By far the most famous neighborhood in Washington DC, Georgetown is more alive with American history than almost anywhere in the country. Home to 200-year-old mansions, marvelous Colonial and Victorian architecture and the oldest original building in Washington DC, Georgetown is awash with the settings from both historic and movie moments. While walking to any of the world-class restaurants that line the neighborhood’s streets, people can see the famous steps from The Exorcist or the priceless Brat Pack hangouts from St. Elmo’s Fire. Everyone from chic, bohemian tourists to political celebrities can be found dining in Georgetown, since the culinary adventures are limitless. Whether you’re seeking unparalleled Mediterranean fare, the zesty flavors of Latin America, exquisite French cuisine or mouthwatering preparations of the catch of the day, restaurants in Georgetown are more than able to sate any craving.
American. Though jackets are required, this Georgetown restaurant is not nearly as stuffy as its aged name might suggest. Classic Americana served with a modern twist in a dining room that's as much George Washington as George Bush.
Chef Geoff's is a neighborhood restaurant serving everything from yellowfin tuna & steaks to great burgers, stone pizza pies, salads & sandwiches. Chef Geoff features some of DC's best outdoor dining. Relax in the big boisterous bar with 24 beers on tap & over 25 wines by the glass. Come on in for Sunday brunch & enjoy classics like Eggs Chesapeake & the Texas Scramble. Or have a big party in the 65 seat private dining room. Chef Geoff's offers a 3 course Sunset Special every day from 4:00pm until 6:30pm for only $19.95. The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington nominated Chef Geoff's "Best Neighborhood Gathering Place" for 2004. (Description provided by Opentable.com)
French. America has long had a love/hate relationship with France. Thankfully, this upscale Georgetown bistro has a devoted following who return night after night for coq au vin, steak frites and luscious desserts.
Mediterranean. With it's steady stream of chic political celebrities and Boho tourists in Prada, Neyla has become a must-stop for savvy DC visitors. Rich Middle Eastern platters and mint-dusted entrees have made getting a reservation at this Georgetown pinnacle harder than getting a partisan bill passed in Congress.
Seafood. It's easy to forget, with all the monuments and sites, that DC is as much port as it is politic. At Sea Catch, diners overlook the C&O Canal and throw back oysters and Chesapeake Bay crab-cakes, all served with just a touch of New Orleans.
Japanese. Long one of DC's top sushi joints, this 20-year-old Georgetown staple is still going strong. Freshly grated wasabi dances over hand rolls and around miso-infused entrees, all served with great flair and finesse.