1. The Atlas Room

8.5
American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 1015 H St NE, Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the ravioli stuffed with short ribs.) http://wapo.st/piiIqA

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

2. The Ashby Inn & Restaurant

8.2
Restaurant · 692 Federal St, Paris, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Expect a twist to dishes when you visit this restaurant.) http://wapo.st/pyopbV

Bangkok Golden is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

3. Bangkok Golden

8.7
Thai Restaurant · 6395 Seven Corners Ctr (Leesburg Pike near 7 corners), Falls Church, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Both of the chefs are from Laos -- order accordingly.) http://wapo.st/re8EW2

Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

4. Bibiana Osteria & Enoteca

7.6
Italian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 1100 New York Ave NW (at 12th & H St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("Bibiana near McPherson Square is where I go for my personal communication with pasta," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/pTSGF2

Birch & Barley is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

5. Birch & Barley

9.0
American Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("One hundred bottles of beer on the wall? Try more than 500," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qrpFHA

BlackSalt is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

6. BlackSalt

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

Washington PostWashington Post: * 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the snowy fish.) http://wapo.st/qYbJd9

Burma Road is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

7. Burma Road

7.9
Malaysian Restaurant · 617 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: The left side of the menu is Chinese, the right side is Burmese.) http://wapo.st/nD4mZf

C.F. Folks is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

8. C.F. Folks

7.3
Diner · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 1225 19th St NW (btwn M and N Sts NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Its utensils are flimsy, and the nearest restroom is in the next building. I wouldn't change a thing," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/n9c7zQ

CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

9. CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

New American Restaurant · Southwest Employment Area · 1330 Maryland Ave SW (at 12th St SW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The most luxurious potato salad in the city," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qhIhMZ

Elephant Jumps Thai Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

10. Elephant Jumps Thai Restaurant

8.2
Thai Restaurant · 8110A Arlington Blvd (Gallows Rd., Entrance to Shopping is on Gallows), Falls Church, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: ** Stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Like the food, the decor of this mom-and-pop pays attention to the small stuff," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/opEUP3

Ethiopic is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

11. Ethiopic

8.8
Ethiopian Restaurant · Near Northeast · 401 H St NE, Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The city's best source for kitfo -- Ethiopia's fiery, butter-splashed version of steak tartare," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/pFL1z9

Et Voila! is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

12. Et Voila!

8.6
French Restaurant · Palisades · 5120 MacArthur Blvd NW (btwn Arizona Ave & Dana Pl NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("As rich as the savory stuff is, forge on to dessert," Tom writes.) http://wapo.st/mZmDTV

Fast Gourmet is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

13. Fast Gourmet

8.2
Sandwich Place · U-Street · 1400 W St NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("A delicious departure from the usual pit stops lined with Slim Jims and Gatorade," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/ogcqIk

Graffiato is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

14. Graffiato

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

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "Dessert tells you where you rank with the chef: Insiders get a gratis plate of zeppole," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/qFkaFE

Han Sung Oak is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

15. Han Sung Oak

Korean Restaurant · 6341 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. Tom recommends the seafood pancake. http://wapo.st/qJhIC7

Inn at Little Washington is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

16. Inn at Little Washington

8.4
American Restaurant · 309 Middle St (at Main St), Washington, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The most memorable crab of the season," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/mVN6hs

Jaleo is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

17. Jaleo

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

Washington PostWashington Post: 3 star rating in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "No two visits are ever the same," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/nRBQvw

Komi is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

18. Komi

9.0
Greek Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 1509 17th St NW (btwn P & Q St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: 4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom: "When can I come back?") http://wapo.st/nHBSWb

La Canela is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

19. La Canela

7.7
Peruvian Restaurant · Town Square · 141 Gibbs St (btwn E. Middle Ln. & Beall St.), Rockville, MD

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The more I dine at La Canela, the more I want to go to Peru," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nHBSWb

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

20. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

8.8
French Restaurant · West End · 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 24th St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Veal tortellini set up with foie gras and woodsy morels comes close to my idea of heaven," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nkqUmc

Michel Richard Citronelle is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

21. Michel Richard Citronelle

French Restaurant · Georgetown · 3000 M St NW (at M St), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("When it comes to showing off his food, there's not a more creative customer than Michel Richard," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/r2INEe

Nostos is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

22. Nostos

8.9
Greek Restaurant · Old Courthouse · 8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Any meal is improved with a slice of super-moist, sweetly spiced apple-walnut cake," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/qtN7hA

Obelisk is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

23. Obelisk

7.9
Italian Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 2029 P St NW (btwn Hopkins & 21st St. NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the lobster with shaved artichokes.) http://wapo.st/p4oJKa

The Oval Room is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

24. The Oval Room

7.6
New American Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 800 Connecticut Ave NW (at H St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the butternut squash soup.) http://wapo.st/r8OXDJ

Palena is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

25. Palena

New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 3529 Connecticut Ave NW (at Porter St. NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Try the orange-scented, lemon-glazed donut.) http://wapo.st/oeeJgQ

Perry's Restaurant is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

26. Perry's Restaurant

7.4
Sushi Restaurant · Adams Morgan · 1811 Columbia Rd NW (at Biltmore St), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Like so much of the cooking here, the [banana cream pie] is pure and understated," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/n4DBoi

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

27. Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

8.6
Pizza Place · Clarendon - Courthouse · 3017 Clarendon Blvd (at Garfield St), Arlington, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "I'm partial to the 18-inch white pizza strewn with tender clams," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/oB3G9Z

Rasika is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

28. Rasika

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

Washington PostWashington Post: 4 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. Tom recommends the baked cabbage dumplings. http://wapo.st/qBcG1C

Ren's Ramen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

29. Ren's Ramen

7.4
Noodle House · 11403 Amherst Ave (at University Blvd W.), Wheaton, MD

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the "piping-hot miso-flavored feast wrought from wiry yellow noodles imported from Sapporo.") http://wapo.st/pALURb

Restaurant Eve is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

30. Restaurant Eve

8.8
New American Restaurant · Old Town · 110 S Pitt St (King St), Alexandria, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: **** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the sweet lobster poached in bacon fat and the sweet potato gnocchi.) http://wapo.st/q30rtc

Ripple is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

31. Ripple

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

Washington PostWashington Post: ** 1/2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("The margarita at Ripple has just the right zing," writes Tom.) http://wapo.st/nKEHhU

ShopHouse Kitchen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

32. ShopHouse Kitchen

8.1
Asian Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 1516 Connecticut Ave NW (at Dupont Circle), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: 2 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The best fast-food idea in years channels Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/pZJA0C

Garden District is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

33. Garden District

9.0
Beer Garden · U-Street · 1801 14th St NW (btwn S St & T St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the bratwurst "cradled with winy sauerkraut." http://wapo.st/ncIlpL

Sushi Taro is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

34. Sushi Taro

8.9
Sushi Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 1503 17th St NW (P st NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the wild yellowtail, sweet shrimp, uni or panko-crusted chicken.) http://wapo.st/rd9N3J

Tavira is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

35. Tavira

8.1
Portuguese Restaurant · 8401 Connecticut Ave (at Chevy Chase Lake Dr), Chevy Chase, MD

Washington PostWashington Post: ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends the cod fritters.) http://wapo.st/pJv8dh

Vermilion is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

36. Vermilion

8.3
New American Restaurant · Old Town · 1120 King St, Alexandria, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom recommends pork chops.) http://wapo.st/nhE8O5

Vidalia is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

37. Vidalia

8.1
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 1990 M St NW (at 20th St NW), Washington, D.C.

Washington PostWashington Post: 3 stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. "The city's most sophisticated Southern lair," writes Tom. http://wapo.st/pqnogz

Virtue Feed & Grain is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

38. Virtue Feed & Grain

8.1
Bar · Old Town · 106 S Union St (at King St.), Alexandria, VA

Washington PostWashington Post: *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. (Tom's tip: Check out the section of the menu devoted to "Weird Stuff.") http://wapo.st/nC0Bgm

Woodberry Kitchen is one of 2011 Fall Dining Guide.

39. Woodberry Kitchen

9.5
New American Restaurant · Woodberry · 2010 Clipper Park Rd (btwn Clipper & Parkdale), Baltimore, MD

Washington PostWashington Post: *** Stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011. ("Ask for a seat upstairs," recommends Tom.) http://wapo.st/pguwVU