Washington, DC is the nation’s capital. Ultimately, it’s the nerve center of the United States’s political, governmental, and military power. Washington, DC is more than the country’s stronghold of politics, government, and military power. There is a lot more to this vibrant area than what meets the eye. It is home to the world-renowned Smithsonian Institution and its iconic museums. It is home to the world’s most visited war memorials. Washington, DC is visited by millions on a year-round basis to see all these great features. Aside from history and politics, Washington, DC is home to a long list of great restaurants. It’s more than long. President Donald Trump would called it “Huge, huge, huge!”. Which five restaurants would visitors want to put on their must-visit list? The votes are in!

5) Matchbox:

If anyone’s staying across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA, this restaurant is good one. Matchbox is located just four hundred feet from the Pentagon City Metro subway station. If anyone’s up for good pizza, and great craft beer, Matchbox is the place. Matchbox makes great wood-fired thin-crust pizza. That’s not it. Visitors should try the Caesar Salad. How it’s prepared is mind-blowing. Matchbox puts a whole new twist on Caesar Salad presentation.

4) District Chophouse and Brewery:

The District Chophouse and Brewery is undoubtedly one of DC’s best. The establishment is located near the south corner of 7th and G Streets. It is a convenient five-minute walk from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station. Better. For sports patrons, the District Chophouse and Brewery is located immediately around the corner from the Capital One Arena. The beer selection at the District Chophouse and Brewery is phenomenal. The best beer on the list is their India Pale Ale, freshly brewed on premises. What’s the best appetizer? It’s definitely their Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp, priced at $14.00. The best entree on the District Chophouse and Brewery menu is the Top Sirloin, priced at $19.00.

3) Morton’s The Steakhouse:

There is nothing like being in the middle of the political action, at Morton’s The Steakhouse. Located at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and L Street, it is the perfect place to enjoy dinner at the end of a busy day of sightseeing along the National Mall. The patio at Morton’s The Steakhouse overlooks Washington’s infamous K Street Corridor, while the dining room caters to DC’s powerful elite. Patrons are welcome to mix and mingle among the decision makers of DC, indulging in Morton’s legendary steakhouse favorites. On weekends, Morton’s The Steakhouse invites patrons to relax with locals who have loved the location for over 15 years. When it comes to fabulous food, no visit to Morton’s The Steakhouse is complete without trying its Jumbo Shrimp Alexander and Prime Manhattan Cut.

2) Pizzeria Paradiso:

There is nothing like visiting a major destination and seeking out the perfect local pizzeria. Pizzeria Paradiso is the finest local pizzeria in Washington, DC. The pizza a Pizzeria Paradiso is truly phenomenal. The original Pizzeria Paradiso, located on the in Dupont Circle, opened its doors in November 1991. The restaurant received immediate critical acclaim and has consistently been ranked among the best dining in Washington, DC. Pizzeria Paradiso provides table service, bar service, private and semi-private dining, and individual and party size carry out. Founded on the spirit of laughter, Pizzeria Paradiso evokes the warmth one feels when dining with friends and family.

1) Mastro’s Steakhouse:

This is the best steakhouse in the heart of the nation’s capital. Mastro’s Steakhouse is located in the Penn Quarter of downtown Washington, DC, just three-minutes from the Metro Center subway station. Mastro’s Steakhouse is where business becomes pleasure and where pleasure is the fine product. Who’s not hungry for a great appetizer? Patrons can sink their teeth into popular appetizers like the Colossal Crab Cocktail and Alaskan King Crab Legs. Certainly, who’s not longing for a great entree like the New York Pepper Steak. Anything tastes great with pepper! It is sure not to disappoint. Mastro’s Steakhouse is not just a fine steakhouse where young and old come to share a day’s work from the streets of the nation’s capital. Mastro’s Steakhouse is where visitors from all over can feel at home and enjoy a fine meal with locals. It is a undoubtedly an establishment well worth the vote.

About Author

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at ProwsEdge.com, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, Whistlestop.Amtrak.com. David also writes for the publication Examiner.com. On Examiner.com, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

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