Founding Farmers offers fresh food straight from the farm in its elegant ambiance. The menu features typical American favorites of salads, sandwiches, pastas, burgers, steaks, meat and poultry dishes. Try out the signature dishes of Yankee pot roast, farmers meatloaf and rotisserie chicken. Weekday mornings guests can enjoy a nutritious breakfast. On weekends visit for a delectable brunch fare like hearty egg scrambles, thick Belgian waffles, fluffy pancakes and more.
1789 Restaurant, a formal, elegant restaurant in Georgetown, is a Washington favorite. Its Federal-era architecture is nicely accentuated by burning fireplaces and classic linen-and-silver table settings. A wide range of New American entrees are featured on the menu. There are fine vegetarian offerings as well as non-vegetarian delicacies like hanger steak and grill rack of lamb. The desserts here are similarly divine.
The District Fishwife is the collective effort of a husband and wife team who really love fish and serving people great food. The establishment is located inside Union Market, a locale known for having great local vendors. Indeed, the District Fishwife sells plenty of mouth-watering dishes, like they're ever-on-the-menu battered fish and chips, that you can grab and eat out on the patio. Or, you can choose from a variety of fresh fish to cook at home. Whatever you buy - fresh or cooked - you're sure to walk away happy.
Triple B Fresh is a cute Korean eatery that is known for their vegetarian options. A favorite of locals around Dupont Circle, you can choose your own ingredients to make everything including bibimbap (a mixed rice dish), wraps, bowls, and kimbap (vegetables and other ingredients rolled in rice and seaweed). In addition, there are plenty of unique vegetable sides to choose from, so you can take your pick of their tangy spicy cucumbers, shiitake mushrooms, or kim chi. A casual and cheerful atmosphere, complete with bright lights and sleek wooden floors, Triple B Fresh is the ideal place for a nice lunch or dinner with friends and family.
Chop't is a salad and sandwich bar, essentially known for its delectable salads like Palm Beach and Smoky Spanish Caesar. There is a special kids menu as well. The chefs take great efforts to prepare these wholesome meals, using locally sourced ingredients, that result in a dynamic seasonal menu. The ambiance of this place is relaxed, with understated interiors, that make it a good place for low key dates and casual dining sessions.
Expanding its business to the streets of Chinatown is Cava Grill - Chinatown DC. This fast casual dining space, which is open for breakfast and lunch in some location, has created exceptions at some location with their sumptuous dinner spread. Delicious food and a nice, warm ambiance mark this place, which was originally started by three friends with inspirations from their own Greek heritage. They claim that the food here is good in proportion and more like comfort food.
Located in The George Washington University, Beefsteak is a restaurant that offers up a large variety fresh vegetables and a small selection of meat, all thrown together to create one truly delicious bowl of food. Food is prepared fast-food style here, with patrons choosing their grain, vegetables, proteins and sauces. This is a great place to enjoy a healthy and quick meal when you are on the go.
Cava Grill - Columbia Heights has by far been one of the most popular mezze bars in the area. With their different locations across the state line, they have managed to create a niche following, especially with their healthy salad options and make your own pita bowls. You cannot help but drool over the fresh ingredients and the zesty taste of the food that is sure to surprise you. A classy ambiance and warm service means that you will see a lot of young people and regular patrons in the restaurant.