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Heading to Washington DC for your next holiday? Visiting the capital city of the United States is an incredible opportunity which every traveller should experience. Even more important is the need to explore the city's best restaurants while you're there.

Hire a car from Washington DC Airport and explore these top eats in Washington DC.


Through blending centuries old tradition with modern, cutting-edge creativity, Ambar proudly serves up the "flavour of the Balkans", which tempts all your senses. It's held the number one spot on TripAdvisor for some time now, which means a night out at Ambar should be at the very top of your to-do list in Washington. The restaurant features smaller servings, giving you all the more opportunity to sample different flavours and textures from the Balkans.


This trattoria opened in 2011 and has since become renowned as the place to go in Washington DC whenever you want exquisite, delicious Italian. Tender pappardelle with bolognese sauce is just one of the popular dishes on the menu, with pizza, seafood and also desserts highly regarded on the menu. It's clear that chef Fabio Trabocchi definitely knew what he was doing when he opened Fiola. No doubt he'll continue warming the hearts and stomachs of thousands of diners for years to come.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

The restaurant has an interesting history, which you can hear all about when you next visit. The first legendary restaurant opened in Miami Beach in 1913 and it consisted of eight tables on the front porch of Joe Stone's house. in 2014, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab premiered in the nation's capital on 15th Street NW in Washington DC, only a few steps from the White House. Diners keep returning in droves, saying they've never tasted seafood or prime steak quite like Joe's.


Rasika is where upmarket Indian cuisine meets Washington DC. It's arguably the best Indian restaurant in the entire city and you'll find plenty of scrumptious meals for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Tandoor fanatics will think they've gone to heaven at Rasika while the aroma of fresh herbs and spices fill the air. Rasika's signature dish is crispy baby spinach leaves smothered in mouth-watering yoghurt, which diners say literally melts on their tongues.

Rose's Luxury

At Rose's Luxury you won't be able to book a reservation, which means you'll have to line up for a table. For a 5.30pm seating on a weekend, it's not uncommon for a line to already be forming and hour and a half earlier! However, when you sit down at Rose's Luxury and enjoy a dish for the first time, you'll understand why the restaurant is so popular. You have your choice between Jewish, Japanese, French and Thai food, to name a few options. No matter what, you'll always discover something you love at Rose's Luxury.


Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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