Washington DC Eater 38
Rasika is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

1. Rasika

9.4
633 D St NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Indian Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 165 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Rasika is not just one of the most popular Indian restaurants in DC — it's also, quite plainly, one of the most popular restaurants in DC, period. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Estadio is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

2. Estadio

9.2
1520 14th St NW (at Church St NW), Washington, D.C.
Spanish Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 149 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Small plates are not hard to come by in this neighborhood, but Estadio has probably their finest incarnation. Offering modern Spanish tapas, pintxos & a well-considered wine program. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Toki Underground is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

3. Toki Underground

9.2
1234 H St NE (above The Pug), Washington, D.C.
Noodle House · Capitol Hill · 163 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's worth the wait for a bowl of the Taiwanese-style ramen that includes varieties like curry chicken and kimchi. Dumplings here are also well worth a try. [Eater 38 Member]

Ray's The Steaks is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

4. Ray's The Steaks

9.0
2300 Wilson Blvd (at Clarendon Blvd & N Wayne St), Arlington, VA
Steakhouse · Clarendon - Courthouse · 116 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Strictly no-frills, Ray's the Steaks has one focus and that is steak. So what the dining room is lacking in visual interest, it makes up for in red meat, cooked to perfection. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Proof is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

5. Proof

8.9
775 G St NW (at 8th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Chinatown · 103 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Note the lunch deal in the bar that pairs an entree with a glass of wine for $12. [Eater 38 Member]

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

9.1
1612 14th St NW (at Corcoran Street), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 110 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Grab a number and wait upstairs in the restaurant's sister bar Black Jack, slurping oysters and sampling the cocktail list. [Eater 38 Member]

Hill Country Barbecue Market is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

7. Hill Country Barbecue Market

8.6
410 7th St NW (at D St NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Penn Quarter · 245 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Try the moist brisket, the sausages imported from Kreuz Market or any variety of sides. Most nights of the week bring live music and pitchers of Shiner are always $20. [Eater 38 Member]

Ben's Chili Bowl is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

8. Ben's Chili Bowl

8.8
1213 U St NW (at 12th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Hot Dog Joint · U-Street · 345 tips and reviews

EaterEater: An iconic Washington establishment, Ben's Chili Bowl is well-suited for late-night half-smoke cravings. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Hank's Oyster Bar is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

9. Hank's Oyster Bar

9.1
1624 Q St NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Dupont Circle · 147 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tucked into a quiet corner of the busy Dupont Circle neighborhood, Hank's Oyster Bar is a local standby for its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Room 11 is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

10. Room 11

9.0
3234 11th St NW (at Lamont St NW), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Columbia Heights · 81 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Everything about Room 11 is tiny, from its menu of small plates to its physical space. But the menu and strong mixology program to match is what draws the neighbors in each night. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Central Michel Richard is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

11. Central Michel Richard

8.9
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 10th St. NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 104 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The most accessible in chef Michel Richard's local restaurant empire, Central offers the French chef's spin of classic American comfort food. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

12. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

8.7
575 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Asian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The sleekness of The Source gives away its status as a power spot, but the upscale restaurant is known for its authentic rendering of Asian classics. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Pho 75 is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

13. Pho 75

9.1
1721 Wilson Blvd (at N Quinn St), Arlington, VA
Noodle House · Colonial Village · 111 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Cash-only and cafeteria-style, Pho 75 is consistently lauded for the flavors of its beef broth. It's also a lunchtime favorite for nearby office workers. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

BlackSalt is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

14. BlackSalt

9.2
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW (at V St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Foxhall-Palisades · 65 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Oysters, blue shell mussels, fried Ipswich clams and more join entrees like bouillabaisse, skate wing and smoked toro dashi to pretty much cover the gamut of seafood. [Eater 38 Member]

Jaleo is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

15. Jaleo

8.9
480 7th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Tapas Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 218 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Complement a glass of sangria with Ibérico ham, croquetas served in a shoe and, of course, a variety of paellas served in pans that feed six or more. [Eater 38 Member]

Little Serow is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

16. Little Serow

9.1
1511 17th St NW (at Church St NW), Washington, D.C.
Thai Restaurant · Dupont Circle · 51 tips and reviews
Blue Duck Tavern is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

17. Blue Duck Tavern

9.2
1201 24th St NW (at M St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · West End · 163 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Stick with wine and charcuterie in the lounge or peer into the open kitchen from the dining room over a meal of fried sweetbreads, muscovy duck, and 12-hour roasted suckling pigs. [Eater 38 Member]

Cork is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

18. Cork

8.9
1720 14th St NW (btw R & S), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Logan Circle - Shaw · 62 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant is known for its wine list, and the rotating, curated flights are a good opportunity to sample some of the more usual selections from it. [Eater 38 Member]

The Bombay Club is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

19. The Bombay Club

8.9
815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Indian Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 54 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant serves up a stellar brunch buffet, properly made Manhattans and traditional Indian fare such as lamb roganjosh. [Eater 38 Member]

Mintwood Place is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

20. Mintwood Place

8.4
1813 Columbia Rd NW (at Biltmore St NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 86 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The brunch menu has some hits such as the "hangover special", where a hamburger, several cheeses, hot peppers, bacon, and a fried egg all come together in harmony. [Eater 38 Member]

Ethiopic is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

21. Ethiopic

8.8
401 H St NE, Washington, D.C.
Ethiopian Restaurant · Near Northeast · 43 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Though it's outside of DC's own "Little Ethiopia", Ethiopic has established itself as the place to go for traditional Ethiopian fare in a trendy and friendly atmosphere. [Eater 38 Member]

Zaytinya is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

22. Zaytinya

9.3
701 9th St NW (at G St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Mediterranean Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 342 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's hard to go wrong with the ever-changing menu. The buzzy restaurant has delicious brussels sprouts, octopus small plates, and a number of fun festivals throughout the year. [Eater 38 member]

2941 Restaurant is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

23. 2941 Restaurant

8.2
2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA
New American Restaurant · Jefferson · 31 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef Bertrand Chemel's skills are evident in such dishes as a paella soup, or broccoli raviolini with smoked pioppini mushroom. Diners can also choose from a range of price points. [Eater 38 Member]

Cashion's Eat Place is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

24. Cashion's Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 52 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Local and seasonal ingredients find their way into such dishes as Mediterranean spit-roasted goat with pita bread. Fish entrees are a highlight. [Eater 38 Member]

Izakaya Seki is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

25. Izakaya Seki

9.0
1117 V St NW, Washington, D.C.
Japanese Restaurant · U-Street · 56 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant features adventurous dishes like beef tongue, Japanese classics like kara-age and a number of accompaniments to its fine sake selection. [Eater 38 Member]

Daikaya is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

26. Daikaya

9.1
705 6th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Ramen Restaurant · Chinatown · 230 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Daikaya is two restaurants in one. On the ground floor: Sapporo-style ramen in a bustling setting. Upstairs, an izakaya specializing in Japanese bar food, whiskeys, shochu, and beer. [Eater 38 Member]

Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

27. Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza

9.4
5104 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
Pizza Place · 111 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Pupatella sets the standard for Neapolitan pies in the D.C. area. What started as a humble food cart has become one of D.C.'s most reliable sources for good pizza. [Eater 38 Member]

The Red Hen is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

28. The Red Hen

9.4
1822 1st St NW (at Seaton Pl NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · LeDroit Park - Bloomingdale · 62 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bloomingdale residents and destination diners turn to the Red Hen for offal, homemade pastas, and a carefully-curated wine list. The restaurant also boasts a stunning design. [Eater 38 Member]

Le Diplomate is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

29. Le Diplomate

9.4
1601 14th St NW (at Q St NW), Washington, D.C.
French Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 245 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Stephen Starr's first entry into the D.C. market excels at classic dishes like steak frites and skate, as well as some interesting twists like foie gras mousse. [Eater 38 Member]

Ripple is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

30. Ripple

8.0
3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 55 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Ripple is known for its impressive wine list, thoughtful cocktails and small but impressive menu. Marjorie Meek-Bradley has continued the restaurant's focus on local ingredients. [Eater 38 Member]

Ruan Thai is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

31. Ruan Thai

8.8
11407 Amherst Ave (at University Blvd), Silver Spring, MD
Thai Restaurant · Wheaton-Glenmont · 41 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The area's boldest Thai flavors can be found in this tiny strip mall. Order the crispy watercress salad. Traditional Thai items, like pad see ew & tom yum, taste like something new. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Rose's Luxury is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

32. Rose's Luxury

9.4
717 8th St SE, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 102 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Aaron Silverman's restaurant plays with dishes like a pork lychee salad, Vietnamese pate and bigger, family-style plates like schnitzel or brisket. Vegetarians eat well here, too. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Maple Ave Restaurant is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

33. Maple Ave Restaurant

9.0
147 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA
Asian Restaurant · 37 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Rising star chef Tim Ma puts out big flavors in a tiny space in Vienna. Many dishes have an Asian twist, but the restaurant can also put out an impressive brunch and killer wings. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Pizzeria Orso is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

34. Pizzeria Orso

8.8
400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA
Pizza Place · 61 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This Falls Church restaurant has a way with Italian small plates and salads. The restaurant focuses on fine ingredients for toppings and also caters well to vegetarians and families. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Kapnos is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

35. Kapnos

8.5
2201 14th St NW (at W St NW), Washington, D.C.
Greek Restaurant · U-Street · 109 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant has a fine selection of spreads, but the stars here are the roasted meats on a spit. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

DGS Delicatessen is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

36. DGS Delicatessen

7.9
1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Jewish Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 76 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This refined deli and restaurant puts out standard-bearer versions of Reuben and pastrami sandwiches, and also manages to elevate such dishes as chopped liver. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Graffiato is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

37. Graffiato

8.8
707 6th St NW (btwn G & H St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Chinatown · 182 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Mike Isabella's first venture on his own has several iconic dishes, including corn agnolotti and pepperoni sauce. The restaurant features small plates, pizzas and Prosecco on tap. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Iron Gate is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

38. Iron Gate

9.0
1734 N St NW, Washington, D.C.
Mediterranean Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 39 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of the most romantic restaurants in the city, the Italian & Greek restaurant features cooking from Anthony Chittum. There is a tasting menu & an a la carte option. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.