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Best Restaurants in the Washington, DC Area

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Best Restaurants in the Washington, DC Area
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These special restaurants have great food and are among the most popular and expensive dining establishments in the Washington, DC area. So be sure to call ahead to make a reservation at least a few days in advance.

1789 Restaurant
1226 36th St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 965-1789. Georgetown’s premiere restaurant serving world-class American cuisine in a renovated Federal house.

Citronelle
in the Latham Hotel, 3000 M. St., NW, Washington, DC. (202) 625-2150. American cuisine with a French influence served in an intimate setting in the heart of Washington, DC.

Occidental Restaurant
1475 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 783-1475. American cuisine in one of Washington's historic dining landmarks.

J & G Steakhouse, W Hotel, 515 15th Street, NW Washington DC (202) 661-2400. Located next to the White House, this elegant restaurant offers great food by a world acclaimed chef and sweeping views of the White House Gardens and the Washington Monument.

Inn at Little Washington
Middle and Main Street, Washington, Virginia (540) 675-3800. Romantic country inn at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Komi
1509 17th St. NW Washington, DC.(202) 332-9200. Upscale Mediterranean cuisine prepared by an award winning chef.

City Zen
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC (202) 554-8588. Elegant contemporary American restaurant.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC (202) 637-6100. Elegant modern restaurant by a nationally acclaimed chef.

Jaleo
480 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 628-7949, 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, (301) 913-0003 and 2250 A Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia (703) 413-8181. Elegant Spanish restaurant with a romantic setting.

L'auberge Chez Francois
332 Springvale Rd. Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 759-3800. Elegant French country inn in Great Falls.

Marcel's
2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Washington, DC. (202) 296-1166. French Belgian cuisine by one of DC's top chefs.

Palena
3529 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 537-9250. Fine Italian restaurant with award winning chef.

Tabard Inn
1739 N St. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 833-2668. New American cuisine in a quaint restaurant in a Victorian style hotel just blocks from the White House in downtown Washington DC.

Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt St. Alexandria, Virginia (703) 706-0450. The award-winning restaurant offers two unique dining experiences in “The Chef’s Tasting Room” and “The Bistro.” The menu is modern American cuisine with a Classical French influence.

Vidalia
1990 M Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 659-1990. The elegant award-winning restaurant specializes in regional American cooking with a southern influence.

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