Restaurants in Washington, D. C.

40% Off Sushi and Asian-Fusion Meal at Fujimar Restaurant

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$97 $58

Sashimi-grade, sustainable seafood such as flaky, buttery Hawaiian mero fish shipped in fresh from the West Coast pairs with house wine

Up to 44% Off Subway Sandwiches

Subway

$19.58 $11

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, provolone cheese, and vegetables

Up to $36 Off Latin American Cuisine at Rumba Cafe

Adams Morgan

$40 $22

(118)

Guests share Latin American tapas such as arepas, mofongo, and patacon rumba

Up to 44% Off at Kokeb Ethiopian

Washington

$35.50 $20

(58)

Curried chicken, sauteed beef, tender lamb, and host of vegan specialties including split lentils and collard greens with onions and peppers

Up to a 43% Off Belgian Meal with Draft Beers at Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$68 $39

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and Belgian-style fries amid red drapes and exposed brick

40% Off at Pizza Mart

Adams Morgan

$10 $6

Chefs dish out famous jumbo slices, along with standard-sized pizzas topped with ingredients like roasted garlic, spinach, and feta

Up to 47% Off Asian Cuisine at Absolute Noodle

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $16

(53)

Asian restaurant specializing in noodle dishes such as shrimp tempura, cherry tomatoes, and baby spinach tossed with fettuccine

45% Off Indian Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

(222)

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

45% Off at Tsunami Sushi & Lounge

Logan Circle - Shaw

$40 $22

Fresh crab, tuna, and salmon shine in inventive maki rolls alongside grilled Japanese dishes at a chic nightlife destination

Half Off Italian Mediterranean Cuisine at Lillies Restaurant and Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

(46)

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

45%Off Ramen Dinner for Two at TAAN Noodles

Adams Morgan

$44 $24

(67)

Enjoy appetizers such as shrimp rolls or spicy squid salad, plus bowls of duck confit, vegan, or pork belly ramen and a choice of dessert

Half Off New American Cuisine at Pound The Hill

Capitol Hill

$30 $15

(129)

Gourmet meat, seafood, and vegetarian dishes pair with craft beers and boutique wines amidst exposed brick walls and soft lighting

Half Off at Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

(67)

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

Up to 52% Off a Cherry Blossom Dinner or Brunch at Mezè

Adams Morgan

$86 $49

(166)

Celebrate DC's cherry-blossom blooms with a themed tasting menu, or eat and drink as much as you desire at a two-hour brunch

40% Off Indian Food at Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

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

52% Off Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

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

Half Off Classic Diner Food at American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

(101)

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

Up to 45% Off Indian Cuisine at Indique

Cleveland Park

$40 $22

(553)

Inventive Indian dishes include tandoori salmon, grilled lamb chops marinated with house spices, and soft breads served with vegetable stew

Up to 60% Off at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar 

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

(117)

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

Up to 51% Off a Sandwich Meal at 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

49% Off Beverages

Washington

$19.75 $10

Café pours out espresso, crafts lattes using organic and soy milks, and blends fruit smoothies

Up to 59% Off Soul Food at Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

$68 $30

(74)

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

Up to 52% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

(14)

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

50% Off Brunch and Drinks at fed Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$60 $29.99

Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys; unlimited upscale American brunch made with locally sourced, organic ingredients, plus live music

Half Off Indian Food at 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

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $15

(20)

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

45% Off at Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

(220)

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

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Uptown Tap House

Washington

$40 $22

(81)

As 20 HD TVs play the latest sports in the dining room, the pub’s cooks tirelessly craft their upscale take on classic bar food

Shaw's Tavern – Up to 50% Off Gastropub Cuisine 

U Street - Cardozo

$50 $25

(207)

Brick walls and rustic wood accents surround feasts of Angus burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, sweet St. Louis ribs, and jambalaya risotto

Up to 50% Off Twist Restaurant and Lounge

Georgetown

$20 $10

Miniature beef Wellington crowns tables with house-made mushroom ravioli & crab cakes in lemon grain mustard sauce in chic hotel dining room

Up to 47% Off at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Adams Morgan

$30 $16

(579)

Authentic Ethiopian décor surrounds diners as they use flat injera bread to scoop up traditional stew-like dishes that vary in spiciness

Up to 31% Off Burgers or Brunch

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

Up to 51% Off Tapas and Sangria at Panache Restaurant

Panache

$79.80 $39

(161)

Crab croquettes, scallop ceviche, and petite filet mignon are served next to refreshing sangria at eatery with bold red-and-white décor

45% Off Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

(166)

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

Up to 60% Off Italian Dinner or Lunch at Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

$169 $69

(166)

An award-winning chef recreates Tuscan flavors from her family's Italian-style trattoria

Up to 50% Off Wings at 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

45% Off Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$40 $22

(276)

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

40% Off at Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(356)

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

50% Off Latin American Cuisine and Margaritas at El Tamarindo

Adams Morgan

$40 $20

(202)

Authentic Salvadoran pupusas and tamales served with other Latin American dishes in a colorful, lively setting

Up to 43% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

(128)

Bountiful servings of steaming noodles or fresh, uncooked sashimi satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

Up to 46% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Bistro at Ballston

Ashton Heights

$30 $17

(122)

Chefs craft thai dishes such as panang curry with salmon and tiger shrimp with choice of spice levels

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Pines of Florence

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

Cooks stir housemade pasta, stuff sub sandwiches with meatballs and eggplant, and deep-fry calamari appetizers

$10 for Afghan Cuisine at Afghan Kabob House

Colonial Village

$15 $10

Charcoal-grilled kebabs with halal meats including marinated lamb, ground beef, and boneless chicken breast

50% Off Middle Eastern Cuisine at Darna Restaurant

Arlington

$40 $20

(34)

Middle Eastern cuisine from a variety of countries offers traditional meals of lamb, ground beef, and spice rice

Half Off American Food at Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

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

Half Off International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

(4)

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

50% Off Italian Food at Toscana Grill

Arlington

$30 $15

(103)

Northern Italian dishes crafted with local produce and herbs

50% Off Persian Cuisine at Kabob Bazaar

Clarendon

$30 $15

(158)

Lamb, beef, and swordfish kebabs served with Persian appetizers, side dishes, and homemade desserts

Up to 43% Off Modern American Fare at The Curious Grape

Arlington

$40 $23

(123)

Pan-roasted sea scallops, chorizo albino steamed clams, and beef short ribs blend international culinary practices with seasonal ingredients

Up to 53% Off Italian Meal for Two at Pines of Italy

Arlington Heights

$37.95 $18

(29)

Gnocchi with meat sauce, fettuccine alfredo, chicken parmesan, and other Italian favorites in a family-friendly atmosphere

Half Off American Food at Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

(68)

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

45% Off Italian Food at Deli Italiano Gourmet Pizza & Subs

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(58)

Scents of melted mozzarella and seasoned meats beckon diners to specialty pizzas, fresh salads, and an array of subs and sandwiches

Up to 50% Off at Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

(43)

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

45% Off Italian Food at Mazzio's

Alexandria

$20 $11

(10)

Baked pastas and toasted hoagies served alongside pizzas topped with everything from pepperoni and sausage to feta cheese and artichokes

Half Off French Food at Yves' Bistro in Alexandria 

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

(74)

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

Half Off at Afghan Restaurant

Del Ray

$30 $15

(109)

Zagat-rated menu of Afghan dishes such as lamb kebabs, dumplings filled with beef and onion, and sautéed pumpkin with yogurt and mint

40% Off American Cuisine at The Woodside Deli

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Six decades of made-to-order chocolate pancakes, cheesy meatball subs, and bacon-topped burgers with unlimited trips to the pickle bar

Half Off West African Food at Roger Miller Restaurant

Silver Spring

$24 $12

(32)

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

Half Off at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Silver Spring

$30 $15

(21)

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

50% Off Indian and Nepalese Food at Ghar-E-Kabab

Silver Spring

$24 $12

(110)

Chefs roast marinated meats and organic veggies in a clay tandoor oven, simmer piquant Nepalese curries, and roll out fluffy loaves of naan

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

Bethesda

$30 $15

(31)

Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 42% Off French Mediterranean Food at Brasserie Monte Carlo

Bethesda

$92 $54

(172)

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

Lebanese Taverna Restaurant – Up to 50% Off

Bethesda

$20 $10

(263)

Green-herb sauce enhances grilled lamb sharhat and lemon-cilantro-arak sauce washes over shrimp amid colored glass lanterns

Chef Tony’s Restaurant – Up to 44% Off Brunch

Bethesda

$43.80 $25

(185)

A chef dedicated to sustainable cooking regularly rotates the menu to feature seafood and fresh ingredients

Up to 53% Off Portuguese Cuisine at Tavira

Chevy Chase

$15 $7

(229)

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

Up to 40% Off Spanish Food at 100 Montaditos

Bethesda

$15 $9

(48)

In the tradition of tapas, small sandwiches filled with Spanish ham, veggies, or dozens of other options let you try a little of everything

Up to 48% Off at Frozen Dairy Bar and Boardwalk Pizza

Falls Church

$41.45 $22

(124)

Salad and chicken wings join hand-tossed New York–style pizzas

Up to 51% Off at Sea Side Crab House

Falls Church

$32.48 $17

Meals for two or four include spring rolls and fried rice or wok-tossed entrees, such as crab fried rice; cooked crawfish also available

Up to 44% Off Shellfish at New Orleans Cajun Seafood

Seven Corners

$19.50 $11

(52)

Fresh clams or mussels with soup or salad, or one or two dozen oysters

Half Off at Italian Cafe

Falls Church

$40 $20

(48)

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

45% Off at Saathi Indian Restaurant

Seven Corners

$20 $11

(17)

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

45% Off Italian Food at Assaggi Osteria

Mc Lean

$40 $22

(50)

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

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

(10)

Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

Half Off Sandwiches and Salads at New York Deli

North College Park

$10 $5

(25)

New York–style sandwiches, housemade chicken salads, falafel, and wraps made with local pita bread

Up to 60% Off at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina

College Park

$15 $7

(37)

3-course dinner begins with mixed-seafood ceviche followed by broiled tilapia & shrimp; lunch items include chicken fajitas & giant burritos

Up to 43% Off Hand-Tossed New York Style Pizza at Flippin Pizza

Annandale

$30 $17

Hand-tossed pizzas start with red sauce, pesto, or white cheese before they're topped with meatballs, basil, or other Italian specialties

Up to 47% Off Japanese Inspired Korean Pub at Honey Pig Izakaya

Annandale

$30 $16

(80)

Broiled mackerel, grilled squid, and innovative sushi rolls fuel revelers as they sip sake and sing karaoke

47% Off at Mandarin Chinese Halal Restaurant

Springfield

$30 $16

Traditional Chinese dishes such as chicken fried rice, chicken lo mein, and General Tso's chicken prepared according to Islamic law

Half Off at Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro

Springfield

$20 $10

(28)

Vegetarian and nonvegetarian Ethiopian meals include beef over collard greens, lamb strips with jalapeños, and spicy bean shiro wet

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

601 F Street Northeast
Washington,
DC
US

Tucked near the shady promenades of Georgetown's Prospect St., the Peacock Cafe is a restful gem just steps from M St.'s bustling shops. There, Chef Maziar Farivar—a three-time invitee to the prestigious James Beard House in New York City—blends elegant, contemporary food from America and abroad with a laid-back atmosphere that attracts the full spectrum of Georgetown crowds, from brunching families to big-name politicians. (Bill and Hillary Clinton have even been spotted there by the Washington Post's Reliable Source.)

In a dining room decorated with large, colorful modern art, these varied visitors peruse a menu of American fare, much of which incorporates sustainable ingredients such as organic chicken and hormone-free beef. Pasture-raised and grass-fed rib-eye steak arrives in a cloud of Peacock's signature fries, which BlackBook describes as "dangerously delicious." And pistachio-crusted cod benefits from a tangy and sweet sauce of dried fruits and almonds. Diners can quench thirsts with a fresh-squeezed elixir from the juice bar, or select a pairing from an extensive wine list that, like the coatroom at a genie convention, contains dozens and dozens of bottles.

When he's not wowing crowds with his delicate preparations, Chef Farivar busies himself by burnishing America's image abroad as a part of the State Department's new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. As an affiliate of the American Chef Corps, Farivar joins culinary luminaries including Rick Bayless, Jose Andrés, and Ming Tsai on a mission to share the flavors that define America with mouths around the world.

3251 Prospect St NW
Washington,
DC
US

In lieu of buns, Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Monster Burger earns its name by piling bacon, grilled onions, and a half-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Washington Post profiled the beastly eat and its “calories-be-damned goodness” in its This Thing You Should Try series. Those with tamer appetites assemble less daunting burgers with a beef or homemade black bean patty served on a white or whole grain Kaiser roll. Along with burgers, Duffy's culinary team crafts casual dishes such as mushrooms fried in peanut oil, vegan pasta tossed with homemade tomato sauce, and seven wing varieties voted the city's best in 2012 by readers of Washington City Paper.

Along with the menu of daily grub, Duffy's staff supplies discounted drinks and quesadillas at weekday happy hours and hosts brain-teasing pub trivia challenges every Wednesday night. 12 flat-screen TVs throughout the bar stay tuned to the latest Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers games, a more thrilling alternative to watching looped footage of an actual gator attacking a defenseless cheese wheel. In addition to front of the house entertainment, Duffy's accommodates private soirees with a back room equipped with more flat-screens, skeeball, darts, and an internet jukebox.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

To say Capital Teas’ founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle’s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather’s tea. Manelle’s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store’s tasting stations to explain each flavor’s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples—which are brewed fresh daily—while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

1627 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

After strolling past clusters of Chinese eateries and shops, it might be a bit surprising to find an authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The aroma wafting out of Kanlaya Thai Cuisine’s kitchen is unmistakably one of Thai cooking—a tangy mixture of basil, chili, black bean spice, and kaffir lime leaves. The fragrance only grows stronger and more enticing upon entering the bright, clean dining room and taking a seat at one of the glossy wood tabletops. Attentive servers bustle across the hardwood floors of the elegant space, taking orders, making suggestions, and noting diners’ spice preferences. Bartenders dart about behind a tiny corner bar, doling out imported beers and garnishing fruity cocktails with umbrellas and fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, chefs are hard at work, folding natural ingredients into a sweeping array of aromatic traditional dishes. Using time-honored Thai cooking techniques, the chefs whip up fiery coconut curries, tangy fried rice, and noodle dishes with meat, seafood, and tofu. To craft their specialty pottery shrimp—a favorite of food critic Robert Shoffner of the Washingtonian—the chefs simmer shrimp, cellophane noodles, napa cabbage, and mushrooms in exotic spices. The chefs take great care in the presentation of their dishes, decorating meats with swirls of carrot flowers, serving rice in bowls made of pineapple halves, and dishing pad thai noodles onto plates made of Renaissance oil paintings.

740 6th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

In the bright spaces of Jamba Juice, mixers sprinkle mountains of all-natural, low-fat frozen yogurt with choices from seven toppings, such as almond and coconut. Dubbed Whirl'ns, cups filled with swirling, rivulet-etched peaks of frozen yogurt fuse the nutrition of real fruit and natural ingredients with the beneficial circuit training of active yogurt cultures.

50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington,
DC
US