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Food and restaurants in Washington

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French Restaurant
“Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for enjoying classics such as Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites, and Escargots. Towering plateaus of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail and lobster are the perfect start to a meal, and the crusty made-in-house baguettes are the ideal accompaniment to a selection of regional French cheeses.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
“Great local coffee shop. Beautiful outdoor terrace. Be on the lookout for special evening events and pop ups. Walkable - 7 minutes”
  • 179 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian-influenced American restaurant. Food and atmosphere is phenomenal - great date spot. ”
  • 181 locals recommend
Noodle House
“Toki Underground (1234 H St NE) is the best place in the city to get ramen. The wait is usually long, as the place is small and doesn’t accept reservations, so put your name down and go downstairs to The Pug for a beer while you wait. ”
  • 138 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a bar, bookstore and fun restaurant all in one. They also feature live talks and shows of various kinds on some nights. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“A very crowded and popular wine bar on 14th Street in the middle of nightlife in DC ”
  • 160 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
“A must for any celebrity visiting the city, Ben’s Chili Bowl has been a DC staple since it opened on U Street in 1958. The half-smoke toting restaurant’s storefront is plenty Instagrammable on its own, but the famous Ben’s Chili Bowl mural – featuring distinguished African American trailblazers and celebrities – is iconic. The colorful wall honors the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama, Dave Chappelle, Prince and Harriet Tubman.”
  • 136 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located just down Monroe Street, I’m at The Coupe at least once a week! They do coffee and pastries to-go ($3-$5), as well as sit down breakfast ($15pp), lunch, and dinner. It’s pretty big so there isn’t usually a wait (Sometimes for brunch), and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth checking out! ”
  • 171 locals recommend

Cafes

French Restaurant
“Le Diplomate pays homage to French café culture by providing a comfortable place for enjoying classics such as Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites, and Escargots. Towering plateaus of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail and lobster are the perfect start to a meal, and the crusty made-in-house baguettes are the ideal accompaniment to a selection of regional French cheeses.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Café
“Great local coffee shop. Beautiful outdoor terrace. Be on the lookout for special evening events and pop ups. Walkable - 7 minutes”
  • 179 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located just down Monroe Street, I’m at The Coupe at least once a week! They do coffee and pastries to-go ($3-$5), as well as sit down breakfast ($15pp), lunch, and dinner. It’s pretty big so there isn’t usually a wait (Sometimes for brunch), and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth checking out! ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Maketto (1351 H St NE) is our favorite place. It has everything – delicious gourmet coffee, a wonderful Happy Hour, and excellent Asian fusion dishes. The chef is one of the most acclaimed in DC. This funky establishment also has shopping. ”
  • 144 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Reliably great food and great for families - try their homemade pop tarts or adult milkshakes!”
  • 136 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Relaxed coffeehouse drawing hipsters with live music, eclectic furniture, sandwiches & sweets.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Think of Room 11 as a more upscale Coupe. They have lovely brunch and dinner options, a great wine list, in a gorgeous space (Patio too)”
  • 145 locals recommend

Bakeries

Café
“Great local coffee shop. Beautiful outdoor terrace. Be on the lookout for special evening events and pop ups. Walkable - 7 minutes”
  • 179 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Reliably great food and great for families - try their homemade pop tarts or adult milkshakes!”
  • 136 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Think of Room 11 as a more upscale Coupe. They have lovely brunch and dinner options, a great wine list, in a gorgeous space (Patio too)”
  • 145 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great for breakfast/brunch and kids. In Capitol Hill walkable neighborhood with abundant restaurants and shops. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“Artsy neighborhood bakery and coffeehouse supplying expresso drinks, big cupcakes and signature granola”
  • 87 locals recommend
Pie Shop
“Open late, grab a slice of pie, you won’t be disappointed. They also have savory pies if that’s what you’re into.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best vegan baked goods and sweets in the city! Doran is a two-time winner of Cupcake Wars and its shows. My faves—any cupcake, Cowvin cookie, or Little Devil. They also have a coffee cake to die for! They have Wi-Fi and coffee so if you need somewhere to hang for an hour or two after checkout, I highly recommend this spot. Also, if you or your guests are vegan, Sticky Fingers has a sister restaurant, Fare Well, in the H Street corridor. ”
  • 60 locals recommend