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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