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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

French Restaurant
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“French bistro-style restaurant with delicious steak frites, warm freshly baked french bread and onion soup gratin that is addictive.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Latin, Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan Options. Best Street Tacos and Margaritas in Town!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Owned by my friend José Andrés, this is the place to eat Spanish tapas, see and be seen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for drinks. A bit on the pricey side but good food and excellent oyster bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“EVERYTHING (including the ground beef) is made in-house. It's fresh and DELICIOUS! They offer live jazz nightly. Get there before 6:30 pm or run the risk of waiting for up to 2 hours.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Doesn't get the biggest names in the jazz scene, but does pretty well over all across the blues/jazz music spectrum. It's a big room with lots of seating (tables mostly). Great local place for a night on the town. NOTE: food is a bit pricey but you can just have drinks if you prefer.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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  • 6 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Consistently delicious asian food. The menu combines asian flavors from Japan, Thailand, India and more to create one-of-a-kind dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Pretty relaxed and comfy dive restaurant and bar offering a fine selection of home-brewed beers”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our go-to Tex/Mex because their food is fresh, they have great flavors, and they offer good deals. Tortillas are made in-house.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Greatest Italian restaurant I have been to in DC! Excellent food and wine, and decent prices...this is rare here!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“If there ever was an excuse to eat great, greasy food, this is it... Five Guys is based in Arlington, VA (just 30 minutes away). ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“trendy and healthy salad take-out (or dine in) place, my personal favourite!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great combination of sports bar with pretty good food. Great happy hour crowds”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great overall ambiance and food in the heart of downtown Bethesda! Happy Hour is a must! My favorites on the menu are; hamachi crude spoons, crispy pork sliders, blackened fish tacos, and of course, the spicy lime margarita! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Most popular of downtown bars! You can dance to top-40 hip hop on the middle floor or relax on the rooftop lounge!"”
  • 3 locals recommend