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.
Team InfatuationJuly 11, 2018
For classic French food in Georgetown, head to Chez Billy Sud.
Joe BrantlingerSeptember 27, 2017
Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.
A classic diner that’s been around since the 1940s, Florida Avenue Grill is still a reliable spot for breakfast in Columbia Heights.
In the middle of Clarendon, Cava Mezze is a solid spot for a Mediterranean group dinner or brunch.
Joe BrantlingerAugust 2, 2017
The Bethesda outpost of Jaleo has the same great tapas as the DC original. It’s one of the best options in the area.
Zach NerenbergMay 4, 2017
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.
Zach NerenbergApril 14, 2017
When you want a good beer but don't want to sacrifice good food, head to Bitch & Barley in Logan Circle. It's the best of both worlds.
Marisa DunnMarch 16, 2017
Tabard Inn in Dupont has a reliable brunch, but the patio is a nice spot for dinner (and live jazz), too.
Sandra RubinchikFebruary 3, 2017
If you want to make your brunch more literary, do it at Kramerbooks, a cafe and bookstore hybrid in Dupont.
Believe it or not, Medium Rare specializes in steak. And fries.
Zach NerenbergOctober 25, 2016
The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.
Zach NerenbergAugust 16, 2016
This French bistro is the place to see anyone who’s ever been on “Meet the Press". The food is also delicious.
A casual spot by day, and a proper restaurant by night, hit The Partisan in Penn Quarter if you really enjoy meat.
Attached to the Carlyle Hotel in DuPont, The Riggsby does everything “classic” extremely well.
Hit Oyamel in Penn Quarter for delicious Mexican food in a fun space.
The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.