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Savory DC
14K Restaurant & Lounge - American
1001 14th Street, NW (14th & K Street, NW)
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-218-7575
Web site: 14krestaurant.com/

The 14K Restaurant delivers a truly memorable dining experience including award-winning regional American contemporary cuisine, premium martinis and a handpicked wine list. Overlooking Franklin Square Park, the 14K Restaurant is the place to be seen, people watch and enjoy the finest dining experience in Washington, DC.

15 Ria - American
1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Phone: 202-742-0015
Web site: 15ria.com

Enjoy warm hospitality and mouthwatering, market-fresh cuisine located three blocks from the pulsing excitement of Dupont Circle. Bring your appetite to one of the city's trendiest eateries and see why this boutique-style restaurant is a hit with locals and visitors alike.

1789 Restaurant - American
1226 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-965-1789
Web site: 1789restaurant.com

1789 Restaurant is the quintessential Washington, DC dining experience. Chosen by readers of Gourmet magazine as one of America's Top Tables, its inspired creativity is delivered in a relaxed country-inn elegance. Decorated with American antiques, period equestrian and historical prints and Limoges china, each of the five dining rooms offer comfortable surroundings in a renovated Federal house.
Jacket required.

Art & Soul - American
415 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-393-7777
Web site: www.artandsouldc.com/

Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Art & Soul offers a chic setting in which to meet and connect, while enjoying “food for the soul” – food made with love and special attention.

Asia Nine - Asian
915 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 2004
Phone: 202-629-4355
Web site: www.asianine.com

Around the block from the Ford's Theatre and a short walk from the Verizon Center sits Asia Nine featuring a full service raw bar and extensive sake menu. The Nuevo Asian cuisine or “Asian-Asian Fusion,” offers elements of Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, just to name a few.

Ben’s Chili Bowl - American
1213 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-667-0909
Web site: www.benschilibowl.com

Celebrities, locals and tourists alike have flocked to Ben's Chili Bowl for over 46 years for its incredible food, atmosphere and rich history. Try the chili half-smoke voted Washington's signature dish – it is Bill Cosby's favorite.

BLT Steak - American
1625 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-689-8999
Web site: www.bltsteak.com/

BLT presents their interpretation of the American Steakhouse, elevating it with signature style and all-around finesse, resulting in the modern American steakhouse. BLT Steak integrates traditional elements of a cozy French bistro with those of a stylish, urbane boite.

Café Atlántico/ - Latin
minibar by josé andrés
405 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-393-0812
Web site: cafeatlantico.com

Café Atlántico serves contemporary signature cuisine and is inspired by the “Nuevo Latino” style. The kitchen has its roots in the cooking traditions of Latin America but the menu also displays the playfulness and innovation you would expect from the home of minibar.

minibar by josé andrés, a six seat restaurant within Café Atlántico, features an innovative tasting menu 25-30 of José and his culinary team's most imaginative creations. This is food that owes as much to art and science as it does to gastronomy, food that is as much about the brain and eye as it is about the tongue and stomach, food that forces the diner to rethink food and its presentation.

Café Du Parc - French
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-942-7000
Web site: www.cafeduparc.com

Café du Parc, where traditional French fare fuses with a modern atmosphere, provides a truly authentic bistro experience in the heart of the nation’s capital. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue overlooking beautiful Pershing Park, the Café offers a sublime setting to enjoy the buzz of the city.

Equinox - American
818 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-331-8118
Web site: equinoxrestaurant.com

A passionate promoter of mid-Atlantic ingredients, Chef Todd Gray combines local ingredients with classical Italian techniques to create the distinctive cuisine of Equinox. A seasonal and regionally inspired menu, crafted in accordance with the earth's natural rhythms greets guests at Equinox. The 10-year-old restaurant's chic new interior perfectly complements Chef Gray's cuisine, artfully combining clean modern lines with a comfortable old-world charm.

Filomena Ristorante - Italian
1063 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20027
Phone: 202-338-8800
Web site: filomena.com/

One of Washington's most celebrated restaurants located in the heart of Georgetown, Filomena is a landmark that has endured the test of time for over 25 years. People have packed the restaurant to catch a glimpse of an all but forgotten time when the dinner table was not only the center of family life, but also the source of entertainment, wonderful memories and great satisfaction for all. Enjoy world-renowned pasta, seafood, homemade breads and spectacular desserts.

Finn & Porter - American
900 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-719-1600
Web site: finnandporter.com/

Finn & Porter gives surf and turf a contemporary twist surrounded by gleaming glass and soaring spaces. This fast-paced restaurant and bar provides innovative cocktails and the finest wines while providing fresh and savory cuisine for everyone.

Kanlaya Thai Cuisine - Thai
740 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-393-0070
Web site: kanlayathaicuisine.com/

Located in the heart of Chinatown, you will find authentic Thai food, exceptional service and hospitality at Kanlaya Thai Cuisine with an extensive menu and exclusive specials daily.

La Tasca - Spanish
722 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-347-9190
Web site: www.latascausa.com

La Tasca is a careful blend of everything about Spain—warm décor, authentic cuisine and friendly hospitality. La Tasca has something for everyone with a combination of many tapas dishes, paellas, beers, sangria blends and Spanish wines.

Lima - Contemporary
1401 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-789-2800
Web site: www.limarestaurant.com/

Lima represents a winning trifecta of cuisine, design and ambiance. Chef Raynold Mendizabal tantalizes the palette with an array of sensual and savory dishes in a sophisticated and stylish atmosphere.

Mehak - Indian
817 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-408-9292
Web site: www.mehak.com

Mehak (Aroma), located in Chinatown near the Convention Center, serves authentic Indian Tandoori (charcoal-grilled) and Mughlai dishes. Offering guests a warm setting, friendly service, traditional curries and many other authentic cuisine.

Mie N Yu - Contemporary
3125 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-6122
Web site: mienyu.com/

Indulge your senses with the sights and sounds of "A Silk Road Celebration." Combining authentic Silk Road cuisine with local ingredients, Mie N Yu’s chefs highlight dishes and techniques from Far East Asia, the Spice Islands, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Enjoy dining in any of the richly appointed dining rooms including; the Moroccan Bazaar, the Turkish Tent, the Baroque Room, and the Tibetan Lounge.

Neyla, a Mediterranean Grill - Mediterranean
3206 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-6353
Web site: neyla.com

A treat for the senses and social graces, Neyla’s food melds the best of all Mediterranean cultures. Inspired by Romanesque Mediterranean villas, and influenced by the myriad peoples who settled in that part of the world, Neyla is a delightful mix of exotic cultures, from nomadic Arab tribes, Ottoman Turks, Egyptians, Greek and French rulers. Neyla's food melds the best of all the Mediterranean cultures. Here, you’re invited to savor, not just eat.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - Mexican
401 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-628-1005
Web site: www.oyamel.com

Oyamel combines Mexico’s rich regional diversity with the modern urban atmosphere of Mexico City. The liveliness of the dining room is matched by the creativity of the menu and cocktail list, featuring antojitos—Mexican small plates—ceviches and tacos, plus unique margaritas, and an impressive array of wines and tequilas.

Ping Pong Dim Sum - Dim Sum
900 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-506-3740
Web site: www.pingpongdimsum.us/

Ping Pong Dim Sum takes a modern approach to the traditional Chinese favorite of small savory handmade dumplings. The menu is designed for sharing, making it a perfect stop for lunch, happy hour or dinner. Highlighted by exotic, world-famous flowering teas, the full-service bar features unique cocktails, both fun and sophisticated. Just steps away from both the convention center and Gallery Place.

Policy - American
1904 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-387-7654
Web site: www.policydc.com/

Policy is a chic establishment offers two levels of charm and class in a hip and inviting environment in DC's U Street Corridor with an upscale diner motif in the Love Dining Room and the airy second floor Liberty Lounge. Bringing together global flavors and influences, Executive Chef Brian Murphy is introducing cutting-edge American cuisine.

Restaurant Nora - American
2132 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-462-5143
Web site: noras.com/

Restaurant Nora is the country’s first certified organic restaurant presenting seasonal, sustainable organic cuisine. Originally constructed in the 19th century as a grocery store, the main dining room has been artistically transformed and decorated with a collection of museum quality antique Mennonite and Amish crib quilts. Enjoy elegant dining in a relaxed intimate setting in any of our dining rooms, including the unique Wine Cellar, the Garden Room, Gallery or Parlor. The eclectic menu, which changes daily, serves organic new-American cuisine in Nora's own creative style.

The Source by Wolfgang Puck - Asian
575 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-637-6100
Web site: wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3941

The Source offers guests two distinct dining experiences. The ground floor bar and lounge offers dining in a casual setting with a traditional Japanese Izakaya menu featuring Asian-inspired delights. Upstairs, guests will enjoy a menu that features modern interpretations of Asian dishes.

Zentan - Asian
1155 14th Street, NW
Washington,DC 20005
Phone: 202-379-4366
Web site: zentanrestaurant.com/

Famed Chef Susur Lee introduces DC diners to his inventive global Asian cuisine with Zentan, located in Donovan House – a Thompson Hotel. Chef Lee’s culinary creations include his imaginative standouts – the Singapore Slaw with salted plum dressing, Szechwan Style Half Duck with djan lotus crepes, and also a wide selection of Asian crudos, sushi, and sashimi.

Memorable DC
30 Americans at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-4804
Phone: 202-639-1700
Web site: www2.corcoran.org/30americans/explore

Be one of the first to view the provocative and challenging exhibition, 30 Americans, a wide-ranging survey of work by many of the most important African-American artists of the last three decades. 30 Americans focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture. It explores how each artist reckons with the notion of black identity in America, navigating such concerns as the struggle for civil rights, popular culture, and media imagery. At the same time, it highlights artistic legacy and influence, tracing subject matter and formal strategies across generations.

Ford’s Theatre
511 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-347-4833
Web site: www.fords.org

Ford’s Theatre’s mission is to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and to explore the American experience through theatre and education. The Ford’s Theatre Society works to present the Theatre’s nearly one million visitors each year with a high quality historic and cultural experience. Its work is what makes this vibrant historic site an important tool for promoting the ideals of leadership, humanity and wisdom espoused by Abraham Lincoln.

International Spy Museum
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-393-7798
Web site: spymuseum.org/

The International Spy Museum offers a variety of espionage excursions, from secret missions and deceptive maneuvers to dining with former spies, this unique experience will provide a memorable day of living ‘dangerously’. Don’t miss your guide to clandestine stories, covert ops, self-destructing memos, lipstick pistols and more. Plan a spy trip, play spy games and get the latest spy intel – only at the International Spy Museum!

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Complimentary Daily Tours!
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
Phone: 202-467-4600
Web site: www.kennedy-center.org

The Kennedy Center is America's living memorial to President Kennedy. Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision—presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

Library of Congress
101 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: 202-707-8000
Web site: www.loc.gov

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. With millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections, it is also the largest library in the world. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

Marian Koshland Science Museum
525 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-334-1201
Web site: www.koshland-science-museum.org

The mission of the Marian Koshland Science Museum is to engage the general public in current scientific issues that impact their lives, from global warming to infectious diseases. The museum’s state-of-the-art exhibits, public events, and educational programs provide information that stimulates discussion and provides insight into how science supports decision-making. Operated by the National Academy of Sciences.

National Air and Space Museum
6th St. & Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-1000
Web site: nasm.si.edu/

The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall has thousands of artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, and a Lunar rock sample that visitors can touch.

National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-857-7588
Web site: events.nationalgeographic.com/events/locations/center/museum/

At National Geographic Museum enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions that reflect the richness and diversity of our world. The Museum’s exhibitions and the scientific fieldwork and expeditions on which they are based are supported by National Geographic’s Mission Programs, which receives generous funding by corporations, foundations, and individuals.

555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-292-6100
Web site: www.newseum.org/

The 250,000 square-foot Newseum tells the story of news and explores the importance of a free press as a cornerstone of democracy. With 14 major galleries and 15 theaters, the Newseum invites visitors to explore the history of news and the men and women of the media who report it.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20013
Phone: 202-633-1000
Web site: americanart.si.edu/

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first art collection, is an unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today. Highlights include images of the west, impressionism, WPA murals, folk art, modern art as well as the new Lunder Conservation Center and Luce Foundation Center.

Monumental DC
African American Civil War Memorial
1816 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-667-2667
Web site: www.afroamcivilwar.org

This memorial is a sculpture commemorating the more than 209,145 Soldiers who served in the United States Color Troupes during the Civil War. The memorial is appropriately placed in the Shaw section of the District. Shaw refers to Robert Gould Shaw, the white colonel of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington,VA 22211
Phone: 703-607-8000
Web site: www.arlingtoncemetery.mil

Arlington National Cemetery, our nation's most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns.

FDR Memorial
Ohio Drive
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/frde/index.htm

The FDR Memorial depicts the 12 pivotal years of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency through a series of four outdoor gallery rooms. The rooms feature ten bronze sculptures depicting President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and events from the Great Depression and World War II. The park-like setting includes waterfalls and quiet pools amidst a meandering wall of reddish Dakota granite, where Roosevelt's inspiring words are carved. It is the first memorial in Washington, DC purposely designed to be totally wheelchair accessible.

Jefferson Memorial
Tidal Basin South End
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-426-6841

The words of Thomas Jefferson, some written more than 200 years ago, have shaped American ideals. Today, many of these impressive, stirring words adorn the interior walls of his memorial. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial stands as a symbol of liberty and endures as a site for reflection and inspiration for all citizens of the United States and the world.

Lincoln Memorial
Independence Avenue & 23rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-426-6841

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever.” Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States—the Great Emancipator and preserver of the nation during the Civil War—sits immortalized in marble. As an enduring symbol of freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone who seeks inspiration and hope.

National World War II Memorial
17th Street & Independence Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 1-800-639-4WW2
Web site: wwiimemorial.com/

Located between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, this memorial honors the 16 million who served during WWII and those who supported the war effort from home. The memorial features two 43-foot arches, a 17-foot pillar for each state and territory from that period and a field of 4,000 gold stars honoring the more than 400,000 who died. A series of bronze sculpture panels depict Americans at war, at home and overseas.

Pentagon Memorial
1 Rotary Road
Arlington, VA 20301
Web site: www.whs.mil/memorial/

The Pentagon Memorial is designed so that the nation may remember and reflect on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. The Memorial is free and open to the public seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Individuals and groups are welcome, but no guided tours are provided as the Memorial is meant to be experienced on a more personal level.

Theodore Roosevelt Island
Phone: 703-289-2500
Web site: www.nps.gov/this/index.htm

One of Theodore Roosevelt’s greatest legacies was his dedication to conservation. Today, this island stands as a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was the 26th President of the United States.

Washington Monument
15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-426-6841
Web site: www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city's early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles.
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