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Vote Now for D.C.’s Restaurant Sensation of the Year

Which eatery’s name was on everyone’s lips?

President Donald Trump.
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Welcome to day five of the 8th annual Eater Awards, honoring the most esteemed restaurants, bars, chefs, and more in cities across the world.

Here’s how the Eater Awards work: All 24 Eater cities and the national site will award prizes in multiple categories, including but not limited to Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Design of the Year, and Game Changer of the Year. For a look at 2016’s D.C. winners, head here.

In each category, editors will choose an editor’s choice winner and readers will vote for a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Editor’s choice winners will receive an illustrious tomato can trophy, as is the tradition around here. Eater will also further the fanfare, running a splashy feature about every editor’s choice winner throughout the course of the coming year.

The final round: Sensation of the Year, a new category in D.C. that reflects the restaurant everyone was discussing, dissecting, and presumably devouring throughout the past year. The candidates include the lone dining establishment polarizing President Donald Trump has patronized in the area, a cherished barbecue master’s first solo venture, and a comeback bid by a Top Chef alum turned restaurateur who got burned the first time around.

The nominees for the reader’s choice winner in the Sensation category are:


What is the D.C. dining sensation of the year?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    BLT Prime
    (177 votes)
  • 37%
    (516 votes)
  • 7%
    Federalist Pig
    (104 votes)
  • 19%
    Kith and Kin
    (273 votes)
  • 21%
    Requin at the Wharf
    (297 votes)
1367 votes total Vote Now

Polls will be open for 24 hours and will be strictly policed for funny business.

BLT Prime by David Burke

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 868-5100 Visit Website


1906 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 518-7926 Visit Website

Federalist Pig

1654 Columbia Road Northwest, , DC 20009 Visit Website

Kith and Kin

801 Wharf Street Southwest, , DC 20024 (202) 878-8566 Visit Website