Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is a hub for American politics and nonprofit organizations, attracting a diverse clientele with a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. The city’s restaurant scene reflects this diversity, with a plethora of interesting eateries to choose from. Wander the streets of Georgetown and Dupont Circle to discover white tablecloth restaurants and trendy tapas joints serving zesty Spanish bites and succulent oyster shooters. Alternatively, head to the U Street Corridor or Florida Avenue to experience some of the district’s best Black-owned dining establishments, such as Ben’s Chili Bowl and Oohh’s & Aahh’s on U street, and Florida Avenue Grill and HalfSmoke on Florida Avenue. The Atlas District’s H Street Northeast also offers a strip of ethnic restaurants, including Belgian fare and Japanese cuisine. For a comprehensive overview of the city’s varied dining scene, consider booking a guided tour.

Washington, D.C. also caters to gourmands who appreciate haute cuisine. José Andrés’ collection of restaurants, including Zaytinya, Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, and minibar by José Andrés, offer sophisticated meals at high-end restaurants. For a traditional taste of Washington, make reservations at tried and true spots like Old Ebbitt Grill and 1789. Farmers markets have also become a major staple in the district. On weekends, locals flock to colorful markets like FRESHFARM’s market in Dupont Circle, Eastern Market, and Union Market to peruse the stalls for healthy and organic fruits and veggies, pickles, sweet peaches, and buttery pastries. Breweries and brewpubs have also become a popular mainstay in the city. No trip to the nation’s capital would be complete without indulging in one of the best brunches the city has to offer.