The crush of exciting new restaurants shouldn’t negate the great performances of some of Washington’s more established players. For the first time, the fall dining guide is honoring 10 establishments that set the bar for the region.
To view the full 2018 fall dining guide, click here.
Buck’s Fishing & Camping
This is the place to go when you want something familiar and fabulous.
Cindy Wolf’s cooking remains as strong as her restaurant’s unerring sense of hospitality, year after year.
Prix fixe $79-$124
The Inn at Little Washington
“Worth a special journey”? Thanks to Patrick O’Connell, of course it is.
Prix fixe $228
José Andrés’s tapas pioneer revels in consistent small plates and a buoyant vibe.
Small plates $3-$40
With Johnny Monis at the helm, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Prix fixe $165
Johnny Monis’s second restaurant rewards the adventurous with funky flavors and VIP treatment.
Prix fixe $49
Robert Wiedmaier’s flagship French restaurant specializes in luxurious civility.
Prix fixe $68-$170
Minibar by José Andrés
José Andrés’s team will delight and amaze you -- for a price.
Prix fixe $275
Traditional or not, old or new, Vikram Sunderam’s food delights.
Nobu Yamazaki directs a symphony of flavors at his six-seat counter.
Lunch sets $15-$50, prix fixe $100-$180
Photo by Tom McCorkle, food styling by Lisa Cherkasky, production by Jennifer Beeson Gregory and design by Madison Walls.