We hope this post helps you discover new places to eat in the D.C. area. The food is good in all of these and reasonably priced. We’re visiting D. C. more these days because we have family there, so we’ll be adding to this list.
Chadwick’s – a unique menu in a historic building
Geranio Ristorante – affordable fine dining – their acclaimed, European-trained Chef Clayton is apparently a believer
Il Porto Ristorante – fantastic Italian – the building’s history is fascinating, so read the menu
Near the Mall
Clara Barton Cafe – in the Red Cross building near the White House. Low prices and not busy.
- Mitsitam in the Museum of the American Indian is a MUST DO – native ingredients and flavors of Native American cuisine.
Seasons 52 – seasonally-inspired grill menu (for adults, not family-dining)
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in cups or cones – Yum!
Capitol City Brewing Company – our nephew, Erik, recommends the ribs
Founding Farmers – run by a collective of family farms
Jason’s Deli – a chain with great soups, salads, and sandwiches
Johnny Rockets – a fun chain taking you back in time for some All-American burgers, shakes, and fries
Lost Dog Cafe has great pizza
Noodles & Company, a chain, has Asian and Mediterranean noodle dishes, great salads, and more
Red, Hot & Blue for some yummy barbecue!
Red Mango – get what you want in frozen yogurt and toppings and then pay by weight
Shilla Bakery – Korean / European fusion (also try breakfast, lunch, and bubble tea)
The Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop – Be sure to try out some great Swiss foods for breakfast!
Pistachyo – Frozen Yogurt
- Jenn took this photo in the Founding Fathers restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Find Washington D.C. restaurant coupons at Restaurant.com before you take your trip.