Top Restaurants to Enjoy While You’re in the DC Area

Dessert at Jaleo

There's no question that food brings people together, and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area offers every kind of dining imaginable, from small diners to award-winning, world-class restaurants. Here's a glimpse at some top restaurants to help you plan your trip and enjoy time with your guests or networking with your peers.

Mezeh: This Arlington hot spot serves traditional Mediterranean dishes in a quick-serve fashion. Hefty portions and healthy options make this eatery a favorite among locals.

The Portofino: Try exquisite Northern Italian cuisine at this chic, family owned eatery. This Crystal City gem is known for serving family recipes, and is an Open Table Diners' Choice winner.

Athena Pallas: Enjoy classic Greek dishes paired with a Greek wine list at this adorable Crystal City restaurant. Located in a casual spot with outdoor seating, this is a perfect place to satisfy your Greek food cravings.

Bob & Edith's Diner: You won't find a better, old-fashioned diner in Arlington. Bob & Edith's is open 24/7 and serves hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Jaleo: This is the place to go for tapas and flavorful Spanish fare. Jaleo is known for its Paella Sundays, and trendy décor. You'll experience an impressive assortment of tapas and superb sangrias.