The Best Places to Eat in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C is trending in the food scene, so we rounded up the best places to eat and top restaurants and sites to visit, including Rachael Ray's top 5 faves!

Rach's Favorite Washington D.C. Restaurants

Ben's Chili Bowl

"Beyond my top choice, Zaytinya, these are the restaurants I find most delicious in the district." -Rachael

ART AND SOUL
The great chef Art Smith knows Southern food -- you have to try his maple-ham hoecake. As he'd say, they're kiss- your-mama delicious!

 

BEN'S CHILI BOWL
Order the signature dish, the chili half-smoke: pork-and-beef smoked sausage on a steamed bun, topped with mustard, onions and spicy chili sauce. The owners told me it's Bill Cosby's favorite!

 

OLD EBBITT GRILL
I visited this D.C. classic when I filmed an episode of my Tasty Travels series. They serve some of the best crab cakes and oysters around.

 

RASIKA
My buddy Spike Mendelsohn introduced me to this spot -- his favorite for Indian food. Start out with their tasty Cucumber Vesper cocktail made with gin and Lillet Blanc.

 
 

Prices and other details were accurate when published in July 2012.

Continued on page 6:  Tourist Spots with Great Food

 

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