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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
WASHINGTON D.C.

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Besides attending one of the world's 2014 Top 10 Hot Spots for New Year's Eve, what could be better than celebrating the end of the year with a memorable meal? Whether you're looking for a party scene full of revelers or a more romantic space to share a midnight Champagne toast with someone special, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Washington DC to ring in the New Year.

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Acadiana Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Acadiana , Washington, DC 901 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Jeff Tunks woos diners with assorted down-home Southern dishes. More...

Agora Turkish
14/20
1527 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Snappy Greek-Turkish eatery with a diverse menu in midtown DC. More...

Ardeo+Bardeo New American
14/20
Dining Room at Ardeo+Bardeo, Washington, DC 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

One of upper Connecticut’s favorite gathering places for contemporary fare. More...

Belga Cafe Belgian
14/20
514 Eighth St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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When you can get a seat, you'll revel in the briny aromas of mussels and the creative “eurofusion” fare. More...

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, Washington, DC 1100 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Authentic regional Italian food and diet-defying desserts in downtown DC. More...

Bistro Bis American
14/20
Dining Room at Bistro Bis, Washington, DC The Hotel George
15 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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The menu changes periodically but exemplifies the creativity of the chef. Breakfast is highly recommended. More...

BlackSalt Restaurant Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at BlackSalt Restaurant, Washington, DC 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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One of DC’s premiere seafood restaurants, and a seafood market as well. More...

The Bombay Club Indian
14/20
Dining Room at The Bombay Club, Washington, DC 815 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006

The Bombay Club re-creates the atmosphere of the Raj. More...

Carmine's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Carmine 425 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Big, family-fun dining with Italian flavors. More...

Cashion's Eat Place Contemporary
14/20
1819 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Original, European-inspired takes on American favorites. More...

Central Michel Richard American
14/20
Dining Room at Central Michel Richard, Washington, DC 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Casual American fare is central to Central. More...

Charlie Palmer Steak Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, DC 101 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Beefing up DC's red meat profile. More...

Chef Geoff's American
12/20
Dining Room at Chef Geoff 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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This American eatery is part of the Chef Geoff's local empire. More...

Chef Geoff's American
13/20
3201 New Mexico Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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This Wesley Heights eatery offers upgraded, accessible American fare. More...

Co Co. Sala Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Co Co. Sala, Washington, DC 929 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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A chocoholic's dream; it’s in everything from macaroni and cheese to soufflés. More...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Cuban
14/20
801 9th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Snazzy rum drinks and creative Cuban fare tempt the palate. More...

Eatonville Restaurant Southern
14/20
2121 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Cutting edge in both its Southern food and décor. More...

El Centro D.F. Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at El Centro D.F., Washington, DC 1819 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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High-class Mexican street food in a vibrant setting. More...

Equinox Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at Equinox, Washington, DC 818 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Todd and Ellen Gray have turned this into a whole-foods destination with a contemporary twist. More...

Firefly American
14/20
Dining Room at Firefly, Washington, DC Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Inspired American cooking from chef Daniel Bortnick. More...

Founding Farmers Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Founding Farmers, Washington, DC IMF HQ2 building
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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A farm-to-table restaurant with high-class, all-American fare. More...

Hank's Oyster Bar Seafood
14/20
1624 Q St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dupont Circle celebrates this trendy seafood bar. More...

Jaleo Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Jaleo, Washington, DC 480 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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The trendsetter in DC for the tapas set. More...

Johnny’s Half Shell Seafood
14/20
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Solid American cooking yielding standout seafood dishes. More...

Masa 14 Asian
14/20
Dining Room at Masa 14, Washington, DC 1825 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Hot destination for a fusion of the best of Asian and Latino flavors. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Washington, DC 1201 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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A-plus to this primo seafood restaurant for its elegant, stateroom décor and the kitchen’s attention to using only sustainable seafood. More...

Old Ebbitt Grill American
14/20
675 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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American fare in a restaurant that captures the city's be-there spirit in an exuberant, old-world setting. More...

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, Washington, DC 401 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Another gem in the José Andrés constellation. More...

Proof American
13/20
Dining Room at Proof, Washington, DC 775 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Glossy and pricey wine-and-drinks bar-restaurant with trendy foods. More...

RIS American
15/20
Dining Room at RIS, Washington, DC 2275 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Ris Lacoste is back with her American cuisine in the West End. More...

701 Restaurant Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at 701 Restaurant, Washington, DC 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

A swanky setting for innovative modern American cuisine. More...

The Source by Wolfgang Puck Modern American
15/20
Dining Room at The Source by Wolfgang Puck, Washington, DC Newseum
575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Asian-inspired menu upstairs, more casual pizza-type fare downstairs, terrific service everywhere. More...

Tabard Inn American
14/20
Dining Room at Tabard Inn, Washington, DC Tabard Inn
1739 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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A DC landmark, the inn is redolent with tradition and charm, with food to match. More...

Taberna del Alabardero Spanish
14/20
1776 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Decades-old restaurant for a world of Spanish cooking beyond paella. More...

Urbana Restaurant & Wine Bar Italian
14/20
Hotel Palomar
2121 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Great expectations for the Italian-American menu (fulfilled), with a clubby scene to match. More...

Vidalia Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Vidalia, Washington, DC 1990 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Buben's back, and Vidalia sings. More...

Zaytinya Mediterranean
15/20
Dining Room at Zaytinya, Washington, DC Edison Place
701 Ninth St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Zaytinya puts the Mediterranean on DC's map. More...

Zengo Fusion
13/20
Dining Room at Zengo, Washington, DC 781 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Far-out food with zany Asian and Latino twist. More...

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