The crush of exciting new restaurants shouldn’t negate the great performances of some of Washington’s more established players. Here are 11 establishments that set the bar for the region.

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Top photo: panna cotta from Rasika West End by Deb Lindsey, food styling by Lisa Cherkasky, production by Jennifer Beeson Gregory; Buck’s, Marcel’s, Minibar and Rasika West End: Deb Lindsey; Komi and Sushi Taro: Dixie D. Vereen; Little Serow: Goran Kosanovic; Rasika: Tom McCorkle; Charleston: Will Napier; Inn at Little Washington: Greg Powers; Jaleo: Reema Desai. Design and development by Madison Walls; Photo editing by Jennifer Beeson Gregory.