12 Best Dupont Circle Restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Restaurants and shops located on the 1600 block (east side) of Connecticut Avenue, NW in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. offers a wide diversity of dining options including authentic ethnic cuisine from around the world. Here is a guide to the 12 best restaurants near Dupont Circle (listed in alphabetical order).

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Agora Restaurant

Brunch served at Agora Restaurant in Washington, D.C.

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1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-332-6767

The restaurant features Turkish and Greek dishes, with a majority of small plates prepared on the wood-fired oven and charcoal-fired barbeque grill.

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Al Tiramisu

Italian cuisine served at Al Tiramisu.

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2014 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-467-4466

The cozy restaurant located in the heart of Dupont Circle offers authentic Italian cuisine. Chef/owner Luigi Diotaiuti leads cooking classes.

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Bistrot Du Coin

1738 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009-1103, USA
Phone +1 202-234-6969

This lively and moderately priced French bistro in Dupont Circle is best known for its traditional bistro fare including mussels, steaks and authentic French pommes frites.

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Brunch meal served at Firefly in Washington, D.C.

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1310 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036-1502, USA
Phone +1 202-861-1310

Located in the bustling Dupont Circle neighborhood, the restaurant with its intimate 60-seat dining room features contemporary American comfort food such as the crawfish risotto, braised beef pot roast, deviled eggs and Brussels sprouts salad. It features an eco-friendly menu with a focus on local ingredients.

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1602 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20009-2404, USA
Phone +1 202-667-5937

The intimate Italian bistro located in a historic rowhouse near Dupont Circle serves dishes made with seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers.

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Hank's Oyster Bar

A platter of oysters at Hank's Oyster Bar in Washington, D.C.

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1624 Q St NW STE 100, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Phone +1 202-462-4265

The neighborhood hotspot in Dupont Circle serves a variety of fresh seafood at reasonable prices.

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Tabard Inn

Chicken schnitzel with horseradish flavored potato salad and greens at Tabard Inn restaurant.

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1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036-2801, USA
Phone +1 202-785-1277

Located in the Tabard Inn, which is one of Washington’s most historic hotels, the restaurant offers a quaint and intimate setting. The menu is contemporary American. It has live jazz in the lounge on Sunday evenings.

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1509 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-332-2265

The award-winning restaurant features upscale Mediterranean cuisine. Komi serves a set multi-course dinner and there is no printed menu.

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2029 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-872-1180

The small Italian restaurant offers a pre-fixe five-course dinner in an intimate setting in a rowhouse just off of Dupont Circle. It's closed Sunday and Monday.

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Pizzeria Paradiso

Pizza prepared at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC.

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2003 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-223-1245

Pizzeria Paradiso is a local favorite and is known for its wood-fired pizzas and an extensive selection of beers. ‎

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Russia House Restaurant and Lounge

The Russian inspired restaurant and lounge is known for its impressive vodka collection caviar selection and interesting décor.

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Sushi Taro

Food prepared at Sushi Taro in Washington, D.C.

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1503 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Phone +1 202-462-8999

Sushi Taro is a popular Japanese restaurant in Dupont Circle features a full course meal "KAISEKI" style and sushi tasting course.

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12 Best Dupont Circle Restaurants in Washington, D.C.