The best restaurants in DC
We salute—and rank—the 40 restaurants doing their part to raise DC's dining game
The best brunch in DC
Whether your weekend plans involve visiting the best museums in DC, exploring the town while on one of many cool Washington, DC tours or working through your best Washington DC attractions bucket list, you’ll need to make some time for a proper DC brunch. From eggs to pancakes and Mimosas, these spots serve some of the best eggs, pancakes and mimosas in the city. RECOMMENDED: See the best restaurants in DC
The best food trucks in Washington, DC
DC’s mobile food vendors keep on truckin’, serving ever-more creative fare. Here are 10 food trucks worth following.
Bakery guide to Washington, DC
Sugar fiends have never had it so good. With so many pedigreed dough-punchers setting up shop in our fair city, bakeries are on the rise. For the city’s best croissants, bread and other irresistible treats, consult our bakery guide. Pick up a snack mid-shopping spree or settle in and pair your pastries with a strong cup of joe.
The best coffee shops and cafés in Washington, DC
With so many bookish staffers pulling late nights on Capitol Hill and engineers pulling late nights in their start-up’s home office, you’d think DC would be rife with coffee shops. You’d be right. DC’s caffeine scene is not entirely 24/7—though some cafés, like Tryst in Adams Morgan, come close. With sprawling couches (and an occasional Washington Post), outdoor seating, and such elevated menu items as house-made fig scones, chocolate croissants and Virginia sausage sandwiches, these days coffee shops in the capital offer a lot more than a mere cup of joe.
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The best new restaurants in DC
Own the local restaurant scene with our guide to the best new bars and new restaurants DC has to offer
The 10 best Georgetown restaurants
Our guide to the best Georgetown restaurants for some DC’s best seafood, pasta, French food and steaks
The most romantic restaurants in DC
Planning a first date or a Valentine’s Day night bonanza? Cozy up in one of the most romantic restaurants in DC.
DC restaurants by cuisine
The best pizza in Washington, DC
Whether you like a thick-crust pie or a classic Neapolitan, here’s where to find the best pizza Washington, DC has to offer
The best sushi in DC
Our guide to the restaurants serving the best sushi in DC, with killer specialty rolls and swimmingly fresh sashimi
The best seafood restaurants in DC
Desperately seeking seafood restaurants in DC? Peruse our list of the capital’s best restaurants specializing in oysters, crabs and fish. Since cocktails and oysters are a natural match, some of them double as standout bars. And let’s not forget the best spots for sushi.
The best Chinese food in DC
Noodle o’clock? Dim sum time? Check out our guide to the best Chinese food in DC for fine dining and cheap eats.
The best Italian restaurants in DC
The best Italian restaurants in DC range from chef-focused trattorias to the city’s top spots for pizza. For more European flavors, check out our list of the 40 best Washington, DC restaurants.
The best American restaurants in DC
It’s only appropriate that the nation’s capital has an excellent array of American restaurants. From Capitol Hill power-broker canteens like Ted’s Bulletin to chic Georgetown steakhouses like Bourbon Steak, we round up the essential spots.