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The Best of D.C.
March 17, 2015
Today we are revealing the results of Zagat’s latest Washington, D.C. restaurant survey. This year’s top restaurants are serving up “
imagination, wit and brilliance
”, in spaces with “
”. Diners feast on food that “
delivers flavor in every bite
” through dishes that “
aim to please
”. If there’s ever been a time to get out in the D.C. restaurant scene, now is it.
Zagat covers more than 800 of the city’s most exciting restaurants, helping curious diners find the best places to eat. This year’s ratings and reviews are based on the combined opinions of 3,721 locals who separately rate a restaurant’s Food, Decor and Service and offer “witty comments” that our editors compile into short reviews.
This year, Washington, D.C.’s big winners are Fiola (Top Food), The Inn at Little Washington (Top Decor, Top Service), and Clyde’s (Most Popular). In addition to these highly rated favorites, Washington, D.C. welcomed hot newcomers including
Crane & Turtle
Whether it’s “
” sandwiches at Duke’s Grocery, “
” pizzas at Pupatella, “high-quality” combos at SUNdeVICH, or “
” biscuits from Cajun-Creole cafe Bayou Bakery, this year’s list of Best Cheap Eats proves that you don’t have to break the bank to satisfy your tastebuds in DC.
Here are a list of top winners by cuisine:
Ray’s To The Third
Peking Gourmet Inn
Northside Social Coffee & Wine
Dim Sum -
French Bistro -
Central Michel Richard
Middle Eastern -
New French -
Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier
Small Plates/Tapas -
Four Sisters Restaurant
According to this year’s National Dining Trends survey, Washington, D.C. diners eat out 4.5 times per week for a combined lunch and dinner, which is on par with the national average. The average reported spend per person for dinner out in Washington, D.C. is $38.19 - which is just below the national average of $39.40. When it comes to gratuity they leave a reported 19.5%, which is just about the national average of 19.3%.
Find all new ratings and reviews for Washington, D.C. restaurants on
, and across Google Search and Maps.
Tiffany Herklots, Zagat
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