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!
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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!

Wowed by Washington D.C.

A new culinary Capital

Washington D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

The D.C. War Memorial, nestled in a grove of trees in West Potomac Park.

D.C. War Memorial

Sidewalk Seating

Sidewalk seating outside Jaleo restaurant in the bustling Penn Quarter.

Sidewalk Seating

Jaleo Restaurant

Colorful Brownstones

Colorful brownstones lining the streets of Capitol Hill.

Colorful Brownstones

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

The glass-topped Kogod courtyard in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

The Jefferson Memorial

A summer stroll by the Jefferson Memorial.

The Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial

Zaytinya's Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight -- walnut ice cream, yogurt mousse and orange-caramel-sauce -- at Zaytinya.

Zaytinya's Turkish Delight

Zaytinya's Turkish Delight

Graffiato's Wall Art

Graffiato's one-of- a-kind graffiti wall art.

Graffiato's Wall Art

Graffiato's Handmade Spaghetti

Graffiato's spaghetti with olive oil -- poached tomatoes.

Graffiato’s Handmade Spaghetti

Graffiato's

Graffiato's Bloody Marys

A toast to Graffiato's bloody marys with olives and mozzarella.

Graffiato's Bloody Marys

Graffiato's

Good Stuff Eatery

The Farmhouse burger at Good Stuff Eatery

Good Stuff Eatery

Good Stuff Eatery

We, The Pizza

Lunch outside We, The Pizza.

We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

Daily offerings at We, The Pizza

Daily Offerings

We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

BBQ pulled pork and traditional cheese slices at We, The Pizza.

BBQ Pulled Pork & Cheese Pizzas

We, The Pizza

Little Ethiopia

Little Ethiopia's quaint shops and eateries.

Little Ethiopia

Dukem Restaurant

Dukem Restaurant, The "Best Ethopian Restaurant" in D.C.

Dukem Restaurant

Dukem Restaurant

Dukem Ethopian Restaurant

Meat and vegetable dishes served over injera at Dukem

Dukem Ethopian Restaurant

Dukem Restaurant

Prep Station at Little Serow

The tiny prep station at Little Serow.

Prep Station at Little Serow

Little Serow

Little Serow's

Diners gather around Little Serow's cozy communal tables.

Little Serow's Communal Tables

Little Serow

Si krong muu

Si krong muu, pork ribs with whiskey-dill sauce at Little Serow's.

Si krong muu

Little Serow

Fojol Bros. Food Truck

The theatrical Fojol Bros. claim to hail from Merlindia -- a fictional land where Merlin meets traditional Indian cuisine

Fojol Bros. Food Truck

Fojol Bros. Food Truck

Fojol Bros. Food Truck

A cheeky treat courtesy of the Fojol Bros. Indian food truck.

Fojol Bros.

Fojol Bros. Food Truck

The CapMac Truck

Started by chef Brian Arnoff, the CapMac Truck serves five different versions of gourmet macaroni every day.

The CapMac Truck

The CapMac Truck

The Obamas

The first couple at Boundary Road restaurant in March 2012.

The Obamas

Boundary Road

Rach's Top D.C. Restaurant Picks

Ben's Chili Bowl is one of Rach's top restaurant picks in the district.

Ben's Chili Bowl

Click here to find out her other favorite spots.

Sites and Bites

Scope out the best eats while you're sightseeing at these top five tourist hot spots!

The Capitol

Scope out the best eats while you're sightseeing at these top five tourist hot spots!

Get a room!

Vaulted Ceilings of the Hotel Monaco

Click here to find out the perfect place to stay for families, couples, pet lovers and more!

Want more travel?

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Disney

Andrew Zimmern's Best of Disney World