The food-ventures that you can experience in downtown Washington DC is, literally, endless. Whether you’re wishing for a waterfront dining experience, would like to experience fine dining in a five-star hotel, or sample an exquisite, innovative culinary concept, it’s all right here in DC. ‘Chocolate City’, as it is sometimes fondly called, has seen a rush of incoming International-style diners in the past decade and some would argue that no other city within its vicinity has seen the same level of explosion.
Here, you’ll find hip renaissance-style eateries, local pop-ups, unique coffee shops and creative cafes dotting the downtown dining scene. This says a lot about the growth the historic city’s experienced through the years.
Below is a short list of favorite diners and restaurants located in various neighborhoods in D.C.
Georgetown - At The Intersection Of The Old And New
Boasting of a unique historic charm, Georgetown, one of Washington DC’s oldest neighborhoods, has a smattering of chic locations throughout. Upscale, modern bars along M Street, quaint cafes are strewn across Wisconsin Avenue, while celebrated diners with five-star ratings to their names have diverse menus of options for people of all ages.
There are indoor and outdoor seatings overlooking the stunning Potomac River, Kennedy Center, Watergate and Key Bridge available at the Sequoia Restaurant, traditional American fares at the family-owned Nick’s Riverside Grille, and a delightful experience to be had at the award-winning, flagship restaurant of Founding Farmers. The restaurants have the ability to attract tens of thousands of regular locals and new tourists rain or shine. Some charm the socks off their patrons with delectable dishes, while others leave a lasting impression because of its authentic, family-friendly urban farmhouse feel.
- Sequoia Restaurant
The Washington Harbour
3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Highlights: Sunday brunch buffet, wedding venue, and live jazz entertainment
- Nick’s Riverside Grille
3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Highlights: relaxing atmosphere, authentic pasta dishes, fresh-out-of-the-water seafood and scrumptious steaks
- Founding Farmers DC
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Highlights: authentic recipes, farm-to-table feel, classic and chic atmosphere
There are more tips, suggestions and a list of other strong players in the dining scene in and around Washington D.C., including the areas around The National Mall and Shaw neighborhood. Continue Reading the article to find out more! We also have many writers who are on-the-move and on-the-go all around Washington D.C. and they're always ready to give you the inside scoop on the best discoveries around the city on our articles page.
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