If you’re all about finding the hottest restaurants in the city and trying out the coolest new dishes, then check out our guide below. You’ll find tips on where to find the best ramen in Shaw, the top Logan Circle tapas, and the best eats on 14th Street.
Between the newly-opened gourmet pizzeria Declaration, beer garden Dacha, and ramen purveyor Chaplin’s, you’ll find it difficult to pick a favorite among the bustling restaurants in this destination neighborhood. Cap off your night with a craft cocktail at All Souls, a favorite bar of DC locals.
Home to the stunning, Spanish-tiled tapas spot Estadio, romantic French stand-by Le Diplomate, and the lush patio of wine bar Barcelona, the stretch of 14th Street between Logan Circle and U Street is one of the best spots in town for a night of decadent eating. For dessert, make sure to pay a visit to gelateria Dolcezza for some sweet gelato.
The neighborhood formerly known as nightlife-central has matured in recent years with new, upscale restaurants. Come here for homey French-American fare at Mintwood Place, Korean yakitori at BUL, and casual chickpea bites at local, Euro-chic staple Amsterdam Falafel.
A short walk away from the St. Gregory Hotel are some of the city’s top foodie spots. Go to subterranean Thai spot Little Serow for an eclectic tasting menu experience or head right upstairs to the luxurious Mediterranean fine-dining paradise Komi.
If you’re in the mood for some of the most sophisticated Indian food in the country, be sure to pay a visit to the sleek Rasika, located steps away from the St. Gregory Hotel. Looking for something a little more coastal? Check out the harborside Fiola Mare, a high-end seafood spot located on the Georgetown Waterfront.