On the Waterfront: Where to Eat, Drink, and Go Out Riverside in DC

Georgetown, Washington, DC skyline on the Potomac River.

In DC, you can enjoy your meal or cocktail while taking in the gorgeous view of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers at some of our favorite spots on DC’s waterfront. Check out our recommendations for where to head:

Osteria Morini

Located on the Wharf in SE DC, this airy Italian spot is a go-to for comfort foods with class, like rigatoni with braised wild mushrooms or braised duck fillet agnolotti. Make sure to stick around for desserts like tiramisu with cappuccino chip gelato.

301 Water St SE #109, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 484-0660

The Kennedy Center

This storied entertainment venue, which brings in performers ranging from Yo Yo Ma to John Oliver,  overlooks the Potomac River. Head over early to take in the waterside views before heading to your show.

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
(202) 467-4600

East Potomac Golf Course

Get in a round of golf at this riverside club, situated right next to the Potomac. Players can choose from two nine-hole courses and one eighteen-hole option. Want something a little more lively? The club also offers footgolf, an innovative game in which players kick soccer balls around the course.

East Potomac Park, 972 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024
(202) 554-7660

Fiola Mare

Got someone to impress? Hurry over to this waterside seafood favorite of Washington’s political elite, as praised by the New York Times. The elegant dining room and decadent shellfish options are sure to enchant anyone you bring over.

3100 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 628-0065

Agua 301

This brightly painted, newly opened Mexican spot by the river is the perfect place to enjoy frosty margaritas. Pick up a round with your friends and get an order of guacamole as you take in the sunset from the patio.

301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 484-0301