Celebrity chef Jose Andres is a local legend, with accolades from the James Beard Foundation, Time Magazine, and the Washingtonian. Check out our guide below for a rundown on each of his restaurants so you know which one of his DC spots to stop by during your visit to Washington.
This classic small-plates destination in Gallery Place is the one that started it all. If you’re not taken in by the funky decor, like the foosball dining tables and bright red walls, then you’ll be won over by the steaming platters of shrimp-topped Spanish paella.
480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Located a ten-minute drive from the St. Gregory Hotel, Andres’ paean to all things Mexican is one of the hottest tables in town. Come here for refreshingly citrusy salt-on-the-rim margaritas and plates of luxurious Hudson Valley duck leg mole.
401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States
Andres’ latest opening in DC serves a mixture of Peruvian, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines, meaning you can feast on a quinoa sushi roll and pork belly dim sum in the same meal. The restaurant also has an eclectic Dr. Seuss-inspired interior with a massive floor-to-ceiling mural on the wall.
418 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Grab a seat on the patio at this airy, always-busy Mediterranean destination in the heart of the city at Gallery Place. You can feast on a plate of mezze (Mediterranean tapas) like a cooling yogurt-and-dill tzatziki or a crunchy, citrus-laden fattoush salad as you knock back wines from locations like Greece, Lebanon, and Turkey. Want a gourmet adventure? Try out the chef’s experience, where you can have a tailor-made tour of the region cooked up by the Chef Michael Costa.
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
If you want a taste of Jose Andres’s cooking, but won’t have time for a long meal during your trip, we’ve got you covered. Andres’ veggie-focused, fast-casual restaurant Beefsteak, which serves steamed vegetables and grain bowls, is the ideal spot to get your fix of the famed chef’s gourmet style. Try out the Korean-inspired Kimchi-Wa bowl (one of our favorites) or get creative and make your own!
1528 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036