With a D.C. restaurant industry bouncing back from a lengthy pandemic, going out to eat now comes with a semblance of normality. The Eater 38 offers a selection of defining culinary destinations that showcase the diversity of D.C. (and its many suburbs). Some of D.C.’s most cherished restaurants that weathered the pandemic through takeout are finally able to show off their best sit-down spreads and prix fixe menus in person. Restaurants on this map must be open for at least six months. For the most exciting new restaurants in town, check out the heatmap.
For the spring 2023 refresh, new additions to the 38 include: Causa, for polished Peruvian tasting menus in Blagden Alley; Pennyroyal Station, for refined comfort foods in Mount Rainier; Bar Spero, for expertly grilled seafood downtown; Opal, for coastal American cuisine in Chevy Chase; and Hank’s Oyster Bar, for reliable surf-and-turf menus on each side of the Potomac.
The following restaurants, while definitely still worth a trip, are leaving the 38: Maiz64, El Secreto De Rosita, Cranes, Appioo African Bar & Grill, and Mélange (which is closed for now).Read More