The Inn reigns supreme, Adour's pretty terrific, and people really should check out Maple Avenue Restaurant.
Those are some of the lessons to be gleaned from Washingtonian's list of the 100 Very Best Restaurants, which is now viewable online. Here's the rundown of this year's rankings:
1) In order from #1-10, here are the best restaurants in DC, according to the magazine: The Inn at Little Washington, Komi, CityZen, Fiola, Marcel's, Adour, Little Serow, Blue Duck Tavern, Zaytinya and Proof. That means chef Johnny Monis has two restaurants in the top ten, even if Komi is no longer number one, and Zaytinya tops the list of José Andrés offerings.
2) There are 24 newcomers to the list, including the constantly reinventing itself Mio, Ballston neighborhood standby Willow and Vienna's Maple Ave., overseen by Eater's Hottest Chef of 2013. There are some no-brainer additions including Mintwood Place, Toki Underground and Izakaya Seki.
3) Newcomers, of course, mean other restaurants have been dropped. Among those are The Oval Room, Bar Pilar and BLT Steak. Some also were left off on account of circumstances, like the temporarily shuttered Citronelle and the now-closed Kinkead's and PS7's.
4) The team singled out some restaurants that didn't make the list, but are on the staff's radar (mostly because they'd just opened when the list was being put together). Those include Range, Minibar, Suna, Wildwood Kitchen and Woodward Table (though the similarly-timed DGS Delicatessen did make the list).