1. Occidental Seafood
The Occidental Grill was built in 1906. It’s known for its presidential decor and its many photos of cabinet members, senators, athletes and celebrities just as much as its delicious seafood.
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
2. Old Ebbitt Grill
Old Ebbitt is one of the oldest restaurants in DC. This gorgeous eatery is also known for its fantastic oysters.
675 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005
3. Founding Farmers
Founding Farmers was the original "farm-to-table" dining establishment. They are owned by a family of American farmers and are committed to serving delicious meals with the freshest ingredients.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20006
4. Rose’s Luxury
You can tell you’re almost close to Rose’s Luxury because you’ll see the line around the block. Seriously, they don’t take reservations and the place is charming but tiny. If you do get up to the rooftop garden, be sure to enjoy every bit of food!
717 8th St SE Washington, DC 20003
5. Florida Avenue Grill
You go to Florida Avenue Grill when are craving good, old fashioned soul food. They opened in 1944 and have been the good to for delicious breakfasts and comfort food ever since.
1100 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
6. Red Hen
You’re going to love dining at the Red Hen, which you can spot by the red hen on the side, of course. Enjoy huge pasta meals and rustic Italian entrees in this comfortable neighborhood spot in Bloomingdale.
1822 1st St NW Washington, DC 20002
7. Toki Underground
Ramen is a big deal in DC and you can attribute that to Toki Underground. This is a tiny restaurant only has 27 stools but their filling bowls are enough to wait for a seat.
1234 H St NE Washington, DC 20002
Mangialardo’s just might be one of the best Italian delis in all of DC. This family run business is known for their delicious sandwiches. Try the Gman, one of the most beloved sandwiches in DC.
1317 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003
9. Zenebech Restaurant
If you have been in DC, you need to try Ethiopian food and Zenebech is one of the best! They recently closed down their long-running restaurant in Shaw and opened up a new one in Adams Morgan.
2420 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009
10. Martin’s Tavern
Martin’s Tavern originally opened in 1933 and has been a popular spot with Capitol Hill elite. The rumor is that John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie there. This cozy restaurant is a great place to enjoy classic pub fare.
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20007
There are two Stoney’s locations now, one on P Street and one on L but they have been around for a while. The original Stoney’s opened in 1968. They are a perfect low-key neighborhood restaurant.
2101 L St NW Washington, DC 20037
12. The Monocle
The Monocle is a Capitol Hill steakhouse where many deals are made in DC. Their menu features steak and seafood and the restaurant is an elegant fine dining establishment.
107 D St NE Washington, DC 20002
12. Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar
Tune Inn is a beloved dive bar and restaurant that is decorated with wild decor and serves delicious bar food.
331 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC 20003
13. Tabard Inn
Tabard Inn is a classic 1922 Classical-Revival style row house. The restaurant at the Tabard Inn has one of the best brunches in the city.
1739 N St NW Washington, DC 20036