Washington, D.C. is a world-class destination for shopping, museums, history and, of course, food. In fact, the restaurants are one of the best things about our great city. From the innovative chefs to the sustainable, local ingredients, there’s plenty to love about the D.C. food scene.
AE Sedans loves to provide our passengers with advice on the best eateries in the city, so we thought it would be appropriate to shine a spotlight on a few true standouts.
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777 I Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Conveniently located near City Center, this South American steakhouse specializes in Peruvian and Argentinian fare. With an airy, upscale atmosphere, Del Campo is a self-respecting carnivore’s dream come true.
Many patrons are immediately won over by the au gratis bread, served with smoked olive oil and salt. The wagyu beef empanadas are another local favorite, and the hangar steak, served with a chimichurri sauce and bone marrow, are a must-try. No visit to Del Campo is complete without an order of their tres leches Twinkies, accompanied by a scoop of passion fruit sorbet.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want latin flare, Del Campo is the spot to be.
701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
With a classy, cool atmosphere and live jazz on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, 701 Restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic date night.
The diverse menu features classic American dishes with a twist. The Maine lobster with papaya and red curry is a favorite for many, as is the salmon served with popcorn, chanterelles and blueberry kosho. The elderflower parfait elegantly finishes off any meal at 701 Restaurant.
Located in Washington, D.C.’s historic downtown, 701 Restaurant is worth a visit.
1503 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Sushi Taro offers authentic Japanese cuisine, including sushi, Kaiseki tastings, and their Omakase counter.
One of the most distinct features of Sushi Taro is their unique Omakase counter. Located in the back of the restaurant, a meal at the Omakase counter consists of 4-6 small dishes, seasonal sashimi, and sushi. Sushi chefs create the sashimi and sushi based on the patron’s preferences, creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The Kaiseki tasting, another popular option, puts the control in the chef’s hands, as they create surprise dishes for the diner.
Sushi Taro is heavily frequented, so reservations are recommended, and necessary for the Omakase Counter.
2201 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
With a colorful, rustic, and relaxed atmosphere, this mediterranean joint serves up both amazing food and an amazing time. Two wood-fire grills and a large oven allow for spit-roasted and stone-baked delicacies.
Kapnos is the cooperative project of chefs Mike Isabella and George Pagonis, both revered in and outside of the D.C. area as Top Chefs. Favorites on the menu include the roasted duck phyllo pie, served with cress, cherries, and pistachio yogurt, and the charred octopus, with lentils, tomato, and heirloom carrots. The wine selection is impressive, with many Greek options.
If your palette is looking for some new flavors, definitely give Kapnos a try.
3050 K Street NW, Suite 101, Washington, D.C.
Located on the shore of the Potomac River, Fiola Mare evokes an Italian seaside dining experience. This classy, romantic eatery specializes in high quality seafood and fine wines.
Fiola Mare is known for their exquisite seafood platters, but nothing on their menu disappoints. The bucatini pasta, featuring red king prawns and maine sea urchin is an especially popular choice. Fiola Mare also offers 8 incredible signature cocktails, and are sure to have a wine to satisfy every palette.
When in the mood for seafood and a classy atmosphere, stop by Fiola Mare.