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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 these restaurants for the best outdoor dining in Washington DC.

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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 New American
14/20
Dining Room at Ardeo, Washington, DC 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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One of upper Connecticut’s favorite gathering places for contemporary fare. 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
Dining Room at Belga Cafe, Washington, DC 514 Eighth St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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When you can get a seat, you'll revel in the briny aroma 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
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Sophisticated ambience and American steakhouse fare that's worth every penny. More...

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

DBGB Kitchen & Bar French
14/20
Dining Room at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Washington, DC CityCenterDC
931 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Daniel Boulud's upscale venture in the elegant CityCenterDC. More...

DGS Delicatessen Jewish
No Rating
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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First-rate Jewish deli in the heart of DC. More...

District Commons American
14/20
Dining Room at District Commons, Washington, DC 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Jeff Tunks' American tavern offers affordable, classic dishes. 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...

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
Dining Room at Hank 1624 Q St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dupont Circle celebrates this trendy seafood bar. 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
Dining Room at Occidental Grill & Seafood, Washington, DC 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...

The Oval Room Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The Oval Room, Washington, DC 800 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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The Oval Room celebrates creative American cooking, attracting DC's power players. 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...

RIS American
14/20
Dining Room at RIS, Washington, DC 2275 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Ris Lacoste offers American cuisine in the West End. More...

Zaytinya Mediterranean
14/20
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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