5 Incredible DC Dining Experiences


1. Vermilion Restaurant & Bar


1120 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From Chef William Morris’ regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination or simply a great gathering place for drinks.

2. CityZen at Mandarin Oriental


1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024
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Chef Ziebold’s modern American cuisine is presented in three different options. Choose from a four-course prix fixe menu, a six-course chef’s tasting menu or a six-course vegetarian tasting menu. Making the most of the finest seasonal and local ingredients, the menu changes frequently.

3. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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The Blue Duck Tavern welcomes you with wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods such as roasting, braising, preserving and smoking. This contemporary neighborhood tavern evokes the warmth and convivial setting of a residential kitchen and gathering place.

4. Fiola by Fabio Trabocchi


601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Fiola is a modern upscale trattoria and uses the freshest ingredients for its daily changing lunch and dinner menus. Fiola’s wine list is extensive and great variety is used to compile wines from Italy, Spain, France and the United States.

5. Palena


3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Palena offers 2 distinct dining options. The Dining Room offers a prix fixe tasting menu and a classic setting. While the Cafe offers dining a la carte and a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. All options feature the seasonal, innovative cuisine of James Beard award winning chef, Frank Ruta.

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