2020 Best Special Occasion Restaurants in Washington DC Area

Birthday or Anniversary Dinners
in Washington DC

Whether it's an anniversary dinner, graduation brunch, birthday or family reunion meal, special occasions call for special restaurants. Sure, it might turn out to be pricey, but these memorable meals don't come around very often.

Presented in alphabetical order, these top Washington DC restaurants all have the goods — food, service, ambience — to make sure your next occasion is an affair to remember.

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Blue Duck Tavern
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A contemporary, farm-to-restaurant destination at Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. See More

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Bourbon Steak
15/20
Elegant cuisine for the über gourmet. See More

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Fiola
15/20
Fabio Trabocchi creates Italian fare at this contemporary trattoria in Penn Quarter. See More
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The Hamilton
14/20
Clyde's Restaurant Group hits a home run with The Hamilton, with its contemporary American fare and entertainment. See More

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Kinship
16/20
American restaurant from former CityZen chef Eric Ziebold. See More

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Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier
16/20
Chef Robert Wiedmaier cooks in the French style but with Flemish accents. See More

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Obelisk
15/20
Peter Pastan charms with his elegant, authentic Italian meals. See More
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Rasika
14/20
Classic Indian cooking in a contemporary setting. See More
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Rose's Luxury
14/20
Barracks Row restaurant for New American cuisine. See More
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1789 Restaurant
15/20
Seasonal American fare in an elegant Georgetown townhouse. See More

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