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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“Founding Farmers is a local chain with only a couple locations throughout the DMV and owned by the same pair that owns Farmers, Fishers, Bakers in Georgetown. The menu is SO good and with a lot of options. But be prepared with a reservation or you'll be waiting a while. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Located above Birch and Barley restaurant on 14th Street near Logan Circle, ChurchKey, which opened in 2009, is a clubhouse for D.C.'s beer aficionados. Washingtonians flock to ChurchKey's long bar to work their way through its 555 labels, all selected by beer director Greg Engert. The menu here is equipped with 50 taps and special climate controls to ensure your beer is the perfect temperature. The massive list of drafts menu is divided into categories like "Crisp," "Roast," "Hop," "Smoke," or "Tart and Funky." The menu of bottled beers is so long that it's basically a book. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of beer fandom, head here to see what beer church looks like for the truly devotional.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Best fast casual sandwiches in the city! I recommend the Beirut! There are a couple small tables inside so you can eat in or take away. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Michelin star restaurant. Our favorite in the city. See if you can snag a bar seat. It’s well worth any wait!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Slipstream offers great coffee drinks, as well as cocktails & wines at night. You can't go wrong with their avocado toast!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Katie and Kyle (Airbnb Guests), suggested this restaurant. They said it was fabulous! About the Restaurant: The name “Rasika” is derived from Sanskrit language meaning “flavors”. Rasika West End, which opened in March 2012, is the new sister restaurant to Rasika, the award-winning modern Indian restaurant owned by Ashok Bajaj. Bajaj was recently named by both Washingtonian and Washington City Paper as “Restaurateur of the Year” and nationally, he is a three-time James Beard Foundation nominee for “Restaurateur of the Year”. This exciting newcomer’s decor is created by James Beard Foundation’s award- winning restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York. Rasika West End showcases both modern and authentic Indian fare, prepared on the Tawa (griddle), Sigri (open barbeque), as well as Tandoori and regional dishes. The restaurant also has an international wine list designed to pair well with Indian fare. This sophisticated new hot spot is also known for its innovative cocktails, ideal for savoring with small plates in the restaurant’s spacious lounge. A contemporary décor sporting jewel tones, striking Indian art, and the combination of dark and light woods sets off this dynamic space. The major focal point is the eye-catching ceiling, created to resemble a banyan tree a nod to its important role in Indian culture.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Another 14th st landmark. It is a Belgian restaurant with authentic Belgian menu. Their speciality, mussels with fries. Do not order « French fries » there, fries comes originally from Belgium.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Best date spot in the city – cozy, classy, hidden gem. Charming venue in the heat of Dupont. If you don't want to stay for dinner (their menu is on the pricy end), come and get a drink by their fireplace in the main lounge”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“The pizza is a little pricey ($15-20) but the pizza is quite good (Michelin star good apparently). It's an 8 minute walk.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Classy Shaw cocktail bar on 9th St, with knowledgable bartenders. Great for happy hour, they usually have a funny sign outside enticing you in.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lounge
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“ A very well known nightclub in North West DC that plays hip-hop and R&B. It has three levels and gets going around 10:30 pm. You definitely want to dress to impress.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“They have wonderful mezcal drinks and good tacos. They also have happy hour deals. I like the mezcal margarita and fish tacos.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Okay we find shake shack to be overrated but so many of our friends absolutely swear by it that we thought you should know this is one of two shake shacks in the DC area.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“My favorite bottomless brunch deal in DC with amazing tapas (also bottomless drinks!) - should make a reservation in advance, but they do have counter seating! Highly recommend. Please check their weekend brunch hours on their website :)”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Amazing food with the most amazing beer and beer pairing around. A great list, beautiful setting and great food. 14th St NW.”
  • 20 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“For the adventurous, pig-loving patrons. Everything on the menu includes at least one ingredient from a pig – yes, even the desserts.”
  • 22 locals recommend