D.C. will get its first Michelin Guide later this year.
The company has already employed inspectors to start surveying its restaurants, with a publication of the guide scheduled for October 13.
Washington will be only the fourth U.S. city to be rated by the publication, along with New York, San Francisco and Chicago. It is the first in the Mid-Atlantic region. According to a press release, inspectors have already been selecting restaurants to be rated for several months.
The first guide will stick to restaurants located within D.C. proper, with the possibility of expanding outside the District boundaries in later editions.