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CityZen

Eric Ziebold of CityZen in Washington, D.C. The dining room at CityZen in Studio City

CityZen
Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. is a city fueled by non-stop newsmakers, and this restaurant has been a see-and-be-seen hot spot since its opening in the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Executive chef Eric Ziebold fuses his experiences traveling throughout Asia with his distinctly American upbringing and French training as the basis for his modern American repertoire. We love its highbrow character as well as its spot-on consistency. Ziebold's food is enlivened by finely-tuned service and glowing surroundings that embody both excitement and a sense of calm.



The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

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