Price Key to restaurants is based on
average cost per person that includes one appetizer, entree, dessert, one non- alcoholic
beverage and 10% sales tax. Tip not included.
$$ $26 - $35
$$$ over $35
Often crowded for lunch and dinner, Sam &
Harrys is a haven for cigar smokers. The menu offers a wide variety of
delicious steaks, chops and seafood. Save room for the deserts. Closed Sundays &
no lunch on Saturday.
1200 19th Street NW, Downtown (202) 296-4333 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$$$
Old Ebbitt Grill is one of the busiest
restaurants in town, but the capacious booths never make you feel cramped. The huge bars
draw lots of people as does the fact that dinner is served until 1 AM.
675 15th Street NW, Downtown (202) 347-4800 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$$
Sholls Colonial Cafeteria is a real
Washington institution that draws a variety of clientele. Its no wonder with so many
dishes under $5 and the renowned fruit pies for about $1. No dinner on Sunday.
1990 K Street NW, Downtown (202)296-3065 Cash Only. $
Capitol City Brewing Co. has two locations
in downtown Washington. The only micro-brewing restaurant in town, Capitol City Brewing
Co. has a variety of beers to compliment good sandwiches and entrees.
1100 New York Ave NW, Downtown (202) 628-2222 or
2 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 842-2337
Georgia Browns - Award winning
architect Adam Tihany designed the dining room of Georgia Browns, a popular
restaurant featuring the cooking of South Carolina. The fantastic food and unusual dining
room create a worthwhile dining experience.
950 15th Street NW, Downtown (202) 393-4499 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$
Legal Seafoods - The Boston seafood legend
opened yet another winner in Washington D.C. Seafood lovers should give it a try if
theyve never had Legals. The fresh seafood dishes are all good, but the clam
chowder is sublime.
2020 K Street, Downtown (202) 496-1116 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$$
Mortons of Chicago - Steak eaters
everywhere know what to expect from Mortons; fabulous steaks, an extensive wine list
and excellent service. If you dont like steak (?), youll be happy with
Mortons selection of fresh fish and seafood entrees.
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW #1210, Downtown (202) 955-5997 AE,DC,MC,V $$$
Occidental Grill - The Washington landmark
located in the Willard hotel complex has served grilled specialties since 1906. The
service is excellent and the menu is consistently innovative.
1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 783-1475 AE,DC,MC,V
Haad Thai Restaurant offers absolutely
great Thai food. Grilled and vegetarian dishes are available, and the spiciness of meals
can be modified to taste. In the dining room, patrons are surrounded by a pretty mural of
1100 New York Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 682-1111 AE,DC,MC,V $
Café Asia has an eclectic variety of Asian
cuisine. One can get traditional dishes from Japan, China, Thailand and other Southeast
Asian countries. The food is tasty and inexpensive enough to give unusual dishes a try.
No lunch on Sunday.
1134 19th Street NW, Downtown (202) 659-2696 AE,DC,MC,V
Full Kee is a local favorite that is known
for its Cantonese-style cooking. The roasted meats are the specialty, but most dishes are
above average. Twice as good as Half Kee.
509 H Street NW, Downtown (202) 371-2233 $
LiHo is a couple of doors away from Full
Kee. Hungry diners flock to Li Ho for large portions of good food at reasonable prices.
The specialty is the curry-flavored Singapore noodles made with meat, vegetables and thin
501 H Street NW, Downtown (202) 289-2059 MC,V $
Le Lion DOr is the epitome of French
Cuisine. Classic French dishes like soufflés and crepes are prepared to perfection.
Absolutely fabulous, but be prepared to pay. Closed Sunday, no lunch.
1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 296-7972 AE,DC,MC,V $$$$
Jacket and tie required.
Les Halles Restaurant is a French-American
restaurant that prepares delicious meats and chops. Besides the good food, the bistro
atmosphere adds to the evening.
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. , Downtown (202) 347-6848 AE,D, DC,MC,V $$
Maison Blanche is an exceptional French
seafood restaurant that blends classic and modern items on its menu. Popular with
Washingtons power brokers, many a deal has been closed on Maison Blanches
1725 F Street NW, Downtown (202) 842-2994 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$$
Bombay Club serves perhaps the best Indian
cuisine in Washington. The naans and seafood appetizers are superb, but half the
reason to go is the terrific atmosphere. No lunch on Saturdays.
815 Connecticut Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 659-3727 AE,DC,MC,V $$$
Bertolinis Authentic Trattoria is
just that, with its authentic Italian brick oven and classic Northern Italian Dishes. Save
room for the homemade gelato.
801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Downtown (202) 638-2140 AE,DC,MC,V $$
Galileo is a popular Italian restaurant
with a cavernous and airy dining room. The homemade bread, pasta and mozzarella are
featured in a seasonal menu. No Lunch on weekends.
1110 21st Street NW, Downtown (202) 293-7191 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$$$
I Ricchi offers a seasonal menu of Tuscan
cuisine. Popular with the Washington movers and shakers, I Ricchi perennially receives the
acclaim of critics. Eating in the elegant dining room is half the experience. Closed on
Sundays & no lunch on Saturday.
1220 19th Street NW, Downtown (202) 835-0459 AE,DC,MC,V $$$$
Tuscana West is a terrific Italian
restaurant featuring Northern Italian cuisine. The rich sauces are most satisfying and are
served in a quaint dining room.
1350 I Street NW, Downtown (202) 289-7300 AE,DC,MC,V
Café Mozart is a combination deli and
restaurant that serves excellent German meats and sausages like schnitzels and
sauerbraten. It can get crowded, so reservations are recommended.
1331 H Street NW, Downtown (202) 347-4958 AE,D,DC,MC,V $$
Jaleo has a wide selection of hot and cold
tapas. The paella is very good, but dont leave without trying the chocolate hazelnut
tart. ( Spanish)
480 7th Street NW, Downtown (202) 628-7949 AE,DC,MC,V $$$
Coco Loco offers Brazilian-style
churrasqueria, where waiters walk around with a variety of meats on skewers. Portions are
sliced right on to your plate. The meats are all tasty, as are the tapas. Wednesday
through Saturday nights, half the restaurant becomes a popular nightclub. Closed
Sunday & no lunch on Saturday.
810 7th Street NW, Downtown (202) 289-2626 AE,MC,V $$$