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25 Last Meal Destinations Around Town

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Last week's Open Thread asked readers, "What and Where Would Be Your Last Meal in D.C.?" There were plenty of opinions, from beloved pizza joints to big-ticket restaurants to D.C. institutions. Here are 25 restaurants that readers singled out, with some people offering exactly what they'd order as well.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0909
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Multiple readers singled out D.C.'s iconic home of the half smoke as their last meal destination.

2. Acqua Al 2

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212 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 525-4375
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A reader on Twitter selected Acqua Al Due for balsamic steak and the pasta sampler.

3. Georgia Brown's

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950 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-4499
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Georgia Brown's famous soul food brunch gets the vote of one reader.

4. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

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575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 637-6100
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A reader would order the entire dim sum menu at The Source.

5. Pizzeria Paradiso

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2003 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-1245
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Sometimes only pizza will do for a last meal.

6. Minibar by José Andrés

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855 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0812
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If you're going to go out, go out big with Minibar, the most expensive place in town.

7. CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

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1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 787-6868
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Another high end pick: the highly praised tasting room at CityZen.

8. Inn at Little Washington

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Middle Street
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-3800
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The luxurious Inn at Little Washington gets a last meal vote.

9. Ruth's Chris Steak House

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1801 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-0033
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Chain steakhouse Ruth's Chris would be one reader's vote.

10. Shake Shack

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1216 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 683-9922
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Sometimes, only a cheeseburger and crinkle fries hits the spot.

11. Toki Underground

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1234 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-3086
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Toki. Ramen. Enough said.

12. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Georgetown steakhouse Bourbon Steak is one reader's pick.

13. Makoto Restaurant

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4822 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-6866
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For a refined last meal, one person would get the tasting menu at Makoto.

14. Rasika West End

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1190 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 466-2500
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Lamb chops and lobster would be on the menu for the guest visiting Rasika West End for their last meal.

15. 2 Amys

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3715 Macomb Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 885-5700
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It's popular for a reason — 2 Amys was one reader's choice.

16. Joe's Noodle House

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1488 Rockville Pike, Ste C
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-5518
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This Asian food favorite made a reader's list.

17. Guapo's

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4515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 686-3588
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Chicken fajitas and margaritas at Guapo's would hit the spot for a reader.

18. Palena

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3529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 537-9250
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Palena's famous roast chicken is a reader's choice.

19. Deli City

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2200 Bladensburg Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20018
(202) 526-1800
One reader would head straight to Deli City and order a Reuben.

20. Sushi Taro

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1503 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 462-8999
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The city's most acclaimed sushi restaurant gets a nod from a reader who would order the omakase as a last meal.

21. 2941 Restaurant

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2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 270-1500
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A reader would get 2941's Bertrand Chemel to conduct a personal tasting menu for them.

22. Horace And Dickie's

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6912 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 248-4265
Another D.C. icon gets a shoutout from a Twitter follower who'd order fried fish from Horace and Dickie's.

23. Komi

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1509 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-9200
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Komi's epic tasting menu would be a tipline responder's choice, and they'd be hoping for the goat as the main course.

24. Columbia Room

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1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-0220
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Some people prefer to drink their last meal and where better than the Columbia Room?

25. Cafe Atlantico (Honorable Mention)

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405 8th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
Sure, it doesn't exist anymore. But as long as we're fantasizing, one reader would bring back Jose Andres' former Cafe Atlantico for their last meal.

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1. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Multiple readers singled out D.C.'s iconic home of the half smoke as their last meal destination.
1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

2. Acqua Al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
A reader on Twitter selected Acqua Al Due for balsamic steak and the pasta sampler.
212 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

3. Georgia Brown's

950 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Georgia Brown's famous soul food brunch gets the vote of one reader.
950 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. The Source by Wolfgang Puck

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
A reader would order the entire dim sum menu at The Source.
575 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Pizzeria Paradiso

2003 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sometimes only pizza will do for a last meal.
2003 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

6. Minibar by José Andrés

855 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
If you're going to go out, go out big with Minibar, the most expensive place in town.
855 E St NW
Washington, DC 20004

7. CityZen at Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Another high end pick: the highly praised tasting room at CityZen.
1330 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

8. Inn at Little Washington

Middle Street, Washington, VA 22747
The luxurious Inn at Little Washington gets a last meal vote.
Middle Street
Washington, VA 22747

9. Ruth's Chris Steak House

1801 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Chain steakhouse Ruth's Chris would be one reader's vote.
1801 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

10. Shake Shack

1216 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Sometimes, only a cheeseburger and crinkle fries hits the spot.
1216 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

11. Toki Underground

1234 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Toki. Ramen. Enough said.
1234 H Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

12. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

2800 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown steakhouse Bourbon Steak is one reader's pick.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20007

13. Makoto Restaurant

4822 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007
For a refined last meal, one person would get the tasting menu at Makoto.
4822 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

14. Rasika West End

1190 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Lamb chops and lobster would be on the menu for the guest visiting Rasika West End for their last meal.
1190 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

15. 2 Amys

3715 Macomb Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
It's popular for a reason — 2 Amys was one reader's choice.
3715 Macomb Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20016

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16. Joe's Noodle House

1488 Rockville Pike, Ste C, Rockville, MD 20852
This Asian food favorite made a reader's list.
1488 Rockville Pike, Ste C
Rockville, MD 20852

17. Guapo's

4515 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Chicken fajitas and margaritas at Guapo's would hit the spot for a reader.
4515 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

18. Palena

3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Palena's famous roast chicken is a reader's choice.
3529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

19. Deli City

2200 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20018
One reader would head straight to Deli City and order a Reuben.
2200 Bladensburg Road Northeast
Washington, DC 20018

20. Sushi Taro

1503 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
The city's most acclaimed sushi restaurant gets a nod from a reader who would order the omakase as a last meal.
1503 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

21. 2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
A reader would get 2941's Bertrand Chemel to conduct a personal tasting menu for them.
2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042

22. Horace And Dickie's

6912 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Another D.C. icon gets a shoutout from a Twitter follower who'd order fried fish from Horace and Dickie's.
6912 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20012

23. Komi

1509 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036