Best Restaurants – Washington, D.C.


“James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic American cooking, hailed bourbon selection, and top-notch hospitality.  Were serving up a fresh, inventive take on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin, soul-healinbrunch on the weekends. Whether you are celebrating a special life moment, planning an event, or looking for your newest neighborhood spot, well keep a place set for you.”

Falafel Inc

“Falafel Inc is the worlds first falafel fast casual food social enterprise. We serve up authentic vegetarian falafel, hummus, bowls and sides made daily with all natural, fresh ingredients.

Eat For Good” is the ethos behind our brand and movement.”


“Minibar, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, is a study in avant-garde cooking where each bite is designed to thrill the senses by pushing the limits of what we have come to expect – and what is possible – from food. The creations combine art and science, as well as tradition and technique, to deliver an imaginative and progressive tasting menu, offered at a communal setting.”


“Under the direction of celebrated Chef José Andrés and his ThinkFoodGroup team, Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek and modern setting. Building on José’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, creative cocktails, and unique Mediterranean wines, making Zaytinya one of the most exciting restaurants in Washington. Since opening in 2002, Zaytinya ranks consistently as a top DC dining destination, and was awarded a Bib Gourmand in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Michelin Guide to Washington, DC.”

Roses Luxury

“Eclectic New American small plates menu crafted in a cozy, converted townhouse with upstairs bar.

For every meal eaten at Rose’s, we will donate 25 cents to the WFP-USA to help feed a hungry child around the world. Every 25 cents provides a meal in school and take-home rations for one child. So every time you have a meal, a child will have a meal. It’s as simple as that. So far: 261,257 meals served.”

Seven Reasons

“Seven Reasons has a simple but challenging mission: to take clients through a sensorial encounter, allowing them to discover their very own Seven Reasons of a magic culinary experience.

Our kitchen is inspired by the best Latin American culinary roots, brought to life through Enrique Limardos bold, contemporary approach. Enrique will aim to transport clients through a route of exquisite flavors and textures, each presented in his unique way.”

El Pollo Rico

“In 1987 Victor and Nelida Solano started a local phenomenon that soon took the US by storm: Peruvian chicken!

Victor Solano was inspired to open the countrys first Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant by the local street vendors in his hometown of Trujillo, Peru. With the help of his family, Victor opened the very first Peruvian charcoal-broiled rotisserie chicken restaurant in the US.”

The Italian Place

“Located in Old Town Alexandria, The Italian Place is a gourmet market offering pizza, fresh Italian subs & more.”


“Nasime is a small sized Japanese restaurant with a totally new concept – upscale Japanese cuisine with intimate setting. Like sprouts of Vegetable (Me in Japanese) aim to grow (Si) toward beautiful Leaf (Na), we aim to provide food & service better and better in Old Town. Chef/Owner Yuh Shimomura has trained in Ginza, Tokyo and with over 15 years of experience in Japanese cuisine. To serve the highest quality food at an affordable cost, all materials are prepared from scratch by chef Yuh. Our goal is to introduce both authentic and modern Japanese cuisine to Old Town in a friendly atmosphere.”

Del Mar

“Del Mar is Fabio Trabocchis celebration of Spanish seafood cuisine on the waterfront of the Wharf. The restaurant was entirely designed in Spain and assembled by a team of Spanish artisans to celebrate Spanish craftmanship and lifestyle. The menu offers a range of traditional and seasonal Tapas, Catalan-Style Charcoal Grilled Entrees, as well as the must-have Signature Paella. Enjoy our Best of Spain wine list and beautifully crafted cocktails in our indoor and outdoor bars. A two-story jewel box overlooking the river, Del Mar was designed by world-renowned Lazaro Rosa Violan of Barcelona. Café del Mar and the Cabana are wonderful outdoor experiences. Our stunning private dining rooms offer their own unique and sophisticated Spanish style. The second floor outdoor Terraza provides scenic views of the marina and the Wharf’s Yacht Club.”