Best Restaurants Near Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Best International, Fine Dining and Casual Dining Near the Capital One Arena

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Attending a sporting event or concert at the Capital One Arena? There are lots of great restaurants nearby in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of downtown Washington, D.C. In recent years, this area has become an arts and entertainment district with new restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, art galleries, theaters and trendy stores. Visitors enjoy a wide range of dining experiences including international cuisine, fine dining and casual eateries.


The Capital One Arena is located at 7th and F Sts. NW, Washington, D.C., just steps from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station. See a map and directions.  Most of the restaurants in the area are very busy before and after a big event, so you should arrive early and plan ahead. Make a reservation and give yourself ample time to enjoy a nice meal. 

International Cuisine

  • Cuba Libre - 801 9th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 408-1600. Cuban
  • Fogo de Chao - 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 347-4668. Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Jaleo - 480 7th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 628-7949. Spanish, Tapas
  • Oyamel - 401 7th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 628-1005. Mexican
  • La Tasca - 722 7th St. NW. Washington D.C. (202) 347-9190.Spanish Tapas
  • Rosa Mexicano - 575 7th St. at F St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 783-5522. Mexican
  • Fado - 808 7th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 789-0066. Irish Pub
  • Bistro d'OC - 518 10th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 393-5444. French
  • Dirty Habit - Hotel Monaco, 555–8th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 783-6060. Globally-influenced Seasonal Cuisine
  • Ristorante Tosca - 1112 F St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 367-1990. Italian
  • Zaytinya - 701 9th St, NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 638-0800. Eastern Mediterranean
  • Zengo - 781 7th St. NW. Washington, D.C. (202) 393-2929. Latin Asian.

    Fine Dining - American, Seafood and Steak

    Casual and Moderately Priced

    Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown is also nearby and has approximately 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants. See a list of restaurants in Chinatown.

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