Washington, D.C. is known for politics, history and memorials but within the past several years, the District has been making a name for itself among foodies as an up-and-coming culinary location. World-renowned chefs such as Jose Andres, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Eric Ripert have all chosen the nation's capital as a site for their restaurants including minibar, J&G Steakhouse and Westend Bistro. "Top Chef" fan favorites Bryan Voltaggio, Mike Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn are also contributing eateries to the thriving restaurant scene. International travelers will enjoy a wide variety of ethnic dining options available. Etete and Dukem offer savory African/Ethiopian dishes in Northwest, Penn Quarter's Oya and Dupont Circle's Zentan features delicious Asian food, Oyamel and Ceiba are just two of the Latin American restaurants available and European venues feature menus from Italian, German, Greek, Spanish and French cuisine. Locals have their favorites as well including 19th Street's The Palm, a regular host for political power players and U Street's Ben's Chilli Bowl which famously only allows comedian Bill Cosby and the Obamas a free meal. With so many options available, Washington, D.C. restaurants are sure to please any palette.
Gina Gallucci White is an award winning freelance writer with articles appearing in such regional publications as Frederick Magazine, The Daily Record, Montgomery Magazine and The Gazette. She writes about a wide variety of subjects and holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University. Gina has two kids, can tell the difference... Read more »