Dining Guide

A Washington, D.C. Dining Guide

Provided by Washington City Paper Food Editor Laura Hayes (@LauraHayesDC)

Stay Put: Places to Eat Within Walking Distance of The Dupont Circle Hotel


Bethesda Bagels, 1718 Connecticut Ave. NW ($)
No-fuss bagels and breakfast sandwiches (also open for lunch)

Teaism, 2009 R St. NW ($$)
Breakfast dishes from around the world, plus an impressive tea selection (also open for lunch and dinner)

Kramerbooks & A erwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$) Omelets, pancakes, and other breakfast staples attached to a bookstore (also open for lunch and dinner)

Le Pain Quotidien, 2000 P St. NW ($$)
International chain featuring open-faced sandwiches and baked goods (also open for lunch and dinner)


Little Sesame, 1306 18th St. NW ($) Israeli-style hummus bowls and side salads

Surfside, 1800 N St. NW ($)
Tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and salads (open 24-hours a day)

Beefsteak, 1528 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$)
Vegetable-focused, build-a-bowl restaurant from celebrity chef José Andrés (also open for dinner)

Bub & Pops, 1815 M St. NW ($$)
Philly-style hoagies and hot sandwiches in a mom-and-pop shop

CAVA, 1222 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$)
Greek-inspired casual restaurant with rice bowls, pitas, and salads (also open for dinner)

DGS Delicatessen, 1317 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$)
Jewish deli fare including Reuben sandwiches and potato latkes with some modern twists (also open for dinner)

Pizzeria Paradiso, 2003 P St. NW ($$)
Wood- red pizza and a large beer selection with outdoor seating (also open for dinner)

Buredo, 1213 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$) Grab-and-go sushi burritos (also open for dinner)

Red Apron Burger Bar, 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$)
Juicy burgers featuring local Virginia beef (also open for dinner)


Duke’s Grocery, 1513 17th St. NW ($$)
East London-style pub with massive sandwiches (also open for lunch)

Hank’s Oyster Bar, 1624 Q St. NW ($$$)
Oysters, crabcakes, and other seafood in a casual setting with strong cocktails (also open for lunch)

Rakuya, 1900 Q St. NW ($$$)
Sushi rolls, noodle soups, and bento boxes (also open for lunch)

Scion, 2100 P St. NW ($$$)
Easy-going burgers, sandwiches, and cra beer (also open for lunch)

Floriana, 1602 17th St. NW ($$$)
More than ten types of hand-made pasta and other Italian specialties (also open for lunch)

Iron Gate Restaurant, 1734 N St. NW ($$$$)
Mediterranean small plates in historic setting, including a vine-covered courtyard (also open for lunch)

The Riggsby, 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW ($$$$)
Classic American cuisine and cocktails with a retro-feel (also open for breakfast and lunch)

Explore: City-Wide Dining Recommendations


Buttercream Bakeshop, 1250 9th St. NW ($)
Home of the breakfast bomb, “cinnascone,” and other baked treats in Shaw

Florida Avenue Grill, 1100 Florida Ave. NW ($)
Long-standing diner serving Southern classics since 1944 o the U Street NW corridor


Bantam King, 501 G St. NW ($$)
Boisterous ramen shop specializing in chicken ramen and Japanese drinks near the Verizon Center (also open for dinner)

Chaia, 3207 Grace St. NW ($$)
Vegetarian tacos and sides along the canal in Georgetown (also open for dinner)

Donburi, 2438 18th St. NW ($$)
Japanese rice bowls served at a counter in Adams Morgan (also open for dinner)

G by Mike Isabella, 2201 14th St NW ($$)
Gourmet, lling sandwiches and pasta from Top Chef Mike Isabella (also open for dinner)

Meats & Foods, 247 Florida Ave. NW ($$)
Try a signature D.C. half smoke in Bloomingdale without the line at Ben’s Chili Bowl

Smoked & Stacked, 1239 9th St. NW ($$)
Specializing in pastrami sandwiches from Top Chef alum Marjorie Meek-Bradley in Shaw

Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE ($$)
Sprawling food hall in Northeast, D.C. with barbecue, oysters, bagels, Ethiopian, dosas, poke, and more (also open for dinner)


Boundary Stone, 116 Rhode Island Ave. NW ($$)
Neighborhood pub with exciting bar food, whiskey, and beer in Bloomingdale

Burger, Tap & Shake, 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW ($$)
$8 speciality burgers, fries, and cra beer in Foggy Bottom

ChiKo, 423 8th St. SE ($$)
Trendy Chinese and Korean in a casual setting on Barracks Row

Garden District, 1801 14th St. NW ($$)
Beer garden specializing in pulled pork sandwiches, bratwursts, and brisket on 14th Street NW

Great Wall Szechuan House, 1527 14th St NW ($$)
Hot and numbing Chinese food on 14th Street NW (also open for lunch)

Right Proper Brewing Co., 624 T St. NW ($$)
Cheese-obsessed brewpub with sandwiches, salads, and snacks in Shaw

Stoney’s, 1433 P St. NW ($$)
Neighborhood bar specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches, wings, and burgers in Logan Circle (also open for lunch)

Timber Pizza Co., 809 Upshur St. NW ($$)
Inventive pizzas inspired by farmers markets in a family-friendly environment in Petworth

Beuchert’s Saloon, 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE ($$$)
Playful American food with some Southern touches in Eastern Market

Bindaas, 3309 Connecticut Ave. NW ($$$)
Indian street food and cocktails in Cleveland Park

Compass Rose, 1346 T St. NW ($$$)
Global street food served in a lively bar setting on 14th Street NW

Dukem, 1114-1118 U St NW ($$$)
Iconic Ethiopian restaurant on U Street NW (also open for lunch)

Espita Mezcaleria, 1250 9th St. NW ($$$)
Tacos, mole, and mezcal cocktails in Shaw (also open for lunch)

Etto, 1541 14th St. NW ($$$)
Wood- red pizza and Italian small plates on 14th Street NW

Granville Moore’s, 1238 H St. NE ($$$)
Belgian beer, mussels, and frites on H Street NE

Hazel, 808 V St. NW ($$$)
Creative American cuisine with Korean and Japanese twists in Shaw

Ivy City Smokehouse & Tavern, 1356 Okie St. NE ($$$)
Smoked sh, crab cakes, oysters, and cocktails attached to a sh market in Ivy City

Lapis Bistro, 1847 Columbia Road NW ($$$)
Charming Afghan restaurant specializing in dumplings and vegetarian dishes in Adams Morgan

Maketto, 1351 H St. NE ($$$)
Hip Southeast Asian restaurant with a clothing shop and upstairs cafe on H Street NE (also open for lunch)

Mandu, 453 K St NW ($$$)
Korean bibimbap, dumplings, and Asian cocktails

Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St NW ($$$)
Sprawling, historic D.C. haunt specializing in raw bar selections, steak, and more downtown

The Royal, 501 Florida Ave. NW ($$$)
Wood- red South American bar food and cocktails in Ledroit Park (also open for breakfast and lunch)

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