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100 Best Restaurants 2014

A $250-per-person modernist joy ride with José Andrés at the wheel. A $12.50 takeout box of the crispiest fried chicken we’ve ever tasted. Those are two ends of the wild and colorful spectrum of our critics’ favorite places to eat this year. In between, there are some terrific newcomers (a couple of which landed in our ranked list of the top 25 restaurants), fabulous splurges and affordable gems, and plenty of other reasons to get excited about going out to dinner.

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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 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3715 Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-885-5700

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

8407 Kitchen & Bar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 8407 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-587-8407
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
Description:

A showcase for Pedro Matamoros’s well-crafted charcuterie and pasta.

Happy Hour Details: 4 to 7 PM.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: 8407 Kitchen Bar 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: 8407 Kitchen Bar 100 Best Restaurants 2012: 8407 Kitchen Bar Great New Restaurants 2010: 8407 Kitchen & Bar 8407 Kitchen & Bar

Alegria

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 111 Church St., NW, Vienna, VA
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-261-6575
Cuisines: Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Alegria Alegria: Quick Study

Ardeo + Bardeo

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-244-6750
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating
Description:

An airy neighborhood spot for inventive American cooking.

Happy Hour Details: 5 to 7.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ardeo & Bardeo 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ardeo & Bardeo 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ardeo & Bardeo Ardeo

Ayse

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 6 N. East St., Frederick, MD 21701
Neighborhood(s): Frederick
T: 240-651-5155
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ayse Ayse: Mad for Mezze

BLT Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1625 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-689-8999
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Upscale
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

A big-American meat emporium with Parisian refinements.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: BLT Steak Great Bars 2013: BLT Steak BLT Steak

Baby Wale

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1124 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-450-3311

Bangkok Golden

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 6395 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA
T: 703-533-9480

Bartlett Pear Inn

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 28 S. Harrison St., Easton, MD
Neighborhood(s): Easton
T: 410-770-3300

Bastille

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011)
Address: 1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-519-3776
F: 22314
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: French
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description:

A bistro as ambitious as it is delicious.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bastille 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bastille 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Bastille 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Bastille Bastille

Birch & Barley

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1337 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-567-2576

Black's Bar and Kitchen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-5525
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
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 house martinis, $2.75 Miller draft, $3 Blue Moon and Stella Artois, $5 glasses of wine, 50 cent steamed spice shrimp, $6.50 mussels, $5 calamari, $1 boutique oysters

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Black’s Bar and Kitchen Great Bars 2013: Black’s Bar & Kitchen 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Black's Bar & Kitchen Great Bars 2011: Black's Bar and Kitchen Black's Bar and Kitchen

BlackSalt

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: 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-342-9101
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 99 BlackSalt 100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: BlackSalt 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: BlackSalt BlackSalt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: 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, American, Breakfast
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

Bombay Club

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-659-3727

Bonchon - Arlington

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 2209 N. Pershing Dr., Arlington, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-528-1011
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Delivery

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bonchon Bonchon: Star Bird

Boqueria

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 1837 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
T: 202-558-9545

Bourbon Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-944-2026

Brabo Tasting Room

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Happy Hour
Address: 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria
T: 703-894-5252
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 2 to 5: $14 for combination of flatbread pizza and Pilsner on draft

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Brabo by Robert Wiedmaier Brabo Tasting Room

Casa Luca

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1099 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-628-1099

Cashion's Eat Place

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: 1819 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-797-1819

Cava Mezze

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 527 Eighth St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-543-9090
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description:

The Barracks Row spinoff of the popular Rockville mezzeteria.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Cava Mezze 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cava Mezze 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Cava (Capitol Hill) Enjoying a Greek Rush: Cava Cava Mezze

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

CityZen (Mandarin Oriental Hotel)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

Compass Rose

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1346 T St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: (202) 506-4765
Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 98 Compass Rose

Corduroy

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 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

Corduroy

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Happy Hour
Address: 1122 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-589-0699
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Other: Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5 to 7: $7 glasses of wine and bottles of beer

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 39 Corduroy 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Corduroy

Cork

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

DGS Delicatessen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 1317 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
T: 202-293-4400
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Happy Hour Details: 5 PM to 7 PM daily.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 30 DGS Delicatessen 100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: DGS Delicatessen DGS Delicatessen: A New Age of Deli 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: DGS Delicatessen

Daikaya Ramen and Izakaya

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 705 Sixth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-589-1600

Doi Moi

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1800 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
T: 202-733-5131

Estadio

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1520 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-319-1404

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

Ethiopic

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 401 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-675-2066

Etto

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1541 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005
T: 202-232-0920

Fiola

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-628-2888
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Italian
Price Range: Very expensive
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4PM- 6PM: Wine and food specials

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 8 Fiola 100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Fiola Great Bars 2013: Fiola 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Fiola 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Fiola

Food Wine & Co.

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 7272 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-8008
Cuisines: American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details: Daily 4 to 6. All day Tuesday and Thursday. Late night Friday and Saturday 9 to close.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Food Wine & Co. Great Bars 2013: Food Wine & Co. Fried and True: Food Wine & Co. 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Food Wine & Co.

G by Mike Isabella

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 2201 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
T: 202-234-5015

Graffiato

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 707 Sixth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-289-3600

Hank's Oyster Bar - Dupont Circle

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1624 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-462-4265
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description:

You'll find at least five kinds of oysters at this tiny urban fish bar.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7; $1 oysters, $5 drink specials. Daily late-night happy hour 10 PM to midnight, half-price raw bar.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Hank’s Oyster Bar 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Hank's Oyster Bar 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Hank's Oyster Bar January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants Hank's Oyster Bar

Izakaya Seki

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 1117 V St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-588-5841

Jaleo - Penn Quarter

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 480 7th St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-628-7949

Johnny's Half Shell

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 First Look 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-737-0400
Cuisines: Seafood, Southern, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
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 2015: No. 83 Johnny’s Half Shell 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

KAZ Sushi Bistro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 1915 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-530-5500

Kapnos

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 2201 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-234-5000

Kogiya

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 4220-A Annandale Rd., Annandale, VA 22003
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703-942-6995

Komi

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 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

L'Auberge Chez Francois and Jacques’ Brasserie

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls, VA 22066
Neighborhood(s): Great Falls
T: 703-759-3800

La Limeña

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 765-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-424-8066

La Table Provencale

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy., White Post, VA 22620
T: 540-837-1375
Price Range: Very expensive

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: La Table Provencale

Le Diplomate

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1601 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-332-3333

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

Little Serow

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1511 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
T: No phone

Lyon Hall

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 3100 N. Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-741-7636
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: French, German/Austrian, Belgian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description:

An eclectic brasserie from the team behind Liberty Tavern.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Lyon Hall 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Lyon Hall 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Lyon Hall The Needle: March 2011 A Brasserie With Buzz—and Potential—in Clarendon (Full Review)

Makoto

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

Maple Ave Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 147 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, VA 22810
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-319-2177
Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description:

A tiny roadside restaurant with an ethnic menu that reaches to Thailand, the south, and Korea as inspiration.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Maple Ave Restaurant 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Maple Ave Restaurant Maple Ave Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Marcel's

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

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

Mintwood Place

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1813 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-234-6732

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

Nava Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 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

Nopa Kitchen & Bar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 800 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
Price Range: Expensive

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Nopa Kitchen & Bar

Nostos

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 8100 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, VA 22182
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: (703) 760-0690

Obelisk

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

Palena (Closed)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

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

PassionFish

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 First Look 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

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1612 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-986-8778

Proof

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 775 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-737-7663

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1309 Fifth St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
T: 202-544-4702

Ray's the Steaks

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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

Ray's to the Third

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1650 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: (703) 974-7171

Restaurant Eve

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-706-0450

Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 6775 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-538-3888

Ripple

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 3417 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Cleveland Park
T: 202-244-7995

Ris

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 2275 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-730-2500

Rogue 24

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 922 N Street (rear), Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Downtown
T: 202-408-9724

Ruan Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-942-0075

Rus Uz

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1000 N. Randolph St., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Ballston
T: 571-312-4086

Seasonal Pantry

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1314½ Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-713-9866

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

Sushi Taro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1503 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202.462.8999

Table

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 903 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
T: 202-588-5200

The Fainting Goat

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1330 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: (202) 735-0344
Cuisines: American
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 97 The Fainting Goat

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

The Majestic

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 911 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-837-9117

The Oval Room

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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 Red Hen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1822 First St., NW, Washington, DC
T: 202-525-3021

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 2015: No. 9 The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 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 (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 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: Modern, Pizza, American, Breakfast, Chinese
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

Toki Underground

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1234 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-388-3086

Vermilion

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
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

Vin 909 Winecafé

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 909 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
Neighborhood(s): Annapolis
T: 410-990-1846

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

Woodberry Kitchen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
Neighborhood(s): Baltimore
T: 410-464-8000

Woodward Table

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 1426 H St., NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-347-5353

Zaytinya

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 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, Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Lebanese, Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2015: No. 34 Zaytinya 100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Zaytinya 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Zaytinya 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Zaytinya The Needle: June 2011
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