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My Top 3 Places to Eat in Washington DC

While Washington DC is perhaps best known for its monuments and museums, you don’t want to miss out on some fabulous restaurants when in this city! Before you plan your next trip to DC, or if you live in the city and want to try a new restaurant this weekend, check out my top three places to eat in Washington DC.

1. Founding Farmers Restaurant

classy founding farmers restaurant in dc

What I love about the Founding Farmers Restaurant is that they are a co-op, meaning that the farmers who supply their food supplies are majority owners of the restaurant itself! The food is always fresh while the atmosphere is simple and rustic yet cozy and enjoyable. For a home cooked meal away from home, I highly recommend the Founding Farmers Restaurant.

2. The Iron Gate Restaurant

local dc brunch spot

The Iron Gate Restaurant specializes in tasty Mediterranean cuisine, with fresh dishes and tasting menus for those who want to sample a bit of everything! Their offerings are simple and limited but the courtyard seating allows you some fresh air and a casual environment that creates a relaxing atmosphere you’re sure to love.

3. The Old Ebbitt Grill

The Old Ebbitt Grill is as historic and classic as the city itself! Everything on the menu is prepared fresh, from the smoked salmon and clams casino to the thick corned beef sandwiches. The restaurant offers a bit of everything, from meatloaf to hanger steak and a nice selection of pasta. When you want something hearty and all-American, the Old Ebbitt Grill is the place to go!

old ebbitt grill in downtown dc

I hope these suggestions give you an idea of where to enjoy your next lunch or dinner when in my beloved Washington DC. Each restaurant has its own personality and atmosphere but they’re all a great spot for friends and family or for enjoying a night out on your own!