Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

The Best Places to Eat in Downtown DC

Downtown DC buzzes with activity all day long and well into the evening with its mix of sophisticated shopping, dining and cultural offerings. The neighborhood’s proximity to the White House has also made it a prime destination for politicos and tourists alike. For foodies, you’ll find everything...

Momofuku at CityCenterDC - Where to Eat in Downtown Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat On & Around the National Mall

The National Mall is home to the nation’s most iconic monuments and memorials. A visit to Washington, DC is truly not complete without time spent along this most important swathe of land. For sightseers who also want some fabulous food, the National Mall has a host of options for memorable meals...

Dining room at Occidental Grill and Seafood - Restaurant near the National Mall in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat & Drink in DC's Ivy City Neighborhood

Ivy City is a small, historic neighborhood north of Union Market with a high concentration of restaurants and craft distilleries. It was originally developed as a post-Civil War community for African Americans, and featured a popular racetrack, as well as the Hecht Company department store...

Rooftop wine garden at City Winery in Ivy City - Rooftop bars and restaurants in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in DC's Brookland Neighborhood

The concentration of Catholic churches and monasteries surrounding the campus of Catholic University in this leafy neighborhood earned it the nickname of "Little Rome." In addition to the attendant Italian restaurants that come with that suitable nickname, Brookland is also home to a handful of...

Diners on patio at Brookland Pint - Restaurant and bar in Brookland Washington, DC
9 Places to Grab the Best Cheeseburgers in Washington, DC

Cheeseburger and burger lovers (and there’s a lot of them) will flock to local restaurants to order up the most American of meals. We have eight suggestions in the DC area that are sure to satisfy your cheeseburger appetite. One final note: we recommend ordering your cheeseburger to-go at the...

@eatthecapital - Dukes Counter
Can’t-Miss Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC

White House invites are tough to come by, so why not get presidential at some of DC’s finest dining establishments? Even First Families have been known to get out on the town and enjoy meals at these acclaimed restaurants.

Old Ebbitt Grill - Presidential Dining Experiences in Washington, DC
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball, although these are great reasons to catch a game . Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate crave-worthy items at...

Family eating at Washington Nationals game - Where to eat and drink at Nationals Park
The Best Places to Eat on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol Building and the Supreme Court. By day, the neighborhood is buzzing with everyone from senators and Supreme Court justices to law clerks and Capitol Hill staffers as they go about the business of making and interpreting the laws. By night, the...

Outdoor patio at Belga Cafe on Barracks Row - Restaurant on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half-smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street - Where to get a half-smoke in Washington, DC
20 Restaurants with Fires to Cozy Up to in Washington, DC

If you’re not fortunate enough to have a fireplace at home or space for a bonfire in the backyard, no worries – these bars and restaurants in the District have you covered with roaring fireplaces, warm wood-fired ovens and outdoor fire pits. So mosey on over to these prime spots for getting cozy,...

Farmers Fishers Bakers Winter Lounge Outdoor Dining with Fireplace in Georgetown - Cozy Restaurants with Fireplaces in Washington, DC