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Declaration

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.

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Chicken + Whiskey

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.

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Lucky Buns

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.

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Chloe

Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.

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Unconventional Diner

Unconventional Diner is the perfect remedy for indecisive friends, with breakfast, brunch, and dinner options ranging from waffles to kale nachos.

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ChurchKey

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.

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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.

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Sweetgreen

The one chain in Georgetown we appreciate. Go to Sweetgreen for something mostly healthy while you’re running errands.

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Martin’s Tavern

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.

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Black Jack

Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.

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Roofers Union

Despite being in the middle of Adams Morgan craziness, Roofers Union is a great restaurant/bar/rooftop for a casual drink or dinner.

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Denson Liquor Bar

Denson Liquor is a 1920’s-style lounge that’s perfect for a quality cocktail before or after a show at Capital One Arena.

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Kinship

Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.

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EatBar

EatBar is our go-to for happy hour on Barracks Row.

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Green Pig Bistro

A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.

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Mussel Bar & Grille

Mussel Bar is a go-to when your parents are in town. Grab a seat on the patio if it’s nice out.

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The Liberty Tavern

Liberty Tavern is Clarendon’s utility restaurant - use the American spot for dates, dinner with the parents, or a meal at the bar.

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Sweetgreen

Sweetgreen is the best place for a casual salad in DC, and definitely in Foggy Bottom.

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District Commons

District Commons won’t blow you away, but it’s a reliable American spot in Foggy to take your parents or for a group dinner.

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Bobby’s Burger Palace

For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.