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!
By Rachael Ray Every Day ,

Wowed by Washington D.C.

A new culinary Capital

D.C. War Memorial

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

Sidewalk Seating

Sidewalk seating outside Jaleo restaurant in the bustling Penn Quarter.

Jaleo Restaurant

Colorful Brownstones

Colorful brownstones lining the streets of Capitol Hill.

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

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

Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

The Jefferson Memorial

A summer stroll by 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

Graffiato's Wall Art

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

Graffiato's Handmade Spaghetti

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

Graffiato's

Graffiato's Bloody Marys

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

Graffiato's

Good Stuff Eatery

The Farmhouse burger at Good Stuff Eatery

Good Stuff Eatery

We, The Pizza

Lunch outside We, The Pizza.

We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

Daily offerings at We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

We, The Pizza

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

We, The Pizza

Little Ethiopia

Little Ethiopia's quaint shops and eateries.

Dukem Restaurant

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

Dukem Restaurant

Dukem Ethopian Restaurant

Meat and vegetable dishes served over injera at Dukem

Dukem Restaurant

Prep Station at Little Serow

The tiny prep station at Little Serow.

Little Serow

Little Serow's

Diners gather around Little Serow's cozy communal tables.

Little Serow

Si krong muu

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

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

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

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 Obamas

The first couple at Boundary Road restaurant in March 2012.

Boundary Road

Rach's Top D.C. Restaurant Picks

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

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!

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

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