Washington Restaurants near National Aquarium

Our list of the best food near National Aquarium. Our top pick: Komi.
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  • National Aquarium

    National Aquarium

    1401 Constitution Ave NW
    The National Aquarium, Washington, D.C. is an aquarium in Washington D.C. It is located in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, which is bounded by 14th Street NW on the east, 15th Street NW on the west, Pennsylvania Avenue NW on the north, and Constitution Avenue NW on the south. Although the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C. is smaller than its Baltimore counterpart, with the experience taking around 45 minutes, it is the nation's first public aquarium.
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  • Komi


    1509 17th St NW
    Tu-Th 5:30PM-9:30PM; Fr-Sa 5:30PM-10PM. Dinner: $90, tasting menu: $125, wine pairings: 3 for $48, 5 for $62. "Universal acclaim" is often claimed, but rarely factual in a strict sense. But Komi seemingly has yet to generate a negative critical review anywhere—not even a quip. Declared by serious foodies one of the best restaurants in the country, this is a place for a special occasion (or simply is a special occasion), as it's both super expensive and very memorable. Mediterranean/New American cuisine. It is indeed harder to get reservations here than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, so be ready to try a few times a full month in advance, calling first thing in the morning.
    Dupont Circle
  • Hank's Oyster Bar

    Hank's Oyster Bar

    1624 Q St NW
    Su-Tu 5:30PM-10PM; W-Sa 5:30PM-11PM, Sa-Su 11AM-3PM. $12-25. Small, cozy restaurant, with a popular oyster bar, along with fried clams, lobster rolls, and other seafood. This is also a good place to enjoy a beer and martinis.
    Dupont Circle
  • The new entrant at the Jefferson Hotel is already a clear destination restaurant, with classic French cuisine served in a traditional American, and frankly gorgeous, interior. The food is competitive with the best the city has to offer, and the service is perhaps a step above, with details covered down to the string-bound parchment you receive on your way out, upon which your servers have listed the wines you sampled.
  • The Hay-Adams Hotel

    The Hay-Adams Hotel

    800 16th St NW
    Su-Th 11:30AM-midnight, F-Sa 11:30AM-12:30AM. Recognized by Forbes.com as one of the world’s best hotel bars, Off the Record is known as Washington’s premiere "power bar" (right across the park from the White House), and a place to be seen and not heard.
  • Lincoln Restaurant

    Lincoln Restaurant

    1110 Vermont Ave NW
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 1835. The assassination was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause.
  • Equinox


    818 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Th 11:30AM-2PM,5:30PM-10PM, F 11:30AM-2PM,5:30PM-10PM, Sa 5:30PM-10:30PM, Su 5:30PM-9PM. $45-60; tasting menus: $75-90. Celebrity chef Todd Gray's D.C. restaurant, serving fine seasonal American cuisine. Offers a tasting menu, with pasta, fish, and cheese courses. Vegetarian options also available.
  • Big Hunt

    Big Hunt

    1345 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Th 4PM-2AM, F 4PM-3AM, Sa 4PM-3AM, Su 5PM-2AM. The Big Hunt is another very popular, very large bar right off the circle, full of friendly twenty and thirty-something singles. The safari theme throughout is interesting, but those comfy booths are the number one reason to have your beers here—if you can get one, that is. If not, there are plenty of other places to explore. The red basement has extraordinarily bizarre decor, and is a lot quieter for conversations. There are three levels including a rooftop and and second bar room and basement that occasionally open to accommodate overflow.
    Dupont Circle
  • Lincoln's Waffle Shop

    Lincoln's Waffle Shop

    504 10th St NW
    M-F 5:30AM-7PM, Sa-Su 5:30AM-3PM. $4-12. An extraordinarily rare creature: a diner in downtown D.C. A dive that serves good waffles, assorted breakfast foods, coffee, and burgers. Skip this place if you've been committing crimes, though—it's packed with police.
  • The Hamilton

    The Hamilton

    600 14th St NW
    restaurant; live music venue / #EatDrinkListen
  • Birch & Barley

    Birch & Barley

    1337 14th Street
    Distinct restaurant on 14th St. near Logan Circle. Completely unique food and beer experience celebrating a full spectrum of traditions, regions & flavors.
    Logan Circle
  • Chef Geoff's (Downtown)

    Chef Geoff's (Downtown)

    1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW
    5 Restaurants in Washington DC Area
  • Daily Grill

    Daily Grill

    1200 18th St NW
    Welcome to the Official Daily Grill Facebook Fan Page. For Great American food...Think Daily.
    Dupont Circle
  • Old Ebbitt Grill

    Old Ebbitt Grill

    675 15th St NW
  • Ceiba


    701 14th St NW
    For menus or reservations check out www.ceibarestaurant.com.
  • Fox and Hounds

    Fox and Hounds

    1537 17th St NW
    Su-Th 11AM-2AM, F 11AM-3AM, Sa 10AM-3AM. There's one big reason to visit this bar, and it's the big, friendly, low-key patio on the street—this is some of the best people watching in the city. Not a bad place to spot celebrities (of the entertainment variety).
    Dupont Circle
  • DC Coast

    DC Coast

    1401 K St NW
    For menus or reservations check out www.dccoast.com.
  • Mio


    1110 Vermont Ave NW
    Puerto Rican and Latin American Cuisine. Cocina Abierta - An approach to food, life and love.
  • Kababji Grill

    Kababji Grill

    1351 Connecticut Ave NW
    Now open in Washington, DC! Kababji Grill brings authentic, healthy, flavorful Lebanese cuisine to Washington! The Washington, DC location is the first outside of the Middle East.
    Dupont Circle
  • Helix Lounge

    Helix Lounge

    1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
    Our hotels are inspired and wired, our restaurants yummy and chef-driven. Think of this place as a concierge desk, powered by people who listen.
    Logan Circle
  • Cafe Citron

    1343 Connecticut Ave NW
    M-Th 11:30AM-2AM, F-Sa 4PM-3AM. A super-crowded Latin salsa/reggaeton dance club that is one of the best bets for a good party on a weekday. Weekends are too crowded to dance. Definitely try one of their renowned mojitos. No cover, strict door policy (i.e. no shorts allowed).
    Dupont Circle
  • Kellari Taverna

    Kellari Taverna

    1700 K Street NW
    The perfect place for lunch, brunch & dinner events. Serving the finest Greek Mediterranean Seafood in the heart of Washington DC.
  • Posto


    1515 14th St NW
    As a proud new addition to DC's Logan Circle neighborhood, POSTO serves classic and modern Italian dishes, and is the perfect place to drop in for a cocktail and a quick bite, or a multi-course meal shared with friends.
    Logan Circle
  • ChurchKey


    1337 14th St NW2nd Fl
    M-F 4PM-1:30AM, Sa-Su noon-2:30AM. Beer selection is without a doubt the primary reason to come here, with a list of some 50 craft brews on tap and 500 bottles of beer on the wall. Ambiance would be a distant second—it's a really classy, stylish bar, but the place is generally so immensely crowded that you won't be able to sit, much less chat with the friendly and very knowledgeable bartenders (M-W nights are best). Happy hour is busy and a good time to meet people. Downstairs is Birch & Barley, which serves the full beer menu and has excellent contemporary American dinner plates. Since you can reserve a table downstairs, that can be a good bet if you don't want to brave the crowds upstairs.
    Logan Circle
  • Sulgrave Club

    Sulgrave Club

    1801 Massachusetts Ave NW
    The Sulgrave Club is a private club located at 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington D.C., United States.
    Dupont Circle
  • Donovan House Rooftop

    Donovan House Rooftop

    Donovan House1155 14th St NW
    Donovan House is a luxury boutique hotel in Washington, D.C., located at 1155 14th Street Northwest. The Donovan House is one of twelve Kimptons currently operating in the DC metropolitan area, being the eighth property the California-based company has opened in the District of Columbia.
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