The 100 Very Best Restaurants in Washington

We visited more than 300 restaurants to bring you our 2018 list of our favorite places to eat.
Photograph by Scott Suchman

What’s for dinner? Your decision has never been tougher—or more exciting. We should know: We visited nearly 300 restaurants to bring you this list of our favorite places to eat. The thrills came in many forms, from otherworldly omakase counters to a luxe Spanish seafood room to a mod Chinese carryout. Grab a cloth napkin—or plastic fork—and dig in.

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 Petworth.

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.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.