2021 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Washington DC Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Washington DC

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Washington DC .
 
Bourbon Steak
15/20
Elegant cuisine for the über gourmet. See More

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Brasserie Beck
15/20
Robert Wiedmaier's Belgian-French cooking in a highly diverting setting. See More

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Equinox
15/20
Todd and Ellen Gray have turned this into a whole-foods destination with a contemporary twist. 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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Kinship
16/20
American restaurant from former CityZen chef Eric Ziebold. See More

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15/20
Unique Greek-inspired cooking by chef Johnny Monis. See More
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American, Contemporary, French
The Lafayette
15/20
American cuisine served in a formal setting at this Hay-Adams hotel restaurant in downtown DC. 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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minibar by José Andrés
16/20
Enjoy an avant-garde tasting menu at this intimate restaurant from chef José Andrés. See More
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Obelisk
15/20
Peter Pastan charms with his elegant, authentic Italian meals. See More
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