Highest-rated fine dining restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

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July 29, 2022
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Highest-rated fine dining restaurants in Washington, D.C., according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. Dining brands in the U.S. have a long and storied history—and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Washington, D.C. that are listed as "fine dining" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Locals are sure to see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Bobby Van's Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (494 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3917
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#29. BLT Steak D.C.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (516 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1625 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4061
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#28. The Bombay Club

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (695 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4004
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#27. RIS

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (478 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, International
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2275 L St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1414
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#26. Tail Up Goat

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (248 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: $$$$
- Price: not available
- Address: 1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2399
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#25. Taberna Del Alabardero

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (524 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: International, Mediterranean
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1776 I St NW Entrance on 18th St, Between H & I, Washington DC, DC 20006-3700
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#24. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,635 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2514
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#23. Ocean Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (242 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1341 G St NW Colorado Building, Washington DC, DC 20005
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#22. Karma Modern Indian

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 611 I St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3735
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#21. Le Diplomate

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1601 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4306
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#20. Bistro Bis

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (923 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 15 E St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-1501
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#19. Chez Billy Sud

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (252 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1039 31st St NW 1035 31st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-4401
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#18. La Chaumiere

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (500 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2813 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3712
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#17. Blue Duck Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,194 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1201 24th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20037
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#16. Kingbird

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (514 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: $$$$
- Price: not available
- Address: 2650 Virginia Ave NW The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20037-1906
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#15. Corduroy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (461 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1122 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4314
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#14. 1789 Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (853 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
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#13. Ristorante TOSCA

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (648 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1112 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1308
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#12. Rasika West End

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,154 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1501
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#11. BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (672 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 4883 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1578
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#10. Bistro Cacao

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (376 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 316 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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#9. Fiola

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (920 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW Enter at 678 Indiana Ave, Washington DC, DC 20004-2601
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#8. The Capital Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,083 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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#7. The Dabney

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (296 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 122 Blagden Alley North West, Washington DC, DC 20001
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#6. Rasika

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,848 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 633 D St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2904
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#5. Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (698 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French, European
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1730
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#4. Lafayette Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (355 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 800 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4102
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#3. Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,405 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 750 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1018
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#2. Kinship Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (216 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1015 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3607
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#1. Barmini

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (278 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 501 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-2155
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