Rasika is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

1. Rasika

9.3
Indian Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 633 D St NW (at 7th St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

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

9.3
Noodle House · Capitol Hill · 1234 H St NE (above The Pug), Washington, D.C.

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

9.2
Steakhouse · Clarendon - Courthouse · 2300 Wilson Blvd (at Clarendon Blvd & N Wayne St), Arlington, VA

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

8.8
Wine Bar · Chinatown · 775 G St NW (at 8th St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

9.0
Seafood Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 1612 14th St NW (at Corcoran Street), Washington, D.C.

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
BBQ Joint · Penn Quarter · 410 7th St NW (at D St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

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
Seafood Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 1624 Q St NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

8.7
Cocktail Bar · Columbia Heights · 3234 11th St NW (at Lamont St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

8.7
American Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 10th St. NW), Washington, D.C.

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

8.5
Asian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 575 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW), Washington, D.C.

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
Noodle House · Colonial Village · 1721 Wilson Blvd (at N Quinn St), Arlington, VA

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

9.1
Seafood Restaurant · Foxhall-Palisades · 4883 MacArthur Blvd NW (at V St. NW), Washington, D.C.

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

8.8
Tapas Restaurant · Penn Quarter · 480 7th St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

9.2
Thai Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 1511 17th St NW (at Church St NW), Washington, D.C.
Blue Duck Tavern is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

17. Blue Duck Tavern

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

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

9.1
Wine Bar · Logan Circle - Shaw · 1720 14th St NW (btw R & S), Washington, D.C.

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]

Bombay Club is one of Washington DC Eater 38.

19. Bombay Club

8.7
Indian Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

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

8.7
New American Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 1813 Columbia Rd NW (at Biltmore St NW), Washington, D.C.

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
Ethiopian Restaurant · Near Northeast · 401 H St NE, Washington, D.C.

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

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

8.4
New American Restaurant · Jefferson · 2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA

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

7.7
American Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 1819 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C.

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

9.1
Japanese Restaurant · U-Street · 1117 V St NW, Washington, D.C.

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
Noodle House · Chinatown · 705 6th St NW, Washington, D.C.

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

9.3
Pizza Place · 5104 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

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

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

9.3
French Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 1601 14th St NW (at Q St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

7.9
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

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

9.1
Thai Restaurant · 11407 Amherst Ave (at University Blvd), Silver Spring, MD

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

9.2
New American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 717 8th St SE, Washington, D.C.

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
Asian Restaurant · 147 Maple Ave W, Vienna, VA

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

8.7
Pizza Place · 400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA

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

8.8
Greek Restaurant · U-Street · 2201 14th St NW (at W St NW), Washington, D.C.

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

7.7
Jewish Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

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

9.0
Italian Restaurant · Chinatown · 707 6th St NW (btwn G & H St. NW), Washington, D.C.

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

8.8
Mediterranean Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 1734 N St NW, Washington, D.C.

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.