Destination: Washington, D.C.
This Washington classic has been serving loyal patrons for over fifty years. Stepping inside the Georgetown institution, with its early-American art and grand fireplace, will transport you in time. The old-world feel is complimented by the rich American fare, including sustainable seafood and organically farmed meat and game. Each of the five dining rooms are cozy, making this the perfect place for a romantic dinner or celebrating a special occasion.
Old Ebbitt Grill
It’s a neighborhood joint all right—but what a neighborhood! Situated behind a Beaux-Arts façade right across the street from the Treasury, this saloon has catered to presidents and their posses since it opened its doors, in 1856. You won’t find gourmet food here, but there’s plenty of ambiance: dark wood paneling, mirrors and big oil paintings. Families will appreciate the cozy booths. Unfortunately, the secret’s out: it’s quite a tourist attraction.
The Majestic first opened its doors in Old Town Alexandria in 1932 and has remained a popular D.C haunt ever since. Throwback dishes such as homemade meatloaf, fried green tomatoes and local blue catfish have had people coming back for years. Diners wanting to experience the ultimate comfort meal should try “Nanas summer dinner”, held every Sunday during the summer months. This affordable prix fixe menu features a rotating selection that could be anything from fried chicken and mash potatoes to a taco feast.
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