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The 15 Best Restaurants In Penn Quarter, Washington

Updated: September 21, 2022

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in Penn Quarter look no further than this list. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in Penn Quarter. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Rasika

Indian, $$$, Penn QuarterIndian, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Dirty Habit

American, $$$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Central Michel Richard

French, $$$, Penn QuarterFrench, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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The DC Noble

American, $$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

China Chilcano

Peruvian, $$, Penn QuarterPeruvian, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Ristorante TOSCA

Italian, $$$, Penn QuarterItalian, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Hill Country Barbecue Market

American, $$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Jaleo by José Andrés

Spanish, $$$, Penn QuarterSpanish, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
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Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Brazilian, $$$, Penn QuarterBrazilian, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Pi Pizzeria

Pizza, $$, Penn QuarterPizza, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Succotash Prime - Washington

American, $$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Smith

American, $$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

ChopHouse & Brewery

American, $$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

American, $$$, Penn QuarterAmerican, $$$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Oyamel

Mexican, $$, Penn QuarterMexican, $$Washington, Penn Quarter
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Washington, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, TimeOut and Trip 101 – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in Infatuation - The Best Arlington Restaurants, TimeOut - The 45 best restaurants in DC right now and Trip 101 - Restaurants In Washington DC Chinatown, USA. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

There are 1 Michelin star restaurants in Penn Quarter.

Fiola, Rasika, and Dirty Habit are restaurants with outdoor seating in Penn Quarter.

Fiola, Rasika, and Dirty Habit are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Penn Quarter.

Fiola, Rasika, and Central Michel Richard are the highest-rated best restaurants for delivery in Penn Quarter.

Fiola, Rice Bar, and The DC Noble are the highest-rated restaurants for a pick-up meal in Penn Quarter.

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