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.

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 the Capitol Riverfront

After a decades-long hiatus, baseball returned to DC in 2006, as the Washington Nationals came to town after relocating from Montreal. By 2008, the city had a brand-new ballpark in the form of Nationals Park, which revitalized the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Now, there are numerous notable...

Bluejacket Brewery on the Capitol Riverfront - Brewery and Restaurant in 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
The Best Places to Eat in Mount Vernon Square

A sea of high-rise apartment and office buildings make up Mount Vernon Square, a small neighborhood in Northwest DC where everyone always seems to be on the move. Admittedly, on the surface this may not seem like the ingredients that make up a go-to dining destination, but the blocks of Mount...

Outside patio at Prather's on the Alley restaurant and bar - The best places to eat in Washington, DC's Mount Vernon Square neighborhood
The Best Places to Eat in Petworth

The Lincoln Memorial may loom large on the National Mall, but it was the neighborhood of Petworth where the 16th president used to sojourn in the summer. Petworth is home to President Lincoln’s Cottage , his summer home-turned-historical attraction, and the up-and-coming area is also home to a...

Diners at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room - Places to eat in Washington, DC
Stars of the Show: Award-Winning Restaurants in Washington, DC

As you may have heard, DC’s dining scene has arrived. in addition to the city's Michelin Guide , there are numerous award-winning restaurants that require your attention. Accolades include Bib Gourmand or star-status in the aforementioned guide, James Beard Awards , RAMMY Awards (honors handed out...

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW - Award-Winning Restaurant and Oyster Bar in 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
Bites on a Budget: The Best Affordable, Cheap Eats in Washington, DC

You don’t have to spend an entire paycheck in order to eat an unforgettable meal in Washington, DC. The nation’s capital has spawned a host of successful fast-casual eateries from sweetgreen to CAVA, and is also home to affordable restaurants that have practically become institutions in the city...

Couple dining in DC's Brookland neighborhood - Fast casual and affordable places to eat in Washington, DC
Guide to Dining at Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Washington, DC

For roving gastronomes and travelers who revel in experiences centered on food, it’s time to reserve a table in the nation’s capital. The 2020 Washington, DC Michelin Guide is out, and it’s brimming with Michelin-starred restaurants, affordable hot spots and essential eating insights covering...

minibar by José Andrés - Luxe Date Ideas in Washington, DC
7 Summer Food & Drink Trends to Try Right Now in Washington, DC

DC is the place to be if you crave unique foodie experiences. From Union Market to weekend farmers’ markets to mouthwatering dishes served by celebrity chefs , check out the food crazes that color the city's dining scene.

Dog with ice cream sundae from Ice Cream Jubilee - What to eat this summer in Washington, DC