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 winter 2023 refresh, new additions to the 38 include: Ser, for tapas, paellas, and dramatic sharable plates in Arlington; Sura, for Thai street foods in a Dupont basement; 2941, for a European-influenced masterpiece in Falls Church; Oyamel, for tried-and-true Mexican cuisine in Penn Quarter; and Brine, for expertly-sourced seasonal seafood on H Street.
The following restaurants, while definitely still worth a trip, are leaving the 38: Chercher, Maydan, Zaytinya, Dauphine’s, and Cafe Riggs.Read More