Sisters 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Four Sisters Cheap Eats 2011: Four Sisters 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Four Sisters

Grapeseed

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4865 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-986-9592
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Good for Groups
Description: A sunny, sophisticated wine bar and bistro.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7 $5 appetizers, $5 select wines and premium rail cocktails.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Grapeseed 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Grapeseed The Needle: Grapeseed 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Grapeseed 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Grapeseed

Grapeseed

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour Great Bars 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4865 Cordell Ave. , Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-986-9592
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: A sunny, sophisticated wine bar and bistro.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7: choose from five wines, five appetizers, and five mixed drinks, all items $5 each. Friday 5 to 6:30: guided wine tasting where you get three half glasses of wine and three accompanying food items for $10.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Grapeseed Great Bars 2011: Grapeseed Grapeseed

Hell Point Seafood (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 12 Dock St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Neighborhood(s): Annapolis
T: 410-990-9888
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This casual spinoff of Bob Kinkead's eponymous Foggy Bottom restaurant sits on prime real estate overlooking the city dock in downtown Annapolis.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Hell Point Seafood 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Hell Point Seafood

Heritage India - Glover Park

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Glover Park, Georgetown
T: 202-333-3120
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Moderate
Other: Delivery, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Standout curries and tandoori specialties.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Heritage India 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Heritage India January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants Heritage India - Glover Park

Hook (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3241 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-625-4488
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Description: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Hook [CLOSED]

Indique Heights

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2 Wisconsin Cir., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Neighborhood(s): Tenleytown/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase
T: 301-656-4822
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Tapas/Small Plates, Indian
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: This sister restaurant to Cleveland Park's Indique offers Indian-spiced cocktails and riffs on Indian street food.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4:30 pM to 7 PM, discounts on select drinks and appetizers.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Indique Heights 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Indique Heights 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Indique Heights 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Indique Heights January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants

J&G Steakhouse

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 515 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-661-2440
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, Breakfast, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten opens a luxe dining room in the W Washington DC hotel.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: J&G Steakhouse 100 Best Restaurants 2012: J&G Steakhouse 100 Best Restaurants 2011: J&G Steakhouse 100 Best Restaurants 2010: J&G Steakhouse Where's the Beef?

Jackie's Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-565-9700
Cuisines: Modern, Fusion/Eclectic, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A splashy, retro-cool spot for updated comfort food.
Happy Hour Details: Monday 5:30 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday to Friday 5 PM to 7 PM. $5 select wines, cocktails, and appetizers.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Jackie’s Jackie’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Jackie's 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Jackie's 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Jackie's

Jaleo - Bethesda

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-913-0003
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish/Portuguese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: The downtown Bethesda outpost of Jose Andres's tapas house offers small plates both traditional and forward-thinking.
Happy Hour Details: Sunday through Friday 4:30 PM to 7 PM, Saturday 10 PM til close; $4 sangria, $4 select wines, $4 drafts, half-price select tapas.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Jaleo - Bethesda 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Jaleo 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Jaleo - Bethesda Jaleo

Jaleo - Bethesda

100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-913-0003
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish/Portuguese
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: The downtown Bethesda outpost of Jose Andres's tapas house offers small plates both traditional and forward-thinking.
Happy Hour Details: Sunday through Friday 4:30 to 7, Saturday 10 to midnight: $4 house drafts, wine, and sangria. $4 tapas specials. Happy hour at bar only or patio facing Elm St.

Reviews:

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Jaleo - Crystal City

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2250 A Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Crystal City/Pentagon City, Arlington
T: 703-413-8181
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish/Portuguese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: An area favorite for Spanish tapas both traditional and forward-thinking.
Happy Hour Details: Daily from 4:30 PM to 7 PM; $4 red sangria, $4 house wines, $4 Yuengling, $4 select tapas.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Jaleo - Crystal City Jaleo

Jaleo - Penn Quarter

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 480 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-628-7949
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish/Portuguese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

An area favorite for Spanish tapas both traditional and forward-thinking.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Jaleo 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Jaleo 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Jaleo - Penn Quarter 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Jaleo 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Jaleo - Penn Quarter

Johnny's Half Shell

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) First Look 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-737-0400
Cuisines: Southern, Seafood, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

Ann Cashion's Southern-accented seafood house lands on the Hill.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM; $5.50 drafts, $8 cocktails, discounts on select seafood items.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Johnny’s Half Shell 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Johnny’s Half Shell 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Johnny's Half Shell 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Johnny's Half Shell 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Johnny's Half Shell

Johnny's Half Shell

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour Great Bars 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-737-0400
Cuisines: Southern, Seafood, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Ann Cashion's Southern-accented seafood house lands on the Hill.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7:30: discounted appetizers, beer, and cocktails.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Johnny’s Half Shell Great Bars 2011: Johnny's Half Shell Johnny's Half Shell

Kinkead's (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-296-7700
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Description: Bob Kinkead's jazzy, relaxed seafood dining room.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Kinkead's 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Kinkead's 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Kinkead's 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Kinkead's 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Kinkead's

Komi

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1509 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-332-9200
Cuisines: Modern, Greek/Mediterranean, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Description:

A place that feels like a neighborhood restaurant but has the soul and ambition of something greater.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Komi 100 Best Restaurants 2013: Komi 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Komi 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Komi 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Komi

Kotobuki

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4822 MacArthur Blvd., NW (Second floor), Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-281-6679
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: No teriyaki or tempura here--just high-quality sushi at bargain prices.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2010: Kotobuki 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Kotobuki Cheap Eats 2009: Kotobuki 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Kotobuki Cheap Eats 2008: Kotobuki

L'Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
Neighborhood(s): Great Falls
T: 703-759-3800
Cuisines: French
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Upscale
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description:

This rustic, romantic French/Alsatian cottage is a popular choice for special occasions.

Happy Hour Details: Tuesday through Friday 5 to 6:30, Sunday 3 to 4.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie Classics Revisited: L’Auberge Chez François 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: L’Auberge Chez François and Jacques’ Brasserie 100 Best Restaurants 2012: L'Auberge Chez François and Jacques' Brasserie 100 Best Restaurants 2011: L’Auberge Chez François

Liberty Tavern

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour Great Bars 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3195 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-465-9360
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A winning model for neighborhood dining.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 PM; Friday 2 to 7 PM: $3 drafts, $5 Industrial margarita or rum punch, and half-priced wines by the glass.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Liberty Tavern Liberty Tavern

Liberty Tavern

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-465-9360
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

A winning model for neighborhood dining.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Liberty Tavern 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Liberty Tavern Liberty Tavern: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Liberty Tavern 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Liberty Tavern

Makoto

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4822 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-298-6866
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Very expensive
Description:

No sushi bar in the area can match the intensity, focus, and purity of this tiny restaurant in DC’s Palisades.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Makoto 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Makoto 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Makoto 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Makoto 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Makoto

Marcel's

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-296-1166
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: French, Belgian
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

Robert Wiedmaier's stately Belgian-French dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Marcel’s 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Marcel's 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Marcel's 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Marcel's 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Marcel's

Marvin

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2007 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-797-7171
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, American, Belgian
Price Range: Moderate
Description: A faux-weathered hotspot that pays homage to Marvin Gaye.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Marvin 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Marvin Neighborhood Eats: Marvin

Minh's

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-525-2828
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Bright Vietnamese flavors hide in a Clarendon office building.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Minh's 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Minh's Cheap Eats 2011: Minh's 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Minh's Cheap Eats 2010: Minh's

Minibar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 855 E St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-393-0812

Montmartre

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 327 Seventh St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-544-1244
Cuisines: French
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

A happy French bistro near Eastern Market.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Montmartre 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Montmartre 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Montmartre 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Montmartre 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Montmartre

Mourayo

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1732 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-667-2100
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Moderate
Description: A cool, contemporary Greek bistro.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Mourayo 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Mourayo 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Mourayo January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants Mourayo

Nava Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 11301 Fern St., Wheaton, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 240-430-0495
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Flavors are clear, bright, and precise, making for some of the best Thai food in the area.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Nava Thai Cheap Eats 2013: Nava Thai 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Nava Thai Cheap Eats 2012: Nava Thai Noodle and Grill 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Nava Thai Noodle and Grill

Obelisk

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2029 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-872-1180
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Very expensive
Description:

Peter Pastan's leisurely townhouse dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Obelisk 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Obelisk 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Obelisk 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Obelisk 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Obelisk

PS 7's

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 777 I Street., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-742-8550
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In Penn Quarter, thinking small but coming up big.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: PS 7’s Lounge 100 Best Restaurants 2012: PS 7's Cheap Eats 2011: PS 7's 100 Best Restaurants 2010: PS7's 100 Best Restaurants 2009: PS7's

Palena

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3529 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-537-9250
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description:

Frank Ruta's lusty, inventive cooking makes for one of the most superb dining experiences in the city.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Palena and Palena Café 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Palena and Palena Cafe 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Palena 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Palena and Palena Cafe 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Palena / Palena Cafe

Palena Cafe

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3529 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-537-9250
Cuisines: Modern, Italian, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The no-reservations cafe at Palena is a destination in its own right.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Palena Café 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Palena / Palena Cafe 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Palena / Palena Cafe Cheap Eats 2007: Palena Cafe January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants

Passage to India

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4931 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-656-3373
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Indian cooking from the country's North, South, East, and West in an elegant dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Passage to India Cheap Eats 2013: Passage to India 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Passage to India 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Passage to India The Needle: Passage to India

PassionFish

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 First Look 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 11960 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190
Neighborhood(s): Reston/Herndon
T: 703-230-3474
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Jeff Tunks's latest seafood dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: PassionFish 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: PassionFish 100 Best Restaurants 2012: PassionFish 100 Best Restaurants 2011: PassionFish 100 Best Restaurants 2010: PassionFish

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Columbia Heights

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008) Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1400 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
T: 202-332-7383
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A crust that's not too thick, not too thin.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: Pete's New Haven Style APizza - Columbia Heights Cheap Eats 2010: Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza Cheap Eats 2009: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Poste (Hotel Monaco)

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 555 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-783-6060
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A hip hotel restaurant with an ever-changing modern American menu.

Reviews:

Poste: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Poste

Potenza (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1430 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-638-4444
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: An old school Italian dining room with big, bold flavors.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Potenza Plenty of Abbondanza

Present

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 6678 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-531-1881
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: This Vietnamese restaurant aims for perfect.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Present Cheap Eats 2011: Present 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Present Cheap Eats 2010: Present 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Present

Proof

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 775 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-737-7663
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

A chic spot for the wine-obsessed.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Proof 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Proof 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Proof The Needle: August 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Proof

Rasika

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 633 D St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-637-1222
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Indian goes upscale at this sexy, colorful hot spot.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Rasika and Rasika West End 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Rasika 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Rasika 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Rasika 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Rasika

Ray's the Classics

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 8606 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-588-7297
Cuisines: Steaks
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Ray’s the Classics conjures up a bygone era—cocktail hors d’oeuvres, big steaks and chops, retro prices—and advances a daring model for a new era of casual dining.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ray's the Classics 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Ray's the Classics Cheap Eats 2010: Ray's the Classics Lounge 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Ray's the Classics 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Ray's the Classics

Ray's the Steaks

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2300 N. Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-841-7297
Cuisines: Steaks, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The Hereford and Angus beef is butchered here daily.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ray’s the Steaks 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ray’s the Steaks and Ray’s the Classics 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ray's the Steaks 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Ray's the Steaks 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Ray's the Steaks

Restaurant Eve

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-706-0450
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, English/Irish/Scottish, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Cathal Armstrong's seasonal cooking shines in this stylish bar, bistro, and tasting room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Restaurant Eve 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Restaurant Eve 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Restaurant Eve 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Restaurant Eve 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Restaurant Eve

Ristorante Tosca

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1112 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-367-1990
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Very expensive
Description: A streamlined Italian dining room with terrific pastas and lofty prices.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Tosca 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Tosca 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Tosca 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Tosca 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Tosca

Sei

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 444 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-783-7007
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: A glitzy fusion sushi lounge in Penn Quarter.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sei 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Sei Sei

Siroc Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 915 15th St., NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202- 628-2220
Cuisines: Italian, Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Siroc

Sou'Wester

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20024
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southwest/Waterfront, Capitol Hill
T: 202-787-6868
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Description: A casual spot for hushpuppies, fried chicken, and grits in the elegant Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Reviews:

The Needle: July 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sou'Wester Great New Restaurants 2010: Sou'Wester Sou'Wester: Full Review 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Sou'Wester

Spice Xing

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 100-B Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-610-0303
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Sudhir Seth's vibrant Indian cafe.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Spice Xing Cheap Eats 2011: Spice Xing 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Spice Xing Cheap Eats 2010: Spice Xing 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Spice Xing

Sushi Sono

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044
Neighborhood(s): Columbia
T: 410-997-6131
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Sashimi with a view.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Sushi Sono 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Sushi Sono 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Sushi Sono 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sushi Sono 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Sushi Sono

Sushi Taro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1503 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202.462.8999
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Expensive
Description:

The neighborhood standby reopens with fewer seats and a more expensive menu.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Sushi Taro 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Sushi Taro 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Sushi Taro 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sushi Taro The Needle: Sushi Taro

Sushiko I

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Glover Park
T: 202-333-4187
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A sleek DC fixture for some of the freshest raw fish around.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Sushiko 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Sushiko I 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sushi-Ko 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Sushi-Ko 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Sushi-Ko - Washington

Sushiko II - Chevy Chase

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 5455 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Neighborhood(s): Tenleytown/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase
T: 301-961-1644
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The popular sushi spot opens a second location.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Sushi-Ko Chevy Chase Best Restaurants 2010: Sushi-Ko The Needle: Sushi-Ko Chevy Chase 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Sushi-Ko Chevy Chase Sushi-Ko - Chevy Chase

Tallula

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-778-5051
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A warm, wine-focused modern American dining room.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2012: Tallula 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Tallula Tallula: Full Review 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Tallula

Teatro Goldoni

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1909 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-955-9494
F: 202-955-5584

The Inn at Little Washington

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 309 Middle St., Washington, VA 22747
Neighborhood(s): Little Washington
T: 540-675-3800
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

A theatrical, grand culinary destination.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Inn at Little Washington The 100 Best Restaurants 2013: The Inn at Little Washington 100 Best Restaurants 2012: The Inn at Little Washington 100 Best Restaurants 2011: The Inn at Little Washington 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Inn at Little Washington

The Majestic

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 911 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-837-9117
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The Majestic Cafe gets a makeover.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Majestic 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: The Majestic 100 Best Restaurants 2012: The Majestic The Needle: July 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2011: The Majestic

The Oval Room

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 800 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-463-8700
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

White House staffers flock to this bright and pretty dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Oval Room 100 Best Restaurants 2012: The Oval Room 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Oval Room 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Oval Room 100 Best Restaurants 2009: The Oval Room

The Prime Rib

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2020 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-466-8811
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Description: A steakhouse that feels like a 1940s supper club.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Prime Rib 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Prime Rib 100 Best Restaurants 2008: The Prime Rib January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants Prime Rib, The

The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 42461 Lovettsville Rd., Lovettsville, VA 20180
Neighborhood(s): Lovettsville
T: 540-822-9017
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Patowmack Farm

The Source

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-637-6100
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Pizza, Modern, Breakfast, Chinese, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description:

Wolfgang Puck's Newseum dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Source The Source: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: The Source 100 Best Restaurants 2011: The Source The Needle: The Source Lounge

Trummer's on Main

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 7134 Main St. , Clifton, VA 20124
T: 703-266-1623
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef Clayton Miller’s résumé includes a stint at the French Laundry.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Trummer’s on Main Trummer’s on Main: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Trummer's on Main 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Trummer's on Main 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Trummer's on Main

Vermilion

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Old Town , Alexandria
T: 703-684-9669
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Modern-American flavor in Old Town.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Vermilion 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Vermilion Vermilion: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Vermilion 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Vermilion

Vidalia

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1990 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-659-1990
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Vidalia 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Vidalia 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Vidalia 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Vidalia 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Vidalia

Villa Mozart

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4009 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030
Neighborhood(s): Fairfax
T: 703-691-4747
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Very expensive
Description: All the trappings of storybook romance.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Villa Mozart 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Villa Mozart 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Villa Mozart First Look: Villa Mozart

Volt

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 228 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Neighborhood(s): Frederick
T: 301-696-8658
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bryan Voltaggio's elegantly minimalist brownstone restaurant.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Volt Volt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Volt 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Volt 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Volt

Westend Bistro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1190 22 St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End
T: 202-974-4900
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Westend Bistro 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Westend Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Westend Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Westend Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Westend Bistro

Willow

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4301 North Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Ballston
T: 703-465-8800
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: An inviting and comfortable modern American bistro.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Willow The Needle: December 2010 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Willow 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Willow January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants

Zaytinya

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 701 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-638-0800
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Turkish, Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish/Portuguese, Lebanese, Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description:

Jose Andres's stunning Mediterranean mezze restaurant is always buzzing.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Zaytinya 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Zaytinya 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Zaytinya The Needle: June 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Zaytinya

Zentan

Rating:
Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1155 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-379-4366
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Sushi, Pan-Asian, Japanese
Price Range: Expensive
Description: Susur Lee's pan-Asian dining room in the Donovan House hotel.

Reviews:

100 Best Restaurants 2011: Zentan 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Zentan Zentan
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