10 Great Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

If there's one town that offers a totally unique dining environment, it's Washington, D.C. You could be rubbing elbows with dignitaries, members of Congress or even the First Family of the United States. Everyone wants to experience D.C.'s burgeoning restaurant scene.

    Old Ebbitt Grille

    White House officials and Secret Service agents love the seafood jambalaya at Old Ebbitt Grille.

  1. Old Ebbitt Grill: Located steps from the White House means this restaurant—open since 1856—is a frequent stop for Secret Service agents and top White House officials.
  2. BLT Prime by David Burke: Located inside the Trump International Hotel, high-ranking members of the Administration are regularly spotted at this esteemed steakhouse (and several live in the hotel above!)
  3. Le Diplomate: Ivanka Trump and Michelle Obama have regularly been spotted at this hip French bistro, located in one of D.C.'s trendiest neighborhoods.
  4. Mintwood Place

    Cheese fries topped with egg easily makes mouths water at Mintwood Place.

  5. Mintwood Place: Learn the definition of "surprise and delight"—the chef loves surprising diners with complimentary dishes and garnishes. It's why former President Obama and the First Lady celebrated their anniversary here.
  6. Maketto: With pork bao buns and other delights, this pan-Asian restaurant, helmed by one of D.C.'s most heralded chefs, will whisk your palette to a night market in Taipei.
  7. Seasons

    At Seasons, food is a work of art to feast on—for the eyes and the stomach.

  8. Seasons: Power meals are sacrosanct in this Georgetown spot where Washington's business elite enjoy meals before strolling the neighborhood's quaint streets.
  9. Bourbon Steak: A chic, modern steakhouse featuring everything from oak-fired prime steak to duck fat fries.
  10. Art and Soul: Located directly across from Congressional Caucus, you'll find upscale southern food and an expansive outdoor seating area with Capitol views.
  11. Filomena

    Diners regularly exclaim Filomena's lasagna is "the best I've ever had!"

  12. Momofuku: The local outpost of a popular NYC restaurant serves upscale Asian delights so delicious, residents waited hours in line to get in the first week Momofuku opened.
  13. Filomena: Decorated in Old World style, this Italian restaurant's delicious taste and huge portions have made Zagat name it one of the "Top Italian Restaurants in America."