Restaurants in Cleveland Park

Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

$60 $39

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Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$36 for $60 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Glover Park

$60 $36

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Perusing the menu of lesser-known, sustainably produced wines is half the fun—the other half is finding the perfect entree pairing

Indian Dinner with Appetizers and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (42% Off)

Heritage India

Multiple Locations

$101.80 $59

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

$15 $9

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Diners dig into authentic Mexican eats, such as quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, and ceviche

$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at Wingo’s

Wingo's

Georgetown

$20 $10

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Spicy wings and an eclectic bar menu that ranges from burgers to ice cream served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

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Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$17 $10

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

$40 $22

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

Punch Card for Three or Five Build-Your-Own Healthy Greek-Inspired Meals at Yamas (44% Off)

Yamas

Washington, D.C.

$26.85 $15

Build the perfect meal by choosing everything from the meat or vegetarian filling to whether it's wrapped in a pita or piled atop salad

30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Café Dupont

Dupont Circle

$10 $10

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Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$20 $12

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$70 $35

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

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Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $17

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

$100 $59

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Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

$27 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

$50 $27

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

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Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

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Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

Happy-Hour or Football Package at Fast Eddie's Sports and Billiards (Up to 61% Off). Four Options Available.

Fast Eddie's Sports and Billards

Dupont Circle

$21 $12

Catch the game while snacking on nachos, wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or fries and sipping on beer

$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$30 $16

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The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$50 for $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Downtown

$100 $50

Famed steak house starts dinners with crab cakes and shrimp cocktails before weaving in porterhouses and filet mignon

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $17

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

$249 for Japanese Dinner for a Party of 10 or More at Sushi Rock (Up to $420 Value)

Sushi Rock

Radnor - Arlington Courthouse Metro

$420 $249

Dinner includes 18 appetizers, 10 soups, 16 sushi rolls, and 10 desserts

$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

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Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$13 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $15

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Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

American Bistro Cuisine for Two During Lunch or Dinner at Silo (Up to 45% Off)

Silo

Mount Vernon Square

$20 $12

Hearty dishes with a touch of elegance, from a crab-cake sandwich with jalapeno mayo and arugula to braised short ribs

$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$20 $12

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

$40 $22

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks at Tandoori Nights

Tandoori Nights

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

Clay ovens prepare marinated boneless chicken breast, curry coats cubed goat and veggies, and biryani dishes top tables inside modern eatery

Wings, Sandwiches, and Wraps at DC Wings (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

DC Wings

Washington

$20 $11

Jumbo traditional wings and boneless wings served by the pound and coated in such sauces as hot garlic, citrus chipotle, and Mouth on Fire

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Clarendon - Courthouse

$20 $12

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

$20 $12

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

$15 for $30 Worth of New York-Style Pizzas, Hoagies, and Pastas at Bronx Pizza & Subs

Bronx Pizza & Subs

Clarendon - Courthouse

$30 $15

Classic New York-style pizza by the slice or whole pie is served alongside giant calzones, hoagies, and fresh pasta dishes

Portuguese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Tavira (Up to 53% Off)

Tavira

Chevy Chase

$15 $7

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Fragrant stews, marinated steaks, and fresh seafood dishes introduce palates to the rich culinary history of Portugal

All-Day Breakfast, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Original Pancake House (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Original Pancake House

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Made-from-scratch specialties, such as dutch-baby and apple pancakes, served all day alongside lunches and fresh-squeezed orange juice

$22 for $40 Worth of Pub Food at Union Jack's British Pub

Union Jack's British Pub

Bethesda

$40 $22

British and American classics such as burgers, fish 'n' chips, and bangers and mash, served in casual atmosphere

Three-Course French Mediterranean Dinner for Two or Four at Brasserie Monte Carlo (Up to 42% Off)

Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

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French Mediterranean dishes such as fettuccine carbonara and braised beef short ribs in a red-wine reduction

Deli Food or Catering at Heckman's Delicatessen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heckman's Delicatessen

Bethesda

$30 $15

New York–style deli serves sandwiches including corned beef, reuben; turkey, pastrami and brisket

Greek Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Yamas (Up to 43% Off

Yamas

Bethesda

$75.70 $43

Create your own dinner from a mezze such as hummus, an entree of fish or moussaka, and a glass of Greek wine

Vegetarian or Messob Platter for Two at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (45% Off)

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

$30 $17

Eatery serves classic vegetarian, lamb and beef dishes alongside injera bread in a community increasingly known for Ethiopian food

Ethiopian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Addis Ababa Restaurant (Up to 47%Off)

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Addis Ababa

$20 $11

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The Ethiopian restaurant serves a mix of traditional stews plated alongside injera flatbread, as well as fresh vegan and vegetarian options

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Silver Spring

$20 $12

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

West African Cuisine at Dinner at Roger Miller Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

$24 $12

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West African dishes such as curry goat and traditional stews at a small eatery named for a beloved Cameroonian soccer star

$15 for $30 Worth of Burgers, Crepes, Pasta, and American Cuisine for Dinner at Eggspectation. Five Locations Available.

Eggspectation

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Seafood such as crab cakes and lobster macaroni and cheese, savory and sweet crepes, and half-pound USDA Choice burgers

American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

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Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

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Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

$30 $19

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$20 for $40 Worth of American and International Diner Food at Cesar's Diner

Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

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Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

Soul Food Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Beer or Wine at Langston Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $36

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Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

International Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at K Town Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

K Town Bistro

Silver Spring

$15 $7

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Medley of French, English, and American cuisine; seared seafood, duck breast a l'orange, and beef wellington

Modern American Dinner Fare at The Curious Grape (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

$40 $23

Pan-roasted sea scallops and summer heirloom tomato with mozzarella, plums, nectarines, and mint pesto shine with seasonal ingredients

Latin-Inspired Food at Jose's Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Jose's Grill

Wheaton

$25 $12

Bolivian-style oxtail soup, sopa de mariscos, lomo saltado, red snapper filet, T-bone steak, fajitas, and fettucini alfredo

$17 for $30 Worth of Northern Indian Food at Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

$30 $17

Northern Indian specialties including chicken tikka cooked in a clay oven and lamb vindaloo

Dine-In or Carryout Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Cuisine at Jerusalem Restaurant (35% Off)

Jerusalem Restaurant

Bailey's Crossroads

$40 $26

Delicately spiced Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern dishes include Moroccan couscous, lamb makluba, shawarma wraps, kebabs, and Arabic sweets

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

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The menu spans fish and paneer curries, tandoor dishes, and meat-filled platters such as lamb vindaloo

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Skyline Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Skyline Cafe

Falls Church

$30 $17

Ethiopian eatery dishes out food like sambusa, karamara tibs, doro wat, and gomen besiga, a beef stew prepared with collard green

$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Food for Dinner at Assaggi Osteria

Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

$40 $22

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Italian chef Domenico Cornacchia creates authentic food in trattoria-style eatery with raves from Viva Tysons and Washingtonian

Three-Course Italian Meal for Two or Four at Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria (Half Off)

Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria

Alexandria

$58 $29

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Cooks prepare classic Italian favorites, such as fettucine alfredo and mussels marina, alongside desserts such as tiramisu

$29 for Indian Dinner for Two Including One Appetizer, Two Entrees and Two Desserts at Cafe Taj (Up to 49% Off)

Cafe Taj

McLean

$58.43 $29.99

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Traditional tandoori dishes and curries served at Indian eatery with fountain and Romanesque columns

Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Argia's (Up to 36% Off)

Argia's

Falls Church

$22 $14

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Fresh mussels and fish arrive daily at kitchens where chefs make focaccia bread and pastas such as ravioli and gnocchi by hand

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Italian Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Italian Cafe

Falls Church

$40 $20

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Chefs whip up pizzas, 12 oz. portions of Angus steak, and mussels over linguine

Dinner and a Show Date Night at The Carlyle Club (Up to 43% Off). Thursdays Available, September 18–November 20.

The Carlyle Club

Alexandria

$132 $75

Elegant, art-deco supper club hosts live music and serves three-course dinners

French Comfort Food at Yves' Bistro in Alexandria (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yves' Bistro

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

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Provincial food includes sirloin steak frites, three varieties of quiche, and roast beef sandwiches au jus

Middle Eastern Food for Two or Four at Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

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Succulent lamb laced onto kabobs, pitas dunked into pine-nut-studded hummus, and flaky slices of baklava

$16.50 for $30 Toward Sushi or Hibachi Dinner for Two or More at Sumo

Sumo

Alexandria - Old Town

$30 $16.50

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Chefs prepare meals tableside amidst flashes of flame & drumming knives or crafted, complex sushi rolls from fresh, quality ingredients

$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Silver Spring

$20 $12

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Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and hot, richly seasoned broth

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Those with a hankering for Thai food will find their appetites satisfied at Cleveland Park’s Siam House, one of this Washington DC neighborhood’s favorite spots for cheap eats. Though small in stature, with relatively sparse walls and a sometimes bustling interior, this tiny hole-in-the-wall is as popular as ever, serving up Thai-flavored meals with lots of flavor. Among the favorites are the Tom Yum soup, the drunken noodles and the mango curry, but the menu abounds with all manner of entrées suitable for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Inside seating is tight, but during warm weather, a small outdoor area makes for a delightful place to dine and people-watch.

3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop?then called Pete's Subway?proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number over 34,000 around the world?almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

3520 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Old and new flavors mingle in the bustling kitchen at Indique. Amid cushy benches and satin pillows, diners discover a menu packed with Indian classics such as lamb vindaloo and tandoori chicken, as well as modern interpretations including charcoal-grilled king shrimps or the Achari chicken taco?poultry pickled in traditional Indian spices and served in a corn tortilla. Indique has been called one of the area's 100 Very Best Restaurants for seven years running by the Washingtonian, whose reporters raved about the salmon sliders and the okra with dried mango powder.

3512 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Palena: A User's Guide

Former White House Chef | Upscale New American | Seasonal Ingredients | Onsite Coffee Shop | Acclaimed Desserts

Sample Menu

  • First course: arctic char with lentils, trumpet mushrooms, and smoky froth
  • Second course: cauliflower pot-au-feu with coddled egg and truffles
  • Third course: Angus beef cheeks with sweet potato and brussels sprouts
  • Fourth course: wood-grilled lamb with barley pilaf and olive jus

Who's in the Kitchen? Chef Frank A. Ruta has done it all. Just one year after graduating from culinary school, the White House hired him as an assistant chef. He moved up to executive sous chef, serving both the Reagan and Bush Sr. administrations. Since then, he's been wowing DC's less presidential residents at Palena, where he received a James Beard Award in 2007 and the title of Food and Wine magazine's Best Chef in 2001.



Inside Tips

  • If you want to try your hand at cooking up a gourmet meal at home, stop over at Palena Market to pick up artisanal ingredients, many of which are used in the chef’s own dishes.
  • Don’t dare walk out the door without ordering one of Pastry Chef Aggie Chin’s desserts. They’re so unique and flavorful that Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post proclaimed that “[they] should be mandatory for anyone trying to earn a foodie badge.”

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Stop into Palena’s onsite coffee shop to work out the kinks in your dinner-conversation game plan over a cup of joe.
After: Keep the good vibes going with a pitcher of beer and a game of pool at Atomic Billiards just down the street (3427 Connecticut Avenue NW).



If You Can't Make It, Try This: Chef Ruta's more casual sister restaurant, Palena Cafe, which whips up the same locally sourced, seasonal cuisine and is located right next door.

3529 Connecticut Ave
Washington,
DC
US

The sounds of clinking steins and lively conversations fill Tyber Bierhaus, which embraces the spirit of a Belgian-, German-, and Czech-inspired beer hall. This revelry-inducing eatery is the third restaurant for co-owners Mark Moore, Paul Uppole, and Dan McLaughlin, who also opened the similarly inspired St. Arnold's Mussel Bar. At Tyber Bierhaus, the bar features more than 20 beers that includes everything from relatively light Czech pilsners to rich Belgian tripels. The food menu is equally diverse?homemade goulash, pork schnitzel sandwiches, and the restaurant's signature mussels in an aromatic, beer-based broth with caramelized shallots, garlic, thyme, and duck fat all emerge from the kitchen. At the same time, chefs occasionally find inspiration in Mediterranean cuisine as they prepare dishes such as linguine shrimp scampi and olive and red pepper hummus with pita bread.

As further proof of the restaurant's commitment to creating a European-style beer hall in Bethesda, Tyber Bierhaus features communal picnic tables throughout its dining room. This communal setup encourages guests to chat with their neighbors or even lift their liter-sized glasses together for celebratory toasts. The relatively simple ambiance features mustard-yellow walls adorned with vintage advertisements for European beers and other details, such as the tin cans filled with sheaves of wheat that decorate a small ledge. By remaining open until as late as 2 a.m., Tyber Bierhaus provides guests with a place where they can settle in for the night and enjoy the lively, communal atmosphere even after their cars have turned back into pumpkins.

3433 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

As 20 high-definition televisions play the latest sports in Uptown Tap House?s dining room, the pub?s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food. They smother pumpkin ravioli in brown butter-cream sauce, pile hickory-smoked pulled pork and chipotle slaw onto sandwiches, and leave oysters and clams just as they are for raw bar orders. To complement each feast, bartenders decant predominantly local American brews from 22 taps. The full libation menu features more bottled beers, plus wine and spirits, all three of which Uptown showcases at its weekly tastings.

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US