what to do in the nation's capital
Palena is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

1. Palena

3529 Connecticut Ave NW (at Porter St. NW), Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 51 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A solid neighborhood standby, Palena offers both your typical upscale dining room experience plus a more casual cafe where the cheeseburger has a national following. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Estadio is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

2. Estadio

1520 14th St NW (at Church St NW), Washington, D.C.
Spanish Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 159 tips and reviews
Hank's Oyster Bar is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

3. Hank's Oyster Bar

8.4
1624 Q St NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Northwest Washington · 160 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tucked into a quiet corner of the busy Dupont Circle neighborhood, Hank's Oyster Bar is a local standby for its fresh seafood and laid-back atmosphere. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Room 11 is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

4. Room 11

3234 11th St NW (at Lamont St NW), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Columbia Heights · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Everything about Room 11 is tiny, from its menu of small plates to its physical space. But the menu and strong mixology program to match is what draws the neighbors in each night. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Brasserie Beck is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

5. Brasserie Beck

1101 K St NW (at 11th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Belgian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Brasserie Beck's bar is always buzzing with after-work crowds sampling its wide selection of Belgian brews and the menu, too, is a good starter for exploring Belgian cuisine. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

2 Amys is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

6. 2 Amys

8.9
3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, D.C.
Pizzeria · Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens · 168 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It can be to get into the airy dining room at 2 Amys, as the Cleveland Park restaurant has a reputation for its authentic Neapolitan pies. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Equinox is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

7. Equinox

818 Connecticut Ave NW (at 17th St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 32 tips and reviews

EaterEater: One of Washington's top spots for power dining given its proximity to the White House. The Italian-influenced seasonal American menu is also beloved by the president. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

8. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Asian Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 88 tips and reviews
Sushi-Ko is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

9. Sushi-Ko

2309 Wisconsin Ave NW (at Observatory Ln NW), Washington, D.C.
Sushi Restaurant · Glover Park · 27 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Tucked away in Glover Park, Sushiko is Washington's oldest Japanese restaurant and still a go-to favorite for sushi in the city. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Hill Country Barbecue Market is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

10. Hill Country Barbecue Market

7.9
410 7th St NW (btwn D & E St NW), Washington, D.C.
BBQ Joint · Penn Quarter · 273 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Try the moist brisket, the sausages imported from Kreuz Market or any variety of sides. Most nights of the week bring live music and pitchers of Shiner are always $20. [Eater 38 Member]

Ripple is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

11. Ripple

3417 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
New American Restaurant · Cleveland Park · 56 tips and reviews
Proof is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

12. Proof

775 G St NW (at 8th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Wine Bar · Chinatown · 106 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Note the lunch deal in the bar that pairs an entree with a glass of wine for $12. [Eater 38 Member]

BlackSalt is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

13. BlackSalt

9.1
4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Foxhall-Palisades · 72 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Oysters, blue shell mussels, fried Ipswich clams and more join entrees like bouillabaisse, skate wing and smoked toro dashi to pretty much cover the gamut of seafood. [Eater 38 Member]

Graffiato is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

14. Graffiato

707 6th St NW (btwn G & H St NW), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Chinatown · 189 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Beyond the handmade pastas and artisanal pizzas, Graffiato has a ham bar, prosecco on tap and, of course, that famous pepperoni sauce from his stint on Top Chef: All Stars. [Eater 38 Member]

District Commons is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

15. District Commons

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 22nd St NW), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · George Washington University · 99 tips and reviews

EaterEater: All-American is both the culinary and the design emphasis here, and they've got a raw bar, 99 bottles of beer and charcuterie served on pig-shaped boards. [Eater 38 Member]

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

16. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

8.7
1612 14th St NW (at Corcoran Street), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Grab a number and wait upstairs in the restaurant's sister bar Black Jack, slurping oysters and sampling the cocktail list. [Eater 38 Member]

Vidalia is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

17. Vidalia

1990 M St NW (at 20th St NW), Washington, D.C.
Southern Food Restaurant · Connecticut Avenue - K Street · 38 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Buben's Southern-inspired menu has a classic take on shrimp and grits, options like sweetbreads and waffles, & macaroni and cheese dish made with cheddar, goat cheese and smoked ham. [Eater 38 Member]

Bistrot Du Coin is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

18. Bistrot Du Coin

8.4
1738 Connecticut Ave NW (at S St. NW), Washington, D.C.
Bistro · Northwest Washington · 137 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It's a go-to in the Dupont Circle area, open all the time, w/ a large menu of French classics, cassoulet, tartiflette savoyarde, steak served with bearnaise sauce & killer fries. [Eater 38 Member]

Lyon Hall is one of what to do in the nation's capital.

19. Lyon Hall

8.6
3100 Washington Blvd (at N Highland St.), Arlington, VA
French Restaurant · Clarendon - Courthouse · 93 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Try the French onion soup, soft pretzels & any of the sausages, perhaps w/ a side of spaetzle. The beer menu features a lot of Belgians, plus four different beer flight options. [Eater 38 Member]