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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 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

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
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2013: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2012: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2011: Bangkok Golden

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, Old Town , Alexandria
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
Cuisines: American
Price Range: Expensive
Other: Weekend Brunch

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Birch & Barley

Black's Bar and Kitchen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-5525
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, 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 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

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
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Indian
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description:

Power-lunchers flock to this elegant Indian dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Bombay Club 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: The Bombay Club Bombay Club Bombay Club

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 Great Bars 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011)
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
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
Description:

Celebrity chef Michael Mina opens a dining room in the Four Seasons hotel.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bourbon Steak 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bourbon Steak Great Bars 2011: Bourbon Steak Bourbon Steak

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 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

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 527 Eighth St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast, Capitol Hill
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
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

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

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 2013: 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

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
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch
Happy Hour Details: 5 PM to 7 PM daily.

Reviews:

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
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Doi Moi

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
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description:

A Spanish tapas house from Proof owner Mark Kuller in the red-hot Logan Circle neighborhood. Go early if you want a seat.

Reviews:

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

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!

Ethiopic

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 401 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-675-2066
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethiopian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

This Ethiopian spot doesn't tone down its spices.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ethiopic Cheap Eats 2013: Ethiopic 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ethiopic Cheap Eats 2012: Ethiopic 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ethiopic

Etto

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

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Etto Etto: From Scratch

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
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, Outdoor Seating
Description:

The second act for chef Fabio Trabocchi, formerly at Maestro, who's cooking dishes from his native Marchese region of Italy.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4PM- 6PM: Wine and food specials

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Fiola Great Bars 2013: Fiola 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Fiola 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Fiola Still the Maestro (Full Review)

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
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space
Description:

Top Cheffer Mike Isabella channels his Italian-American roots in Penn Quarter.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Graffiato 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Graffiato 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Graffiato

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
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5 PM to 7 PM; discounts on select drafts, shochu, and small plates.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Izakaya Seki 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Izakaya Seki Izakaya Seki: Father Knows Best

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

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
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Sushi, Japanese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups
Description:

Chef/owner Kazuhiro Okochi pairs inventive sushi with an interesting sake list.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, discounts on select drinks and appetizers.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Kaz Sushi Bistro 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Kaz Sushi Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Kaz Sushi Bistro Great Takeout: Kaz Sushi Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Kaz Sushi Bistro

Kapnos

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

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Kapnos Kapnos: Animal Attraction

Kogiya

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

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

La Limeña

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 765-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-424-8066
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The plastic utensils may say fast food, but the cooking befits white tablecloths.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: La Limeña Cheap Eats 2013: La Limeña 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: La Limeña Cheap Eats 2012: La Limeña 100 Best Restaurants 2012: La Limeña

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
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

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: German/Austrian, French, 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 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

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 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

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
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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Rasika

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 633 D Street, 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
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description:

Indian goes upscale at this sexy, colorful hot spot.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rasika and Rasika West End

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

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 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

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
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description:

This new Eden Center mom n pop breaks from the drab utilitarianism of its Eden Center peers with a pressed tin ceiling, dangling globe lights, sleek leather chairs, and the requisite industrial brick wall.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rice Paper Cheap Eats 2013: Rice Paper 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Rice Paper Cheap Eats 2012: Rice Paper Rice Paper: Bold and Beautiful

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
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ripple 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ripple 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ripple The Needle: April 2011 First Look: Ripple

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
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Ris Lacoste puts her twist on French classics and American comfort food.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ris 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ris Ris: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Ris Great New Restaurants 2010: Ris

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
Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic
Price Range: Expensive
Description:

R.J. Cooper is trying to revolutionize how we dine out with Rogue 24, a futuristic restaurant hidden in a Shaw alley.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rogue 24 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Rogue 24 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Rogue 24 Rogue 24 (Full Review)

Rose’s Luxury

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014
Address: 717 8th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-580-8889

Ruan Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
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
Cuisines: Russian/E. European
Price Range: Inexpensive

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rus Uz Rus Uz: More Piroshkas, Please Cheap Eats 2013: Rus Uz

Seasonal Pantry

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1314 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
Cuisines: American
Price Range: Moderate
Description:

A table for ten people that's inside a gourmet market. Set menus range from four to seven courses.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Seasonal Pantry 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Seasonal Pantry 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Seasonal Pantry

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

Table

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

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Table

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 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 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

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
Cuisines: Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Description:

A tiny Taiwanese noodle shop on H Street that has spunky attitude, lots of ramen and dumplings, and colorful toys lining the walls.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2013: Toki Underground 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2012: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2011: Toki Underground

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

Vin 909

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
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

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
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Other: Valet Parking Available
Description:

Fabulous cocktails and farm-to-table cooking in a restored Baltimore mill.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Woodberry Kitchen 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Woodberry Kitchen 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Woodberry Kitchen 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Woodberry Kitchen

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 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
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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
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