32 "American" Restaurants in Washington DC.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
Declaration is right near Nats Park and has a wide-ranging menu and a daily Happy Hour so it’s perfect for a group dinner or brunch before a game.
Chicken + Whiskey’s name says it all: it’s a casual Peruvian chicken spot in the front, and a vinyl bar with 100 varieties of whiskey in the back.
Lucky Buns in Adams Morgan is a versatile, open-late burger spot with unique toppings that’s perfect for when Jumbo Slice just won’t cut it.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
Unconventional Diner is the perfect remedy for indecisive friends, with breakfast, brunch, and dinner options ranging from waffles to kale nachos.
Churchkey is a reliable spot around Logan Circle for good beer and some light bites. If you’re with a group, be prepared to stand.
There's a full dining room at Jack Rose, but we like this U Street Corridor spot more for the enclosed rooftop. Get a whiskey cocktail.
The one chain in Georgetown we appreciate. Go to Sweetgreen for something mostly healthy while you’re running errands.
Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.