Top 10 Restaurants in DC
Washingtonian is one of the best publications to guide any tourists and the natives to some of the best spots in DMV. If you love food the way that I love food, then this is a list you will enjoy and be more than excited to indulge in the decadence of the city and surrounding areas. Take a look at the Top 10 Restaurants we pick out of the Washingtonian 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016
The Inn at Little Washington created by Patrick O’Connell in 1978 The Inn at Little Washington was the first establishment in the Mobil Travel Guide’s history ever to receive 5 stars for its restaurant and 5 stars for its accommodation, and is the first Inn ever to receive AAA’s highest accolade, the 5 Diamond Award, for both food and accommodation.
2. Graffiato DC
In June 2011, Chef Mike Isabella opened Graffiato DC, an Italian-inspired restaurant in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC. The two-story layout features an open ham bar on the second floor and a large wood oven tucked behind a U-shaped counter with 15 bar stools on the first floor. Both stations encourage dialogue between the guests and chefs.
Brasserie Beck DC is a contemporary European style brasserie in the heart of DC’s burgeoning McPherson square neighborhood (2007).
4. Proof DC
Proof’s menu provides an eclectic selection of creative modern cuisine, and its wine list contains over 40 by-the-glass selections and 1,000 different bottlings, a combination that appeals to novices and aficionados alike.
Minibar by Jose’ Andres is a study in avant-garde cooking and one of the nation’s most exciting dining experiences. An imaginative menu offered in an intimate setting, the creations combine art and science as well as tradition and technique. Here you will be taken on a culinary journey.
The Bombay Club has served the “who’s who” including Former President Clinton, Former President George H. W. Bush, President Nelson Mandela, Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Former Vice President Richard Cheney, Alan Greenspan, Indian ambassadors, author and Dr. Deepak Chopra (pioneer of alternative medicine), among other world renowned leaders.
At Sushi Capitol – Underrated load up on rolls if you must, but this is a place to come and appreciate the subtlety and delicacy of the various white fishes that the Japanese—including chef Minoru Ogawa—prize. The $50 omakase remains one of the most underrated dining values out there.
8. Jaleo DC
Under the direction of famed chef José Andrés, Jaleo offers an impressive assortment of tapas, the traditional small dishes of Spain, as well as savory paellas, superb sangrias and a fine selection of Spanish wines and Sherries in a festive, casual atmosphere.
9. Clarity VA
Clarity Vienna 70-seat main dining room faces the open exhibition kitchen and 12-seat bar. Framing the kitchen is our 8-seat ‘first-come-first-served’ kitchen counter, otherwise known as “The Pass,” where you are right in the middle of all the action.
10. The Source DC
The Source by Wolfgang Puck now features a newly renovated lounge and dining room, and new elements including a custom designed hot pot table for four and a special chef’s tasting menu counter for two.
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