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Rasa

Rasa is a fast-casual Indian spot next to Nats Park that’ll make you reevaluate your go-to stadium meal.

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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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Chiko

Chiko is a fast-casual spot near Eastern Market that serves a mix of Chinese and Korean food, with a $50 reservation-only tasting menu.

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Florida Avenue Grill

A classic diner that’s been around since the 1940s, Florida Avenue Grill is still a reliable spot for breakfast in Columbia Heights.

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EatBar

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

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All-Purpose

All-Purpose is a neighborhood spot in Shaw with excellent Italian antipasti and some good pizza.

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Haikan

There are plenty of places to get ramen in DC, but Haikan is doing it a bit differently. Try it for a casual dinner next time you’re in Shaw.

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Shouk

When you're feeling guilty about all the pizza you've had recently, head to Shouk in Mt. Vernon for healthy-ish salads and pita sandwiches.

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Sushi Taro

Sushi Taro in DC can be as casual or as fancy as you need it to be. Have a low-key dinner at the bar, or do the omakase for a special occasion.

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Duke's Grocery

Duke’s Grocery is a low-key gastropub in a Dupont row house. The burger is rightly famous, but you won't be disappointed with anything on the menu.

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El Chucho Cocina Superior

A casual and cheap Mexican spot with excellent tacos, corn, and drinks.

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Bad Saint

Bad Saint DC is a twenty seat Filipino restaurant that you’ll have to wait in line for. You should absolutely wait in line for it.

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Estadio

Estadio’s tapas will be familiar if you’re used to eating Spanish food, but it will be better. Use Estadio to woo sources, dates, or anyone else.

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Etto

One of DC’s best spots for pizza and small plates.

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The Royal

The Ferris Bueller of DC restaurants, The Royal is cool without trying too hard. Come for great Colombian food and cocktails.

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Taco Bamba

Head out to Falls Church for some of the best tacos around.