DC has become quite the foodie destination. In fact, we love to dine in DC. With new and exciting restaurants opening up all the time, Washingtonians have a variety of dining options to appeal to every taste and palette. But with the race to try what’s new, now and next, eating out can sometimes feel like a sprint instead of an experience to savor.
While we at Men’s Life love trying the latest and greatest, we also love the idea of enjoying a meal in fantastic and unique settings. A great meal in an interesting location can only make dining out even better. Want a unique night out? We suggest you try one of these three fantastic restaurants.
Blue Duck Tavern
Everyone loves a chef’s table and what better way to experience some of DC’s finest dining in an intimate yet communal dining atmosphere? On the last Friday of every month, the Michelin starred restaurant offers its Seasonal Garden Table. Dining al fresco on Blue Duck’s patio while feasting on seasonal dishes created with locally sourced ingredients, takes a wonderful night out to the next level.
Blue Duck Tavern – 1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
The Lafayette – Hay Adams Hotel
At just steps from the White House and across from Lafayette Park is the Hay Adam’s restaurant of the same name as the park. Regardless of your political affiliation, most people would love the opportunity to a presidential state dinner. If that opportunity never arrives, the Lafayette’s elegant dining room, sumptuous menu and warming and welcoming staff will have you feeling it’s the next best thing. Now that’s the way to dine in DC!
The Lafayette – 800 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
One of downtown DC, the 14th Street and the H Street corridors have fast become meccas for dining in the city. Avoid the crowd and try something a little off the beaten path. Don’t let the outside dark awning fool you. You’ll love this spot to dine in DC. Inside Le Desales chef, Raphael Francois, has created a wonderful open air space to enjoy traditional French cooking.
Le Desales – 1725 Desales St NW, Washington, DC 20036