Georgetown Famous Restaurants & Top Dining Spots DC

Washington, DC’s vibrant Georgetown neighborhood is simmering with charismatic world cuisines coated in American history. Hundreds of world-class restaurants share the historic cobblestone streets and waterfront with 200-year-old Colonial and Victorian mansions and the oldest buildings in Washington, DC. Enjoy a culinary adventure through DC’s hip, trendy dining district. Serving up rich French cuisine, mouthwatering Mediterranean fare, bold spices of Latin America, and exquisite preparations of fresh Atlantic catch, the famous restaurants of Georgetown will delight your senses.
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Enjoy classic upscale Americana cuisine served with a modern twist in a dining room that's not as stuffy as its aged name might suggest.1226 36th St., NW


On the scenic Georgetown Harbour, Cabanas offers gourmet Latin American flavors, including savory ceviche, Spanish paella, and specialty cocktails including Frozen Mango Margaritas. Dine in the beautiful restaurant or outside overlooking the fountains. Stop by for weekend brunch and bottomless Bloody Mary’s. 3050 K St., NW

Chef Geoff's.

This neighborhood restaurant serves everything from yellowfin tuna and steaks to burgers, stone pizza pies, salads and sandwiches. Chef Geoff’s features DC's best outdoor dining and a boisterous bar with 24 beers on tap and 25 wines by the glass. The Sunday brunch is tops. 3201 New Mexico Ave., NW [Top]
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Cilantro Restaurant & Tapas Bar.

Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean with more than 30 hot and cold tapas. The menu features many world influences - Spanish, Middle Eastern, Greek and Italian. Their main plates, salads and homemade soups are superb! 3241 M St., NW

Filomena Ristorante.

A hot spot with out-of-towners, this Italian restaurant features fresh pastas and rich ragus. Line up for a table at this family-friendly Georgetown trattoria. 1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW

J. Paul’s Georgetown.

Enjoy tasty American fare, cold ale and aged scotch at this quintessential turn-of-the-century American saloon a few blocks from the Potomac River in Georgetown. Politicians, journalists, students, artists, and celebrities belly up to the 100-year old mahogany shotgun bar. 3218 M. St., N.W. [Top]
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This upscale French bistro has a devoted following who return night after night for the incredible coq au vin, steak frites and luscious desserts. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave.

Michel Richard Citronelle.

Enjoy a slow-paced, romantic dinner at this classy French restaurant in Georgetown. The food is a rich and the decor sumptuous. Jackets are required for men. 3000 M Street, NW


With its stream of chic political celebrities and Boho tourists, Neyla is a chic, hip dining spot. Enjoy rich Middle Eastern and Mediterranean platters and mint-dusted entrees at this Georgetown staple. 3206 N St., NW [Top]
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Old Glory.

Bite into finger-licking American barbecue, smoked ribs, and cold beer in this lively BBQ joint on historic M Street. Try authentic BBQ styled from different parts of the country. 3139 M St., N.W.


This award-winning Georgetown restaurant serves a fusion of New England and Italian cuisines and superb wine. The exhibition kitchen wows diners with innovative wood-fired pizzas, bowls of steamed clams and modern twists on classic New England cuisine. Olives has been voted one of the Top Ten Restaurants by Esquire Magazine and Best Food & Top Table by Gourmet Magazine. 600 K. St., NW

Sea Catch.

At Sea Catch, diners overlook the C&O Canal and throw back succulent seafood, fresh oysters and Chesapeake Bay crab cakes - served with a hint of New Orleans. 1054 31st St., NW [Top]
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Sushi Ko.

One of DC's top sushi spots, this 20-year-old Georgetown joint serves delicious Japanese dishes and super fresh sushi. Freshly grated wasabi dances over hand rolls and around miso-infused entrees, served with flair and finesse. 2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Tony & Joe's.

With views of the Potomac River and Washington Harbor, Tony & Joe's is the perfect spot for supping on fresh seafood and watching the sun set on America's capitol. Enjoy the catch of the day while sipping local beers of District distinction. 3000 K St., NW [Top]
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