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Where to Eat in DC This Year

Same question, different day: What should I get for dinner tonight? City Cast DC is here to help with our top picks for the best food in The District. From award winning meals that give you a high profile experience to local bars that are perfect for a night cap, here’s what we recommend.

1) Andy’s Pizza

Stone deck ovens, long-fermented dough, Wisconsin mozzarella, California tomatoes, and a skilled pizzaiolo.  We are a neighborhood pizzeria, serving up NY Style pizza with classic combinations. Visit Andy’s Pizza’s Website

2) Jane Jane

Jane Jane is a classic cocktail bar nestled in the heart of 14th street NW near all of your favorite restaurants. This beautifully designed bar space is perfect for drinks pre or post dinner, or catching up with old friends over delicious cocktails. Visit Jane Jane’s Website

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3) Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit, named for the virtuous rabbit in the Buddhist Jataka tale, is a modern Vietnamese restaurant located in the heart of The Wharf in Washington D.C. An innovative approach to Vietnamese cuisine best describes acclaimed Chef Kevin Tien’s unique and complex menu, intended to be a love-letter to his heritage as a first generation Asian-American. Visit Moon Rabbit’s Website

4) Chaia

Chaia is an unconventional taco shop serving insanely delicious food made almost entirely with vegetables. Visit Chaia’s Website

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5) Je Ne Se Quois

Stylish dessert shop specializing in cloud-like meringue & whipped cream pastries. Visit Je Ne Se Quois’s Instagram

6) Emissary

Lead Producer Priyanka Tilve regularly works remotely from this cafe. It’s got the perfect balance of buzz and quiet, and the gourmet grilled cheese & tomato soup combo makes for an amazing lunch. Pro tip: there are lots of outlets at the bar seating in the back! Visit Emissary’s Website

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7) Tiger Fork

Lead Producer Priyanka Tilve recommends this place for a big, celebratory dinner because of all the delicious small plates to share. Definitely get the jah leung. It’s chewy and crunchy, sweet and salty — a flurry of flavors in one appetizer. Visit Tiger Fork’s Website

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8) Residents

Tucked away in the heart of Dupont Circle, in Washington D.C., Residents is a charming cafe & bar offering Washingtonians and travelers an exquisite indoor and outdoor dining and cocktail experience. The name Residents stems from our founders who were once immigrants and became Residents of this wonderful country and incredible city. Visit Residents’ Website

9) Service Bar

Lead Producer Priyanka Tilve loves popping by here for happy hour and late night snacks before and after shows at the 9:30 Club. It’s that chill neighborhood bar we all crave. Visit Service Bar’s Website

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