Most D.C. tourists find their way to Georgetown eventually. This historic neighborhood is a draw for its beautiful architecture and cobblestone streets, with plentiful shopping options.
Georgetown’s food scene is having a renaissance too, with many new bar and restaurant openings in the past few years as well. Newer arrivals include Sandlot’s outdoor shipping container bar, classy cocktail lounge Donahue, and retooled subterranean hangout Clubhouse. The neighborhood will soon welcome chef Michael Rafidi’s Levantine cafe Yellow and French brasserie L’Avant-Garde.
A year from now, restaurant magnate Stephen Starr will debut a “mega Italian” outpost on M Street with LA chef Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza). For now, Officina’s Georgetown market is the place to grab packaged pastas and other imported essentials. On the baked goods front, consider delightfully gooey cookies from NYC’s Levain, Parisian pastries from Boulangerie Christophe, and Call Your Mother’s beloved, President Joe Biden-approved bagels. For a luxe hotel meal, Georgetown is home to Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak in the Four Seasons and Wolfgang Puck’s Cut in the Rosewood. Georgetown’s sole Michelin-rated restaurant Reverie remains closed after suffering fire damage this summer.
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