Restaurants Not To Be Missed

It should come as no surprise that the capital city of the United States, Washington D.C., it home to some of the nation’s best restaurants. From celebrity chefs to reclusive masters, some of the best talent is concentrated in this city. Choose from a wide range of cuisine, thanks to diplomats and ambassadors from around the world who travel and live within Washington D.C. Whether you plan to stay in one of the many luxury hotels in Washington DC or simply pass through for a day, don’t miss out on these top ranked restaurants in the capital.


Located in the upscale Dupont Circle, Komi is one of thos restaurants who seem to bask in an endless stream of great reviews. The New American/Mediterranean cuisine is universally appreciated, as evident by the waiting list of well over a month. If you are keen to try this restaurant, remember to make your reservations weeks in advance. Your best bet is to try the tasting menu, along with wine pairings. Each night the offering varies, but a sample includes sashimi, and Greek favorites like spanakopita and a fish entree.


With a location just down the street from the White House, you can expect that dining at Marcel’s will be a great experience. Serving up French food with a distinct Flemish touch, Marcel’s is a “power dining” establishment that is as much about the environment as the food. The cuisine doesn’t disappoint, with their seven course dinner menu which is one of the most delicious in the city. Choices include roasted chestnut and foie gras soup, pepper and scallion buerre blanc, herb breaded sablefish, quail breast, lamb tenderloin and of course, a mandatory cheese and then dessert course.

The Source

In the East End of Washington DC is a concentration of upscale restaurants. One of the best is The Source, an Asian inspired establishment started by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. It’s formal but not stuffy, and the seven course tasting menu is the highlight. Choose a wine pairing or even a sake pairing to go alongside dishes like crispy suckling pig, Hong Kong style Salmon and a wide selection of handmade dumplings. Choose a theater menu for an earlier seating, or head to the lounge area for the exact same meals with a less formal atmosphere, and a cheaper price tag.

Komi, Marcel’s and The Source are just three of the incredible restaurants that are worth a visit.They may be top of the market, but there is something to suit every budget in Washington.

If you decide to stay in one of the luxury hotels in Washington DC, you may want to check out their menu as well, as they will serve up fine food too.

The city has thousands of eating establishments, so you could work your way around the worlds cuisine all in one city! There’s everything from great street food to gourmet dining, all within a few miles of Capitol Hill.