Bursting with cultural landmarks, museums, art galleries and monuments, you’ll never get bored in Washington D.C. and thanks to the abundance of terrific restaurants you’ll never go hungry either. Here is an updated version of Capital Dining: Washington DC’s Ten Best Restaurants with more of our favorite dining spots.
Using the freshest seasonal ingredients to prepare delicious meals in its open kitchen, the Blue Duck Tavern is conveniently located within the Park Hyatt Hotel. The interior is an extraordinary blending of classic dark oak and blue burlap complemented by a selection of unique handcrafted wood furnishings.
Blue Duck Tavern, 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 419 6755
Busboys and Poets was created as a space for exchanging ideas about art, culture and politics while tucking into tasty organic and vegan dishes. The walls are decorated with Pop Art and the close-set tables encourage sociable chatting. This is a great place to stop by for coffee and a breakfast wrap or a full-on lunch or dinner and is popular with locals; it even has its own vintage bookshop on the premises too.
Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th Street NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 789 2227
Serving continental cuisine with a focus on Belgian dishes, the menu at Marcel’s is full of unique authentic dishes; choose one of the tasting menus to sample a little bit of each of the Chef’s favorite dishes and tuck into a choice of four or seven courses. The specials change daily to take advantage of seasonal produce and ensure that there’s always something new for regulars to try.
Marcel’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 296 1166
Martin’s Tavern serves hearty, home-cooked comfort foods in a cozy and inviting setting and is still family run after many years. Famous names that are said to have dined here at some point in history include Nixon and Kennedy. Tuck into a delicious bowl of oyster stew made fresh to order and said to be the best on the entire east coast.
Martin’s Tavern, 1264 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 333 7370
The Oval Room is conveniently located near to The Kennedy Centre and is only a short walk from Farragut West metro stop. Dine alfresco on the beautifully designed patio area while tasting the delicious American and Mediterranean dishes on the menu. Opt for the four-course Chef’s Seasonal Tasting Menu if it’s a special occasion.
The Oval Room, 800 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC, USA, +1 202 463 8700