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Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015 List Is Now Online

Our critics rank the area’s top restaurants from 1 to 100.

One of our most highly anticipated issues of each year, the 100 Very Best Restaurants, is now online. Just like Washington’s rapidly evolving dining scene, this year’s list saw a number of big changes, and some surprises.

In this package you’ll find all of the winners ranked, 1 to 100. Many return from 2014—including Komi, which rose this year to number one. Still, the lineup is never stagnant. Our critics spent months revisiting each place, in addition to dozens of new eateries and older establishments. We included 33 newcomers of all stripes: fine-dining hotspots like Fiola Mare on the Georgetown waterfront; more casual gems such as Ananda, a destination-worthy Indian in Fulton, Maryland. At the same time, a few high-profile restaurants—and regulars among the 100 Best—are absent. Like the others, they’ll have a turn again in 2016.

In addition to the ranking, we took a look at the Washingtonians shaping the dining scene. The spotlight touched on Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, 2015’s Restaurateurs of the Year, and behind-the-scenes players—ceramists, oyster purveyors, grill-makers, and others—who contribute to a culinary landscape that’s more vibrant and varied than ever.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.