Dining in DC

1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, D.C. dining experience. Chosen by readers of Gourmet magazine as one of America’s Top Tables, its inspired creativity is delivered in a relaxed country-inn elegance. Decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, its five dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal house.

Regionally-acclaimed chef Nathan Beauchamp joins the masterful wine pairings of William Watts to create a premier dining experience unique to the nation’s capital.

 

THE OCCIDENTAL RESTAURANT

The Occidental Restaurant, Where Statesmen Dine, re-opened its doors in the first week of January 2007, marking the beginning of a year long celebration of 100 years of operations. Since 1906, the Occidental has been praised for outstanding cuisine, service and Washington’s most comprehensive photography collection of famous 20th-Century personalities. The Occidental has been noticed by the Washington Post, Wine and Spirits, Where Magazine and Esquire Magazine and was honored by Washington Magazine for “Best Outdoor Dining” (in season), “Best Place for Celebrity Spotting” and “Best Wine Lists.” Its stately dining rooms and bar provide the ideal backdrop for anything from power lunches to people watching, and its gracious hospitality completes the definitive DC dining experience.

 

THE OLD EBBITT GRILL

Old Ebbitt Grill is just steps from The White House and museums in downtown Washington. Established in 1856, it was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities and theater-goers.

Its Beaux-Arts façade, mahogany and velvet booths and bars set in marble, brass and beveled glass are Washington at its finest, and The Oyster Bar at Old Ebbitt in D.C.’s most famous.

 

PLUME RESTAURANT AT THE JEFFERSON HOTEL

Recently named the only five star restaurant in Washington, DC by Forbes Travel Guide, Plume at The Jefferson hotel located downtown serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of the award-winning culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by the inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes crafted using traditional techniques and seasonal fine dining restaurant menus that are inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello. Savor a bottle of the restaurant’s more than 1,300 labels.

 

THE SOURCE RESTAURANT AT THE NEWSEUM

The Source is the first fine dining restaurant in the nation’s capital headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck.

Designed by Engstrom Design Group, the three-level restaurant is the signature dining experience at the Newseum, an interactive museum dedicated to the news. The Source offers two distinctive dining experiences as well as a private room located on the lower level that seats up to 40 guests. The ground floor bar and lounge, where guests enter, offers approachable dining in a casual setting with a menu designed for a relaxed, quick bite.

Upstairs, guests can enjoy a menu that features interpretations of Asian dishes. The modern aesthetic design boasts floor- to- ceiling windows that line the restaurant and a two-story, temperature-controlled glass wine wall linking the main floor with the upstairs that holds more than 2,000 bottles of the restaurant’s impressive collection.

 

701 RESTAURANT

Located in Washington DC’s Historic downtown, 701 is conveniently located just steps from Capitol Hill and the White House.
With the warmth and charm of a private club and a picturesque setting, 701 offers guests a truly memorable dining experience. Menus reflect an innovative approach to Contemporary Continental Cuisine. While dining, guests enjoy the soothing sounds of smooth jazz.
You can choose to start or end your dining experience at 701’s bar, an ideal setting for evenings served up with a vast selection of culinary treats and signature cocktails. Patio dining overlooking the Navy Memorial’s cascading fountains and the National Archives is a wonderful seasonal treat.