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Dupont Circle DC Restaurants & Dining Options

Explore some of the many acclaimed restaurants near Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. Whether you crave classic American fare or delicious cuisine from around the globe, you'll find something to satisfy your appetite in D.C.'s trendiest neighborhood. Grab a quick bite between business meetings, plan a romantic dinner for two, or enjoy a classic cocktail at one of Dupont Circle's popular lounges.

NEARBY RESTAURANTS, BARS, & EATERIES

There's something to please every palate just around the corner from The Normandy Hotel DC.

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CAFE/COFFEE HOUSE 

Nothing says 'Good Morning' like a good cup of coffee. Awaken your senses and get ready for the day by visiting one DC's eclectic coffee shops. 

  • TRYST COFFEE HOUSE, BAR & LOUNGE - A cozy, eclectic Adams Morgan hotspot. Great for breakfast on weekends and weekdays. ½ mile from The Normandy.
  • SOHO TEA & COFFEE - Stay awhile and enjoy coffee or tea inside or on the patio. A little over a half a mile from The Normandy DC.

QUICK BITES

Looking for a quick bite without breaking the bank? Washington DC is known for a host of successful fast-casual eateries. DC is a food paradise for all diners!

  • &PIZZA - Gourmet, handmade pies served in seconds! About 1 mile from The Normandy.
  • DISTRICT TACO - Authentic Mexican fare that is fresh, simple, and healthy. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner is made from scratch daily. Just under 1 mile from The Normandy.
  • SWEETGREEN - Simple, seasonal, healthy salads and grain bowls made in-house from scratch, using whole produce delivered that morning - ½ mile from the hotel.
  • SHAKE SHACK - Boasting an extensive menu of burgers, dogs, fries, and shakes, Shake Shack never disappoints. Come for an after work pint of beer…and bring the pooch for some fancy Shake Shack dog treats! A little under 1 mile from The Normandy.
  • SHOPHOUSE - Southeast Asian cuisine served fast with a focus on fresh, organically grown, non-GMO ingredients. Only a ½ mile away!
  • CAVA MEZZE GRILL - Traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine served in a casual, modern setting. Customize your meal to order with all the ingredients, toppings, and dressings you crave. Just a little over 1 mile from The Normandy.
  • BEEFSTEAK - Enjoy countless combinations of flash-prepared vegetables atop hearty warm grains or cool greens, with freshly-made sauce, fresh or crispy toppings - ½ mile from The Normandy.

BRUNCH

The weekends are better when you brunch. DC has a number of brunch options that are sure to fill you up. 

  • THE RIGGSBY - Upscale American cuisine with a distinct European influence. Brunch served Saturdays & Sundays from 11am-3pm. 0.7 miles from The Normandy Hotel DC.
  • OPEN CITY - Escape the downtown hustle and bustle with this tasty gem in Woodley Park. Breakfast and brunch served all day, every day starting at 6 a.m. A quick 14-minute walk up Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • BUSBOYS & POETS - Where artists, activists, and writers come together to feed mind, body, and soul. Brunch served Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm. Just under 1 mile from The Normandy Hotel.
  • MINTWOOD PLACE - Enjoy European-inspired fare in a warm, rustic atmosphere. Brunch served Saturdays & Sundays from 10:30am-2:30pm. 8-minute walk from The Normandy.

FINE DINING

Wine and dine at the best restaurants in DC. Reserve a table, stoke your appetite, and get ready for an unforgettable food adventure. 

  • BISTROT DU COIN - A bustling and fun French bistro. Think19th century with a classic wood storefront and small tables scattered about. 8 different mussel servings! Perfect for weekend afternoons. Just 3 blocks south of The Normandy!
  • SETTE OSTERIA - Thin crust pizza from a broiling hot wood oven and authentic Italian hors d'oeuvres and salads. Extensive outside seating available. Just four blocks from The Normandy!
  • RESTAURANT NORA - Nora was one of the first great pioneers of fresh materials in fine cuisine. Features an intimate dining room that has served Washington's elite foodies for 20 years. Just 5 blocks from The Normandy!
  • CASHION'S EAT PLACE - Best restaurant in the 18th Street corridor, hands down. Features varied cuisine from a continually innovative chef. Just 4 short blocks from The Normandy!
  • CITY LIGHTS - Widely considered D.C.'s best American-style Chinese…and they deliver! Just 5 blocks south of The Normandy.
  • KOMI - Washington's highest rated high-tier cuisine-29 points in Zagat's/4.5 stars on Yelp. A Thai sister restaurant next door, LITTLE SEROW, features High Thai cuisine. Located at 17th and P - Very walkable!
  • LE DIPLOMATE - From the brilliant mind of Stephen Starr, Philly's most famous restaurateur, Le Diplomate is an exact copy of NYC's Balthazar restaurant, designed as a replica of a 100-year-old French bistro. Washington's hottest reservation, so make one ASAP. 6 minutes by taxi/ 1.2 miles by foot.
  • NEW HEIGHTS - Just across the bridge, this fusion of modern fine dining and New Wave cuisine features second floor views of the park. Great for brunch on Saturdays. Closed Sundays. 1/2 mile from The Normandy.

BARS/LOUNGES

Unwind with a glass or wine or craft cocktail at one of the many rooftop bars and lounges in Washington DC. 

  • CLOAK & DAGGER - U Street's new speakeasy-themed bar and nightclub pays homage to D.C.'s history of secrecy and espionage in a Victorian-era designed setting. Exactly 1 mile from The Normandy.
  • KABIN LOUNGE - A premium clubbing experience ranked "Best D.C. Nightclub" in 2014 and 2015, decked out with a modern cabin ambience, and NO COVER charge. A short 15-minute walk down Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • JUG & TABLE - Eight wines on tap and over 30 wines by the glass, poured by unpretentious sommeliers who stand at the ready to serve up their vast wine knowledge. Beer and cocktails are also served. A mere ½ mile from The Normandy.
  • THE SHEPPARD - Hidden second-floor speakeasy with bordellolike decor, craft cocktails & bar bites. Less than a mile from The Normandy.
  • MADDY'S BAR & GRILLE - Neighborhood bar with pressed tin ceiling & booths and dozens of beer on tap, plus a daily happy hour & American grub. Just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
  • JACK ROSE DINING SALOON - Whiskeys lead the way at this high-end bar with an American menu, themed dining rooms & an open air terrace. Less than ½ mile from the hotel.
  • ROOFER'S UNION - A spacious, comfortable place to gather with friends or neighbors for any occasion and boasts one of the best new rooftops in the city. Just ½ mile from The Normandy.