Make Your Trip to DC Worth It With These Amazing Dining Experiences

Washington, DC can be a tough city for visitors; it’s congested and can be confusing to navigate if you aren’t familiar with the layout.

If you’re anticipating a trip to DC from Alexandria, you might be wondering where to stop for food, drinks and a little respite from the craziness of the traffic.

American Executive Transportation has you covered with these 5 incredible restaurants in DC.


1509 NW 17th Street, Washington, DC

Greek food and luxury combine to create the Komi experience on 17th Street. You can try the prix fixe menu, the wine pairing menu or a selection of craft beers. The servers have expert knowledge of each dish and can offer options to suit your tastes.

Among our favorite dishes on the Komi menu are the gyro plate and Katsikaki, famous amongst Komi’s patrons for its explosive and expertly crafted flavors.

As Komi is very popular, it’s best to make reservations in plenty of advance.

Komi doesn’t offer valet, and street parking is rare in the area. It’s best to reserve car service ahead of time so you don’t miss your reservation while looking for parking.

Blacksalt Fish Market and Restaurant

4883 MacArthur Boulevard, Washington, D.C.

If you love fresh seafood, Blacksalt is a can’t-miss in DC. Fresh, sustainable methods are the name of the game at Blacksalt, which strives to bring only the best seafood, procured through the best practices, to its patrons.

You can enjoy whole branzino, Atlantic bigeye tuna, and grilled swordfish, as well as a number of wines and cocktails to pair with your selection.

Le Grenier

502 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Much cozier and less crowded than Le Diplomat (DC’s eternally crowded French cuisine destination), Le Grenier is a great place to enjoy gourmet French food, with many dishes on their menu specialized by Julia Child.

You can try dishes like porc sud ouest, or timbale au poisson de su, plus a wide variety of wines, cocktails and desserts.

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

Located near the White House, the Old Ebbitt is an oyster bar and grill that provides patrons with fresh seafood and a rich history that dates back 1856.

The Victorian-styled interior and historic furnishings make Old Ebbitt a favorite lunch spot for many politicians and legislators, as well as locals who love the atmosphere and great service.

The menu features Italian dishes like Cannelloni di casa, savory classics like New York Strip steak, or impressive seafood selections like pan-seared wild rockfish.

Bub and Pop’s

1815 M. Street NW, Washington, DC

If you’re looking for the best hoagie in DC, look no further than Bub and Pop’s, where accessible atmosphere and great service create a memorable experience.

Try the traditional Italian hoagie, with its salami, prosciutto, pepperoni and a host of sauces and cheeses. Or you can go vegetarian and spring for the eggplant parmesan.

They also serve traditional Italian entrees, along with a selection of rich desserts.

American Executive Transportation hopes your next trip to Washington, DC has a great meal on its agenda. Get a reservation at any of these restaurants, and you can enjoy world-famous food in a great atmosphere.

As always, contact American Executive Transportation for all of your transportation needs during your time in Our Nation’s Capital.

Photo Credit: Maria Gilbert