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Are These D.C.'s Most Consistent Restaurants?

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Marcel's
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Last week, Eater asked readers to name D.C.'s most consistent restaurant in 2013. They had plenty to say. Nearly 30 restaurants were named through the comments section and the tipline, with some places such as Marcel's and Central receiving multiple nods. Agree with what the readers had to say? Share thoughts in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Clyde's of Gallery Place

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707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 349-3700
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No matter the location, American restaurant Clyde's is a favorite.

2. Old Ebbitt Grill

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675 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-4800
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Old Ebbitt is a D.C. institution, known for its old-school vibe and oysters.

3. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

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713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-4441
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Matchbox continues to expand its brand, which is known for mini burgers and pizzas.

4. La Tasca

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2900 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 812-9120
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This Spanish tapas chain has several locations in the area (other commenters disputed its inclusion).

5. 2941 Restaurant

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2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 270-1500
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This Falls Church destination from Bertrand Chemel has evolved to become more casual in recent years.

6. Central Michel Richard

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1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015
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Michel Richard's last remaining restaurant in D.C. is his most casual, this popular bistro.

7. Boundary Road Restaurant

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414 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002-4336
(202) 450-3265
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Boundary Road is a chill neighborhood option for those in the Atlas District.

8. Marcel's

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 296-1166
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Those who claim fine dining is dead haven't had a meal at Marcel's lately.

9. Brasserie Beck

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1101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-1717
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Belgian food has gotten more pervasive in D.C. but Brasserie Beck remains a standout for the cuisine.

10. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755
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American restaurant Blue Duck Tavern is one of those places that seems to improve with age.

11. Estadio

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1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 319-1404
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Spanish restaurant Estadio has been open for years and it's still tough to get a table.

12. Nando's Peri-Peri

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819 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-1225
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For fast-casual spicy chicken, readers turn to Nando's.

13. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 667-0909
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When it comes to half-smokes and chili, Eater readers side with the original.

14. Bombay Club

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815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 659-3727
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Ashok Bajaj's fine dining-influenced Indian restaurant remains a destination.

15. The Hamilton

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600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 787-1000
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This tavern from the owners of Clyde's has a huge menu and lots of space.

16. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-1586
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For greasy spoon fare, Florida Ave. Grill has been an option for decades.

17. Commissary

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1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-0018
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Commissary aims to be a comfortable neighborhood hangout with a solid happy hour.

18. Acqua Al 2

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212 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 525-4375
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This Italian import serves up homemade pastas and balsamic steaks.

19. Pizzeria Paradiso

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2003 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-1245
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Pizzeria Paradiso is one of the area's original Neapolitan-style pizza purveyors.

20. Jaleo

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480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7949
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Jose Andres' original tapas restaurant still has a devoted fan base.

21. Posto

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1515 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 332-8613
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Posto is the more casual sibling of downtown Italian restaurant La Tosca.

22. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026
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Bourbon Steak is a destination not just for meats, but for seafood, seasonal fare and, of course, truffle fries.

23. Palena

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3529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 537-9250
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Diners turn to Palena for Frank Ruta's careful cooking.

24. Mintwood Place

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1813 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6732
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Still buzzy, this bistro has settled in to its role as a reliable and stylish neighborhood restaurant in Adams Morgan.

25. Boqueria

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1837 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 558-9545
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D.C. isn't lacking in tapas restaurants and Boqueria is another one that delivers.

26. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005
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Another Jose Andres restaurant, Oyamel is a standout for ceviche and more.

27. Nooshi

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1120 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-3138
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Nooshi's a standby for Thai food, readers say.

28. Meridian Pint

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3400 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 588-1075
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Diners know they'll find solid beer and bar food at Meridian Pint.

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1. Clyde's of Gallery Place

707 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
No matter the location, American restaurant Clyde's is a favorite.
707 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Old Ebbitt is a D.C. institution, known for its old-school vibe and oysters.
675 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

3. Matchbox Vintage Pizza Bistro

713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Matchbox continues to expand its brand, which is known for mini burgers and pizzas.
713 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001

4. La Tasca

2900 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
This Spanish tapas chain has several locations in the area (other commenters disputed its inclusion).
2900 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

5. 2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
This Falls Church destination from Bertrand Chemel has evolved to become more casual in recent years.
2941 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA 22042

6. Central Michel Richard

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Michel Richard's last remaining restaurant in D.C. is his most casual, this popular bistro.
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

7. Boundary Road Restaurant

414 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002-4336
Boundary Road is a chill neighborhood option for those in the Atlas District.
414 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002-4336

8. Marcel's

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Those who claim fine dining is dead haven't had a meal at Marcel's lately.
2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

9. Brasserie Beck

1101 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Belgian food has gotten more pervasive in D.C. but Brasserie Beck remains a standout for the cuisine.
1101 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005

10. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
American restaurant Blue Duck Tavern is one of those places that seems to improve with age.
1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

11. Estadio

1520 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20002
Spanish restaurant Estadio has been open for years and it's still tough to get a table.
1520 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20002

12. Nando's Peri-Peri

819 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
For fast-casual spicy chicken, readers turn to Nando's.
819 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

13. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
When it comes to half-smokes and chili, Eater readers side with the original.
1213 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

14. Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
Ashok Bajaj's fine dining-influenced Indian restaurant remains a destination.
815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006

15. The Hamilton

600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
This tavern from the owners of Clyde's has a huge menu and lots of space.
600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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16. Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
For greasy spoon fare, Florida Ave. Grill has been an option for decades.
1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

17. Commissary

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Commissary aims to be a comfortable neighborhood hangout with a solid happy hour.
1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

18. Acqua Al 2

212 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
This Italian import serves up homemade pastas and balsamic steaks.
212 7th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

19. Pizzeria Paradiso

2003 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Pizzeria Paradiso is one of the area's original Neapolitan-style pizza purveyors.
2003 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

20. Jaleo

480 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Jose Andres' original tapas restaurant still has a devoted fan base.
480 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

21. Posto

1515 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Posto is the more casual sibling of downtown Italian restaurant La Tosca.
1515 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

22. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

2800 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20007