My Favorite Restaurants in Washington, DC

Favorite Washington, DC restaurants

If you follow me on Instagram or have been a longtime reader, you probably know by now that I’m a big foodie and love checking out restaurants both in my city and when I’m traveling. There are so many things I love about living in DC but having what feels like thousands of legitimately good places to eat at my disposal is hands down one of my favorite parts! The culinary scene here has grown tremendously over the past five or ten years (and so much even in just the past two or three) and I love nothing more than discovering a great new—or old—spot and sharing the goodness with my friends and network!

That being said, it won’t come as a surprise that building out more DC food-centric content for the blog has been on my mind for awhile and I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to do it. Katie has a great Dinner Club series and I love how Grace has this amazing section built out on her site. I also used to have this “Bakery Tour of DC” series back in the day but let it fizzle. I’m a little limited given that my site is templated so some of the fancy custom options aren’t on the table, but stay tuned for some kind of development in this area! For now, I have this page of favorite Washington, DC restaurants that I’ve built on over time! I’ve teased this on Instagram before, but most are tried and true favorites and some are places I’ve been once or twice but yielded an incredibly notable experience. If you live in the DMV or are planning a trip here (or know someone who is!), I hope it’s helpful! I’ve sent it to people via DM on Instagram before but it kind of gets overlooked on the blog since it lives under the Travel tab in my nav bar.

If you have any preferences on how this content is displayed or any restaurant recommendations yourself, please send them my way in the comments or via email! While this will never solely be a food or DC-specific blog, spreading the word about memorable meals is something I’ve always enjoyed doing and I can’t wait to do more of it!

P.S. The “DC Things” highlight on my Instagram Stories features some places I’ve been more recently! And unsurprisingly, the image above is a snap from my dinner at Le Diplomate, which is my favorite restaurant has the best burger I’ve ever had!

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  1. Annaliese wrote:

    Oooh can’t wait to check this out! My next DC trip is in October!

    xoxo A

    Posted 7.17.19 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      Don’t miss Le Dip!!!

      Posted 7.19.19 Reply