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

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August 10, 2022
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Highest-rated 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. American dining brands 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. using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. These restaurants range from fast food powerhouses to local hot spots.

Locals reading the list will surely 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. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (403 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: 1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
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#29. sweetgreen Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (226 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Price: $
- Address: 221 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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#28. Old Europe Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (317 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, European
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
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#27. GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (485 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4706
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#26. Estadio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (625 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Spanish
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1520 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3722
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#25. Unconventional Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (257 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1207 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4375
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#24. Tortino Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (520 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1228 11th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4264
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#23. 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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#22. 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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#21. The Capital Grille

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,084 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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#20. 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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#19. The Pig

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (868 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1320 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3611
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#18. The Capital Burger

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (221 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1005 7th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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#17. Rasika

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,852 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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#16. Logan Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,187 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1423 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1907
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#15. Grillfish

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,397 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: 1200 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-6802
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#14. Quill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1200 16th St NW The Jefferson, Washington DC, DC 20036-3202
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#13. Doyle

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (668 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1500 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20036
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#12. 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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#11. Old Ebbitt Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12,944 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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#10. Rose's Luxury

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (507 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Contemporary
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 717 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
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#9. Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,407 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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#8. 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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#7. Keren Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (302 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: African, Ethiopian
- Price: $
- Address: 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
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#6. 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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#5. Ambar Capitol Hill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,629 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Eastern European
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 523 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2835
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#4. Bistro Aracosia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (168 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Afghan
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5100 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-3316
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#3. Whiskey Charlie

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (228 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 975 7th St SW Rooftop of the Canopy Hotel, Washington DC, DC 20024-3437
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#2. Commissary

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,433 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1443 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-1907
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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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