Great room lined with wine racks. Charming service. Food is fabulous with a wide range of small plates cheeses and charcuterie. We loved the quinoa salad, tuna carpaccio octopus and desserts! Go there
With its cobblestone foyer, wood-paneled dining rooms, and formal service, this Georgetown restaurant is a lovely throwback. What to get: Tagliatelle with clams and bacon & rockfish with lobster farro
For her 49th birthday on Jan. 17, the first lady had a special menu of fusilli with veal ragu, roasted tile fish with fennel and thyme puree and ricotta cheese mousse with carmelized pear. Read more.
Best bets: lobster and tuna burgers in addition to the beef standard. The fried chicken is also incredible. Read more.
Critic Tom Sietsema was "most surprised by Le Diplomate’s reliability" saying it's one of the hardest qualities to achieve. 265 seats w/ patio. 25 cooks are behind the scenes here. 3/4 stars. Read more.