100. Washington DC Restaurant Reviews

Posted at July 30, 2011 by 23 Comments

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So you can navigate Washington D.C restaurants, in this post you’ll find over 200 Washington DC Restaurant reviews.

To coincide with our 100th Thing to do in DC, we wanted to include reviews on every Washington DC restaurant typically on the list of retaurants for restaurant week as experienced by DC Food bloggers.  In addition, we want to introduce you to a fun way for you to narrow down the list of restaurants to find one or two that you would love.

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Over 200 Washington DC Restaurant Reviews

During Washington, DC Restaurant Week, more than 200 of DC’s finest restaurants offer 3-course lunches at greatly reduced prices.  Here are the list of restaurants for DC restaurant week along with accompanying DC restaurant reviews from DC area blogs.  Show them some love.

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14 K Restaurant

I went to 14K on the Sunday of Labor Day for a date. The food at 14kwas pretty good but the service was a little lack luster. This could be because it was the day before a holiday. They may have been short staffed but it took almost 30 minutes to get our appetizers. Read the rest of the review on DC Socialite

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1789 Restaurant

It’s a cozy restaurant that’s good for birthdays and other celebrations. As adventurous as we are most of the time, we’ve been three times and gotten the same entree three times. Both of us. Normally, I’d say, “BOOOORRRRING.” But their lamb is that good. Read the rest of the review on Matzo & Rice

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1905 Restaurant

Once you’ve walked up the dimly lit stairs and settled in to the cozy dining room and bar that make up 1905, it’s understandable to lose yourself in the fantasy that you’re in some secret hideaway known to a chosen few. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice

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2941 Restaurant

Lunch offerings include a three-course prix fixe menu for $29.41. It was a bitterly cold day, so I chose to start with soup. The menu read “butternut squash soup, apple compote, ginger lime cream, lemongrass,” and I wasn’t sure what to expect from that. Read the rest of the review on Picture This

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701 Restaurant

I enjoyed my halibut and Keith, of course, loved his steak. I may come back to 701 for a regular dinner. Location is super convenient as it is directly off the metro stop. Overall the meal was pretty good and I enjoyed myself at 701. Read the rest of the review on What Mickey Eats

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Adour at St. Regis Restaurant

Adour’s motto is “cuisine designed with wine in mind” and fittingly, the dining room is separated from the rest of the hotel by a huge wall of wine. It’s a pretty space that is modern without being cold or pretentious. Read the rest of the review on Two DC

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Againn Restaurant

A place to gather – your thoughts or with friends – and enjoy traditional British Isles pub cuisine presented in modern ware. Extensive single-malt Scotch, whisky, and beer selections, as well as fine wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and personal scotch lockers. Read the rest of the review on DC Socialite

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Agora Restaurant

Agora has the answer you’ve been looking for: seafood. The riches of the Mediterranean make up a sizable portion of Agora’s menu in a variety of presentations that is likely to surprise most DC diners. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice

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Ardeo + Bardeo Restaurant

Ardeo is the total restaurant experience while Bardeo is more of a wine bar. Cute. We love how the two compliment one another; Ardeo allows for hushed tones and a romantic evening while Bardeo equates to time with a close friend or two for cocktails. Read the rest of the review on Johnna Knows Good Food

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Argia’s Restaurant

I couldn’t quite figure out the name, nor the type of fare offered. I wanted the Duck Ravioli and Tropical Fruit Bomba. With a 5:45 pm OpenTable reservation, I thought the place wasn’t going to be popping. But early dining must popular in Falls Church City. Read the rest of the review on DC Socialite

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Art and Soul Restaurant

Art and Soul is celebrichef Art Smith’s homage to good old Southern cooking with a modern twist. I’m always skeptical about hotel restaurants, but was pleased that Art and Soul didn’t have that generic hotel restaurant feel. Read the rest of the review on Two DC

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Asia Nine Restaurant

I had read that Asia Nine was going to be mid-priced and casual so, I was a little surprised on how expansive and well put together the place was. Truth be told, the hooks for me here are the flat screen televisions at the bar, sushi and the extensive sake list. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog

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B.Smith’s Restaurant

Anyone who doesn’t love Southern cooking is a Yank. I guess that means I’m a carpetbagger. Hell, I wish I had a big carpetbag for B. Smith‘s mini biscuits and corn muffins. I’d stuff them in the side pockets while making room for my dinner leftovers. Read the rest of the review on Girl Meets Food

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Barcode Restaurant

Bar-Code first came off as a lounge/bar. The lights are low, and the decor is very modern. However, the vibe is thrown off by the huge flat-screen TV’s lining the bar. Is it a sports bar or an upscale restaurant? Maybe a little bit of both? Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show

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Beacon Bar & Grill Restaurant

After Cori Sue nearly snapped her poor little legs running the Marine Corps Marathon, we hosted a post-race brunch celebration (she’s still alive!) in her honor at The Beacon Bar & Grill. We had been there before for a rather flamboyant birthday brunch Read the rest of the review on Bitches Who Brunch

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Belga Cafe Restaurant Restaurant

I had the green eggs! Eggs scrambled with fresh herbs on an English muffin with some tasty cheese on top. Someone at the table next to ours had it, and in true child-like fashion, I was all “I want that! It was flavorful and filling and pretty. Read the rest of the review on Capitol To Capital

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Bibiana Restaurant Restaurant

While Stefanelli’s pasta menu changes seasonally and at his whim, delectable choices include Bucatini alla Matriciana rich with guanciale, red onion, chili, pecorino, and tomato, as well as the Paccheri alla Trapanese Read the rest of the review on Dining In DC

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Birch & Barley Restaurant

Located in a neighborhood away from downtown Alexandria proper, Rustico seems to attract a mostly neighborhood crowd. After getting a booth by the window in the main dining room, we dug through their extensive and unique beer menu… Read the rest of the review on Till It’s Done

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Bistro Bis Restaurant

The days of three-martini lunches and back rooms wreathed in cigar smoke may be gone (unless you work for Sterling Cooper), but Washington’s lunch scene is still dominated by steakhouses and other expense account-friendly venues. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice

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Bistro Cacao Restaurant

The Turkish nationals Chef Kemal Deger and entrepreneur brothers Bolukbasis make unlikely ambassadors for French cuisine in our nation’s capital. Such is the power of our melting pot society in the United States. Read the rest of the review on I am Modern

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Bistro Francais Restaurant

we didn’t feel like going to Adams Morgan to grab something to eat. I was referenced to the restaurant prior to and knew it stayed open until about 4 A.M. so I figured I would suggest it and try it out. I thought it was me being finicky about my food. Read the rest of the review on D.C Eats

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BlackSalt Restaurant

BlackSalt fits in well with the rest of the neighborhood: it’s cute and charming and most importantly has all the kinds of things that a person with a good disposable income would like. Let’s start at the front where the fish market is. Read the rest of the review on DC – Wrapped Dates.

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Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Restaurant

Tapas seem to be everywhere these days, and rightly so. Small servings meant to accompany beer of wine, these appetizers can make a meal in and of themselves and are a great way to explore tastes, textures and preparations without committing to a single entrée. Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome.

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Bombay Club Restaurant

When in the mood for Indian food in the District, one must make The Bombay Club a first or second stop. The service is exquisite, the Indian seasonings are matched perfectly and you’ll be totally satisfied that you made this your dining option. Read the rest of the review on Johnna Knows Good Food.

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Bourbon Steak Restaurant

Tucked away behind the Four Seasons Hotel, facing one of the less picturesque sections of the C&O Canal, Executive Chef David Varley and his staff keep an extensive herb garden. This fragrant landscaping, scheduled to be moved up… Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome.

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Café Berlin Restaurant

Serving traditional German cuisine on Capitol Hill since 1986, this restaurant occupies the ground floor of three joined townhouses whose front yards serve as patios for outdoor dining in warm weather. The interior features a small bar and two prettily decorated dining rooms. Read the rest of the review on What Mickey Eat’s.

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Café Bonaparte Restaurant

Cafe Bonaparte is my new favorite place to hang out. I first dropped in about a month back. I was headed back into the city from Reagan airport when a friend called and told me he was hanging out over at Bonaparte. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Café Du Parc Restaurant

Corey started with the Salade nicoise, served with seared rare tuna, green beans, hard boiled egg, anchovies, nicoise olives and mesclun greens tossed lightly with balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was extraordinarily fresh and colorful. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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Café Dupont Restaurant

Ever walked by one of the countless, nondescript hotel restaurants and wondered whether it was worth trying? In the case of Cafe Dupont, the answer is yes. We’ve found that hotel restaurants in DC run the gamut from excellent (Adour) to awful. Read the rest of the review on Two DC.

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Carmine’s Restaurant

In Italian-American family celebrations, there’s a concept known as abondanza. The direct translation, as you may have guessed, is “abundance.” But the more realistic translation as embodied by my mother’s approach to cooking is…. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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Casa Oaxaca Restaurant

We’d eaten at this self-touted “authentic Mexican” eatery once before and enjoyed it, and this time was no different. In a city where consistently good Mexican food is hard to find (at least in our experience), I’m happy to have Casa Oaxaca within walking distance. Read the rest of the review on I flip for food.

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Co Co Sala Restaurant

Co Co. Sala is one of the latest restaurants to follow the trend of chocolate themed dining. Self-proclaimed as “DC’s premier Chocolate Lounge & Boutique,” this recent addition to Penn Quarter specializes in espresso, chocolate-based drinks… Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Darlington House Restaurant

The food itself is dubbed “rustic Italian cooking with an American soul”. The menu consists of many salads and appetizers such as fried calamari and shrimp or the caprese salad with fresh mozzarella, a wide range of pastas such as potato gnocchi in a gorgonzola sauce… Read the rest of the review on Eat More Drink More.

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DC Coast Restaurant

One day after walking around the monuments and the White House, I stopped into DC Coast for lunch. The 11-year-old restaurant is in a Beaux Arts building and has a very nautical theme, as demonstrated by the huge stone mermaid sculpture in the front. Read the rest of the review on Cooking With The Single Guy.

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Cedar Oaxaca Restaurant

We took the stairs down into the basement dining area and found the restaurant’s mission to combine classical French technique with an ingredient-driven approach to “remind [diners] of the bounty of the great outdoors” reflected in the decor – Read the rest of the review on I Flip For Food.

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 Ceiba Restaurant

Ceiba Restaurant

I went to Ceiba on a Friday night with no reservation. My date and I only had to wait about 15 minutes which was not bad at all. The hostess at Ceiba was very nice and made conversation with us which was nice. Read the rest of the review on I Flip For Food.

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 Charlie Palmer Steak Restaurant

Charlie Palmer Steak Restaurant

The days of three-martini lunches and back rooms wreathed in cigar smoke may be gone (unless you work for Sterling Cooper), but Washington’s lunch scene is still dominated by steakhouses and other expense account-friendly venues. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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 Chef Geoff's Restaurant

Chef Geoff’s Restaurant

I was starting to hate D.C.’s Restaurant Week: five nights; five dinners; empty bank account. It was the wine that got me. Damn those prix fixes and their non-inclusive alcohol clause. My other complaint was that the food is usually…. Read the rest of the review on Bitches Who Brunch.

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 Chef Geoff's Restaurant

Chef Geoff’s Tyson’sRestaurant

Chef Geoff ‘s Tysons is the antithesis of any national midrange restaurant. There is an actual chef named Geoff behind the establishment. He lives in Metro DC with his beautiful kids and internationally known TV anchor wife, Norah…. Read the rest of the review on I am Modern.

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 Chef Co Co Sala Restaurant

Co Co Sala Restaurant

Co Co. Sala is one of the latest restaurants to follow the trend of chocolate themed dining. Self-proclaimed as “DC’s premier Chocolate Lounge & Boutique,” this recent addition to Penn Quarter specializes in espresso, chocolate-based…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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 Darlington House Restaurant

Darlington House Restaurant

The restaurant, in the densely-packed restaurant strip north of Dupont Circle is owned by Fabio and Patricia Beggiato, who also own and operate Sesto Senso (a club with a very good kitchen, or a restaurant with a very good DJ). Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome.

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DC Coast Restaurant

Much of my dining in D.C. was geared around location. Which places were close to the sites or museums I happened to be visiting that day? Read the rest of the review on Cooking With The Single Guy.

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Dino Restaurant

I find Dino to be is more than the sum of its parts. There is no element of the meal that I can describe as fabulous, but still I am left feeling as if I have had a solid dining experience. Good food. Good value. There is always a place in my life for fine dining. Read the rest of the review on Been There Eaten That.

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Evo Bristo Restaurant

When you come, bring an open mind, your love for all types of wines, your curiosity to explore new tastes, and definitely be ready to meet some new people who share your adoration for the grape. Read the rest of the review on Pamela’s Punch.

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Ezme Restaurant

Ezme Restaurant

How do you choose between two restaurants with similar menus and locations? My usual strategy is to go to the experts, which include bonafide critics and the wannabes on Chowhound. So when two meze restaurants opened in Dupont Circle…. Read the rest of the review on Been There, Eaten That.

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Ezme Restaurant

Filomena Ristorante

Be forewarned that the portions here are definitely generous. The arancini is a must order dish since it is so rare to find in Italian restaurants in the area. This fried Arborio rice treat is stuffed with mozzarella and Bolognese meat and…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Filomena Restaurant

Filomena Ristorante

Be forewarned that the portions here are definitely generous. The arancini is a must order dish since it is so rare to find in Italian restaurants in the area. This fried Arborio rice treat is stuffed with mozzarella and Bolognese meat and…. Read the rest of the review on X Marks The Spot.

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Fire & Sage Restaurant

Fire & Sage Restaurant

The last time we tried a hotel restaurant, it didn’t go so well. We were intrigued, however, by Fire and Sage, which recently opened in the Marriott near our house. We stopped in on a Thursday evening and found a partially-full restaurant. Read the rest of the review on Two DC.

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Firefly Restaurant

Firefly Restaurant

Firefly was one of the first nice restaurants that we discovered upon moving to DC. B found it online and we’ve had several nice meals there since. The dining room at Firefly is designed to look like an outdoor scene, with a large tree…. Read the rest of the review on Two DC.

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Firefly Restaurant

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Restaurant

Fleming’s is actually a chain of steakhouses. This review will specifically refer to the one located at 1960 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Virginia. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Firefly Restaurant

Georgia Brown Restaurant

Georgia Brown’s warmly opened its doors in 1993. Part of the visual appeal lends itself to the bronzed ceiling scroll reminiscent of grand Oak trees outstretched like a lace border over Southern streets. Read the rest of the review on What Mickey Eats.

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 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

Shortly after the Caps/Bruins game last Tuesday, my friend C and I decided that we would try to get tickets to the Atlanta game on Saturday. She was confident that we could get below face tickets off of…. Read the rest of the review on Make Lemons.

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The Grill from Ipanema Restaurant

The Grill from Ipanema Restaurant

Last Friday we checked out the Grill from Ipanema, the Brazilian restaurant in Adams Morgan. The Washingtonian said reservations were essential, but the torrential downpour and the friendly staff ensured that our party of 3 had a table fairly quickly. Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome.

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 Grillfish Restaurant

Grillfish Restaurant

One of my favorite year-round libations, but even more so on these 90+ degree days, is the Stoli Doli martini at Grillfish. Also available at Grillfish’s sister restaurants in the Eat Well group, this delicious, house-infused pineapple vodka…. Read the rest of the review on Eating Around DC.

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 Hill Country Barbecue Restaurant

Hill Country Barbecue Restaurant

It’s a simple fact that one of the key ingredients in good barbecue is time. The best pitmasters can slow-smoke a brisket for hours on end and then pull it off at just the right moment to maximize taste and tenderness. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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 I Ricchi Restaurant

I Ricchi Restaurant

Located between the Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle neighborhoods, i Ricchi purports to offer an authentic Tuscan village getaway in the lower levels of a downtown corporate plaza. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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 Ici Urban Bistro Restaurant

Ici Urban Bistro Restaurant

I love Moroccan food so much that I even dedicated an episode of Capital Cooking to explore the Moroccan flavors. I was really excited to find out about the Sofitel’s Moroccan Week.Then we enjoyed a salad assortment including: Taktouka…. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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Il Canale Restaurant

Italians are serious about their food, and pizza is no exception. In fact, the Verace Pizza Napoletana, an association dedicated to pizza in Naples, has rules defining what constitutes an authentic Neapolitan pizza. Read the rest of the review on Tiny Urban Kitchen.

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Indique Restaurant

Indique is a really nice little restaurant, the decor is upscale and gives you the feel of fine dining. The employees are nice. I was a little perturbed because they didn’t have any really spicy curry. Read the rest of the review on DC Eats.

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J. Paul’s Restaurant

It was completely on a whim that I even attended this dinner. Normally beer is not a huge draw for me (editor’s note: there’s an understatement), but in the spirit of education, I agreed to join a group of friends at J.Paul’s just hours after receiving the invitation. Read the rest of the review on DC – Wrapped Dates.

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 Jaleo Restaurant

Jaleo Restaurant

Do you daydream about a Ben and Jerry’s-style 20-scoop ice cream sundae with flavors like mozzarella, swiss, cheddar, asiago, parmesan, romano, gouda, feta, gorgonzola, blue, and havarti?
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 Johnny's Half Shell Restaurant

Johnny’s Half Shell Restaurant

Since its move to Capitol Hill in the fall of 2006, Johnny’s Half Shell has been performing an admirable balancing act, trying to maintain the sort of neighborhood appeal it enjoyed in Dupont Circle while catering to the Capitol Hill crowds. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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Kababji Grill Restaurant

I was pleasantly surprised to taste the food at Kababji Grill. The house made pita chips and Lebanese olives are a perfect way to start the meal. The hummus is so fresh and creamy and the Baba Ghannouj has a rich smoky…. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice.

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KAZ Sushi Bistro Restaurant

So on this past Thursday night (8/13) Van and I headed to KAZ Sushi Bistro on 19th and I st. (eye) NW, DC. He and I wanted to head to a place that we both knew had good quality sushi, but haven’t tried before. Read the rest of the review on DC Socialite.

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 Johnny's Half Shell Restaurant

Kellari Taverna Restaurant

There’s a new Greek restaurant in town and I got to check it out yesterday. After my presentation earlier this month about the Mediterranean Diet, I tried to practice what I preached by heading over to Kellari for a Mediterranean inspired meal. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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 Johnny's Half Shell Restaurant

Kellari Taverna Restaurant

Like a number of restaurants near it, Kinkead’s is a businessman’s restaurant, something that is immediately apparent from the clientele as you walk in; it’s like Barney Stinson’s dream in there. Read the rest of the review on DC – Wrapped Dates.

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 La Chaumiere Restaurant

La Chaumiere Restaurant

A classic French restaurant with a rustic charm. We are suckers for these type of places, especially my husband. While we saw a few other tempting boites, we could look no further once we perused the menu. Read the rest of the review on RiverCity Food And Wine.

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 La Sandia Restaurant

La Sandia Restaurant

La Sandía is a Mexican restaurant located in Tysons Corner at the mall. I discovered this place a few years ago with my friend Rosie (who I am going to Vinoteca with Sunday!). Since then I have been periodically going back…. Read the rest of the review on Apes Eats.

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 La Tasca Restaurant

La Tasca Restaurant

During my recent trip to Washington DC I for a work related conference I encouraged some of my colleagues to join me in downtown Rockville, MD for dinner and drinks. While I actually had intentions of finding a Peruvian…. Read the rest of the review on Bite And Booze.

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 Lima Restaurant

Lavandou Restaurant

The block around the Cleveland Park Metro has several restaurants I visit regularly, including Indique and Dino. Though Lavandou has been around for years, this was my first visit. Having Bistro du Coin and La Chaumiere at walking distance also made me reconsider the trek more than once. Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome.

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 Lima Restaurant

Lima Lounge Restaurant

Lima restaurant and lounge is a great place to eat and party. I have been there quite a few times in my partying career and I have always had a blast. limaI have also eaten and went there for happy hour which were also great experiences. Read the rest of the review on DC Socialite.

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 Logan Tavern Restaurant

Lovan Tavern Restaurant

When I found out that a close friend of mine and her significant other were headed into DC for the night and wanted to grab dinner somewhere near Logan Circle I instantly thought of Logan Tavern. Granted, it had been quite some time since…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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 Logan Tavern Restaurant

M Street Bar & Grill Restaurant

Sunday’s are JKGF days to relax and kick back before the week begins. This is what sparked our interest to search the city for a brunch that fit this attitude and provided some good drinks on the side. M Street Bar and Grill is what we discovered. Read the rest of the review on Johnna Knows Good Food.

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 Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge Restaurant

Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge Restaurant

Last night I had the pleasure of taking a trip to Morocco. Not on a United Airlines flight, but it sure did look like a familiar setting. I guess I should start by telling you where I went last night…Marrakesh Palace in Dupont is where I…. Read the rest of the review on Johnna Knows Good Food.

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 Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge Restaurant

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant

I stopped into McCormick & Schmick’s for lunch a few weeks ago. Kind of empty right around noon…..
I decided to be healthy and ordered the Grilled Gulf Shrimp Mediterranean Salad – Feta, Olives, Red Peppers. Very good…. Read the rest of the review on Make Lemons.

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 Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge Restaurant

Mie N Yu

Mie N Yu is a fun restaurant that features Contemporary American Cuisine with flavors from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. A stunning addition to DC’s dining scene, Mie N Yu offers a global menu and exotic…. Read the rest of the review on What Mickey Eats.

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 Mio Restaurant

Mio Restaurant

Mio Restaurant in midtown DC at 1100 Vermont Avenue N.W. had a little get together on St Patrick’s Day for media and public relations people to meet their new chef/partner, Stefano Frigerio. You might recognize Stefano’s name as the…. Read the rest of the review on Dining Dish.

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 Morton's The Steakhouse Restaurant

Morton’s The Steakhouse Restaurant

Dining out has been a hobby of mine for as long as I can remember. I was just out of high school when people started asking me where they should go for this occasion or for that occasion. Read the rest of the review on Dining In DC.

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 Nage  Restaurant

Nage Restaurant

When we weren’t noshing on our Midwest favorites, we made our way to some dining establishments. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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 Marrakesh Palace Pasha Lounge Restaurant

New Heights Restaurant

New Heights Restaurant is a DC landmark. For just about 20 years it has been offering patrons some of the top “New American” cuisine in the Washington, DC area. Over that time it has developed quite a loyal following amongst DC insiders. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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 Neyla Restaurant

Neyla Restaurant

Tucked away off of the bustling streets of M St., Neyla’s has it all; ambiance, cocktails, and great food. Although small in size compared to other DC restaurants, the GM bends over backwards past the caddy hostesses to try to cater to every entering guest. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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 Neyla Restaurant

Odean Restaurant

When you are here, you are family! We took my mom to this restaurant about a year ago when she was in DC visiting and she absolutely loved it. She came in town again last weekend for her birthday and she had a special request for Odeon again. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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 Neyla Restaurant

Open Kitchen Restaurant

We got a sneak peek last February when Open Kitchen was in the menu planning stage. Finally, I made my way to Falls Church to get a first-hand look at the Bistro at Open Kitchen. Yum! The whole place has a great concept and design. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show.

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 The Oval Room Restaurant

The Oval Room Restaurant

If I didn’t know better, I would have gone on and on about the Oval Room’s delicate medallions of shrimp sausage with citrus-dressed micro-greens in a bath of mushroom jus, because (unless I’m trippin’) what’s billed simply as…. Read the rest of the review on What’s The Soup.

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 The Oval Room Restaurant

Oyamel Restaurant

Following a recent business trip to the cultural mecca that is Martinsburg, West Virginia, I managed to squeeze in a weekend visit to one of my old stomping grounds, Washington, DC. Read the rest of the review on Adventurous Tastes.

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 The Oval Room Restaurant

Palm Restaurant

Top Chef is playing with our emotions. Or at least they’re trying to, though many Washingtonians seem less than enthralled by the current season despite its being filmed right here in our backyard. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spices.

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Paolos Restaurant

Paolos Restaurant

I was meeting a few friends in Georgetown on a Friday evening a few weeks back and suggested Cafe Bonaparte, my new favorite restaurant in DC. Of course I forgot to make reservations and found out that the wait was going to be in excess…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Passion Fish

Passion Fish Restaurant

It is fortuitous that the beginning of the new year coincides with the publication of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants. This gives me the opportunity to make my new year’s resolutions based on the restaurants where I most want to dine in the coming year. Read the rest of the review on Been There, Eaten That.

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Passion Fish

Perry’s Restaurant

What’s tall, sexy, and brings you bellinis at noon? A Drag Queen Brunch that’s fierce, Miss Thang!
I finally scored a chance to go to Perry’s in Adams Morgan for the infamous Drag Brunch. Read the rest of the review on Girl Meets Food.

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Passion Fish

Policy Restaurant

I was recently invited to the soft opening of Policy this past Thursday and the place was delightful. I described the atmosphere of Policy to my friends, as “Urban Glam.” Read the rest of the review on The Fly Girl Guide.

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Poste Restaurant

Poste Restaurant

Even with so many highly-recommended restaurants out there that we have yet to try, there are some spots we return to time and time again. Sometimes there’s a specific dish (or cocktail) that keeps us…. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice Blog.

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Postenza Restaurant

Postenza Restaurant

When they open their doors for dinner service tonight, Potenza will culminate the process of revitalizing a corner of downtown DC whose most memorable recent tenant was a surprisingly resilient bikini shop. Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice Blog.

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Postenza Restaurant

The Prime Rib Restaurant

Places like this HATE the crowds they get on Restaurant Week. Waiters get smaller tips, people use the wrong forks, suits contain polyester, good wine continues to age in the cellar while cheap swill is heartily consumed, I get it. But then why even play?
Read the rest of the review on Haochi DC.

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Rasika Restaurant

Rasika Restaurant

Rasika is part of the new-wave of Indian fusion that seems to be emerging in major US cities. Despite having an unbelievably irritating Web site that made me want to forego eating there…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Redwood Restaurant

Redwood Restaurant

I grew up in Bethesda during the latter half of the 80s and early part of the 90s and can remember when it was a relatively quiet suburb of DC with a modest downtown area that contained a limited selection of restaurants and no…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog.

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Ris Restaurant

The phrase taunted us from the window at the corner of 23rd and L Street for what seemed like an eternity. On Monday, the wait is over. Ris Lacoste’s eponymous new neighborhood eatery opens for business.
Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice Blog

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Ristoranto Picollo

Ristorante Piccolo Restaurant

In 2008, date planners everywhere suffered a major loss when a kitchen fire closed Ristorante Piccolo. But rejoice, incoming romantically inclined interns! Piccolo has finally re-opened. Built into a townhouse on 31st Street in Georgetown, Piccolo is a pleasant stroll from the hubbub of M Street NW.
Read the rest of the review on Capital Spice Blog

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Ristoranto Picollo

Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

Rosa Mexicano is one of two Penn Quarter establishments (Oyamel being the other) serving up modern and upscale versions of authentic Mexican cuisine. As I have referenced in some of my other reviews, having grown up in Southern California…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog

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Ristoranto Picollo

SEI Restaurant

Sei is a new restaurant in Penn Quarters, that just opened in late January, by the same people who have produced Oya. When you walk in, you can have the same expectations of Oya. It’s clean, modern, upscale, and has awesome service. Read the rest of the review on DC Eats

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Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant

Don’t judge the steaks by the ambiance.
Every so often, I treat myself to a delicious steak. My friend Elle was in town so we all went out to dinner at Smith and Wollensky during Restaurant Week. Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show

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Smith Commons

Smith Commons Restaurant

Overall, Smith Commons is a welcome addition to H Street. It is great to see another restaurant offer moderately priced yet upscale food and drinks, along the lines of The Liberty Tree and Granville Moore’s.   Read the rest of the review on DMV Dining

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Ristoranto Picollo

Taberna del Alabardero Restaurant

So this one is a little overdue, apologies.

I was inclined to just write ‘eh’, and the short little review below is not that far off. Nothing so spectacular or awful to really make for an interesting post, alas.

Read the rest of the review on Haochi DC

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Tallula Restaurant

Tallula Restaurant

Unfortunately, I picked a night where the Metro was single-tracking (well, Metro, like it always does, was just being ridiculously inconvenient about its maintenance schedule, so in this case it was a Saturday night). Read the rest of the review on Dc Wrapped Dates

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 Teatro Goldoni

Teatro Goldoni Restaurant

As soon as I walked into Teatro Goldoni last Thursday, my suspicions were confirmed: this is the quintessential K Street power lunch venue. Having their target audience down pat, they do not need to put in extra effort to reap the…. Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome

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 Thunder Burger & Bar

Thunder Burger & Bar Restaurant

Burnt out from a long week at work, I called up Official Friend of DCWD Rajistan, fresh off his first week of rotations. Looking to blow off some steam and needing dinner, we walked up towards Georgetown hoping to find something to eat. Read the rest of the review on DC – Wrapped Dates

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 Thunder Burger & Bar

Tuskana West Restaurant

Need to take a break from the summer heat? Stop in at Tuscana West and sample their new bar menu (menu items taken from press release).
Read the rest of the review on Capital Cooking Show

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Urbana Restaurant

Urbana Restaurant

I love Georgetown – there are many varieties of charm alive and well there, architectural, natural and personal. But aside from some staples and consistently good take out places, interesting dinning options are fewer than the fabled location would suggest. Read the rest of the review on DC Gastronome

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 Vinfera Wine Bar & Bristo

Vinfera Wine Bar & Bristo Restaurant

Located in Reston’s Westin Hotel, Vinifera is an upscale eatery with a contemporary interior. An informed sommelier in tow, this place has a Cruvinet wine dispensing and storage system that keeps twenty-four bottles at the correct temperature. Read the rest of the review on I am Modern

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 Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bristo

Vinoteca Restaurant

Last Friday was a perfect summer evening to dine out. So we decided to head out to Vinoteca, hoping to be able to sit outside with our dog (Vinoteca is a dog friendly restaurant).
Read the rest of the review on Cuisinivity

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 Westend Bistro

Westend Bistro Restaurant

I was out with my wife at a well-known, hard-to-get-into place this past weekend and overheard a conversation at another table. The diner was complaining at their table about the service and indicated that “He is a senior member of…. Read the rest of the review on Endless Simmer

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Zaytinya Restaurant

Zaytinya Restaurant

On my recent trip to Washington, D.C. I decided to try two of the restaurants in celebrity chef José Andrés’ empire. I’m not necessarily impressed by chefs with cookbooks, PBS TV programs, James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef of the Year nominations…. Read the rest of the review on Endless Simmer

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Zentan Restaurant

Zentan Restaurant

Having been impressed with Chef Susur Lee’s NY restaurant, Shang, I was eagerly awaiting the opening of Zentan at the Donovan House Hotel. DC, like most other cities has its share of Asian fusion establishments, but Lee’s forward and…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog

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Zest Bristo Restaurant

Zest Bristo Restaurant

Last weekend was filled with glorious spring weather and loads of fabulous food events (as I wrote here). My friends and I spent a blissful Saturday afternoon at two of these events: Cultural DC’s Embassy Tours and Taste of Eighth. Read the rest of the review on Unpaid Gourmet

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Zola Restaurant

Zola Restaurant

Located above the Spy Museum, Zola flies a little under the radar compared to some of the other notable destinations in Penn Quarter. That said, not having a to deal with the an overcrowded bar scene in a little more sophisticated than…. Read the rest of the review on DC City Blog

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23 Responses to “100. Washington DC Restaurant Reviews”

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  2. Alessandra says:

    What a great post!! I love DC Restaurant Week and this will definitely help me choose which restaurants to try out. And spoonbyte seems very useful. Thanks : )

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  3. Well, I think that I just fell in love with Mr. Rohan.
    Anywho I love the feedback on the various restaurants…I’m a VERY picky eater so I feel like this really helped; figure I’ll play it safe this restaurant week and stick to my homely bistros and familiar restaurants.

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    • rohan says:

      Yay Jessica, thanks very much for stopping by. Picky Eaters Unite! Nothing wrong with sticking to your tried and true spots, but maybe add something new to the list, you never know…: -)

      Thanks for the feedback too, really glad to hear this post helped.

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    • rohan says:

      Nicole, thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll ask the Spoonbyte folks to hit you up to get your thoughts.

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        I think this is a very important point. Thanks for stopping by Bahia.

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