Washington DC Dining Guide

DC Fare: World-Class and Forward Thinking

On-Site Dining Options

Stop by the Victrola Coffee Bar for a free custom made espresso beverage. Available from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM daily, the coffee bar also services easy grab and go breakfast items like pastries and oatmeal. 

Our Washington DC Dining Guide -- Near Hotel RL Washington DC

Old and new and in between, Washington DC's best dining comes in many flavors, cuisines, and price points. Hotel RL is located in Downtown, one of the District's fastest-emerging neighborhoods. Downtown is surrounded by established dining hubs like Logan Square, Georgetown and Dupont Circle, providing easy access to world-class eats, from fine dining to food truck fare. As some of our favorites, we encourage you to try these offsite dining options.

Le Diplomate

A French café providing a comfortable place to gather friends. A quick cab ride from Hotel RL Washington DC, it is a great location for an afternoon brunch, dinner or stop for just a drink and dessert. Thier extensive menu features a variety of classic favorites, including Onion Soup Gratinée, Steak Frites and Escargots as well as daily plats such as Bouillabaisse and Entrecôte de Boeuf. 

1601 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009

Boqueria - Dupont Circle

Offering a wide variety of "market fresh" specials in addition to our everyday menu of perennial favorites, Boqueria is a great place to enjoy a little Spanish flare. Try their "Datiles con Beicon" or "Patatas Bravas" as they are simply amazing. 

1837 M Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036


This Dupont Circle classic is touted as America's first certified organic restaurant. Nora lives up to its billing by serving sustainably sourced and regionally farmed ingredients with a focus on keeping things local and seasonal.

2132 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008

Kramers Afterwords Cafe 

Offering an American fare in a active setting, Afterwords Café at Kramers is the full dining experience located in Dupont Circle. Enjoy locally inspired ingredients and a vast beer and wine list, Afterwords Café an ideal place to eat, drink, and socialize.

1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

Founding Farmers

Forgive the name -- this restaurant is one of Downtown DC's best. The fare runs the table from light sandwiches, soups and salads to hearty American signatures like chicken pot pie and yankee pot roast, along with a full list of items fresh from the sea.

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20006

Teddy & The Bully Bar

Paying tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, the Teddy and the Bully Bar captures the characteristics of the 26th President. Remembered for his exuberant personality and range of interests as well as his “cowboy” persona this lounge showcases a distinctive menu showing his love for simple food, including steaks, fried chicken, and house-made cornbread. A local favorite you must try on your next DC journey.

1200 19th Street NW, Washington, DC