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 summer 2023 refresh, new additions to the 38 include: Huncho House, for jerk short ribs balanced atop Hermès plates in Hyattsville; L’Avant-Garde, for finely tuned French food in stylish Georgetown digs; Perry’s, for creative Japanese cuisine in Adams Morgan; Flora Flora, for glistening ceviche along the Southwest Waterfront; J. Hollinger’s, for a stellar surf-and-turf selection in Silver Spring; and Rooster & Owl, for spot-on seasonal tasting menus on 14th Street NW.
The following restaurants, while definitely still worth a trip, are leaving the 38: Martha Dear, the Dabney, Shibuya Eatery, Bammy’s, 2941, and Mariscos 1133.Read More