Dining Destinations: Downtown

Ever wondered where everyone in your neighborhood is dining? We looked at anonymized trip data for the last two months and here’s what we found for the Downtown area. Looking for a different neighborhood? Check out our other destinations here.


José Andrés is a name that rings strong in this city. In this case, his Penn Quarter mezzeteria continues to come up with fresh, inventive interpretations of Mediterranean dishes.

photo via TheDrinkNation


By now, you’ve likely heard a little something about Momofuku CCDC—it’s worth all the hype. Oh, and don’t forget to stop at Milk Bar for a few (or a dozen) cookies to go.

photo via EaterDC

Founding Farmers

Since this farm to table restaurant opened, the crowds haven’t stopped flowing in. With a menu full of large portions and something for even the pickiest of eaters—you really can’t go wrong.

photo via AbesMarket

Old Ebbitt

This is a DC classic frequented by tourists and residents alike. Known for its close proximity to The White House and it’s funky decor, it’s the place to get a hearty meal.

photo by Erin Browne