Chinese Restaurants in District of Columbia

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Ask the chefs at Asian Spice about their countries of origin, and you'll hear tales of pristine beaches in Thailand, emerald mountains in Vietnam, and sleek cities in Japan. These chefs pull from their diverse culinary traditions to create a pan-Asian menu, folding fresh fish, tender duck, and juicy lamb into dishes from across Asia. Pots of Indian, Thai, and Malaysian curry simmer on stovetops, as chefs grill Korean barbeque and tender Laotian steak. They also plate lump crab cakes alongside Asian slaw and spicy remoulade, a locally inspired dish lauded by reporters from DC Metro Magazine. Meanwhile, behind the sushi station, chefs slice up fresh salmon, yellowtail, and eel for specialty rolls.

Out in the sleek three-floored dining room, bartenders take the reigns, skillfully whipping up specialty cocktails and doling out glasses of craft beer and champagne. As they dine, guests admire Asian artwork on the walls from seats at glossy black tables, their faces illuminated by flickering candles. And on warm days, diners can sup in the outdoor patio, where bright red umbrellas shade tables from the sun. The restaurant also hosts karaoke in their private dining area, ideal for guests who are eager to sing their favorite tunes for an audience rather than just polite mailmen and taxi drivers.

717 H St NW
Washington,
DC
US

The charm and simplicity of the Maine lobster shack is heaved ashore at Georgetown's Tackle Box, which popped onto Bon Appétit's radar as one of the Best Seafood Restaurants of 2008. Just inside the door on a pocked brick wall, a weathered Old Glory greets diners as they stand before the counter's chalkboard menu to check on the day's fresh catch and wonder if sailors wear their ties in a figure-eight knot. Since Tackle Box shoulders a steadfast commitment to sustainability, each meal can vary, as cooks fry or grill the bounty of fishermen's nets that may swell with haddock or catfish.

Diners can choose smoked trout to pair with hand-cut fries or mac 'n' cheese, all of which they can enjoy at a fire-red picnic table. For an extra kick, fingers may dip fare or put out a burning dynamite fuse in a classic tartar or spicy marinara sauce.

3245 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

The charm and simplicity of the Maine lobster shack is heaved ashore at Georgetown's Tackle Box, which popped onto Bon Appétit's radar as one of the Best Seafood Restaurants of 2008. Just inside the door on a pocked brick wall, a weathered Old Glory greets diners as they stand before the counter's chalkboard menu to check on the day's fresh catch and wonder if sailors wear their ties in a figure-eight knot. Since Tackle Box shoulders a steadfast commitment to sustainability, each meal can vary, as cooks fry or grill the bounty of fishermen's nets that may swell with haddock or catfish.

Diners can choose smoked trout to pair with hand-cut fries or mac 'n' cheese, all of which they can enjoy at a fire-red picnic table. For an extra kick, fingers may dip fare or put out a burning dynamite fuse in a classic tartar or spicy marinara sauce.

3241 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Inspired by local ingredients and bistro-style flair, Nage's executive chef crafts contemporary American dishes that range from pan seared strip loin with roasted potatoes and squash to Chesapeake crab cakes with sweet potato gratin and pumpkin soubise. Nage enhances the American classic mac ?n? cheese with chunks of lobster, a three-cheese mornay sauce, and english peas to create one of their most popular dishes. To ensure a guaranteed table, Nage would greatly appreciate patrons making a dinner reservation.

1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Washington,
DC
US

In our nation's infancy, settlers fought each other over the limited edible resources, like sedimentary rocks and lightning. It took James Monroe's invention of agriculture to turn America from a land of petty to a distinctly non-British land of plenty. Commune with your fellow humans over life-giving hoppy nectars and gastronomic delights with today's Groupon. For $15, you'll get $30 worth of bar snacks, brunch, and brews at CommonWealth, the people's gastropub in Columbia Heights. Chef Jamie Leeds of Hank's Oyster Bar has designed a menu that features local produce, grass-fed beef, and sustainable seafood. Prepared to pair perfectly with CommonWealth's rich stouts and refreshing ales, these culinary creations make CommonWealth a destination for foodies and fermentophiles alike to bond over golden beer-battered treats.

1624 Q St
Washington,
DC
US

Certified etiquette consultant Alexandra Kovach conducts a crash course in dining etiquette, with participants living out the tutorial during a delicious three-course dinner with pre-selected wine. Topics of the course include seating, eating styles, napkin etiquette, toasting, dinner-party hosting, and how to be a good guest. With an open forum style and a limit of 40 people per class, the course allows its participants the opportunity to ask Alexandra about where to put the fork after finishing a meal and how to properly react when someone accidentally pours soup on your unpublished manuscript.

2350 M St NW
Washington,
DC
US