The Top 10 Restaurants In Tenleytown, Washington DC

Nina Ariana

The historical village of Tenleytown, DC, features an eclectic range of restaurants. From high-end French cuisine, to local-loved sushi jaunts, Tenleytown’s dining scene is diverse. Check out the neighborhood’s best spots.

Jalapeño Margaritas

1. Guapo's Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican, Spanish

Whether you’re craving delicious tacos, or spicy chicken dishes, Guapo’s Restaurant is your stop for authentic Mexican food. The main dining room is warmly decorated with bright colors and artwork. You can also dine al fresco on the beautifully arranged front patio. Go for the huevos florentinos at brunch, or kickstart your Saturday night with a jalapeño margarita.

2. Buck's Fishing and Camping

Buck’s Fishing and Camping

Amid the hustle and bustle of DC, Buck’s Fishing and Camping is the perfect retreat. It features a cozy interior reminiscent of a cabin or mountain lodge. This delicious spot is prided as being locally owned, featuring a menu that is heavily based on locally grown produce, fresh meat and fish.

5031 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 364 0777

Fish and chips | © Sam Saunders/FlickrFish and chips | © Sam Saunders/Flickr

3. Masala Art

Masala Art

Check out this tasty, Indian culinary experience located in the heart of Tenleytown. The clean and modern interior is welcoming, and features an array of eastern-inspired artwork and frames. Whether you are in the mood for a traditional curry, or a more inventive twist on an old favorite, Masala Art is sure to satisfy your craving for Indian cuisine.

4441B Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 362 4441

Masala Curry | © Rezwalker/WikkicommonsMasala Curry | © Rezwalker/Wikkicommons

4. Le Chat Noir

Restaurant, French, European, Vegetarian

© Rebecca T. Carro/Flickr
This French-inspired local restaurant welcomes you in with its elegant interior, featuring classic white tablecloths, beautiful chandeliers, and French windows that open out on to the local greenery. Whether you’re in the mood for a chilled glass of red wine, a delectable dessert, or an impressive meal, Le Chat Noir is the perfect place to relax and enjoy French cuisine in the Tenleytown area.

5. Café Olé

Café Olé

Café Olé features Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant dining room. It serves more than 30 different types of tapas, as well as more traditional fare. Whether you’re in the mood for more traditional cuisine, or one of the in house specialties, Café Olé is a great spot to try a variety of foods. This includes Spanish gazpacho – a cold soup made of raw vegetables.

4000 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 244 1330

6. Crisp & Juicy

Crisp & Juicy

Crisp & Juicy features a range of locations throughout DC, but started out as the brainchild of a Peruvian couple who wanted to bring their love and knowledge of Peruvian-style chicken to the locals of DC. Now a well-established business, Crisp & Juicy is loved for its fast service and commitment to dishing out delicious and authentic Peruvian-style chicken dishes. They stay true to the traditional method of open-flame charcoal cooking.

4533 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 966 1222

7. Matisse


Matisse is renowned for its beautifully designed interior, featuring exposed white brick, elaborate custom chandeliers, plush golden upholstery, and a stunning wrought-iron staircase. Matisse features a full brunch menu in addition to traditional lunch and dinner menus. It is the perfect location for an elegant cocktail party or private affair.

4934 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 244 5222

Gnocchi | © Marco Fedele/FlickrGnocchi | © Marco Fedele/Flickr

8. Range


One of the four renowned venues by famed chef, Bryan Voltaggio, Range is both family-friendly and elegant enough for a more adult night out. Located in the Chevy Chase Pavilion, The Range serves up American food with an edge, in a sleek and modern interior. Whether it’s a sharp cocktail, or a meaty burger that you are after, Range is the ideal place to go to.

5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 803 8020

9. Yosaku

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Sushi Roll
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The locally loved Yosaku dishes up tasty sushi and Japanese cuisine in an appealing dining room designed to resemble a traditional Japanese interior. It features long tables and warm decor. This sushi spot has been a community staple for years, and is the place to go for whatever Japanese delights you might be craving while in Tenleytown.

10. Satay Club

Bar, Restaurant, Sushi, Asian, Chinese

Pad Thai
©Steve Snodgrass/Flickr
The Satay Club, located in the heart of Tenleytown’s bustling commercial district, features dishes from all over Asia, such as Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand. It is housed in a warm and inviting interior. Step up to the sushi bar for a California roll or spicy tuna. Or, sit down for a traditional meal and take a look at the large and eclectic menu.

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