Home to the White House, Washington DC boasts a huge number of attractions for you to check out. After all that sightseeing, you’ll find plenty of Washington DC eateries where you can grab a bite. To find out more about some popular places to eat out in the US capital, we asked you to tell us about your favourite restaurants in Washington DC over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page.
Michelle Pitcher says:
Best restaurant is Capital Grille ... The best steak and great wine! Even if you’re not eating you can have a nice cocktail at the bar, great ambiance!
Audrey McGrath Fitzgerald says:
Affording diners a stunning view of Capitol Hill from its front door, this restaurant serves up steaks, gourmet burgers, salads, seafood and plenty more. To wash down your meal, you can choose from a wine list encompassing over 800 different labels.
Location: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Cnr of 6th & Pennsylvania.
Opening hours: Munch Mon-Sat 11.30am-3pm, Dinner Sun-Thurs 5pm-10pm & Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm.
Ping Pong Dim Sum
Alejandra Garces says:
Ping pong dim sum in Chinatown is delicious!!
Serving up, in its own words, ‘little steamed parcels of deliciousness’, Ping Pong is a popular dim sum restaurant in Washington DC’s Chinatown neighbourhood. On the menu here you’ll find a great selection which includes steamed dumplings, fried spring rolls and plenty more. Tasty and affordable set menus are also offered.
Location: 900 7th Street NW, Chinatown.
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11.30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11.30am-midnight, Sun 11am-10pm.
Gavin Cooney says:
Mortons. Best restaurant I've ever been in. There's one in most big cities in the US, and then Singapore, Shangai etc.
In operation at the same spot for over 15 years, this much-loved steakhouse is part of an international chain. Steaks are the stars of the menu, with filet mignon, porterhouse, prime rib and more all available. Other main dishes including chicken, lamb and crab cakes are also served up, along with a selection of side dishes such as the jumbo baked potato. Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to hear that Morton’s also offer a wide variety of cakes and pies for dessert.
Location: 1050 Connecticut Avenue.
Opening hours: Daily, food served Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm, Sat 5.30pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-10pm.
Delfi P Kramer says:
Rumba Cafe! Bien Latino, is situated in Adams Morgan
You’ll find this oft-visited spot in one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods, Adams Morgan, close to the Dupont Circle Metro station. It’s a Latin-American themed spot, and the emphasis is on traditional food and drink. As a result the dinner menu features a great selection of meat and seafood dishes with a Latin-American flavour, while varied lunch and brunch menus are also available.
Location: 2443 18th Street NW.
Lori Dick says:
Etete for Ethiopian on U street
Washington DC has a large Ethiopian population and the number of restaurants serving Ethiopian cuisine reflects this. One of the most popular Ethiopian restaurants in the city, Etete serves up a top-notch selection of traditionally flavoured dishes including stews, samosas and more. Portions sizes are large and prices are pocket-friendly.
Location: 1942 9th Street NW.
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Susan Delahunty says:
Matchbox in Chinatown or (newly opened) Samuel Becketts in Shirlington
Taylor Rae says:
Cluck U-- best chicken wings. Get nuclear or thermonuclear if you like em spicy. Zed's is good Ethiopian.