Best Restaurants in Georgetown

Welcome to Georgetown, where historic homes, chic shops and vibrant M street restaurants have made the neighborhood one of D.C.'s liveliest. With more than 100 restaurants featuring 50 different types of cuisine, Georgetown impresses both locals and visitors for its impressive culinary assortment, ranging from see-and-be-seen restaurants to tasty snack spots. Discover all the best about dining in the 20007, including Georgetown's top bets for memorable meals, quick lunches and sweet desserts--you'll likely be coming back for more of the best Georgetown restaurants. (Photo by Flickr user adamsjp2010)

Updated: June 24, 2010

Fine Dining Restaurants in Georgetown

Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

With its rich 75 year history (every president since Harry Truman has dined at this classy establishment) Martin's Tavern is a Georgetown institution. The traditional American restaurant was especially dear to young congressman John F. Kennedy, who proposed to his stunning future wife, Jacqueline Bouier, at booth No. 3.

Filomena Ristorante

1063 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

The go-to for authentic Italian cuisine in Georgetown, Filomena Ristorante is a favorite of past presidents and many Hollywood stars: Bono, Goldie Hawn, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Oliver Stone are all recent patrons.

Michel Richard Citronelle

3000 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Georgetown diners are lucky to have culinary star Michel Richard so close by on M street. Reserve a table for a romantic evening or a special occasion. You'll understand why Richard's cookbook is entitled ?Happiness in the Kitchen."

Cafe Milano

3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

With all the feel of a high-profile European eatery, Cafe Milano proves that exclusivity can be warm and welcoming. Energetic and elegant, Milano is an ideal spot to celebrate. Expect authentic, sophisticated Italian cooking and an impressive but pricey wine list.

To Go Restaurants in Georgetown


3333 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Georgetowners form lines out the door of this eco-chic space for its fresh, made-to-order salads, wraps and a deliciously tart homemade frozen yogurt. The biodegradable carry-out containers are perfect for a lunch to-go.

Dean & Deluca

3276 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Swing by around lunchtime and you'll find Georgetown locals lingering over their cappuccinos and business types gobbling down Nigiri Sushi on the breezy outdoor patio cafe attached to this gourmet grocery store.

Morso Express

3277b M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Check out this bright and vibrant Turkish take-out joint for swiftly prepared Mediterranean classics including lamb flatbread and chicken shish kebob. Chow down pronto or take your meal on the run.

Marvelous Market & Cafe

3217 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Marvelous Market & Cafe has become a popular spot for Georgetowners seeking a quick gourmet bite. Grab a deli sandwich and a cup of homemade soup and enjoy it in the comfortable indoor dining area or outdoors at the picnic tables. Bring your laptop and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, too.

Desserts in Georgetown

Georgetown Cupcake

3301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

D.C.'s destination for gourmet cupcakes, this popular sweet spot rotates its daily cupcake menu on a weekly schedule, which keeps its loyal customers on their toes. Drop by to satisfy your hankering for sweet bourbon vanilla or Valrhona chocolate.

Thomas Sweet

3214 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Chose from a plethora of homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt flavors, personalize it with a blended-in topping, and take your treat outside to one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Baked & Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Distinctive in its no-frills approach to gourmet baking, Baked & Wired knows its way around a convection oven. A coffee shop and cupcakery rolled into one, this hip spot can satisfy an array of sugary cravings--choose from an assortment of lattes, cupcakes, bars, brownies, breads and even doggie treats.

Crepe Amour

3291 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

This creperie and espresso bar dishes up organic crepes made-to-order with your choice of sweet and savory fillings. Serving generously stacked crepes late into the night, Crepe Amour is perfect for a dessert after-hours. The warm and gooey Coco Loco (filled with Nutella, bananas, and coconut) is sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.