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.Read More
25 Last Meal Destinations Around Town
1. Ben's Chili Bowl
Multiple readers singled out D.C.'s iconic home of the half smoke as their last meal destination.
2. Acqua Al 2
A reader on Twitter selected Acqua Al Due for balsamic steak and the pasta sampler.
3. Georgia Brown's
Georgia Brown's famous soul food brunch gets the vote of one reader.
4. The Source by Wolfgang Puck
A reader would order the entire dim sum menu at The Source.
5. Pizzeria Paradiso
Sometimes only pizza will do for a last meal.
6. Minibar by José Andrés
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
Another high end pick: the highly praised tasting room at CityZen.
8. Inn at Little Washington
The luxurious Inn at Little Washington gets a last meal vote.
9. Ruth's Chris Steak House
Chain steakhouse Ruth's Chris would be one reader's vote.
10. Shake Shack
Sometimes, only a cheeseburger and crinkle fries hits the spot.
11. Toki Underground
Toki. Ramen. Enough said.
12. Bourbon Steak Washington DC
Georgetown steakhouse Bourbon Steak is one reader's pick.
13. Makoto Restaurant
For a refined last meal, one person would get the tasting menu at Makoto.
14. Rasika West End
Lamb chops and lobster would be on the menu for the guest visiting Rasika West End for their last meal.
15. 2 Amys
It's popular for a reason — 2 Amys was one reader's choice.
16. Joe's Noodle House
This Asian food favorite made a reader's list.
Chicken fajitas and margaritas at Guapo's would hit the spot for a reader.
Palena's famous roast chicken is a reader's choice.
19. Deli City
Washington, DC 20018
One reader would head straight to Deli City and order a Reuben.
20. Sushi Taro
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
A reader would get 2941's Bertrand Chemel to conduct a personal tasting menu for them.
22. Horace And Dickie's
Washington, DC 20012
Another D.C. icon gets a shoutout from a Twitter follower who'd order fried fish from Horace and Dickie's.
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
Some people prefer to drink their last meal and where better than the Columbia Room?
25. Cafe Atlantico (Honorable Mention)
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.