Where To Eat and Drink in Foggy Bottom

Whether you’re heading to Washington for sightseeing, visiting colleges, or attending business meetings, you’re bound to find yourself in DC’s Foggy Bottom district, only a fifteen-minute walk from the St. Gregory Hotel. Check out our guide on the must-visit spots in this diplomatic hub!


Jose Andres’ plant-focused, fast-casual spot is a local favorite. Stop here for a quick lunch of flash-boiled, super-flavorful vegetable bowls. Our favorite is the quinoa-and-snow peas-laden Eden bowl, which comes with edamame and a tangy lemon-honey dressing.

800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 296-1421

Burger Tap and Shake

Feast on burgers and big, boozy milkshakes at this always-busy Foggy Bottom grill. We’re partial to the set-your-mouth-on-fire Apache Sweat Lodge burger, which comes with fire-roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese, and smoked onions.

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(202) 587-6258

Ristorante La Perla

Enjoy a sumptuous Italian meal at this uber-chic Foggy Bottom stunner. Order a dish like the decadent jumbo snails in pastry puffs, paired with the seafood fiesta pappardelle del presidente, and let the luxury sink in.

2600 Pennsylvania Ave NW #101, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 333-1767


This high-end Indian restaurant has a stunning, vibrant interior with furniture in jeweled tones. Take in your surroundings over a plate of palaak chat, a dish of fried spinach topped with yogurt that DC residents love.

633 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 637-1222

Local vendors at Whole Foods

It might sound counterintuitive, but this organic grocery chain’s Foggy Bottom branch has a food court with some of the best meals in town. Not only did Union Market standout DC Dosa get their start at a stand here, but DC luminary Erik Bruner-Yang will also be purveying his famous ramen at the Whole Foods’ food court. Come here for some gourmet, budget-friendly options.

2201 I St NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 296-1660