Washington DC is one of Zagat’s “Most Exciting Food Cities in America” and home to restaurants that have earned the attention of the major gourmet magazines. The fourth Michelin Guide, Washington DC offers many reasons to dig to its expanding dining scene.
Blue Duck Tavern - located in the Park Hyatt, Blue Duck serves incredible farm-to-fork fare.
Masseria - Nicholas Stefanelli takes diners to the coast of Italy through prix-fare perfection and rustic décor.
Metier - Eric Ziebold’s elegant tasting room, situated below his starred Kinship restaurant, offers American cuisine near the Marriot Marquis
Pineapple and Pearls - famous for its multi-course modern American tasting menu, this Capitol Hill spot entices diners with lavish creations like poached shrimp, a morel-filled French omelet and Pecorino pound cake.
Siren by Robert Wiedmaier is located in The Darcy, Curio Collection by Hilton. Siren by RW offers seasonal “Chef’s Whim” a multi-course tasting menu featuring fresh seafood bites for up to 8 guests.
Jose Andres - 2018 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year - Discover a culinary empire in Penn Quarter with favorites Zaytinya, Oyamel, China Chilcano, Jaleo an inventive Michelin two-starred minibar.
Amy Brandwein - 2018 RAMMY Award Chef of the Year - Centrolina’s chef/owner holds the local restaurant association’s most coveted honor for her Italian market restaurant hybrid - think fresh pasta, seared tuna and octopus - in City Center DC
Jeremiah Langhorne - 2018 James Beard Award Best Chef: Mid Atlantic - A Virginia native, Langhorne helms one of DC’s hottest restaurants, The Dabney
Hot Restaurants Within “Walking” Minutes of Marriott Marquis
Convivial - 801 O St NW, 202-525-2870, convivialdc.com, 8 minute walk - French-American Fusion by chef-owner Cedric Maupillier. Try the roasted Parisian gnocchi in a mushroom sauce on spinach and Petits Pois a la Francaise ( braised English peas, carrots and lettuce in a celery root sauce) accompanied by crispy sunchoke and sunflower seeds.
Corduroy - 1122 9th St NW, 202-589-0699, corduroydc.com, 3 minute walk - chef Tom Power’s cozy and quiet restaurant is set in an old townhouse. Features local farms’, seasonal ingredients. Try the red snapper soup, peppered rare big-eye tuna with coconut rice and seaweed or the roast Pennsylvania chicken with maitake mushrooms.
Alta Strada - 465 K St NW 202 629 4662, altastradarestaurant.com/Washington-dc, 8 minute walk - Boston chef Michael Schlow created a menu that is filled with homemade pastas and pizzas and interesting selection of Italian wines. The menu has all the usual Italian favorites, plus the unique find of grilled bistecca (Chianti marinated flank steak) with summer squash in a salsa verde sauce.
Tiger Fork - 922 N St (rear) NW, Blagden Alley, 202 733 1152, tigerforkdc.com, 7 minute walk - This contemporary Hong Kong kitchen from executive chef Nathan Beauchamp and chef de cuisine Jong Son serves a modern take on classic Hong Kong street food, traditional dim sum and classic Chinese fare.
Metier - 1015 7th St NW, 202 737 7700, metierdc.com, 2 minute walk - Going for elegant and refined? chef Eric Ziebold serves a tasting menu in an elegant atmosphere. The experience starts with a private elevator ride to the upstairs salon in a historic 1907 brick building for hors d’oeuvres. The seven-course menu is a gastronomic adventure. The restaurant seats just 36.