Whether we care to admit it or not, ambiance impacts our dining experience significantly. These are the prettiest restaurants in D.C.-and don’t worry they’re not only pretty. You’re in for a great meal too!
Washingtonians won’t be surprised to find Sequoia on this list! The ethereal lighting in the restaurant alone is enough to think you’ve been transported to a mystical wonderland! Above you’re surrounded by glittering chandeliers. with blue specks. The Georgetown waterfront reflects outside and at night the fairy lights come on!
3000 K St NW
2. Ottoman Taverna
The Turkish taverna offers an Arabesque flair with tiled walls and gold finishings. The high ceilings and spacious ambiance add to the luxury. Plus, as a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant, you get 5-star quality food without the Michelin prices.
3. Occidental Grill and Seafood
The high-end seafood restaurant neighbors the White House, so could we expect anything less than ornate decor? The regal space has a historic charm with a black-and-white aesthetic flowing throughout creating a chic retro ambiance.
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW
4. 2941 Restaurant
The gorgeous NOVA restaurant is just a short drive from the city. The striking floor to ceiling windows creates and elevated look and bring so much natural light into the space (perfect for food photography and selfies)! The grounds are surrounded with an abundance of greenery and lake.
2941 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA
5. Chart House
Just outside of D.C. is one of the most stunning waterfront seafood spots. Chart House overlooks the water in Alexandria, Virginia. Inside you’ll find elegant decor with tall windows and plenty of outdoor seating so you can stare endlessly at the glowing waterfront while enjoying your meal.
1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA
6. Rasika West End
Architecture buffs will love Rasika’s geometric flair. From hexagonal columns to semi-circle turquoise leather booths, the decor and the Indian food at Rasika never fail to leave you satisfied.
1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington, DC 20037
The double decker restaurant offers two floors of creative backdrops. Skylights offer impeccable photo ops, and the rustic country decor creates a comforting ambiance despite the refined flavors!
1805 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009