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Washington D.C.'s Best Restaurants

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Culinary options in the nation’s capital are now world class.

Once known for its suit-and-pearl steak houses and power lunches, the nation’s capital has come a long way culinary-wise. Today, celebrity chefs like Eric Ripert and Charlie Palmer have set up shop, and emerging chefs are putting their spin on farm-to- table menus. Due to its influx of foreign nationals and embassy staff across the Beltway, D.C. has always been home to a vibrant ethnic-food scene, where you’ll find everything from Ethiopian and Turkish to Thai and Indian—not to mention modern spins on the classic American tavern cuisine. Washington is becoming a culinary capital—and here are some dining options that prove it.

Jill Fergus writes travel and lifestyle pieces for numerous publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and Spa Magazine.

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