Whether you just landed in a new city, have taken a few weeks off the dining scene or are looking to get a pulse on what's new in foodie culture, the PEPCID® Brand has got you covered. They've mapped out the hottest dining destinations and boldest flavors across the country - this time in DC. Some new, some old favorites with new additions, and some you might have missed along your journey of exploring local eats. From the hole in the wall taco joint to the hip new handmade pasta joint, these are the top spots to eat at right now. Wherever you choose, though, don't let heartburn stop you from your journey of exploring unique ingredients and various flavor combinations.Read More
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With an endless number of dining options in Logan Circle, Estadio continues to stand out for its knockout tapas dishes. With its massive selection of cured meats, artisanal cheeses and traditional Spanish dishes, this tapas bar will be a surefire hit with any guest you bring. We suggest a round of sangria to get the night started.
2. Toki Underground
The uninitiated may walk right by Toki Underground without noticing it (hint: look for the logo on the door), but once inside, the food is anything but subtle. Do yourself a favor: order the Toki Classic, Chicken Dumplings, and Ramune Marble Soda. You won’t be disappointed.
3. The Partisan
For meat lovers, The Partisan is paradise. With its massive variety of charcuterie and bar snacks like Beef Fat Fries, this restaurant is not for the faint of heart. Be sure to wash everything down with one of their many craft beers on tap.
4. El Chucho
Grab some friends and head on over to El Chucho. There’s really no wrong way to order at this popular Mexican restaurant in Columbia Heights. We recommend the Elote Callejero (Mexican Street Corn), Al Pastor tacos, and the Especial De Casa Margarita. Of course, an extra round of tacos and drinks is always welcome here.
5. The Pig
Ever wondered how many different pork dishes you could eat in one meal? The Pig takes the animal to new heights with its variety of charcuterie, sandwiches and entrees. The restaurant also puts on an excellent brunch where breakfast meats take center stage. Be sure to order the Breakfast Melt and Face Bacon and cancel any plans you have for the afternoon.
6. Le Diplomate
DC gets a taste of France with Le Diplomate, a traditional French cafe in Logan Circle. Come hungry and indulge in classics like Steak Frites and Bouillabaisse. Just looking for a snack? Try one of the French cheese plates and a cocktail from Le Diplomate’s extensive beverage program.
7. Hank’s Oyster Bar
Hank’s Oyster Bar is perfect for large groups. This venue serves up a variety of fresh seafood platters and sandwiches at its three locations. While you won’t be disappointed by pan roasted scallops and steamed mussels, Hank’s Mac and Cheese (a fan favorite with locals) will leave you in a state of pure bliss.
8. Rose's Luxury
This townhouse turned restaurant serves up outstanding New American small plates in DC’s Capitol Hill. The restaurant’s family style dishes like the Korean Fried Catfish and Smoked Brisket are major hits for large groups. Looking to host an unforgettable event? Be sure to check out the private rooftop garden.
9. DGS Delicatessen
Take everything you thought a deli could be and leave it at home. DGS Delicatessen offers high end takes on classic deli dishes. From duck fat matzo balls to house cured pastrami, this acclaimed DC spot will change the way you feel about your neighborhood deli.
10. The Source by Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck brings high end cooking to DC with The Source. This Asian Fusion restaurant, located in the Newseum, offers a Japanese izakaya menu featuring fresh sashimi and “Robata” grilled dishes, as well as a prix fixe chef’s tasting menu which boasts Crispy Suckling Pig and Tandoori Arctic Char.