The 100 Very Best Restaurants in Washington

Martinis stirred tableside at Pineapple and Pearls.

Tableside martinis. Crackly-skinned whole duck. DIY fried-oyster sandwiches. Those are just a few of the things that knocked us out during our exploration of the area’s dining scene. (We visited more than 300 places to bring you this ranked list.) Here are the tables you should seek out in 2020.

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.