Where to Eat

This is literally the most important part of your trip planning, so pay attention.

Fast Casual
You can’t go wrong with places like Pret a Manger and Le Pain Quotidian, but if you’re in town during the week, why not try a food truck?

Old Ebbit Grill (American upscale)
Marcel’s (French)
Fiola (Italian)
Bibiana (Italian)
Zatinya (Mediterranean)
Equinox (Fine dining)
Oyamel (Mexican)

H St. NE

Toki Underground (Ramen)

Daikaya (Ramen)
Busboys and Poets (American)
Kushi (Sushi/Japanese)
RFD (sports bar/casual)
Rosa Mexicana (Mexican)

Cleveland Park
Dino (Italian)
Palena (Italian/French)

Adams Morgan
Mintwood Place (American)
Tryst (coffee/dessert)
Open City or the Diner (casual American food + great coffee)
Mama Ayesha (Middle Eastern)
Jack Rose (for classy drinks)
Cashion’s Eat Place (awesome brunch)
Millie & Al’s (great dive bar)
Black Squirrel (great dive bar)
TAAN (ramen)

Dupont/West End
Izakaya Seki (Japanese)
Founding Farmers (Southern/Country)
Shophouse (A test version from Chipotle of Asian fast-casual)
Little Serrow (Thai)
Komi (Greek)
Rasika (Indian)
Filter (coffee shop)
Dolchezza Gelato (coffee shop + gelato)
Blue Duck Tavern (American)
Pizza Paradiso (good beer, great pizza)

The Tombs (American)
Kafe Leopold (European)
Baked and Wired (cupcakes + coffee)

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market

We the Pizza (pizza)
Good Stuff Eatery (burgers)
Ted’s Bulletin (great for brunch)

14th Street/Logan Circle/U Street/Shaw
Ben’s Chili Bowl (kind of a DC tradition: late night chili dogs)
Estadio (tapas)
Busboys and Poets (American)
Chix (healthy chicken dinners/wraps, great for lunch)
Seasonal Pantry (a really cool supper club, reservations required)
Sundevich (an unusual sandwich shop)
Fast Gourmet (a sandwich shop. in a gas station.)


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