11 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in Washington DC.
Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
For an old-school Italian experience in DC, go to Filomena in Georgetown.
Zenebech in Adams Morgan is a DC classic, and the Ethiopian is some of the best in town.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
A classic diner that’s been around since the 1940s, Florida Avenue Grill is still a reliable spot for breakfast in Columbia Heights.
The massive subs and pizza by the slice at The Italian Store will make your Arlington lunch breaks a lot better.
Cafe Mozart is a German cafe in the back of a deli in China Town with live accordion performances and beer served in boots. Come for a group dinner.
If you want to make your brunch more literary, do it at Kramerbooks, a cafe and bookstore hybrid in Dupont.
Another Jose Andres spot with solid tapas. Head to Zaytinya for a power lunch that doesn’t feel like a power lunch.
The phenomenal tapas and fun times here might be the best example of what Jose Andres has done for DC eating.