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The 45 best restaurants in DC right now

The 45 best restaurants in DC right now

Washington DC is one of those towns where hot new restaurants open seemingly every day, but the classics still shine after years of service. The best restaurants in DC range from fine dining to quick takeout, in an amazing range of cuisines. Visitors might do well to avoid the touristy spots along the National Mall and head — as locals do — to other DC neighborhoods to explore a literal whole world of delicious delights. From Filipino and Ethiopian to Mexican, French, Lebanese and good old American diner fare, you really can find it all in DC. Opt for a standout burger or iconic hot dog, or dive into authentic Thai or Vietnamese cuisine. DC diners have high standards, so you know these spots on our list are top notch. After exploring the best museums and attractions in DC, you deserve a delicious meal at one of these Washington DC restaurants. You might even venture out to Virginia or Maryland as well. Don’t forget to check out the city’s best bars for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap. Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList. You can find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews restaurants here.

The best museums in DC to visit

The best museums in DC to visit

Washington DC is a city of museums. Locals and visitors alike have a world of knowledge and beauty, all within a small footprint. The museums in DC house everything from Instagrammable modern art installations to mighty dinosaurs to iconic works of art and even the original Starship Enterprise.  With the wide variety of museums, there's something in DC to please every visitor. Most of the iconic museums are all within walking distance of the Smithsonian Metro exit – but some of the real beauties lie off the beaten path.  DC has dozens of museums and galleries nestled in neighborhoods across the city, so a museum crawl can feel more like a museum marathon. You'll find fabulous museums near Chinatown, Judiciary Square, Dupont Circle, and even up the scenic, hilly streets of Georgetown. Touring these far-flung exhibits can be the perfect way to explore different parts of the District. With so many options to explore, our list of the best museums in DC higlights some of the best educational and entertaining experiences and attractions that the nation's capital has to offer. After all that walking and learning, refuel at one of the best restaurants in Washington DC. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Washington DC