Best 10 Capitol Hill Restaurants - Washington, DC

A Guide to Power Dining on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill in Washington, DC is the home to many fine restaurants where on any day you may rub elbows with a Senator or Member of Congress. The following are among the top restaurants in the nation's capitol and are located in the heart of Capitol Hill, within a short walk from the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Mall.

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

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     523 8th Street, SE Washington, DC (202) 813-3039. Located in the heart of Barracks Row on Capitol Hill, the restaurant showcases dishes from throughout the Balkan Peninsula with a modern twist. The menu offers a variety of unique dishes.

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    Art and Soul

    Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC. (202) 393-7777. The restaurant serves regional cuisine with a southern accent, showcasing fresh local ingredients. The setting includes outdoor patio seating, intimate banquettes, 16-foot rolling glass walls and contemporary lighting.
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    Hotel George, 15 E. St. NW Washington, DC. (202) 661-2700. The cozy contemporary French bistro is one of Capitol Hill’s favorite places for spotting politicos.
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    320 Massachusetts Ave NE. Washington, DC (202) 546-4737. The French bistro has a romantic setting in a unique Victorian row house. It is a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
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    601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC (202) 737-6200. Capital Grille is nationally renowned for its dry aged steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning wine list. The atmosphere is elegant and stylish and makes this a popular destination for power dining on Capitol Hill.
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    101 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC (202) 547-8100. The upscale restaurant of world-renowned chef Charlie Palmer offers great steaks as well as game, fish & fowl. The location on Capitol Hill provides an ideal meeting place for power lunches and intimate dinners.
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    Phoenix Park Hotel, 4 F St. Washington, DC (202) 737-3773. The popular Irish pub has a great selection of beers and authentic fare such as Irish Beef Stew, shepherds pie, fish and chips and a variety of daily specials. Live music is offered nightly and attracts a local and touristy crowd.
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    Johnny's Half Shell

    400 North Capitol St. NW Washington, DC (202) 737-0400. The restaurant serves a nice selection of seafood dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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    107 D St NE Washington, DC. (202) 546-4488. The steak and seafood restaurant has been a favorite for members of Congress and Capitol Hill staffers since the 1960s. The Monocle is the closest restaurant to the U.S. Capitol building and Union Station.
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    223 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington, DC. (202) 544-8088. The restaurant and wine bar offer a cozy atmosphere in their convenient Capitol Hill location. The menu features wood-grilled meats and seafood, as well as smaller plates.