21 "Impressing Out of Towners" restaurants in Washington DC.
Supra is DC’s first Georgian restaurant, and serves things like khachapuri (a traditional cheese-filled bread), kebabs, and plenty of native wines.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
Chiko is a fast-casual spot near Eastern Market that serves a mix of Chinese and Korean food, with a $50 reservation-only tasting menu.
Unconventional Diner is the perfect remedy for indecisive friends, with breakfast, brunch, and dinner options ranging from waffles to kale nachos.
Calico has one of our favorite patios in Shaw, as well as cocktails in Capri Sun-style pouches and shareable small plates.
Federalist Pig in Adams Morgan is serving some of the best barbecue in town.
P.O.V Rooftop in Metro Center is always full of tourists, but the views of the White House and Monument are some of the best in the city.
Barmini is a cocktail bar in Penn Quarter where you have to make a downpayment and a reservation, but the creative drinks are worth the extra cost.
Kinship does fancy-ish American food in Shaw. Go for a special occasion, and get the lobster French toast.
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Hill Country is a DC barbecue VIP, and it’s conveniently located in Penn Quarter.
Wear elastic-waisted pants when you go to Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan, and make sure to get involved with the pastas and lamb ribs.
You’re going to wait in line at Toki Underground, and it’s going to be worth it.
Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.
Bad Saint DC is a twenty seat Filipino restaurant that you’ll have to wait in line for. You should absolutely wait in line for it.