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Washington, D.C.

Albi (Lebanese / $$$)

1 Michelin Star, the fixed menu is the way to go - pork belly and egg yolk mushroom hummus are outstanding

Silver Lyan (Cocktails / $$)

Great for date night - cocktails are amazing and be sure to order some of the small plates - Oysters and tater tots are the best!

The Red Hen (Italian / $$)

Some of the best pasta in D.C. - don't miss the Mushroom Mafalde and Ricotta Toast!

Jont (New American / $$$)

2 Michelin Star tasting menu

Zaytinya (Mediterranean / $$)

Don't miss the fresh pita with harissa and adana kebab

Bagels etc (Bagels / $)

No frills cash-only spot with stellar bagels

Amparo Fondita (Contemporary Mexican / $$)

Elevated classics - can't miss the Pozole and Tres Leches

Maydan (Middle eastern / $$$)

1 Michelin Star, come on a cold night, sit at the bar inside, order lots of dips

Cane (Carribbean / $$)

Relaxed and authentic, don’t miss the cocktails

The Dabney (New American / $$$)

1 Michelin Star, best to line up 30 minutes before opening and snag seats for two at the bar  

Thai Chef Street Food (Thai / $$)

Come with a group who can handle spicy - don't miss the red curry, D.U.I noodles, and minced chicken kapow

Sushi Nakazawa (Japanese / $$$)

Opt to sit at the bar not the dining room, for a blow-out celebration indulge in the Wagyu add-on and sake

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