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Best Washington D.C. Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Washington D.C.


 

View the Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Washington D.C.


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...

Art and Soul Southern
14/20
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Enjoy haute Southern cooking in a contemporary setting. 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...

BLT Steak Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at BLT Steak, Washington, DC 1625 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Sophisticated ambience and American steakhouse fare that's worth every penny. More...

Blue Duck Tavern American Regional
No Rating
Dining Room at Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, DC Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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A contemporary, farm-to-restaurant destination with an elegant menu. 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...

Bourbon Steak Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at Bourbon Steak, Washington, DC Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Elegant cuisine for the über gourmet. More...

Brasserie Beck Belgian
15/20
Dining Room at Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC 1101 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Robert Wiedmaier's Belgian-French cooking in a highly diverting setting. More...

Cafe Milano Italian
14/20
3251 Prospect St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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A celebrity hangout that offers classic Italian fare. More...

Cafe du Parc French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe du Parc, Washington, DC Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Chef Antoine Westermann passes on his vision of contemporary French cuisine in the heart of DC. More...

Cafe Saint-Ex American
13/20
1847 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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An ideal setting for a casual meal, Café Saint-Ex is for the young, hungry, hip, and anyone else. More...

Casa Luca Italian
15/20
1099 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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More casual dining than at Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola, but the cooking is just as classy. 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...

DGS Delicatessen Jewish
14/20
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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First-rate Jewish deli in the heart of DC. More...

Farmers Fishers Bakers American
13/20
Dining Room at Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington, DC Washington Harbour
3000 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Sushi, an in-house bakery and more in an all-American setting. 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...

Ici Urban Bistro French
14/20
Dining Room at Ici Urban Bistro, Washington, DC Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
806 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Sophisticated food with both French and American overtones. 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...

Lupo Verde Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Lupo Verde, Washington, DC 1401 T St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Italian bistro featuring traditional dishes in the U Street Corridor. More...

Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier French
16/20
Dining Room at Marcel 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Chef Robert Wiedmaier cooks in the French style but with Flemish accents. More...

Nooshi Pan-Asian
14/20
1120 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Take some noodles, add sushi and you have Nooshi, with trendy Asian cooking. More...

Occidental Grill & Seafood American
13/20
1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

A DC dining institution basking in its former glory with today's upscale menu --- and those famous photos from a bygone era. More...

Perrys Japanese
12/20
Dining Room at Perrys, Washington, DC 1811 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Campy, kicky, trendy --- a cool Adams Morgan destination. More...

Poste Moderne Brasserie American
14/20
Dining Room at Poste Moderne Brasserie, Washington, DC Hotel Monaco
555 Eighth St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Sleek and upscale, Poste recalls Washington's glory days. 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...

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, Washington, DC 1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Bucolic and picturesque, this G’town fixture offers fresh and inventive seafood fare. 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...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse
14/20
1112 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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An all-American steakhouse with bountiful portions and prices to match. 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...

Tash Persian
14/20
524 8th St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Grilled kebabs and vegetables served forth in a colorful setting. 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...

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