Washington DC Restaurant Guide

Washington DC Restaurant Guide

Washington DC is one of the top cities in the U.S. when it comes to food. With celebrity chefs, creative menus and top-notch local markets, the city offers eclectic and diverse dining options in every price range.

Here are our Top 10 Resources for finding the best places to eat in Washington DC!

#1 Washington Post

Washington Post’s Food section dishes up exciting news stories about the city’s hottest restaurants. The reviews are detailed, informative and helpful. The website also has a handy Going Out Guide with search features to help readers find the best bars and restaurants in the city and even a $20 Diner section to help those dining out on a budget.

#2 Washingtonian

Washingtonian has a detailed Food section that lists the Top 100 Restaurants in Washington DC. The website also offers restaurant reviews, chef interviews, the latest culinary news and information about current food events in the city. This is a very informative website for readers searching for what’s currently trending in the city’s culinary scene.

#3 Washington.org

While Washington.org doesn’t have restaurant reviews, the website has an extensive listing of restaurants, breweries, wine bars, culinary tours and brew pubs in Washington DC. The website features several helpful dining guides and articles, news stories, a restaurant search feature and basic information on each restaurant listed.

#4 Girl Meets Food

About: Girl Meets Food offers a detailed, fun guide to dining out in Washington DC. The website highlights unusual foods to try, offbeat restaurants and informative restaurant reviews that help readers find the best dining spots to try while in the city. The website also features prix fixe spots, tasting menus, editor’s picks and late night spots to try.

#5 Hungry Lobbyist

The Hungry Lobbyist was named one of the top food blogs in the city by Zomato. Brian Johnson, the founder of Hungry Lobbyist is a DC lobbyist who is passionate about food. The website offers an ironic, humorous look at the city’s restaurants and bars. The website features detailed restaurant reviews complete with beautiful photographs, news stories, interviews and information about the latest events.

# 6 What Micky Eats

What Micky Eats was voted the Best Food Blog in 2012 by the Washington Post and is dedicated to exploring the culinary scene in Washington DC. The blog offers restaurant reviews with ratings, Top 10 lists for each year to help readers find the absolute best spots for dining out in the city as well as information on food events in the city.

#7 EatMore DrinkMore

EatMore DrinkMore focuses on recipes, restaurant news, recommendations and reviews to help readers learn more about the food scene in Washington DC. The blog has an extensive number of restaurant reviews with a handy search feature. Restaurants are categorized according to name, cuisine and neighborhood. The recommendation section lists top picks for every dining category and occasion.

#8 Local Eats

Local Eats is an easy to use, convenient resource for those who want to explore the dining scene in Washington DC. The website has an extensive list of local restaurants that can be filtered according to cuisine, budget and even awards and gift cards. Each restaurant includes basic information, restaurant description, reviews in newspapers as well as any awards the restaurant might have won.

#9 TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor is a good resource to search for restaurants based on cuisine, ranking, price and restaurant features. The website features ratings and reviews by other diners and has top 10 lists for the best restaurants in the city as well as each neighborhood.

# 10 Zagat

Another popular resource for finding the best dining spots in Washington DC is Zagat. The website offers restaurant reviews, the latest food-related news, new restaurant openings and several lists to help readers find the top dining spots in several categories.