Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

Stars of the Show: Award-Winning Restaurants in Washington, DC

As you may have heard, DC’s dining scene has arrived. After the release of its first Michelin Guide , we decided to compile the city’s award-winning restaurants that require your attention. Accolades include Bib Gourmand or star-status in the aforementioned guide, James Beard Awards , RAMMY Awards...

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW - Award-Winning Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on H Street NE

It may be the Atlas Performing Arts Center that anchors the H Street NE corridor and kicked off the area’s renewal, but the neighborhood known for its late night bar and club scene is also quietly making a name for itself among informed foodies. On H Street, you’ll find options from DC fave, chef...

Maketto - Places to Eat, Drink and Shop in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on the Southwest Waterfront

The Southwest Waterfront has long been a place where local seafood lovers visited on weekends to snap up fresh fish and other seafood at the neighborhood’s open-air seafood market. While that tradition continues, the neighborhood has become a whole new destination with the opening of The Wharf , a...

Diners at Requin by Mike Isabella on the Southwest Waterfront - Restaurant at The Wharf in Washington, DC
Discover Eastern Market’s Sights, Smells & Sounds

Nestled in the heart of historic Capitol Hill just north of Barracks Row, Eastern Market is a must-visit for lovers of fresh, locally sourced food and drink, and arts and crafts lovers. Designed to serve as the neighborhood town center, this popular community hub has attracted an eclectic group of...

Eastern Market on Capitol Hill - Indoor Market and Food Hall in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat on the Capitol Riverfront

After a decades-long hiatus, baseball returned to DC in 2006, as the Washington Nationals came to town after relocating from Montreal. By 2008, the city had a brand-new ballpark in the form of Nationals Park, which revitalized the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Now, there are numerous notable...

District Winery - Winery, Bar and Restaurant on the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, DC
Where to Eat, Drink & Shop at NoMa’s Union Market

It’s a Sunday afternoon at NoMa’s Union Market , and a couple is slurping bivalves at Rappahannock Oyster Bar while, nearby, a mini-skirt wearing tween struggles to eat a taco while walking. Just across the way, there’s a line forming for either the beer, the bratwursts or both at Red Apron...

Union Market in NoMa - Food hall and shopping center in Washington, DC
Where to Find the Best Brunch in Washington, DC

Brunch is decidedly a thing nowadays. But here’s the catch: you have to know what you’re looking for. Do you want lick-the-plate-clean food? Or is it bottomless mimosas first, food second? Maybe you want a (drag queen) performance with a side of eggs. No worries. DC has it covered with these top...

Founding Farmers - Dining in Washington, DC
Best Bets for Group Get-Togethers

Dining out doesn’t always involve a petite party of two. Whether you’re in town with a tour group, celebrating with a large group of pals, or scheduling a team meeting over a meal, these restaurants are pros at accommodating a crowd.s If you’re downtown: For solid American fare in a central...

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10+ Farmers’ Markets You Should Visit in Washington, DC

There are plenty of farmers' markets near you in Washington, DC. Whether you are looking for local produce and fresh vegetables, handmade pastas and artisanal cheeses or prefer to catch a chef demo and score some samples, there’s something for everyone. Head into DC's neighborhoods and check out...

FRESHFARM Markets - Washington, DC
11 Historic Hotel Bars with Character & Cocktails

In its more than 200-year-history, DC has been home to hotels from humble 18th-century rooming houses to grand 19th-century overnighters. Raising a cold glass of something at a historic hotel bar is a time-honored tradition, and it’ll land you both in good company and in atmospheric surrounds.

Off The Record at The Hay-Adams - Historic Bar in Washington, DC