2013 Best of DC: Restaurants & Bars

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My Best of 2013 list for my favorite restaurants and bars in Washington, D.C. seems to be particularly stacked towards places that serve unique hand-crafted cocktails. Take a look at some of my favorites!

2013 has been an awesome year for food and drink discoveries for me. Besides looking to guides such as DCist or Brightest Young Things, my favorite way to discover new bars and restaurants is walking around unexplored areas of Washington, D.C. with my boyfriend Joel and my friend Marie, and just sitting down at places that look trendy. I’ll start with my top five venues in each category, then list my favorite menu items from each location.

Top-Five Restaurants for Food:

  1. Co Co Sala
  2. Makoto
  3. Daikaya
  4. Dino
  5. 2 Amys

Top-Five Restaurants for Drinks:

  1. Co Co Sala
  2. Black Jack
  3. Farmers Fishers Bakers
  4. Cesco Osteria: Co2 Lounge
  5. Chef Geoff’s